THIS WOMAN WRITES Irises Don't Smell
Especially if you have teenagers, you can go through each day feeling as if no one listens to a thing that you say, but let me assure you, your words make a difference.
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SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY 5 Ways to Beautify Your Outdoor Space for Less
Longer days and warmer weather have us thinking spring. However, when all this snow melts it may take some work bring your landscaping back to life. Spring might still be a ways off, but now is the ti... Posted on 4/2/13 at 11:34 AM
THE DIRT The year of the garden
That's what this is going to be. Or, perhaps more accurately, I could call it "The Summer of the Chores." :)
I'm starting to get really jazzed for the coming gardening season--does that happen to you... Posted on 2/11/13 at 9:36 AM
PRAIRIE FARE Tomatoes From the Garden to the Table
The other day, I was admiring the prolific tomatoes growing in our backyard garden. Some plants already were up to my waist. Although many of us are wilting in the heat, gardeners may find that their ... Posted on 7/10/12 at 10:29 AM
Now's the perfect time for dreaming about your spring and summer garden. Gather up your seed and garden catalogs, take some notes, visit a garden center, let your imagination loose and put a plan on paper.
Rosanne Dombek, for the Associated Press
, March 06, 2012
Fred Schneider will discuss traditional gardening and Oscar and George Will’s contributions to gardening at 2 p.m. March 13 at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. His program is part of the Sensational Second Sundays series sponsored by the state’s history agency, the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
The availability of that mouthwatering, succulent, buttery taste of sweet corn is a common delight in the late summer activities that surround most of us. You can get it at the local farmer’s market, in the stores, via roadside stands, at county and state fairs and even in your own garden. It is one of those wonderful vegetables that is easy to grow and always rewards us with ears of corn too numerous to eat all at once.
There are some flowering plants that seem to have been around forever. Plants such as the roses, lilacs, lilies, petunias, peonies, snapdragons and hydran-gea seem to stand out for me the most. It is the hydrangea plant that always puts me in awe with its enormous heads of creamy white flowers that seem to bloom in either shade or sun. Just like the lilacs, when these plants are in bloom, they take notice in the garden and become quite the focal point.
North Dakota is calling on its gardeners to spare some of their yield this summer — preferably half a million pounds of it.
The state has kicked off an ambitious drive to whisk locally grown produce to food pantry shelves, where non-perishables still hold sway. Church groups, community gardens, novice growers and entire communities have pledged to pitch in.
By Mila Koumpilova, Forum Communications Co.
, June 07, 2010
To keep a healthy lawn, give it some fertilizer. There are several excellent commercial fertilizers out there. You do not need much.
It is good to apply the fertilizer on the holiday schedule. In other words, apply the fertilizer around Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Before the snow starts to fly in October, put on a slow-release fertilizer so your lawn will take off in the early spring (when we have enough heat units).
Lance Brower, NDSU Extension Service
, April 28, 2010
I’ll never be mistaken for a master gardener, and it really doesn’t bother me. Beyond borrowing the neighbor’s tiller and breaking up the ground each spring, I lose interest in the garden even before the first spuds are planted.
By Doug Leier, North Dakota Outdoors
, April 09, 2010
Add a touch of spring to your home all year long. Consider growing some herbs in your home, a container or garden outside. Growing herbs can be a fun project for kids and may encourage them to try some different foods, too.
Soon you’ll be adding extra flavor to your recipes without extra calories or sodium. Compared with the cost of fresh herbs available in some grocery stores, you will have a ready supply at a fraction of the cost.
Which herbs should I choose?
Luella Morehouse, NDSU Extension Service
, April 07, 2010
With spring making an appearance in James-town, gardeners are getting antsy to get their hands in dirt.
John Zvirovski, The Jamestown Sun garden editor and a landscape artist, is ready to help jumpstart the season with ideas and designs. “Gardening With a Purpose” is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Arts Center.
“This is an educational thing to get people geared up for the season,” Zvirovski said.
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