Copyright (c) 2014 CraftStylish.com en-us Fine Gardening - "The Dirt" blog entries Fine Gardening - "The Dirt" blog entries http://www.finegardening.com/blog/the-dirt Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:52:35 -0500 Fine Gardening - "The Dirt" blog entries Fine Gardening - "The Dirt" blog entries http://www.finegardening.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finegardening.com/blog/the-dirt <![CDATA[How to Build a Single Stem Trellis]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:45:00 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/32182/how-to-build-a-single-stem-trellis http://www.finegardening.com/item/32182/how-to-build-a-single-stem-trellis How to Build a Single Stem Trellis Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
Indeterminate tomatoes will grow forever if frost, extreme drought, or some other thing does not kill them. Pruning can keep that endless growth in check, but you first need to choose a means of support for your plants. The best method is to support the plants from above. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Show us yours and we'll show you ours]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:22:16 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/32220/show-us-yours-and-well-show-you-ours http://www.finegardening.com/item/32220/show-us-yours-and-well-show-you-ours Show us yours and we'll show you ours Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
From the depths of winter it can be hard to believe that spring will ever come. While spring can be shyer in some regions than others, she eventually smiles on us all. Show us yours and we'll show... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Campanulas You Can't Live Without - The Full List]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:47:27 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/32215/campanulas-you-cant-live-without-the-full-list http://www.finegardening.com/item/32215/campanulas-you-cant-live-without-the-full-list Campanulas You Can't Live Without - The Full List Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
Here is the full list of evaluated campanulas (Fine Gardening issue #157), as well as those unable to be rated due to under performance. Plants were weak and declined quickly the first summer. Campanula 'Milkshake' (1) Weak plants the first year and severe crown loss in winter. Gradually died out the... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant ID's: Lessons learned from a 25-year-old garden]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:36:43 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/32216/plant-ids-lessons-learned-from-a-25-year-old-garden http://www.finegardening.com/item/32216/plant-ids-lessons-learned-from-a-25-year-old-garden Plant ID's: Lessons learned from a 25-year-old garden Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
Two seasoned gardeners impart words of wisdom to help you avoid their mistakes and share in their successes. Here are Plant ID's that accompany the story in Fine Gardening May/June Issue #157. ]]>
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<![CDATA[2013 Container Design Challenge Results: Monochromatic Color]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:29:01 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/32184/2013-container-design-challenge-results-monochromatic-color http://www.finegardening.com/item/32184/2013-container-design-challenge-results-monochromatic-color 2013 Container Design Challenge Results: Monochromatic Color Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
Last spring, we challenged our readers to design a container that featured a single color. The results are in. And yet again, we’re astounded by the talent and vision of our readers. ]]>
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<![CDATA[2014 Container Design Challenge Containers of Tomorrow]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:43:27 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/32183/2014-container-design-challenge-containers-of-tomorrow http://www.finegardening.com/item/32183/2014-container-design-challenge-containers-of-tomorrow 2014 Container Design Challenge Containers of Tomorrow Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
The theme for the 2014 Container Challenge is "Containers of Tomorrow." The possibilities are mind-bloggling! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Poems and Favorite Daffodils]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:33:13 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/32107/poems-and-favorite-daffodils http://www.finegardening.com/item/32107/poems-and-favorite-daffodils Poems and Favorite Daffodils Posted by Antonio_Reis
What do we think of when we picture spring? Daffodils, of course.   Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor, adores 'Actaea'   'Actaea' daffodil (Narcissus 'Actaea', Zones 3-9)I love poeticus daffodils. They're so cute with their tiny little cups and... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spring Happens Reader Photo Contest Rules]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/32237/spring-happens-reader-photo-contest-rules http://www.finegardening.com/item/32237/spring-happens-reader-photo-contest-rules Susan_Jensen_Smith
Contest rules for the Spring Happens reader photo contest. ]]>
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<![CDATA[FG Plus: A new place for gardeners like you]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:25:00 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/22956/fg-plus-a-new-place-for-gardeners-like-you http://www.finegardening.com/item/22956/fg-plus-a-new-place-for-gardeners-like-you FG Plus: A new place for gardeners like you Posted by SteveA
There is a place for people like us. Others might not know why you always hit the brakes when you see a sign with the magic words "Plant Sale." It's OK with us if you show up to work with a little... ]]>
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<![CDATA[#FineGardening #FGgpod and #NWFGS]]> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:34:04 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/31562/finegardening-fggpod-and-nwfgs http://www.finegardening.com/item/31562/finegardening-fggpod-and-nwfgs #FineGardening #FGgpod and #NWFGS Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
Translation: FineGardening Senior Editor Michelle Gervais will share our reader’s gardens featured in “Garden Photo of the Day” at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show next week! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Breaking the Rules: Plant Identification]]> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:13:04 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/31510/breaking-the-rules-plant-identification http://www.finegardening.com/item/31510/breaking-the-rules-plant-identification Breaking the Rules: Plant Identification Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
Deviating from three common design principles frees you to create a truly unique garden. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plants for an Inviting Front-Yard Pathway: Plant Identification]]> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:10:49 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/31506/plants-for-an-inviting-front-yard-pathway-plant-identification http://www.finegardening.com/item/31506/plants-for-an-inviting-front-yard-pathway-plant-identification Plants for an Inviting Front-Yard Pathway: Plant Identification Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
Gail Gee’s home in Fulton, Maryland, features a front door that isn’t visible from her parking area, so she designed an inviting pathway and garden to lead the way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The evolution of the beehive]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:50:40 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/31400/the-evolution-of-the-beehive http://www.finegardening.com/item/31400/the-evolution-of-the-beehive The evolution of the beehive Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
The honeybee has enjoyed many interesting living quarters over the years. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Why does my pee smell funny?]]> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:03:30 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/31056/why-does-my-pee-smell-funny http://www.finegardening.com/item/31056/why-does-my-pee-smell-funny Why does my pee smell funny? Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
This question is almost as old as asparagus itself . . . well, about 15 minutes younger, I'd guess, because that's how long it takes us to break down the chemical culprit that lies within, namely... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Winter Decor Contest Winner!]]> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:42:22 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/31336/winter-decor-contest-winner http://www.finegardening.com/item/31336/winter-decor-contest-winner Winter Decor Contest Winner! Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
We asked, and you responded in earnest! Our call for fantastic holiday arrangements brought out the creative best in our readers. But then again, we were not surprised - we know what you are capable... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Eco-friendly Ways to Control Black Rot on a Grape Plant]]> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:52:07 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/31244/eco-friendly-ways-to-control-black-rot-on-a-grape-plant http://www.finegardening.com/item/31244/eco-friendly-ways-to-control-black-rot-on-a-grape-plant Eco-friendly Ways to Control Black Rot on a Grape Plant Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
A Facebook reader sent us a great question about black rot on a grape plant. Good news - there are eco-friendly ways to handle this! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Winter Flora Art Represented on Stamps]]> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/30940/winter-flora-art-represented-on-stamps http://www.finegardening.com/item/30940/winter-flora-art-represented-on-stamps Winter Flora Art Represented on Stamps Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
The talented work of Island-based artist Catherine James is showcased in the first miniature sheet of stamps of 2014 ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tomato Cage Christmas Tree]]> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:53:33 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/30880/tomato-cage-christmas-tree http://www.finegardening.com/item/30880/tomato-cage-christmas-tree Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
Repurpose tomato cages into spectacular Christmas trees! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid]]> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:16:48 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/30845/pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-radiant-orchid http://www.finegardening.com/item/30845/pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-radiant-orchid Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid Posted by Susan_Jensen_Smith
It is with great anticipation that I await the announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year. And the color for 2014 certainly did not disappointment! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Architectural & Sustainable Top-Bar Hive]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:08:20 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/30599/architectural-sustainable-top-bar-hive http://www.finegardening.com/item/30599/architectural-sustainable-top-bar-hive Architectural & Sustainable Top-Bar Hive Posted by FineGardening_Editor
Meet a new type of bee hive. ]]>
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