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Over-wintering your perennials in pots? Some tips space . (and) as a result are doing their food gardening in containers," said Marianne Ophardt, an extension horticulturist with Washington State University's Benton County office. "Cultivating small (perennial) fruit like raspberries, strawberries...
Soldotna Creek Park gardens vandalized the flower beds in Pioneer Garden and Purple Heart Memorial Garden of Soldotna Creek Park. Early Monday morning, the horticulturist for Soldotna's Parks and Recreation department, Donna Melvin, came to set up the park's sprinkler system and discovered...
Go wild: Plant species tulips for early color

...Kazakhstan, Turkey or Mongolia."Wild tulips are better adapted to difficult conditions," said Christian Curless, a horticulturist for the flower bulb company"They're happiest with parched conditions in summer - places where the...
Benign neglect? Garden pest control naturally

...pesticides are not always safe and some are more hazardous than synthetics," said Linda Chalker-Scott, an extension horticulturist at Washington State University's Puyallup Research Center. "Any improperly used pesticide will contaminate nearby terrestrial...
Choose the right mulch for your garden

...mulch is used to suppress weeds," said Daniel McGrath, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension. "Compost is decomposed...constant around plants, said Martha Smith, an extension horticulturist with the University of Illinois.Which kind of mulch you...
Novice gardeners, try these bullet-proof plants

...cold-tolerant that they can be left in the garden and allowed to freeze outright," said Robert Polomski, an extension consumer horticulturist with Clemson University. Herbs (rosemary), lettuce, beans and peppers also are forgiving.- Indoor plants: The aptly...
Allergies can put crimp in gardening

...Gear up. Medications suggested by a doctor or pharmacist usually relieve the symptoms, said Leonard Perry, an extension horticulturist with the University of Vermont and an allergy sufferer. "Those should be begun a couple of weeks prior to the onset of...
Farming family plants seeds of innovation

...chatting with the owner. The man, upon hearing that the visitor was from Alaska, asked if he had ever heard of an Alaska horticulturist named Dick Baldwin. "It never ceases to amaze me," the younger Baldwin said with a chuckle, "that people know about...
Around the Peninsula

...You may not know about for Southcentral Alaska." Guest Speaker: Debbie Hinchey of Debbie's Horticulture Service, horticulturist since 1974, in Fairbanks, Kenai, but mostly Anchorage. Debbie's excellent presentation shows many beautiful irises...
Poet's Corner: Dorothy Westphal

...they'd recede, 'cuz we know they're just an "annoying weed". So why not a Dorothy, yes a Dorothy indeed. If I were a horticulturist of which I am not, I'd have a "Dorothy" growing in my flower pot with fragrance and aroma never to be forgot and beauty...


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