9/6/2011 4:21:13 PM
After 90,000 people voted, American Farmland Trust announces the top farmers’ markets at the conclusion of the 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest.
9/4/2011 11:46:04 AM
The debate about genetically engineered food has impelled me to consider again my reservations about the ethics and practices of the GMO industry.
9/2/2011 3:30:02 PM
Barbara and I chose to homestead on a piece of rugged Arizona desert, not an easy place to start a garden. The land was rocky, overgrazed, and brushy beyond belief. But with love and hard work, a lush garden was created in the middle of the desert.
8/31/2011 9:42:28 PM
Another Lucy moment while hooking up my tiller to my John Deere's Quick Hitch. Emergency weeding chores in the front of the house as my yard was looking abandoned. Mom's birthday river boat ride.
8/30/2011 11:22:43 AM
More than 50 grants go to help support pioneering efforts in conserving and protecting natural resources, as well as enhancing agricultural productivity.
8/30/2011 11:08:42 AM
High Country Gardens introduces 10 new perennial plants for Spring 2012, including a new Red Yucca and a bright-colored Ice Plant.
8/16/2011 12:31:20 PM
Bumble bee populations are down, in a
trend resembling the decline of the honey bee.
8/12/2011 6:03:54 PM
Paula Ebert reflects on the significance of gardens past and present.
8/9/2011 2:28:49 PM
Start a second garden late in the
summer for cool-season vegetables that you can enjoy well into fall and early
8/5/2011 9:21:17 AM
A giant, mutant sunflower is growing in K.C. Compton's garden.
7/8/2011 6:15:46 AM
It's woman against nature as Cindy goes to battle in her garden.
7/6/2011 4:23:23 PM
This time we look at an As Seen on TV item for growing tomatoes and the need to dig ditches BEFORE the heavy rains do damage. Sigh!
7/5/2011 3:20:06 PM
Taking a proactive approach helps busy gardeners do it
all, and some of these tips will allow you to take a vacation while leaving your
garden in fine shape.
6/28/2011 4:07:05 PM
A new garden popped up recently in a Philadelphia neighborhood, a showcase for the
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s community greening programs.
6/28/2011 3:26:50 PM
Since 1994, an East Texas
horticultural field day – sponsored by Texas AgriLife Research – has focuses on
hardy bedding plants, with trials to weed out plants that can’t take the heat.
6/15/2011 3:02:03 PM
Toro Blue Stripe Drip Irrigation systems are now available in kits specifically designed for containers, flower beds, vegetable and herb gardens, tomatoes and roses.
6/14/2011 3:29:07 PM
Keep gardening, in spite of any illness or age-related
limitation you may face. Here are a few tips to help us keep at our favorite
6/14/2011 3:16:23 PM
New analysis highlights organic agriculture as an
eco-friendly means of improving livelihoods and preserving natural resources with
6/10/2011 10:01:37 AM
A new documentary offers a glimpse into the world of
the honeybee, with an amazing cast of characters to guide us through the hive
6/8/2011 11:17:12 PM
Sometimes is is best to listen to what your Mom tells you.
6/3/2011 3:36:32 PM
An update on how my garden grows; no silver bells or cockle shells but lots of good things to eat.
6/3/2011 1:44:00 PM
Learn all about ants, because if you disturb a colony, these social insects might make your skin crawl.
6/2/2011 8:44:24 AM
Gardeners may benefit from knowing which hardiness zone
new plants prefer.
5/24/2011 8:34:58 AM
A Garden Treasure Hunt and a Recipe for Leek and Potato Soup
5/10/2011 2:21:43 PM
A short photo tour of what's up in the garden this week.
5/9/2011 12:29:09 AM
Turning over a well mulched garden bed helps build healthy soil bioculture and will contribute to a successful garden.
5/5/2011 3:05:34 PM
It's common bee safety knowledge that bees are defensive by nature, so don't set off their warning bells is one beekeeping for beginners tip.
5/2/2011 4:23:22 PM
Almost everything is in the ground for the spring/summer growing season. Here are a few of my favorite sights from this past week.
4/28/2011 4:09:58 PM
Find your favorite types of honeybees for your backyard hive.
4/27/2011 4:34:01 PM
Grower’s Secret a Hawaii-based company specializing in organic fertilizers and microbial metabolites for farming and gardening, announces the introduction of Grow Big 521.
4/12/2011 9:37:25 AM
In the second installment of this series we will take a look at making up the planting mix called for in Mr. Bartholomew’s square foot gardening book - and some troubles that can pop up along the way.
4/12/2011 9:30:50 AM
Executive Editor K.C. Compton starts her low-impact, lazy gardener's flower beds.
4/3/2011 3:20:22 PM
Our intrepid newbie gardener tries out Square Foot Gardening this year. In this episode, he builds the boxes.
3/5/2011 9:29:51 PM
Getting ready ready for spring in NW Alabama.
2/26/2011 9:53:48 PM
Goings-on in NW Alabama with the hooligans.
2/22/2011 5:30:28 PM
A few glimpses of the first signs of spring at Cowlick Cottage Farm.
2/22/2011 12:43:07 PM
The journey to self-sufficiency can be overwhelming. Find out how to get it all done with these 3 simple steps to setting self sufficiency goals.
2/16/2011 2:40:36 PM
A few things Amy has learned over the years about ordering seeds.
2/13/2011 11:33:57 PM
Thinking more about the details of this years garden and planning for a new market garden.
2/9/2011 11:42:56 AM
Lawrence helps you kick off "seed catalog season" in style.
1/23/2011 12:34:51 PM
A gardener surveys her winter gardenscape.
1/18/2011 11:44:23 AM
A new look at the garden as we start the new year.
1/17/2011 8:15:00 AM
With no stealth veggie meatball recipe to offer, Shannon dishes up a gritty book recommendation instead.
1/17/2011 6:16:59 AM
How will your garden grow? Will it rival last years or are you looking to reset the bar? Well, being right in the middle of a major relocation can change your gardening priorities and make you rethink every inch of earth!
11/23/2010 12:21:18 PM
Horticulturists with All-America Selections select the
first round of winners for 2011, which includes an ornamental kale, three
flowers and three vegetables.
11/23/2010 12:11:04 PM
The green thumbs at the National Garden Bureau compiled a
list of the Top 10 Reasons Gardeners Are Thankful. What’s on your list of
11/22/2010 9:24:47 AM
Cold weather gardening opens up a door of new possibilities for this country gal.
11/2/2010 11:40:21 AM
Renea launches her new book about gardening and friendship at a magical launch party.
10/26/2010 2:56:46 PM
How can you do so much on a backyard farm with a full-time job and family? Learn to reduce and reorganize your labor.
10/19/2010 3:34:44 PM
A photo tour of Cowlick Cottage Farm on a beautiful fall morning.
9/28/2010 2:44:37 PM
newest research and classroom center focuses on original, environmentally based
research in an undisturbed natural setting.
8/27/2010 12:41:12 PM
A beginning gardener shares the lessons he learned the hard way in his first year of gardening.
8/24/2010 9:26:25 AM
Have you ever walked out to the garden and found something you had forgotten even existed?
8/10/2010 12:11:57 PM
Thinned pine trees become the new medium as developed by USDA and university researchers.
8/10/2010 12:05:01 PM
Research by ARS scientists shows floral havens may be a practical and economical way of producing successive generations of healthy bees.
8/10/2010 11:55:49 AM
Contest sponsored by American Farmland Trust promotes markets of all sizes around the country as well as spotlighting healthy, local food.
7/26/2010 9:37:00 AM
At the height of the summer garden season, Shannon ponders the difference between having enough and having plenty.
7/21/2010 5:56:14 PM
Sometimes thankfulness is more than just taking stock.
6/29/2010 3:16:42 PM
The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program, in San Antonio, is one the longest running and most successful U.S. youth gardening education programs.
6/29/2010 3:10:30 PM
A new social networking website hits cyberspace. Designed as the ultimate virtual backyard fence, the site focuses on gardeners and their shared passion.
6/25/2010 5:08:33 PM
Our office garden started as strip of lawn in an industrial park. With employees from all departments pitching in, it now is a lovely garden with herbs, fruit, vegetables and flowers we all can share. Plus we got free gardening lessons!
6/25/2010 3:21:03 PM
Shannon lucks out this year with her potato crop when she manages to attract a lot of ladybugs to her garden.
6/24/2010 10:50:58 PM
How about a quick garden update? The cucumbers are growing, the bean plants are coming in nicely, and even the zinnias are blooming!
6/23/2010 2:52:35 PM
With Timelapse PlantCam, you can make a video record of an entire growing season and watch it unfold in a matter of seconds or minutes.
6/4/2010 1:59:52 PM
Drew and Pan take on the overgrown, unruly community garden.
5/18/2010 4:01:53 PM
Nature’s Path’s Gardens for Good Grant offers organizations the chance to provide a community with an organic garden and food bank fundraiser
5/18/2010 3:52:14 PM
Open to the public, the American Garden Award is a unique opportunity to vote for your favorite from four varieties.
5/13/2010 9:01:45 AM
Tonight we had a wonderful homegrown meal.
4/13/2010 12:55:49 PM
Enter Ogden Publications’ Ultimate Garden Giveaway for a chance at winning $10,000 worth of gardening-related products.
3/11/2010 12:19:02 PM
Statistics encourage Jean to keep her container garden going this year.
3/9/2010 2:35:22 PM
Study discovers geranium petals, when consumed by the Japanese beetle, leaves bug paralyzed and vulnerable to attack.
3/9/2010 2:28:50 PM
It’s the year of the marigold and the year of the squash, according to the National Garden Bureau.
2/26/2010 11:00:41 AM
Hoping for spring turns Brent and LeAnna's thoughts toward tending: animals, plants, and people.
2/23/2010 4:09:45 PM
The 21st annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, set for March 4 through March 7, offers inspiration, ideas and information for gardeners and garden lovers.
2/23/2010 3:47:43 PM
From our friends at American Farmland Trust comes the tale of two urban garden projects making headlines.
2/23/2010 3:38:56 PM
Nature Hills Nursery is looking for a few outstanding community gardening projects for its 2010 Green America Awards.
2/12/2010 10:06:31 AM
Dreams of a bountiful harvest sustain this northern gardener through a long Alaskan winter.
2/10/2010 10:30:53 AM
With the 2010 winners, All-America Selections now offers the immediate introduction and availability of the winning varieties
1/28/2010 4:50:01 PM
The garden hoe, an ancient tool, is still the go-to item for any gardener.
1/12/2010 3:47:38 PM
ARS scientists have discovered a hot water bath eliminates a fungal blight from at least one ornamental plant.
1/12/2010 3:42:59 PM
Scientists collect material for a network of gene banks tasked with preserving genetic traits of useful plants.
1/12/2010 3:38:15 PM
Communities interested in the annual contest sponsored by America in Bloom have until February 28 to register.
1/5/2010 1:14:13 PM
New garden plants and products win Mailorder Gardening Association’s 2010 Green Thumb Awards.
11/3/2009 12:32:49 PM
Gardenland Express, a new exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, celebrates 150 years of the garden’s history.
10/26/2009 4:09:08 PM
Park Seed Co. offers up a few suggestions that will thrill new and experienced gardeners alike.
10/13/2009 3:53:26 PM
The 2010 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards recognize groups improving local environments.
10/7/2009 10:52:18 AM
Michigan market tops list of LocalHarvest’s top famers’ markets as the group’s Love Your Farmers’ Market contest comes to a close.
9/24/2009 2:35:59 PM
Greening a roof, or growing vegetation on top of a building, is growing in popularity, according to a recent study.
9/8/2009 3:38:39 PM
A new study indicates increasing student satisfaction and performance may be as simple as adding green plants to university classrooms.
8/18/2009 2:36:54 PM
Developed by rose hybridizer David Austin, Rosa ‘Graham Thomas’ is the World’s Favorite Rose, according to the World Federation of Rose Societies.
8/11/2009 4:12:10 PM
For a long and healthy life, garden!
7/14/2009 12:03:45 PM
New breeds of leaf lettuce, developed by ARS scientists, produce genetic resistance to vegetable’s top nemesis, corky root.
7/8/2009 9:08:59 AM
Website documents evolution over four seasons along a new garden path at The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.
6/23/2009 4:06:30 PM
Even though gardening may seem like a recession-proof hobby, it still costs money, and bad habits may hurt your wallet more then you know.
6/17/2009 9:26:45 AM
The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis sports a new rain garden, which captures rain water and helps with drainage.
5/27/2009 8:06:12 AM
Brent and LeAnna plant their urban backyard garden.
5/26/2009 6:27:43 PM
Henry Shaw’s botanical garden in St. Louis opened to the public in 1859, and is now the oldest garden in continuous operation in the nation.
5/26/2009 6:18:49 PM
American Community Gardening Association celebrates 30 years of growing healthy, sustainable cities.
5/12/2009 12:00:00 AM
Five tips every gardener should know.
5/12/2009 12:00:00 AM
Tips on how to plan and start a container garden.