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As gardener in a seaside community you need to always consider your choice of plants based on their saline-resistance. Not just salty soil, but especially salt-laden winds can wreak havoc with your beautiful plantings. Fortunately there are a number of plants that are eminently salt-resistant. Because of my location I will concentrate here on plants that grow in the beach areas of Florida.
Raised bed gardens on rooftops can be a great solution for urban dwellers. Raised beds are big enough to turn any rooftop into a small farm growing herbs and vegetables, or into a decorative garden space. They are easy to maintain, and provide all the benefits of container gardening, but on a bigger scale. Rooftops have some unique features that need to be taken into consideration when planning to install raised beds. Some planning is necessary to avoid unnecessary costs, and avert a possible disaster.
A colorful, portable handbook for seasoned gardeners or absolute beginners. It covers 12 states in the Northern Great Plains,... Read more »
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Even if March comes in like a lion tomorrow, remember it usually goes out like a lamb.
1683: Rene-Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur, French naturalist, was born. He would become known for developing a thermometer and documented an early attempt to harvest silk from spiders.
1822: George Vasey, botanist born near Scarborough, England. After emigrating to the U.S., he became known for his collection of grasses and published the Agricultural Grasses of the United States before his death. The genus Vaseya (now a synonym of Muhlenbergia andina) and several species are named for him.
1901: The New York State Fruit Growers Association was formed.
1903: Dr. Seaman A. Knapp, an agent with the USDA was sent to Terrell, Texas and established the first privately owned demonstration farm to test new farming practices in an effort to control the boll weevil that was affecting cotton crops.