Gardening http://www.kplu.org en Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors http://www.kplu.org/post/gardeners-gems-designer-crops-will-wow-neighbors To the home gardener who says "been there, done that" to the heirloom green bean, the French breakfast radish or the Brandywine tomato, take heart.<p>Nurseries and seed companies are competing to bring you the most colorful and flavorful designer edibles they can come up with. They travel the world looking for the next in-vogue plant for the home horticulturist. Tue, 13 May 2014 22:51:38 +0000 16541 at http://www.kplu.org Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors Lesson Learned From 'Bucket List Of Gardens In England': Plant For The Future http://www.kplu.org/post/lesson-learned-bucket-list-gardens-england-plant-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>From growing your own food to planting native or drought-resistant plants, sustainability themes abound at this year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. At least one presenter took that idea to the next level by sharing a lesson she learned while admiring some of the world's most famous gardens.&nbsp;</p><p>Nan Sterman is a garden writer from San Diego who attends the show in Seattle just about every year. This year, she presented a talk titled “From Sustainability to Stewardship” based on a tour of old English gardens she led last summer in the U.K.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13342 at http://www.kplu.org Lesson Learned From 'Bucket List Of Gardens In England': Plant For The Future Seattle Setting Example for Community Gardens Nationwide http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-setting-example-community-gardens-nationwide <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle started its first city-sponsored P-Patch program 40 years ago. To help mark the anniversary, the American Community Gardening Association (</span>ACGA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) is holding its </span><a href="http://communitygarden.org/conference/schedule/schedule.html#day1" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">national conference here</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Gardeners from more than 30 states and six foreign countries are attending.</span></p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:34:46 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9584 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Setting Example for Community Gardens Nationwide 'Cropswap' website takes barter between home gardeners online http://www.kplu.org/post/cropswap-website-takes-barter-between-home-gardeners-online <p>What do you do when you’ve got a bumper crop of zucchini or lettuce?&nbsp;Or flower bulbs that have multiplied like rabbits? Many people give their extras away.&nbsp;And in the down economy, more and more hobby gardeners are trading their bounty at swap meets.&nbsp;</p><p>A <a href="http://www.cropswap.me/want.php?z=98121">new website</a> from a team in Seattle and Tacoma makes those transactions easier.</p><p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 20:00:35 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6192 at http://www.kplu.org 'Cropswap' website takes barter between home gardeners online Seattle's 'UpGarden' P-Patch takes community gardening to new heights http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-upgarden-p-patch-takes-community-gardening-new-heights <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 38px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">It&rsquo;s a first-of-its-kind in Seattle and perhaps even the country. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:47:03 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5178 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's 'UpGarden' P-Patch takes community gardening to new heights Thomas Jefferson's Vegetable Garden: A Thing Of Beauty And Science http://www.kplu.org/post/thomas-jeffersons-vegetable-garden-thing-beauty-and-science When you listen to <em>All Things Considered</em> host <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/134002977/melissa-block">Melissa Block</a>'s story about Thomas Jefferson's garden, you'll hear how he cared about putting peas on the table and sharing seeds with his friends. He also set loftier goals for his vegetable garden: Monticello's south-facing expanse was a living laboratory for a lifelong tinkerer and almost obsessive record keeper. Fri, 11 May 2012 00:57:08 +0000 Graham Smith 4992 at http://www.kplu.org Thomas Jefferson's Vegetable Garden: A Thing Of Beauty And Science