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The real dirt on gardening trends

Gardening is always evolving. The reasons may be as numerous as the practitioners, but experts cite these three: consumer tastes, weather, and plant breeding advances.

Last year, the must-haves were vertical gardens and any orange flower. This year, low-water-need plants, perennial edibles, and plants for petite gardens are in demand.

“Gardens are smaller,” says Angela Treadwell-Palmer, trend-spotter and founder of Plants Nouveau LLC. “We’re more urban due to economic and social reasons; our gardens are becoming like those in Asian countries where space is at a premium.”

Susan McCoy of the Garden Media Group has been issuing a yearly gardening trend report for more than a decade, and she reveals that edible shrubs such as ‘Peach Sorbet’ blueberry (see p. 26) from Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, which fit easily into the landscape, will be all the rage in 2013. Herbs, too, she says: “Their essence bursts with flavor, and they look gorgeous among flowers or in pots. Plus, you can bring them inside, sit them in a sunny window, and enjoy them in meals during the cold months.” Continue reading The real dirt on gardening trends

Women in sports: a day to celebrate

It was a day that featured female jockeys whinnying in the White House, Senators proudly telling stories about the female athletes in their families, and an impassioned plea against the use of performance-enhancing drugs. From San Diego’s Balboa Park to the Massachusetts statehouse, women all over the country celebrated the third annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, February 2, 1989.

The Day was originally conceived by Senator Bob Packwood (R-OR) and the Women’s Sports Foundation as a way to honor the achievements of America’s female athletes and to recognize the “dignity, spirit, and commitment to excellence” of Flo Hyman, captain of the 1984 US Olympic Volleyball team, who died of Marfan’s syndrome in 1986.

Activities in honor of the Day took place in all 50 states, organized by the WSF along with the Girls Clubs of America, the National Association of Girls and Women in Sports, the Women’s Equity Action League, and the YWCA. In five states, DHL Worldwide Express sponsored Flo Hyman Memorial Awards, on behalf of Major League Volleyball, which was awarded to area female athletes. Continue reading Women in sports: a day to celebrate

How to get these gigantic, delicious, honey-flavor fruits to thrive in a pot?

When friends come into our farmhouse for figs and a glass of homemade red wine, they savor the golf ball-size purple nuggets and ask, “Where did you buy these figs?”

“I didn’t buy them,” I say proudly. “I grew them.”

Because fig trees are associated with Mediterranean climates, most people assume that they can’t grow figs. Wrong. For over 50 years, I have been growing fig trees in containers at my family’s farm, Casa di Campagna, in Ridgefield, Connecticut. I currently have two ‘Brown Turkey’ dwarf trees and one ‘Blanche’ dwarf, which produces what is also known as the Italian honey fig.

My fig trees grow in 25-gallon, wooden, whiskey half-barrels. Large plastic tubs will also work. Whatever you choose, be sure to drill half-inch drainage holes in the bottom of each. Continue reading How to get these gigantic, delicious, honey-flavor fruits to thrive in a pot?

Protect Your Garden

Spray cold water on the leaves to dislodge them.

Stir together 1 quart of water, 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Do not dilute before spraying on plants. Soapy water solutions should be reapplied every 2 to 3 days for 2 weeks.

Purchase beneficial insects, such as lady beetles and parasitic wasps, and release them near affected plants. They will feed on aphids.

Cutworms

Put stiff paper or cardboard collars around plant stems, especially at transplanting time.
Sprinkle used coffee grounds around plants.

Keep up with cultivation. Cutworm moths prefer to lay eggs in high grass and weeds.

At the end of the season, plow or till the garden and mow surrounding areas to expose cutworms and destroy their winter habitat.

Deer

Put a transistor radio in your garden and keep it on all night. Switch the station when you think of it.

Set up an inexpensive motion detector light in your garden. When a deer triggers it, the light will scare the deer away.

Plant azaleas, bee balm, black-eyed Susans, coneflower, daffodils, fuchsia, lavender, lilacs, peonies, Shasta daisies, and yucca. There are no deer-proof plants, but deer seem to find these plants less appetizing. Continue reading Protect Your Garden

Why Young Involvement in Sports is Increasing?

Parents allow their children take part in youth sports leagues due to the abilities kids may study from actively playing sports; as well as there are lots to become discovered. I will talk through the encounter. We performed youth soccer through growing older 6 in order to my personal freshman 12 months within the senior high school as well as youth sports trained me personally a great deal regarding best motorcycle helmet personally as well as existence generally.

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Fingertips

When it comes to such sports injuries as torn ACLs and broken bones, a sprained finger may seem like nothing more than a minor inconvenience. But when I hurt my thumb catching (okay, missing) a football, I quickly learned just how debilitating a finger injury can be. When I got home, the two things I wanted to do most change out of my sweaty sports bra and get some Advil out of the childproof bottle were exactly what I was incapable of doing in my thumb less state. Talk about helpless!

While spastic behavior probably accounted for my being sidelined and unable to do so much as apply lipstick without pain, manual weakness also may have been to blame. “We use our hands all the time, but we often don’t realize the importance of finger strength and dexterity,” says Michael Youssouf, manager of trainer education at the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Think you’re good with your hands? Just try the little finger bikes, skateboards and snowboards that are the latest craze among Generation X gamers. Tech Decks (skateboards), Flick Trix (bikes) and Team Gravity (snowboards) are all modeled after the real thing, complete with cool graphics and celebrity endorsements. After attempting an Ollie on the miniature halfpipe, chances are you’ll agree that your fingers need a fitness routine of their own.

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How to grow a Vegetable Garden in your home

Gardens are most than just a beautiful backyard decoration! It is not just an aimless past time for the hobbyist with a green thumb. It can bring you tranquility, peace, and a great appreciation for life. When you excel at gardening, these effects can prove very positive within you life.

Plant perennials that are slug-proof. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some Helleborus or Euphorbias along with your other perennials. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include Achillea, Campanula, and Helleborus.

Vegetables are softest during the warmest hours of each day, so picking them then, no matter how gently, runs the risk of damage. See to it that you cut their connection to the vine as opposed to twisting them, because twisting could hurt the plant.

Novice gardeners should read the manuals on all gardening tools and chemicals prior to using them. You might end up damaging your plants or getting a skin irritation. Directions, especially safety rules, are there for your own good, so make sure you follow instructions on your tools and chemicals to the letter. Continue reading How to grow a Vegetable Garden in your home

California kaleidoscope

FOR ME, a garden without vegetable and herbs is as barren as one without birds singing. My garden needs the perfume of sun-warmed alpine strawberries and the sounds of neighborhood children hooting with joy as they pull carrots. And I certainly can’t imagine a garden where my friends and family are not able to help me harvest ‘Sugar Snap’ peas and baby greens for an impromptu supper.

I started growing my own vegetables and herbs here in California 20 years ago after a friend casually commented, “With all your interest in cooking, I’m curious why you only grow flowers.” My answer seemed so obvious: “How can I grow vegetables when I have such a small plot, and the only sunny space is in the front yard? Everyone knows you can’t grow vegetables in the front yard!” In my mind a vegetable garden looked either like my father’s large, rectangular Victory Garden style plot or like the traditional walled kitchen gardens I’d seen at estates in England and France. My lack of space, time, and money meant neither was appropriate for my suburban property.

But my friend had struck a chord. I had fond memories of my dad’s tomatoes and strawberries and had been frustrated for years in my efforts to find fresh tarragon, red bell peppers, and other types of produce. Soon after our discussion, my friend and I started a garden in her backyard, putting in rows of corn, tomatoes, beans, and strawberries; hills of melons, squash, and pumpkins; and a bed of herbs. It was wonderfully rewarding. I learned a great deal about growing vegetables and herbs, and my cooking repertoire became entirely dependent on having dewy-fresh baby lettuces, corn that was picked minutes before, and, of course, perfectly ripe tomatoes.

I was soon frustrated, however, by having the garden miles from my kitchen. I yearned to run out and nab a few tomatoes or sprigs of thyme, and to keep an eye on ripening melons and corn. It became obvious I needed my own vegetable garden.

Thus began the slow conversion of my front yard and my ongoing odyssey with edible plants. First, I mixed a few vegetables and herbs in the flower border. I planted artichokes and let a few bloom. With their large, gray, deeply cut leaves and spectacular lavender blossoms they made a dramatic focal point at the back of a large border planted with flowers of white, purple, and pink. Among marguerite daisies, dahlias, lavender, and variegated society garlic, I tucked eggplants, red basil, oregano, and bell peppers and edged them with pink begonias, alpine strawberries, and thyme. My planting expanded year after year until mixed beds took up half the front yard. Continue reading California kaleidoscope

Winter care for a rhododendron

Rhododendrons may need help to survive the winter in regions where temperatures drop below zero and the soil freezes. These plants continue to transpire through the winter months and lose moisture through their leaves, especially on warm, windy days. When the soil is frozen, however, rhododendrons’ roots are unable to take up and replace this moisture, resulting in an irreversible break in the water supply. While this injury may not be immediately apparent, ultimately it becomes clear that branches or whole plants are dead.

1. CONTINUE WATERING

As the weather cools in fall, it can be easy to forget about watering. However, continuing to irrigate your plants will ensure that they enter winter with moisture in their tissues. Until the soil freezes, use a soaker hose or sprinkler to water every couple of weeks, soaking the soil to a depth of about two feet.

2. MULCHING

Rhododendrons grow best with a year-round mulch, which helps to control weeds, conserve moisture, and provide nourishment as it breaks down. Renewing the mulch every year in late fall by applying it in a layer thick enough to reach the lower leaves will help limit the penetration of frost into the ground and allow the deepest roots to continue drawing moisture. A thick layer of winter mulch will also protect the surface roots against alternate freezing and thawing. Oak leaves, pine needles, wood chips, and ground bark are all excellent choices for mulch. It is best to avoid using peat moss, however, since it prevents water from penetrating the soil once it becomes dry.

3. SPRAYING WITH AN ANTIDESICCANT

When sprayed on leaves and branches, antidesiccants or antitranspirants such as Cloud Cover and Wiltpruf will form a thin film that seals in moisture and helps to prevent water loss during winter. While best applied before the first frost of the season, they can also be applied as late as two hours before a predicted frost. Most applications will last for about three months, but check the labels of specific brands to determine if further applications will be needed.

4. CONSTRUCTING A WINDBREAK

Rhododendrons in especially exposed locations may need further protection from bitter, drying winds. A simple windbreak can be made by driving three or four stakes into the ground around the plant and stapling or nailing burlap to the stakes. For very large plants, a two-sided, V-shaped windbreak, positioned so that the corner points in the direction of the prevailing wind, is easier to construct than one with three or four sides. Do not use plastic film for the windbreak, since it cuts off needed air circulation and can cause the plants to overheat on warm days.