agriculture

Penn State Flower Trials Put Pretty on a Pedestal | Main Edition

MANHEIM, Pa. — One of Penn State’s most colorful events, the Flower Trials Field Day, took place Thursday, July 28, at the university’s Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, near Manheim, Lancaster County. Nearly 1,000 flowers and other ornamental plants were on display in pots, in plots and hanging baskets. The plants were grown by …

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Column by Gary Church: It’s August, time for a revival meeting with your plants | Lifestyles

I always look forward to August. August means I don’t have to shop for any birthday or anniversary presents. The only day I celebrate during the month is Aug. 5. It has been 62 wonderful years since I passed my driver’s exam. Yes, it was on the first try, four days after I got my …

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August Yarden column | News

AUGUST WEATHER According to internet weather sources, the average high temperature in August is 91⁰ and the average low is 71⁰. Average precipitation this mouth amounts to 5.71 inches, only marginally higher than July’s average. According to weatherspark.com, this we are now in “the muggier period of the year.” The muggiest day of the year …

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SOUTHERN GARDENING: Not too late to enjoy growing fall sunflowers | Lifestyles

I think sunflowers fall into the category of sunny, summer royalty. One of the most striking sunflower sights I have ever seen was while driving through North and South Dakota on the way to Sturgis and Bike Week. There were miles and miles — acres and acres — of yellow sunflowers blooming for as far …

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On Gardening: Scarlet goes wild in hot new petunia | Nation

Supertunia Mini Vista Scarlet petunia will quickly become the one in which all other red petunias will be compared. Although it is making its debut in 2023, the tsunami created from the beauty shown in 2022 trials is already causing market jitters. Will there be enough next spring? We can only hope. Last February, I …

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Herbology: Troubleshooting in the Blahs | Home & Garden

Nick Clifton Special to The Roanoke Times We have arrived at the least enjoyable part of the outdoor cannabis growing season, as far as I’m concerned. I like holding a seedling’s hand a bit and helping it grow to be a nice and healthy plant. I also like watching the buds form, and harvesting. But …

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Gardening Etcetera: Flagstaff’s Finest Vegetable Garden Tour | Local

FRANK BRANHAM “Flagstaff’s Finest Vegetable Garden Tour” will be Saturday, August 13, from 10 am to 4 pm The tour, sponsored by the Coconino County Master Gardener Association (CMGA*) and Warner’s Nursery, will feature eight gardens throughout Flagstaff. There are four residential gardens, one micro-farm, one educational garden, one community garden and one public garden. …

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HOME AND GARDEN: The basics of container gardening | Home and Garden

Gardening is a rewarding hobby that has been linked to health benefits like reduced stress and improved mental well-being. Gardening can also lead to an inviting home landscape full of attractive blooms and/or delicious foods. Backyard gardens have long been planted after clearing a plot of land, tilling and amending the soil, and planting rows …

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Southern Appalachian Plant Society welcomes Chanticleer horticulturist Sunday Stories

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