Turns out that it is ok to have a messy garden. Leave your garden a mess through winter and wildlife will love you! Learn the benefits.
Roots inspire neighbours to grow through a series of underground signals
Plants inspire neighbours to grow through a series of underground signals, a new study has revealed.
Researchers found that corn seedlings exchange messages with nearby plants via chemical signals fired into the soil from their roots.
These potent secretions tell the seedlings whether their neighbours are relatives or strangers and help them direct their growth accordingly. Read more.
Community And Vegetables Grow Side-By-Side In Syrian Refugee Camp Gardens
Fig and pomegranate trees, grapes, carrots, and narcissus flowers are some of the plants that Aveen Ismail likes to grow in the Domiz refugee camp in Northern Iraq where she lives. That’s because these plants remind her of Syria and home. Read NPR’s story of the Lemon Tree Trust and refugee gardens.
Staten Island’s Freshkills Park was once the world’s largest landfill, a dumping ground for New York City’s abundant heaps of garbage. Eloise Hirsh, administrator of Freshkills Park and president of the Freshkills Park Alliance, was tasked with transforming those hundreds of acres of compiled garbage into an enormous, activity-filled public space. Read more.
Did you know that all AAS Winners have been trialed against varieties that are considered “best in class”? See which AAS Winners will become your new garden favorites! Read more.
The Biltmore International Rose Trials provide an opportunity for all types of breeders – from novice to professional – to test their selections for two and a half years in a very public setting. The trials are sited at the Biltmore’s lavish and large rose garden, in complete view to the multitude of people who visit each year. Read more.
Cats can be picky eaters but that doesn’t always apply to just their food. It can also include your plants and your cat may choose your orchid over your fern. Give your cat something else to eat. Some garden centers sell cat grass in a variety of options.
“I was the scariest-looking person at my wedding,” the bride said. Read her story of picking a bouquet of poisonous plants.
The Washington Post writes a growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm. It sounds appealing. Will you be one of them?
Adele turns down $1M private gig to weed her garden. Page Six of The Sun