Great big house + garden at the IX center back February 3-12

The Great Big House + Garden Show returns to the IX Center in Cleveland from February 3rd to February 12th. More than 400 exhibits will be on display covering various home and garden areas such as kitchen, bathroom, flooring, decor and landscaping. Attendees will experience a “hint of spring” at the Garden Show and explore … Read more

Master gardeners prepare for spring planting

It’s time to plant trees, and Walker County Master Gardeners and the Texas A&M Forest Service are hosting three programs in February to help local citizens do it affordably and efficiently. Ben Plunkett will host “All About Trees” on Feb. 6 at the Huntsville Public Library. Master Gardeners will host their Tree Sale on February … Read more

Regent reviews ABAC opportunities

TIFTON – Regent Tom Bradbury has a record as a successful businessman in Georgia. So, it should come as no surprise that he used professional metaphors to describe his feelings about Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during a recent visit. “I compare students to clients,” he said. “And just like a business, we want those students … Read more

Gardening, landscaping learning opportunities

We may not be able to do yard and garden work right now, but we can use it to attend private lessons, ask questions, share and hear about extension resources to improve landscapes and solve plant problems. Nebraska Extension’s mission is to extend science-based information to help Nebraskans. For horticulture, one goal is to help … Read more

Expert: Tree loss is rare, even in storms

What many people call “fallen trees” and “broken branches,” experts like Igor Lacan call it “tree failure.” Lacan is a local gardening and urban forestry consultant for San Mateo and San Francisco counties at the University of California Cooperative Extension. Lacan has good news as he reflects on how the local trees fared in the … Read more

The Green Country Home and Garden Show celebrates 20 years.

Whether you’re a new homeowner, looking to renovate or just curious, next weekend’s Green Country Home and Garden Show has something for you. The free event, sponsored by Burnett Home Improvement, Tulsa Generator Supercenter and Rickert Landscape and Tree Service, will be held Jan. 27, 28 and 29 at the Expo Center. Guests can expect … Read more

Milk for monarch butterfly gardens

It’s time for garden planning. If you’re planning a flower garden to attract monarch butterflies, I’m re-sharing this interesting research from the University of Kentucky about milkweed placement in gardens. Research by Adam Baker and Daniel Potter shows that monarchs are more likely to lay eggs on milkweed planted outside the main flower garden, where … Read more

New Leaf Transition Academy in Owasso is licensed by the Okla. Board of Vocational Schools.

From staff reports New Leaf Transition Academy in The Villages of Owasso announced that it has been licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Vocational Schools, effective Friday, January 13th. The Transition Academy serves as a two-year transitional residential life and workforce skills program for individuals age 18 and older with developmental disabilities or autism. The … Read more

Developer eyes apartments, rooftop garden for Auburn Bank building

AUBURN — Downtown Auburn could get a dog park, a music museum and more as part of plans to restore a former bank building at the intersection of Genesee and State streets. Details of the proposed project were announced Thursday by the Auburn City Council during a public hearing on the city’s two grant applications … Read more

Gary Church | Greenspace: “ideal” planting for dish gardens

Since it’s still a bit chilly outside in the garden, let’s chat about some tropical houseplants. Of course, this brings up my detestable job of doing dish gardens. For the front plant in the sink, it is very common to use philodendron. They are short and bushy and behind them tall plants cover the empty … Read more