Learn why these Old East Dallas community gardens have thrived for nearly 30 years

DALLAS — Tucked into Dallas’ rapidly growing urban infrastructure, the East Dallas and Live Oak community gardens are almost impossible to miss. These are two of the city’s oldest, most productive community gardens, striking strips of green along Fitzhugh Avenue. They are thriving bastions of agriculture amidst brick, steel and concrete, between apartment complexes and small…

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Want to help the bees? Keep these out of your garden.

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Three-fourths of the world’s honey contains neonicotinoids. The buzz is that even gardening for bees takes constant vigilance. Deposit photos Entomologist Vera Krischik has a bee and butterfly garden bursting with Mexican sunflowers, goldenrod, salvia and black-eyed susans. But when she has problems with aphids or Japanese beetles, she’s careful to get rid of them responsibly.…

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Make Orange-Rum Liqueur to Give the Gift of Caribbean Tradition

For Jessica B. Harris, the holidays come with rum and clementines O, citrus tree Lauren Monaco Lauren Monaco After many decades spent traveling in the Caribbean around the holidays, I can now understand the subtle signs that Christmas is coming. In Jamaica and Puerto Rico, it’s the appearance of fresh pigeon peas at the market. In…

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These pumpkin recipes are the only ones you’ll need this fall

You know that pumpkin isn’t just for pie anymore. (And we’re talking about the gourd, not the ubiquitous pumpkin pie spice flavoring.) Author DeeDee Stovel agrees. “Many think of pumpkin as existing solely in dessert, especially in pie,” she writes in “The Pumpkin Cookbook.” “In fact, pumpkin is a wonderful vegetable by itself in addition to…

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The science behind the different colours of autumn leaves

Ah, autumn-the air is crisper and the trees are turning brilliant shades of gold, red, and brown. In the temperate areas of the world, it gets very cold in the winter and there is not much sunlight, which the trees need to feed themselves. Leaves are delicate and can’t survive the winter, so the tree prepares…

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Want to help the bees? Keep these out of your garden.

bee

Three-fourths of the world’s honey contains neonicotinoids. The buzz is that even gardening for bees takes constant vigilance. Deposit photos Entomologist Vera Krischik has a bee and butterfly garden bursting with Mexican sunflowers, goldenrod, salvia and black-eyed susans. But when she has problems with aphids or Japanese beetles, she’s careful to get rid of them responsibly.…

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Backyard Veggie Gardening For Your Table

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Earlier this year, 50-year-old Maclean Chambwe left his teaching job to work full time on his gardening project. “There is a lot of poverty in urban areas that can be combatted by simply turning the backyards of houses into viable vegetable gardens,” he says. The Zimbabwean-born father of two has been using a half acre of…

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Plants And Trees To Attract Birds

It stands to reason that you would love your all year home gardening plans to include plants and trees that will attract birds to your garden. All year gardening can incorporate a variety of plants and trees that can be used to create a stunning array of garden types. At the same time, it isn’t a bad idea to put […]

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4 Reasons Why Gardening With Kids Is Awesome

Every parent looks for ways to keep their children preoccupied, particularly when school is out. Gardening with kids provides a fantastic opportunity not only to keep them busy but to also spend some time with them.   Before time passes by and they won’t do anything with you anymore, get your kids in on an all year gardening journey. The […]

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Answering Your Greenhouse Gardening Questions

If the idea of all year home gardening really appeals to you, then you’re definitely going to want to learn more about greenhouse gardening. A greenhouse gives you the ability to take your desire to work with all year gardening to its fullest potential. Greenhouses give you the flexibility to enjoy gardening whenever you want. So whether you really do […]

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Best Tips For Growing Olive Trees

Olive trees can be a wonderful element to your all year home gardening. While olive trees are not ideal for all of the different examples of all year gardening, this is still a possibility that is worth exploring. Olive trees are quite lovely, and there are a number of additional benefits that you will be able to enjoy. There are […]

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Watering Systems for Large Gardens

Watering Systems for Large Gardens   Finding the right watering system for your large garden is an essential element to all year home gardening. If you are serious about all year gardening, you’re going to want to choose your watering system carefully. At the end of the day, you’re going to want something that protects your investment over not only the […]

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Smart Ways To Protect Your Garden Tools

Smart Ways To Protect Your Garden Tools All year home gardening is about more than getting the right gardening tools. In order to get the most out of the experience, your all year gardening should also include taking the time to properly care for your tools. There are a number of benefits to doing so. Benefits Of Caring For Your […]

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Gardening Gloves Shopping Guide

Gardening Gloves Shopping Guide If you’re going to be serious about all year home gardening, then your all year gardening plans will definitely want to take care in choosing the right gloves. If you’re new to all of this, there is a good chance that the long array of possibilities for gardening gloves can be a little intimidating. After all, […]

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