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Gardening News

Review: Buenos Aires Botanical Garden — Beauty and greenery in the city Special

Buenos Aires - The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires, located in the Palermo district of the capital of Argentina, has species of plants from five continents, five greenhouses, 27 sculptures, a butterfly garden, and dozens of cats.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Be a volunteer gardener

Many people are the unsung heroes of British society, volunteering their time and effort for the good of others. Gardening may not be a pastime which readily springs to mind if you are considering volunteering, but maybe it should be.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments

Photo Essay: Close-ups of garden and wild flowers Special

Every nature lover or gardening enthusiast enjoys the diversity of plants and the forms, features and colors of flowers, which are often regrettably ephemeral. Thus, capturing their beauty in photographs is desirable, but requires practice and patience.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 15 comments

Gardener Apprenticeship follows legacy for SF Golden Gate Park Special

San Francisco - The bit of cold weather that suddenly made its way to San Francisco mid-January did not deter gardeners in Golden Gate Park from attending to the trees at the Music Concourse.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

Elderly gardener survives after impaling eye with pruning shears

Tucson - An 86-year-old man from Arizona has tumbled over in his garden and fallen face-first on the handle of his pruning shears. He had just finished trimming plants in his back garden when the horrific accident occurred.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Toronto's Harbourfront Centre wins $12,500 for garden project Special

Toronto - The Harbourfront Community Centre in Toronto had a dream, to have a multi-level garden that everyone in their community would be able to enjoy. In order to fund that dream they entered the Share Your Care contest.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Ontario gardeners, beware of what pesticides you use

You have children and pets and a big backyard. In Ontario if you want to use a powerful pesticide in order to make sure your lawn is greener than the neighbours you may be tempted to order something online. That order could make you a criminal.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: All the Philippine government needs is a lesson in gardening

Manila - "...use a weed knife. Slip...blade under the roots of the crabgrass. Lift with the knife as you pull on the foliage of the crabgrass. The crabgrass should slip easily from the soil - roots and all. For large clumps, use a shovel..."
In the Media by Ron de Vera - 2 comments

Guelph man draws international attention for upside-down tomatoes Special

Guelph - Nestled in a neighbourhood where the first Canadian Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald, once owned land lies a not-so-secret urban back-yard paradise where upside-down tomatoes grow.
Digital Journal Report by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments

FDA lettuce recall - Interested in a safe, healthy alternative? Special

Spring has sprung in my neighborhood and that means garden season has begun. Bunny rabbits and baby robins are feeding in the fresh tilled garden in search of their daily dinner. It also means one FDA vegetable recall after another headed to my in box.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Organization wants American students to take up gardening

The Green Education Foundation, based in East Walpole, MA, wants children across the country to tap the environmental and health benefits of gardening.
In the Media by Antonio Pasolini - 1 comment

Gardening Benefits Older Adults

A study has shown that among the other health benefits, gardening keeps older hands strong and nimble. It has already been established that gardening is a useful moderate physical exercise.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments

UN Gardening Project Plants Seeds for New Start for Afghan Women

United Nations gardening and literacy project for Afghan women and ex-combatants seeks to pave the way to peace and prosperity in the war-torn nation.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 8 comments

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In the Media by Hildegard - 3 comments
 

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Like everyday life  ornamental kale glows brighter in the morning  still moist from a night of wild ...
Like everyday life, ornamental kale glows brighter in the morning, still moist from a night of wild storms.
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 Sagunto . Sculpture made ​​of Carrara marble by Catalan sculptor Agustín Querol (1860-1909). I...
"Sagunto". Sculpture made ​​of Carrara marble by Catalan sculptor Agustín Querol (1860-1909). It symbolizes a historic episode occurred in Sagunto, capital of the province of Valencia, Spain, in which its inhabitants preferred the sacrifice of their lives rather than surrender to the army of Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader who attacked the city in 218 AC. Their heroic resistance is expressed by a mother who, after killing her son, commits suicide with a rapier.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cactus conservatory.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cactus conservatory.
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In my backyard garden you will find red potatos  tomatos  lettuce  cabbage  green beans  corn  onion...
In my backyard garden you will find red potatos, tomatos, lettuce, cabbage, green beans, corn, onions, squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, watermelons, pepperplants, marigolds and scattered sunflower seeds for the birds.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires.  La Primavera  (The Spring). Marble sculpture of Argentine art...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. "La Primavera" (The Spring). Marble sculpture of Argentine artist Lucio Correa. This work is also known as "La Ondina del Plata".
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the Educational Garden.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the Educational Garden.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Sculptural group in white Carrara marble by Italian sculptor J...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Sculptural group in white Carrara marble by Italian sculptor Juan De Pari. The sculpture of remarkable beauty shows the the awakening of two girls, one standing and one kneeling.
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Mark and his gardens.  Behind him are the hanging buckets with upside-down tomatoes.
Mark and his gardens. Behind him are the hanging buckets with upside-down tomatoes.
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My Hydrangeas share the small garden with fruit and veg
My Hydrangeas share the small garden with fruit and veg
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The Main Conservatory. Built in Paris in Art Nouveau style thi...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The Main Conservatory. Built in Paris in Art Nouveau style this winter-house received recognition in the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1889. It contains 2500 tropical plants and is considered to be the only winter-house in that style still conserved in the world.
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A baby robin exploring its surroundings.
A baby robin exploring its surroundings.
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Mark McAlpine and some of his upside-down tomatoes.
Mark McAlpine and some of his upside-down tomatoes.
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One of three baby robins who spend the day in my  garden dining on a meal of worms. Isn t she adorab...
One of three baby robins who spend the day in my garden dining on a meal of worms. Isn't she adorable?
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A vegetable garden on Morris Street  Guelph.
A vegetable garden on Morris Street, Guelph.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. One of the many cats living in the garden uses a pedestal as a...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. One of the many cats living in the garden uses a pedestal as a high-viewing spot.
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Herbs growing in a backyard garden plot in Ontario.
Herbs growing in a backyard garden plot in Ontario.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garde...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garden.
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These snakes have become so brave they can be found hidden under tomato and potato plants or sunning...
These snakes have become so brave they can be found hidden under tomato and potato plants or sunning themselves on the concrete and garden stake.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A bird drinks water from a tank holding aquatic plants.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A bird drinks water from a tank holding aquatic plants.
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This photograph depicts a guerilla garden  which helps to transform an urban landscape from bleak to...
Jean-Luc Henry, from Rigaud, Canada
This photograph depicts a guerilla garden, which helps to transform an urban landscape from bleak to vibrant.
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