On Gardening: Ping pong in the landscape a most beautiful gomphrena – Fairfield Daily Republic

On Gardening: Ping pong in the landscape a most beautiful gomphrena
Fairfield Daily Republic
Norman Winter, Tribune News Service. If there was a flower that was the proverbial poster child of underutilized flowers it would have to be the globe amaranth or gomphrena. Two years ago, the Ping Pong series slipped under the radar with its debut and …

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How to create a container water garden | Alys Fowler

Our gardening expert on mini ponds

Japanese temple gardens are world-renowned for good reason, but although all that perfectly raked gravel and artful pruning can be incredibly moving, I’m not sure it transfers well to a different setting. Or, to put it another way, I had no desire to come home and recreate any of it. The street gardens of Japan, however, are another thing; I want every one of them. At any opportunity, by the front door, in a sliver of a front garden, outside a restaurant or corner shop, there’s a gathering of pots, holding everything from herbs to miniature azalea, bonsai and houseplants out for the summer.

My favourites are the container water gardens, often no bigger than a bucket. Container ponds offer just what a large pond might – a slice of the sky and a mirrored surface to change the beat between plants – and yet can be squeezed into the smallest of spaces. I came home inspired. My mother donated a large iron cauldron-like thing, which, because it sits on top of the soil rather than sinks into it, reflects a floating sky among the foliage and introduces a very different sense of space.

Related: How to grow Chinese mallow

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How Piet Oudolf’s gardens tame the wild

His radical planting is romantic, naturalistic and hugely influential, and is celebrated with a new RHS award

Piet Oudolf’s landscapes are as peopled as they are planted. Folks flock to them, whether it’s the High Line in New York, the meadows at Hauser & Wirth’s art gallery in Somerset, or the Olympic Park in Stratford, to name a few. Many of his gardens may be in hip locations or attached to big-name architects, but the reason people return again and again is his planting. His designs offer up something wild and alive. The plant combinations are dynamic and playful: you are as likely to go and admire decaying seed heads in winter as you are spring blossom. They rip up the flowerbed rule book and roll out, often over vast spaces. “I like to escape some of the rules around gardening – to provide thought and spontaneity, and pleasure.”

In many ways, he needs little introduction: there are Oudolf meadows up and down the country, from Scampston Hall and RHS Wisley to Trentham Gardens, all showcasing his complex, highly naturalistic schemes. Some of his earliest work can be found in public parks in Sweden and the Lurie Garden in Chicago. Next month, Oudolf will be exhibiting at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court flower show, where he is creating a walk-through feature – complete with favourites astilbe, schizachyrium and monarda – and receiving the inaugural RHS Horticultural Heroes accolade. “England was the first country to appreciate my work and my approach to gardening,” he says.

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Ann Wright: Gardening tips for a sizzling summer – The Union of Grass Valley


The Union of Grass Valley

Ann Wright: Gardening tips for a sizzling summer
The Union of Grass Valley
As June rounds into July our Mediterranean climate launches into full-on summer with hot, dry conditions. Garden plants are more likely to become heat stressed, so this is a good time to check to see if irrigation sources are delivering adequate water

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Plantas bulbosas de verano

En el verano cuando muchas especies se marchitan como consecuencia del calor, las plantas bulbosas de verano pueden resultar imprescindibles para llenar de alegría el jardín. Son plantas muy sencillas de cultivar, incluso para los principiantes, pero requiere algunas atenciones. De todas las especies de plantas bulbosas que florecen durante el verano, las más habituales […] JARDINERO SOTOGRANDE JARDINERÍA SOTOGRANDE

GARDENING COLUMN: New breed of show garden – The Journal Pioneer


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GARDENING COLUMN: New breed of show garden
The Journal Pioneer
A new era of “garden tourism” is upon us. This is an exciting time in our history to explore recently opened, public attractions with a botanical theme. Canada's great public gardens are diverse and offer a new emphasis on native plant species

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Passion for gardening will be on display at Garden Tour – Williams Lake Tribune


Williams Lake Tribune

Passion for gardening will be on display at Garden Tour
Williams Lake Tribune
Splashes of colour, set in a backdrop of trees, shrubs and carefully manicured lawns greets visitors at Margret Menzies' gardens. An avid gardener for years, Menzies knows without hesitation how many plants she has in her beautiful backyard on 9th Ave.

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Two Green Thumbs Up: Digging Into Your Gardening Questions – WAMU 88.5


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Two Green Thumbs Up: Digging Into Your Gardening Questions
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Melinda Myers, nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist who has written more than 20 gardening books. (@Melindagardens). Steve Bender, senior writer at Southern Living, where he has written a gardening column called “The …

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Men Dig Gardening and Art set for July 12 – Manistee News Advocate (press release)


Manistee News Advocate (press release)

Men Dig Gardening and Art set for July 12
Manistee News Advocate (press release)
ONEKAMA — A study in contrasts can be seen in the gardening styles of two local gardeners participating in the Portage Lake Garden Club's upcoming event, Men Dig Gardening and Art. During the event, seven garden sites in and around Onekama as well …

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How gardening can improve the mental health of refugees – The Conversation AU


The Conversation AU

How gardening can improve the mental health of refugees
The Conversation AU
After spending many years living in refugee camps, gardening can provide a safe space to establish identity, rebuild lives and attain happiness. A new study on the Myanmar former refugee community in the regional city of Coffs Harbour revealed the …

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Country diary: delighted by daisies

Allendale, Northumberland: Growing abundantly along motorways, these pristine white flowers with their yellow centres have an endearing simplicity, like a child’s drawing

Driving north from Newcastle up the A1 there’s an upside to the slowing traffic. It’s an opportunity to look at the high embankments on either side that are crowded with oxeye daisies, Leucanthemum vulgare. Growing abundantly along motorways, these pristine white flowers with their yellow centres have an endearing simplicity, like a child’s drawing. Mixed among them I can see the yellow of buttercup, mauve of vetch, sharp pink of campion and isolated patches of red clover. Lower down, near the gritty edges of the road, are canary-yellow sprawls of bird’s foot trefoil, colours that have mostly been banished from farmland.

I grow all those wildflowers in my garden. All have nectar for bees, butterflies and hoverflies. The golden centre of the daisy head is not one flower but many, a composite of tiny disc florets, each containing food for insects. A grass path curves through my small perennial meadow, where chimney sweeper moths flicker between umbels of pignut and ragged robin. As I pause there in the evening light, there’s a delicacy to the planting with its fine grasses and small bursts of colour. On tall stems, the oxeye daisies glow as the sun drops behind the wood.

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Garden book review: Practical, attractive ‘Gardening Complete’ – OregonLive.com


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Garden book review: Practical, attractive 'Gardening Complete'
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Sally and George Peterson are DIY gardeners who have transformed a rough hillside with a lake view into a tree-laden landscape with organic vegetables and herbs growing in raised planter beds and a greenhouse. On their Ashland property, 225 trees, …

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Award-winning Wild West End garden opens in central London

Gold medal winning garden aims to improve air quality around busy Oxford Street

An award-winning garden aiming to bring peace, tranquility and improve air quality for London shoppers, opens on Monday off Oxford Street as part of a major project to green the West End.

The Wild West End garden, which won a gold medal at the Chelsea flower show last month, has been transplanted into the busy retail heart of the capital.

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How gardening can change your mind and body for the better – Now To Love


Now To Love

How gardening can change your mind and body for the better
Now To Love
A 2017 meta-analysis published in the journal Elsevier that looked at how gardening can be beneficial for our health suggests that gardening can improve our physical, psychological and social health which, from a long-term perspective, can alleviate

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Amazing exotics to grow from seed | James Wong

Weird and wonderful houseplants can be both hard to track down and expensive. But there is an easy solution: grow them from seed

After years of banging on about the joys of houseplants, I am so glad to see that a new generation are cottoning on to their charms. So much so in fact that certain species have achieved cult status. Few would have imagined five years ago that millennials would be clamouring to track down the rare variegated Monstera that has gone viral on Instagram, or the Pilea peperomioides, which at one point were selling for more than £60 each for a tiny plug plant on internet auction sites.

I believe that a significant driver for this surprising horticultural phenomenon is that large parts of the notoriously risk-adverse and slow-moving horticultural industry have simply not noticed this interest, creating a disjunct between desire and availability. Apart from those in a handful of east London independents, your average houseplant section is still the preserve of assembly-line moth orchids and boring kentia palms.

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