Monthly Archives: January 2012

Workshops this Weekend

From the terrific turn-out we’re seeing at our Winter Workshops, gardeners are chomping at the bit!  Here’s our next batch of expert talks and workshops, and note that the terrarium-making class will give participants a …

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Focus: Herbs and Spices in New Wave Dips

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Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
Washington Gardener Magazine’s Seed Exchanges
It’s that time again and here is a bit of event happenings! Washington Gardener Magazine’s Seed Exchanges are coming up THIS …

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The Beauty of Pollination

Winter gardeners, enjoy this awe-inspiring video and remember how amazing life is in your garden.   You know, insects and birds moving about, flowers and leaves unfurling, most of which we’re really missing about now, in …

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Workshops This Weekend

Hey gardeners – frustrated, house-bound, January gardeners – it’s time for our Winter Workshops!  They’ll inspire you to make your garden better than ever this year!  All indoors and cozy.

This first one, about design …

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The New Food Manifesto

 

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 
photos by Robbin Calvert-Kuchova

It hit us like a huge Tsunami-The manifesto behind New Nordic Food from a northern climate, …

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Some gardens and other glories of South Carolina

In honor of South Carolina, the host of the next Republican primary this Saturday, how about a short photo tour?  First stop, Charleston.

Above and below, palm trees and Antebellum architecture help …

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Martin Luther King Memorial and its Garden-like Setting

Happy Martin Luther King Day, everyone!  And to honor the day, how about a quick tour of the new memorial in his name along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.?  It opened …

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Chinese New Year’s Connection to Agriculture and Farming

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 

Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon

The Year of the Dragon will be marked by excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration and intensity. This Chinese …

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Appreciating Grasses in Winter

Last week I showed my appreciation for hollies in winter.  This week it’s ornamental grasses that are catching my eye, especially this rooftop garden dominated by grasses.  I found it at the Sheraton Hotel …

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This is the perfect time for these gardening tasks

Recordkeeping
Who has time during the gardening season to carefully record everything for posterity?  But now you probably DO have time, and boy, will you be glad you spent some of it updating your …

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Fascinating Seed Companies of Homestead Gardens-Now is the Time!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 

Each of the smaller seed  seed companies (no selling to big box stores) started somewhere and usually with a fresh personal story. The four seed companies below …

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Appreciating Hollies in Winter

Hollies, the evergreen trees and shrubs that serve as backdrop or foundation planting and are seldom noticed in the spring and summer, are reeeeealy earning their real estate in January.   So let’s give ‘em some …

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What Gardeners Resolve to Do

First, Happy New Year to our readers!   We hope this finds you and your gardens in good health and ready for a terrific 2012 season.

Wondering what resolutions gardeners might be making for the new …

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