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Top 10 Plants for Pollinator-Friendly Containers – Pasadena Weekendr

Bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators play an important role in our global ecosystem. In fact, they are essential. By transporting pollen from one plant to another, they make growing the food we eat and the beautiful garden spaces we enjoy possible. One of the easiest ways to support a healthy growing environment is to …

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Notes from the Garden: Growing vegetables to share with all | Community news

I recently went to Brattleboro to meet with the organizers of Edible Brattleboro. It is an informal group of people who believe that “access to fresh healthy food is a right for all, regardless of means. This serves as the basis of the work we are doing, and we do our best to eliminate barriers …

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Is Your Garden Thriving? Thank a Breeder! – Pasadena Weekendr

Today you don’t need to be a horticultural expert to grow tasty tomatoes, mouth-watering watermelon or fragrant lilacs. Advances in breeding over the past decade have resulted in plants that are easier for home gardeners to grow. They are more disease resistant, weather tolerant and prolific than ever before. “These researchers are dedicated to developing …

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Common Milkweed seeds available at OSU Extension | News, Sports, Jobs

LISBON – If you plant them they will come. Milkweed, that is! Milkweed and Monarch butterflies have an essential connection because the monarchs only lay their eggs on the leaves of the milkweed plant. The eggs hatch into caterpillars that eat the leaves for nourishment. Milkweed is the only host plant of the monarch and …

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Easy Ways to Add Bold Colors to Your Garden – Pasadena Weekendr

Gardening is such a rewarding hobby. Not only do you get to spend time outdoors, but you can also increase your home’s curb appeal by adding colorful plants to your yard, front porch or balcony. If you’re new to gardening, it may feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Wave Petunias and Cool …

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2022 Top Garden Trends and Expert Tips for Success – Pasadena Weekendr

Interest in gardening continues to blossom as more people decide to exercise their green thumb and make the most of their outdoor spaces. Whether it’s a quaint balcony, large backyard garden or front yard landscaping, gardening opportunities are bountiful. With a little creativity and some expert insight, anyone can be a successful gardener. The team …

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Notes from the Garden: The 2022 flower shows | Community news

Usually at this time of year I am planning my travel to the various flower shows around New England: Boston, Connecticut or Vermont. Perhaps Maine. Not this year. Most of the shows have been put off due to COVID, including the Boston Show, which was canceled recently. The Connecticut Flower Show website says it will …

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WVU Extension Service Schedules on Fridays in Garden Workshops News, sports, jobs

(MetroCreativeConnection) VIENNA – Spring and the annual Fridays in the Garden educational series, sponsored by the Wood County Master Gardeners, West Virginia University Extension Service program, are coming soon. Meetings of the eighth grade of the series will be held at noon on Friday in February at South Parkersburg Baptist Church, 1655 Blizzard Drive. The …

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Start the new year with gardening News, sports, jobs

Gardening has a positive effect on physical, mental, nutritional and even social health. Time spent in nature contributes to relaxation, stress reduction and spiritual purity. Pride in performance can accompany every stage from preparing garden beds to growing plants, harvesting and preparing fresh garden produce. Sothy Eng, Department of Family and Consumer Studies, UH Manoa, …

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