gardening http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Cindy Gilberg: Horticulturalist Helped Change The Way St. Louisans Plant Gardens http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cindy-gilberg-horticulturalist-helped-change-way-st-louisans-plant-gardens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cindy </span>Gilberg’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> natural habitat was a garden. Preferably, one filled with native perennials.</span></p><p>Growing up in St. Louis, she spent much of her time exploring Shaw Nature Reserve. The love of the place, she wrote, brought her back as an adult and horticulturist “to work and share with others the possibilities of native landscaping and the joy of natural areas.”</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:37:34 +0000 Gloria S. Ross 37711 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cindy Gilberg: Horticulturalist Helped Change The Way St. Louisans Plant Gardens Going Green At Home With Native Plants: Tips To Build Native Habitats Into Your Landscaping http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/going-green-home-native-plants-tips-build-native-habitats-your-landscaping <p></p><p>The Missouri Botanical Garden annual Green Homes Festival is this Saturday at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening. One of the focuses of this year’s festival is gardening with native plants, or “naturescaping.”</p><p>Using native plants is environmentally friendly because it works within the existing ecosystem, explained Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager at the <a href="http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/sustainability/sustainability/sustainability-in-action/at-the-earthways-center.aspx">EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden</a>.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:24:47 +0000 Camille Phillips 36733 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Going Green At Home With Native Plants: Tips To Build Native Habitats Into Your Landscaping What Does The Harsh Winter Mean For Spring Gardening? Tips From Horticulturists http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-does-harsh-winter-mean-spring-gardening-tips-horticulturists <p>After an especially harsh winter, spring has returned to St. Louis. Gardeners across the region are planting and planning for the growing season.</p><p>But the plants are still feeling the effects of the unusual cold, said Missouri Botanical Garden horticulturists June Hutson and Elizabeth Spiegel.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:19:16 +0000 Camille Phillips 35693 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Does The Harsh Winter Mean For Spring Gardening? Tips From Horticulturists Spring Gardening Help From The Missouri Botanical Garden http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/spring-gardening-help-missouri-botanical-garden <p>Now that it appears that Spring has arrived in the St. Louis region, the thoughts of many residents are turning to gardening.&nbsp; Efforts thus far have been frustrating for many because of the varying temperatures and large amount of rain.&nbsp; Many have delayed their Spring planting, and those who haven’t may find that the few warm days caused vegetables to flower prematurely and that the cold temperatures at night have harmed them.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:59:33 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 25953 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Spring Gardening Help From The Missouri Botanical Garden The Weekend Gardener: Integrated Pest Management http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weekend-gardener-integrated-pest-management <p>Each month <a href="http://www.gatewaygreening.org">Gateway Greening</a> community gardeners gather at the Schlafly Tap Room for Pints &#39;n&#39; Plants, where guest speakers share their gardening expertise. The latest was from Small Farm Specialist Miranda Duschack, of <a href="http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/programs-and-projects/innovative-small-farmers-outreach-program">Lincoln University Cooperative Extension</a>, who shared her knowledge about Integrated Pest Management.</p> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:41:57 +0000 Madalyn Painter 1077 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Weekend Gardener: Integrated Pest Management Vegetable gardening on the air, in the news, and at a nursery near you http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vegetable-gardening-air-news-and-nursery-near-you <p>March is the time to plant cold-season crops, such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, and onions. You&#39;ll find onion &quot;slips&quot;--immature onion bulbs--available at your local nursery now, along with some basic brassicas to start for summer harvest. Next year try starting from seed to select more unusual varieties. Venture out into what may be new territory by trying broccoli rab, kohlrabi, and bok choy. Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:00:12 +0000 Madalyn Painter 763 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vegetable gardening on the air, in the news, and at a nursery near you Seed Starting: Finding Unique Varietals and Using a Soil Blocker http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/seed-starting-finding-unique-varietals-and-using-soil-blocker <p>To complement our weekend programming, in this new bi-weekly column I&#39;ll write about the trials and tribulations of my own gardening and that of others, including community gardeners as they work to establish a new space to grow. I hope you get inspired to dig in the dirt yourself.&nbsp; With temperatures on the rise, now is the time to start seeds indoors and get ready to experience the superior flavor of vegetables you can grow at home in your own back yard. Here&#39;s one way to get started.</p><p><strong>Seed Selection</strong></p> Sat, 05 Mar 2011 19:19:27 +0000 Madalyn Painter 664 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Seed Starting: Finding Unique Varietals and Using a Soil Blocker