Tag Archives: gardeners

Last-minute gardening gifts: Bestselling books on sale for Pacific Northwest gardeners

You may already be the best expert for growing flowers, vegetables and other plants in your yard or on your windowsill. But others may need a little help. A book could be the answer. If you’re still shopping for holiday gifts, these informative new books can guide plant lovers in the Pacific Northwest. The books, in printed, digital and sometimes …

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Gardening: Slugs – how to ‘prevent, kill or deter’ them from Gardener’s World’s Mark Lane

Ask any gardener and slugs always come out enemy number one, but to understand how to prevent slugs, kill slugs or simply deter them off your prized vegetables and ornamentals, it’s important to know a little bit more about this creature. Most land slugs live beneath the surface, protected from predators such as birds, amphibians, and gardeners, away from the …

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Black Gardeners Find Refuge in the Soil

The school was at the top of a hill and picturesque, but its garden had acrid, lifeless soil and sporadic sunlight. I lived two blocks away, and what began as infrequent visits to help water slowly turned into weeding and planting and composting and pulling and plucking, until finally, I became a guardian to this windswept plot of two 20-foot-long …

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The Best Gifts for Gardeners According to a Chef-Turned-Green-Thumb

Last winter, my friend and downstairs neighbor Celeste decided to move out of her ground floor apartment, which she had shared with her husband for the last 9 years. My studio had a pair of skinny windows that faced onto a noisy gas station and body shop, but Celeste’s unit received bright southeastern sun and opened directly into a secret …

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Outside gardeners are finally realizing what Alaskans have known for years

Fallen leaves gather on the front lawn of a home in Anchorage’s South Addition neighborhood on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. (Emily Mesner / ADN) Alaskans are way, way ahead of everyone else when it comes to reinventing gardening and yard care. It must be part of our Alaskan independent streak that enables us to ignore all those ads demanding we …

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Gardeners’ World cancelled: Monty Don’s BBC series taken off air in schedule shake-up | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Gardeners’ World usually airs on Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC Two and sees lead presenter Monty Don and other horticultural experts share their advice on how to care for their gardens. However, the popular series has been taken off-air in a schedule shake-up to make way for RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Green-fingered fans will have to wait another week for Gardeners’ …

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The 10 best gardeners to follow if you’re a beginner

The world of gardening can be an overwhelming place for beginners. Gardening involves learning about climate, soil, local pests, and the seasons, plus the perpetual mystery of exactly how much water your plants need. If you’re feeling stumped, not to worry, because these gardening pros have got you covered like mulch on a flower bed. These influencers will nurture your …

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