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Gardening program for inmates at North Idaho prison aids community gardens, builds job skills

A North Idaho prison program teaches job skills in horticulture and greenhouse management while aiding community gardens.

Gardening: Classes might be welcome break from winter blues

The holidays are over and the reality of winter – what there is of it – is settling in. Cabin fever for gardeners will be setting in soon so here …

Friends of Manito to host plant sale Saturday with over 550 species

No plants for the weekend? Friends of Manito is hosting its annual plant sale at Manito Park on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will go towards capital …

Ask Dr. Universe: How do cacti survive in such hot and dry environments?

Instead of stomata that open during the day, cacti have stomata that open at night. This helps them survive in extreme conditions. Cacti can still get the carbon dioxide they …

Western Washington nurseries changing along with consumer preferences

From ornamental flowers to native plants, $365 million industry provides products to a changing market.

Gardening: Series of horticulture classes offered

So we are off and running into 2013. The holidays are over and it’s now time to start looking toward things we gardeners can do to keep ourselves from going …

Compact plant with big name

Chamaecyparis obtusa may sound like a mouthful, but this species of Japanese evergreens produces some of the daintiest and best kept forms in the modern landscape garden. I started collecting …