Last week, a court in California ruled in favor of High Mowing Organic Seeds in their suit against the USDA regarding the premature deregulation of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) sugar beets.
This news just in from fellow Vermonter Tom Stearns, president of High Mowing Organic Seeds.
Last week, on September 22, 2009 [...]
Earlier this summer I potted up a miniature bog garden in a bowl and it thrived! Even the dried sphagnum peat moss grew.
Check Venus fly traps and pitcher plants for aphids before bringing indoors.
Planted in early June, the bog garden is lush and healthy in September.
North American pitcher plants (Sarracen [...]
Before bringing them back inside, inspect houseplants carefully for hitchhiking pests they may have picked up.
Temperatures are dipping into the low 50s to upper 40s nearly every night now and the weatherman has uttered the F word. “Expect scattered frost in the cold mountain hollows,” he said this week. Yes, summer is winding down and the ou [...]
The High Line is an exciting new park that opened this summer in lower Manhattan. Visionary community activists worked for more than 10 years to make it happen
Though New York City is the largest and most densely populated urban area in the U.S., its five boroughs contain 28,000 acres of parks and 2.5 million trees.
These parks are well-l [...]
Some of my favorite perennials bloom at this time of year and their end-of-the-season finale is well worth the wait.
With its gold flowers and purple leaves, Desdemona ligularia pairs brilliantly with a 7-foot-tall fleece flower (Persicaria polymorpha) in the garden at Muckross castle near Ennis, Ireland.
Desdemona ligul [...]
The thing about alliums is that there’s only one time of year you can plant them: in the fall. Make plans to get yours into the ground for next year’s blooms.
Purple Sensation alliums hover above my early summer perennial border. The blooms last for three weeks.
The bulbs in this picture are Purple Sensation alliums. [...]
Despite what you’ve heard, moss can’t kill your lawn. In reality, moss is an opportunist, an early colonizer of terrain that other plants find inhospitable.
Moss thrives in infertile soil and damp, shady conditions.
Thick, healthy turf needs plenty of sun and soil that’s rich in organic matter.
Profound social transformations are often traced to individuals whose fearless and insistent actions tip the scales.
Gardener’s Supply has been an organic gardening advocate since our first day in business — working to raise awareness about the benefits of gardening organically and providing a range of products and inform [...]