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Does sustainable matter to gardeners?
Today's Garden Center    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This past winter, the Garden Writers Association surveyed consumers about their attitudes and actions regarding sustainable gardening. What, exactly, do gardeners see as sustainable gardening? Growing edibles (66 percent), reducing use of chemicals (58 percent), reducing or eliminating watering the lawn (53 percent), using organic products or methods instead of chemical fertilizer (48 percent) and creating habitats for insects, birds and wildlife (52 percent). More

For growers, marketing has been a quick evolution
Greenhouse Grower    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After losing Walmart as a client and confronting customers' new expectations, Rockwell Farms chose to adapt. In this interview, Jason Roseman, the company's director of sales, looks back at some of the marketing developments he's seen Rockwell Farms and other growers undergo over the last few years. More

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Fresh raids target illegal hiring
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The Department of Homeland Security, continuing its crackdown on employers who hire illegal immigrants, has ordered hundreds of companies in recent weeks to submit their hiring records for inspection. This year's first "silent raids" haven't been publicly announced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the DHS agency that conducts them. More

Customers can have their gardens and eat them, too
American Nurseryman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Do your clients or your garden center customers ask you for "edible" plants? Maybe not. But we're willing to bet they want "herbs" or "salads" or "colorful veggies" to add to their backyard bounty. No matter what they're called (let's just agree to use "edibles," at least for the time being), these bountiful plants have quickly become a staple in home gardens. More

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Hundreds protest outside Dallas Arboretum over parking dispute
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Thousands came to the Dallas Arboretum on Saturday to see the sculpted glass exhibit of world re-known artist Dale Chihuly. But outside the gates there were more than 200 protesters. What they're concerned about is a grassy patch of city-owned land sitting directly behind the arboretum at Winfrey Point. The arboretum plans to cut the grass and use the space for parking. More

Smart gardening: Thank you very mulch
The Cross Timbers Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Archaeologists say gardeners have been mulching for at least 2,000 years. Mulch is how we insulate the garden against the results of extreme temperatures. Southern Denton County gardeners mulch because (1) it slows water evaporation from the soil, (2) it provides natural air conditioning for soil organisms and plant roots, (3) weeds don't like it, and (4) organic mulches decompose and contribute to soil till-ability and fertility. More

Add an artist's touch to your garden
Detroit Free-Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It only takes a minute to recognize when an artist is doing the gardening. Artists have a flair for echoing of colors. Take for instance a historic cottage home in Kosciusko, Miss. The bold gardener chose to paint the wicker furniture on the huge front porch an electric sizzling lime. This alone might cause palpitations in some gardeners. More

A small pathway you build yourself can add beauty, accessibility to your garden
Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Why build a boulevard when a little side street will do? Sometimes you just need a small pathway to get from one part of your landscape to another, and you're not really sure that it calls for another ribbon of concrete. What are your other pathway alternatives, particularly those you can build on your own? Here are some that can be done in a weekend. More


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