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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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..."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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. Many cats abandoned by their owners make the garden their home...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Many cats abandoned by their owners make the garden their home. Cat-loving people bring them food and provide vet care.
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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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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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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the French garden with part of the main conservat...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the French garden with part of the main conservatory in the background.
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This chemical and e-coli free vegetable garden measures 30x30 and will feed the average family throu...
This chemical and e-coli free vegetable garden measures 30x30 and will feed the average family throughout the summer months and it to the fall.
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 Prayer of the Tehuelche indian  by sculptor Nicholas I. Bardas  made ​​from patinated cement im...
"Prayer of the Tehuelche indian" by sculptor Nicholas I. Bardas, made ​​from patinated cement imitating bronze. It shows an indigenous woman in prayer. It is the most recent sculpture located in the Botanical Gardens. It was placed next to the main house in 2010.
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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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My Hydrangeas share the small garden with fruit and veg
My Hydrangeas share the small garden with fruit and veg
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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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Entrance to the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The exposed-brick English-style mansion in the bac...
Entrance to the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The exposed-brick English-style mansion in the backgroung houses the garden's administration offices, a museum, a botanical library, and a herbarium.
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This photograph depicts a guerilla garden  which helps to transform an urban landscape from bleak to...
This photograph depicts a guerilla garden, which helps to transform an urban landscape from bleak to vibrant.
Jean-Luc Henry, from Rigaud, Canada
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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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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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A baby robin exploring its surroundings.
A baby robin exploring its surroundings.
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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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A vegetable garden on Morris Street  Guelph.
A vegetable garden on Morris Street, Guelph.
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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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