How Gardeners Can Control Pests While Protecting Pollinators | Home & Garden

How Gardeners Can Control Pests While Protecting Pollinators |  Home & Garden

By JESSICA DAMIANO Associated Press Imagine this: you have planted milkweed, bee balm or California lilac and are happy to see bees and butterflies fluttering around in your garden. They are comfortable feeding pollinators and love the life these plants attract to your garden. As you stroll past your beds to check on your tomatoes, … Read more

Protecting Your Garden Before And After Heavy Storms | Lifestyles: food, home, health

Protecting Your Garden Before And After Heavy Storms |  Lifestyles: food, home, health

By JESSICA DAMIANO – Associated Press While we celebrate blooming roses, ripening tomatoes, and the pollinator frenzy in our backyards, we gardeners should also be aware of the downsides of summer: thunderstorms, tropical storms, and hurricanes. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting an “above-average 2022 Atlantic hurricane season,” and even as the … Read more

In Ukraine, a broken life lives in a broken house, just one of many

Nila Zelinska holds a doll belonging to her granddaughter, she was able to find in her destroyed house in Potashnya outskirts Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Zelinska just returned to her home town after escaping war to find out she is homeless

POTASSIUM, Ukraine — In 100 days of war in Ukraine, countless lives were forever destroyed, torn apart and turned upside down. For tens of thousands, life was brutally ended. Those who survived sometimes hardly know how to start picking up the pieces. When a house that symbolizes a life of work and memories is destroyed, … Read more

A tomato lover’s 7 tips to grow them big | Home & Garden

A tomato lover's 7 tips to grow them big |  Home & Garden

By JESSICA DAMIANO Associated Press Tomatoes aren’t just my favorite garden plant—they’re also the most popular among American home gardeners. And no wonder: Have you ever compared a supermarket tomato with a backyard tomato? The scent of home alone puts you straight into summer. Another benefit of growing your own tomatoes is variety. Seeds for … Read more