Tips for growing a healthy garden during drought | house + life + health

Tips for growing a healthy garden during drought |  house + life + health

By JESSICA DAMIANO – Associated Press Many people try to save water just to do the right thing (and save money too). But when a severe drought hits and state and local governments enforce restrictions, water conservation becomes non-negotiable. So far this summer, nearly 65% ​​of the United States and Puerto Rico have experienced “unusually … Read more

Sarah Browning: What’s behind the strange pumpkin? Not weird pollen | Home & Garden

Sarah Browning: What's behind the strange pumpkin?  Not weird pollen |  Home & Garden

SARAH BROWNING For the Lincoln Journal Star The growing season is in full swing and there are many gardening questions to ask! Including questions about pollination and its effects in the vegetable garden, so here’s a quick look at pollination and how it affects – or doesn’t affect – the plants in your garden. Can … 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

Tidying up when living with children | Home & Garden

Tidying up when living with children |  Home & Garden

click to enlarge I don’t know if it’s the by-product of spring cleaning, knowing that summer break is just around the corner or that I’ve been snooping on Netflix’s The Home Edit, but I’m ready to declutter my house — especially my stuff Children . As all families with young children know, … Read more

Sarah Browning: The Basics of Garden Composting | Home & Garden

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SARAH BROWNING For the Lincoln Journal Star Creating a compost heap can be as simple as piling up garden waste in a free-standing heap. But to save space in smaller landscapes, speed up decomposition, and keep the garden looking tidy, create a composting structure. Composting structures can be made from a variety of materials and … Read more

Sarah Browning: Transplants give the garden a head start | Home & Garden

Sarah Browning: Transplants give the garden a head start |  Home & Garden

SARAH BROWNING For the Lincoln Journal Star Transplants are the way to go for tomatoes, peppers, and dozens of other vegetables, as well as many of the annual flowers common in Nebraska gardens. Transplants give long-harvested plants a head start before they are brought into the garden and a chance to produce before the fall … Read more

Maryland Legislature ends session marked by budget surplus | health

Maryland Legislature ends session marked by budget surplus |  health

By BRIAN WITTE – Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers ended their term late Monday by passing legislation to strengthen cybersecurity in a year marked by a budget surplus, upgrades to parks, infrastructure, schools and information technology systems, and tax breaks enabled . In a year of huge surpluses, largely due to federal … Read more

Sarah Browning: Little bluestem is perennial of the year | Home & Garden

Sarah Browning: Little bluestem is perennial of the year |  Home & Garden

SARAH BROWNING For the Lincoln Journal Star The Perennial Plant Association is a professional horticultural trade organization dedicated to improving the perennial industry by providing training to improve the production, promotion and use of perennials. The 2022 Perennial of the Year is the small bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium, and its ornamental varieties. For those who enjoy … Read more