Gardening

Winter Gardening Fair offers lectures and workshops

February 11, 2019

While winter holds fast over the Midwest, area gardeners are already preparing for the growing season. The Linn County Master Gardeners program will hold its annual Winter Gardening Fair on Feb. 16, with classes on everything from starting seeds for spring planting to which flowers best attract bees and butterflies to designing landscapes with garden […]

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Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening

February 9, 2019

egetables are gorgeous. Their shapes, colors and textures are truly pretty—and they photograph so well. That being said, the act of vegetable gardening is an art form. And it’s an enjoyable one. When I saw the book Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening, I knew before I opened the book with its gorgeous cover that it […]

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Good to Grow: Sparking love of gardening in little ones

February 2, 2019

Gardening teaches children countless life lessons, including responsibility, discovery, creativity, confidence and health. Pixabay.com photo I cannot recall one year in my entire life that I have not been in a garden growing something — or everything! My favorite memories from childhood are those of working or playing in the family garden. I suppose I […]

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Planning next month’s gardening chores

January 28, 2019

January seems to have flown by. Here are some things you can do now and next month: ► If you have considered applying for the Big Country Master Gardener Association’s new training classes, you still have a few days to take the leap. Are you still on the fence? Call 325-672-6048 and get information. Talk to […]

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Gardening events in the Houston area

January 25, 2019

Fruit and Nut Tree Sale Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ event. 8 a.m. pre-sale program, 9 a.m.-noon sale at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com. Free. Fruit Tree Plant Sale Harris County Master Gardeners’ event. 9 a.m.-noon (or sellout) at 19110 Longenbaugh, Cypress; 713-274-0950, hcmga.tamu.edu. Free. Wedge Grafting With Galveston County Master Gardener […]

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Plotting for success: Winter gardening tips for the antsy gardener

January 23, 2019

There are plenty of ways gardeners can use the winter to plant the seeds for a successful garden. ( iStock/Getty Images) It’s the time of year when — if the rain clouds disperse and the sun shines — it can almost feel like spring outside. And that means gardening lovers may start to dream about getting their hands […]

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