Gardening Archive

Seed catalogs spark mid-winter gardening excitement

FARGO — It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. No, it’s not an announcement from Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. It’s the arrival of seed catalogs in mid-winter. You might say it’s the official kick-off of the 2018 gardening season. But proceed with caution: it’s

Gardening: 5 of the best garden gloves

We look at 5 of the best garden gloves Gardening gauntlets cream leather and English rose linen, £27.95, www.annabeljames.co.uk Garden in style with these gorgeous, luxurious, lightweight gloves with cuffs crafted in English linen and leather, pictured right. The long, floral linen cuffs are

Monrovia® Predicts 8 Trends Influencing the Gardening World in 2018

Pitch perfect pines, garden tribalism, and the impact of soil regeneration science on the home garden are all top gardening trends for 2018, according to Monrovia, the leading grower of premium garden plants in the United States. “In 2018, the garden will be a

Gardening: fresh veg for the Christmas table

Gardens play such an important part in our lives throughout the year, so nothing could be more rewarding than bringing a tiny part of them indoors for Christmas. You can enjoy this as part of your feast or a table decoration. Get a buzz

How gardening can make us happier and healthier

If anyone doubts gardeners are a happy bunch, just visit a garden center in May. Shoppers high with spring fever swarm greenhouses, giddy as they fill their carts with the fervor of a rabbit eating a fresh rhododendron. Claiming that gardening improves people’s lives

On Gardening: Christmas cactus is a national treasure

It seems as though every year since I graduated from Texas A&M, I have been asked how to get poinsettias to rebloom. It doesn’t take long into the discussion before the gardener knows the task is more than formidable. On the other hand, the

Christmas is for Gardening

Gardeners are loyal to their favorite “florescent, lavender-scented whatcha-call” it used for planting the “dumafitchit” In other words, if you have a gardener on your Christmas buying list you have it made. Gardeners usually discover what works best, or their favorite product, or will

FROM THE GROUND UP: Gardening gifts for the holidays

Cover of “Windowsill Art” by Nancy Ross Hugo. PHOTO BY PAMELA BAXTER As much as I’d love to play Santa to everyone who reads this column, that’s just not practical. But what I can do is put together a list of some of the gardening

Master Gardening: Soil, a precious commodity

It is miraculous that soil, arguably the most exquisite biological system on our planet, exists at all. If the earth was perfectly spherical, it would be entirely covered with water 1.5 miles deep. But here we are on terra firma, stewards of a substrate

New Peninsula residents to be offered gardening tips Saturday

New North Olympic Peninsula residents can pick up gardening tips from Master Gardeners at 9 a.m. Saturday. Registration is required by today. Master Gardeners Larry Roth and Margery Whites will lead the workshop at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road. The event is