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Americans are a restless bunch. They change locations with a frequency that would tire a migrating songbird.
If you had driven past my house in recent days, you might have thought you were watching a movie in reverse. There I was, opening trash bags, dumping out leaves and spreading them over the ground.
Compost or mulch? People often confuse the two, although each fulfills a different function in gardening.
The City of Chandler’s Solid Waste Services Division will offer two workshops devoted to backyard composting later this month.
You don't need to live on the prairie to have a prairie garden. Natural landscapes featuring mainly native plants are being sown in yards across North America as environmentally friendly alternatives to turf grass.
The smell of grass, the sound of sprinklers and the shade of three large ficus trees have all disappeared from Arthur and Jeananne Pastin’s yard. Instead, barrel cacti, red bird of paradise shrubs and palo verde trees sprout from gray- and brown-flecked granite gravel.
Rosh Hashana typically is a solidly autumnal holiday, falling sometimes as late as October. But this year, the Jewish New Year comes early — the first week of September, a time when summer's bounty is still fresh for much of the country.
Turf grass is the groundcover of choice for many property owners, mainly for its rich, carpet-like appearance. But grass is thirsty, demands frequent maintenance and provides little wildlife appeal.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Home-grown tomatoes are NOT the best-tasting ones. Not necessarily, that is.
Grass isn't always the best groundcovers for a yard: It's thirsty at a time when water is becoming scarce; it attracts fewer pollinators; it requires expensive chemicals to maintain, and it must be disposed of if you bag as you mow.
Mexican Wolf Recovery Workshop, Italian Night at Arcosanti, and Camp Verde Cornfest
Trapped in a mundane job at the tomato plant, Theo dreams of becoming a glamorous race car driver.
CINCINNATI — Berry bushes and squash vines, apple and pear saplings, and inches-high corn plants growing now are envisioned to blossom into an "edible forest garden" in urban Cincinnati for the benefit of joggers, bicyclists, hikers and those who simply want to relax along a waterway.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to people who stood in line for hours to get it.
Smart irrigation is becoming a hot landscaping specialty as groundwater aquifers are increasingly sucked dry.
Plants need water to keep cool, pump minerals up to their leaves and grow. And in many regions and many seasons, they can fend for themselves getting water.
The silky petals of a fragrant pink shrub rose; the crunchy texture of a gravel path; a nook where grass rustles and a stream runs. What we smell, see, hear, touch and taste can make a garden walk a wonderful sensory experience.
The Montessori Exploratory Committee has moved forward in its year-long proposal to build a stand-alone Montessori high school within Tempe Union, gaining added support from parents.
LOS ANGELES — The world's smallest bird can take up a big chunk of a person's spring to-do list: Trim the trees, weed the garden, make the nectar and hang the feeders.
For an event usually drawing nearly 400 parents, education and business leaders, Desert Garden Montessori in Ahwatukee Foothills encourages residents to learn more about the school.
For the hungry in our community, an empty bowl signifies a lack of food. At the Tempe Empty Bowls event (www.tempeemptybowls.org), it signifies a chance for the local community to help fight hunger in Tempe. With the $10 purchase of a handmade bowl, Whole Foods Market will offer a simple meal of soup and bread, symbolic of the caloric intake that must sustain many in our community for an entire day.
Mesa chef Taylor Blackburn examined soil and watched a watering system put in place on his new garden bed early Monday evening.
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Chandler-Gilbert Community College celebrated the opening of the Environmental Technology Center, an outdoor learning center, at the college’s Pecos campus Tuesday.
Led in part by an improving economy, Arizona is ending its budget year with a surplus three times larger than anticipated.