The Scoop

Container Gardening

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  Why has container gardening been a constant feature of gardening for centuries? Easy—you can do anything in a container, from growing edibles to pagoda dogwoods to vining plants to a prairie in miniature. Be it a plain plastic pot …

Tips for Storing Birdseed

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If you plan on feeding the birds this winter you will want to invest in a good storage system. Not only will you prevent critters like mice and bugs from destroying the seed, but the seed will stay fresh longer …

Keeping Houseplants Happy and Healthy

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As the days get colder and shorter many of us turn our gardening attention indoors. Whether you are bringing in tender plants that cannot withstand the winter months outside or simply adding to your permanent indoor plant collection, we have …

More Funds for School Gardens

The USDA recently announced a new program that will develop and run community gardens at impoverished schools. Students will have the opportunity to learn about agriculture and nutrition in the gardens. Read more about the People’s Garden School Pilot Program.

The Scoop: Water Shortage Prediction

Last week the Natural Resources Defense Council released a report detailing which states are facing higher risks of water shortages by 2050 as a result of global warming. Find out if your county is among them by visiting the NRDC …