A children's garden in the making.

Giant Tepee Garden - creative idea for repurposing branches and natural materials & provide an amazing play space for kids. They can watch climbing beans grow up as a natural shade cover, plant other edibles in the planter box around the edge.

Be a Gardener App By MATTHEW KASSEL    We usually go to gardens to unplug. But it turns out your mobile gadget can make a pretty good partner out there. Before you even set foot in the yard, an app can help you figure out what to plant. Landscaper's Companion, Grow Your Own and GardenID offer reference guides with sowing suggestions, lists of plants native to your area and information about growth rates, bloom times and sun and water needs, among other things.

Be a Gardener

Bad Bugs in the Garden by Justin Davidson iPhone Ap: Identify and control all of those pests! via popularmechanics _the_Garden iPhone_Ap

Garden Pathways    101 Ways to Connect Learning to the Garden    Gardening Project Map created by Vicki Greenhouse for her 2nd & 3rd grade students in Lincoln, Vermont....    Science Skills        Observing      Measuring      Comparing      Predicting      Testing      Concluding    Science Related Activities

Garden Pathways 101 Ways to Connect Learning to the Garden Gardening Project Map grade students in Science Skills Observing Measuring Comparing Predicting Testing Concluding Science Related Activities

Outdated already? The U.S.D.A.'s Plant Hardiness Zone Map for 2012. --For gardeners sad to see the summer drawing to a close, there’s some comfort to be drawn from the fall planting season for perennials, trees and shrubs, which is just around the corner. What’s more, there’s the novelty of this year’s updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map, released early this year.

Rethinking the New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Tips for raising backyard chickens to avoid getting egg on your face  Owners should follow hygiene rules, health experts say

Owners of backyard chickens are quick to rattle off the pros of keeping live poultry at home: a regular supply of tastier, healthier eggs, hours of entertainment watching the antics of friendly hens

Ruby-Throated hummingbird is the only native breeder in our region – the others we see here occasionally are strays. Only the males have the iridescent red throat that the species is named for, and he weighs in at just 3 ounces. These birds overwinter in Mexico & Panama, then across the Gulf of Mexico in 24 hours of straight flying, and show up in our region in mid-April. They’re primarily bug-eaters but the nectar they drink from plants or our feeders provides the fuel they need to pursue…

Ruby-Throated hummingbird is the only native breeder in our region – the others we see here occasionally are strays. Only the males have the iridescent red throat that the species is named for, and he weighs in at just 3 ounces. These birds overwinter in Mexico & Panama, then across the Gulf of Mexico in 24 hours of straight flying, and show up in our region in mid-April. They’re primarily bug-eaters but the nectar they drink from plants or our feeders provides the fuel they need to pursue…

Heronswood Gardens on auction block    Much revered over the years, the gardens were up for sale for years. Now the minimum bid is far below the initial asking price.

Heronswood Gardens on auction block Much revered over the years, the gardens were up for sale for years. Now the minimum bid is far below the initial asking price.

Beer Glossary  So Many Types Of Beer: These Definitions Let You Know What You’re Drinking

Page 1 of an beer glossary. Here, the history of beer and types of beer beginning with A. THE NIBBLE, Great Food Finds, is a gourmet food webzine with thousands of articles about fine food, including craft beer.

BooneHortNews provides frequent updates related to horticulture, arboriculture, tips on gardens and landscapes, and info on upcoming classes at the Boone Co. Extension

BooneHortNews provides frequent updates related to horticulture, arboriculture, tips on gardens and landscapes, and info on upcoming classes at the Boone Co.

Grumpy may hate eating raw tomatoes, but I realize most of you love love it. In fact, tomatoes are undoubtedly the most popular veggie to grow in the home garden. (Even Grumpy grows them for his family.) Therefore, it is with great joy and boundless confidence in you that I announce Grumpy's First Annual Big Fat Tomato Contest!

Learn best practices for planting and growing tomatoes, one of the most popular vegetable garden plants. You can grow tomatoes in the ground, in raised beds, or in containers.

Become a fan of our facebook. Tips on gardening plus lots of valuable information. Latest update on new varieties for 2013. Join our community of gardeners and plant lovers. Share what you know. Click here at https://www.facebook.com/krismerplantfarm

Become a fan of our facebook. Tips on gardening plus lots of valuable information. Latest update on new varieties for 2013. Join our community of gardeners and plant lovers. Share what you know. Click here at https://www.facebook.com/krismerplantfarm

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