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The Heart and Sole(s) of Horticulture by Allen Bush

15 hours agoHobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

Over 10,000 nursery folks, greenhouse growers, retailers, landscapers, gardeners, designers, plant brokers, teachers, students, writers and gawkers showed up last week at the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), held annually in Baltimore. Show More Summary

Best Garden Carts 2017 With Buying Guide

Having a garden at home gives your compound a very attractive look. You need to ensure that you keep your garden well maintained by removing all dirt and weeds that compromise its appearance. With the help of a garden cart, you can give your garden the best look. Working with the right garden cart not [...]Show More Summary

Rainy-day winter garden

The weather may be dreary, but I like it. Cool (but not freezing) temps and a gentle rain give me a reason to get stuff done indoors while the quiet garden just soaks it all in. The Moby spawn — Agave ovatifolia babies — are looking good. Show More Summary

Mockingbird – Controlling

Q: Every spring mockingbirds live in big holly bushes near our home. The birds attack the cat and this causes a huge problem. How can we prevent the birds from nesting in the bushes? A: This is a tricky question to answer. Mockingbirds are protected by both state and Federal law. Therefore I can’t tell […]

A trendy wish list for 2017 by Elizabeth Licata

Not having even looked at any of the usual predictions or surveys regarding general gardening behavior, here is my wishful thinking for the coming year: More six-packs, fewer pricy branded pots I am lucky enough to be able to order interesting new cultivars from the yearly sale our botanical gardens has—and they actually come in […]

Best Dump Carts 2017 With Buying Guide

If you own property, you will find yourself with some hauling tasks such carrying grass cut from your lawn, moving soil or transporting heavy aggregates. Doing such kind of work requires a reliable tool that will help you with all sorts of hauling activities. This is why you need to own the best dump cart [...]Show More Summary

Hello, winter — you’ve zapped my garden

3 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Hello, winter! We’re not used to seeing you here in Central Texas. Despite predictions of a mild winter, with the warming influence of a La Niña, we’ve already had two multi-day stretches of hard freezes, with a couple of nights dropping into the upper teens. Show More Summary

The best lens to get as a beginner photographer

Unfortunately most DSLR cameras ship with a 55mm variable zoom lens, these lenses are versatile, but produce results that are boring, predictable and sub-par. If you would like to take your photography to the next level I have a great suggestion get a 50mm prime. Show More Summary

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - January 2017

3 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Greenbow

Good day and welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Come with me outside on this misty cool morning to see what is blooming. Unfortunately all I have found outside are the promises of some blooms. The Snowdrops are ready and waiting for a shot of sunshine to make them bloom. Show More Summary

Best Screwdriver Set Reviews: Every Household Must Have

Best Screwdriver Set: Our Top 12 For 2017 To ensure you get to use quality, reliable and ever productive screwdrivers the information conveyed by this guide gives you a wide variety of screwdrivers to choose from. The screwdrivers I am going to highlight are the top screwdrivers which as we speak have been tried, tested and [...]Show More Summary

New African American Museum’s Landscape by Susan Harris

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s visit the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture, located on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The critically praised building is the work of Tanzania-born, London-based architect David Adjaye. I see from his firm’s website that he’s about to be knighted. The museum has been […]

Deer antlering damage to my agave

5 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

The bucks have been at it again this winter, rubbing their antlers on agaves, yuccas, hesperaloes, and small trees throughout my neighborhood. I always cage my small possumhaw holly in early fall through early spring, but I was hoping...Show More Summary

Book Notes: Great Garden Quotes: A Coloring Book

When we were children we loved to bring out our cherished magical crayons and color “inside the lines” in our coloring books. And apparently we have not forgotten that delightful creative activity, for, as adults, we are buying Adult Coloring Books by the thousands and rekindling our love affair with interpreting someone else’s line drawings […]

Ohio Gets a New License Plate to Benefit the Monarch Butterfly (and I helped!)

Today was a special day for me and for Ohio monarch enthusiasts. Many didn't even know it was a special day until it got here. Today was the first day that citizens with a vehicle registered in the state of Ohio could purchase a specialized license plate that will directly benefit the monarch butterfly. Show More Summary

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