Gardening

The solstice approaches and that really makes for some fun garden parties. The best one, to be sure, is out at the Alaska Botanical Garden and it is coming up Thursday, June 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Make sure to be there.Jeff Lowenfels
 An evening of films by Alaskans will take place Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, with offerings that range from romantic comedy and animation to CGI-enhanced Vikings fighting Space Orcs.Mike Dunham
There seems to be an unbelievable bumper crop of spruce cones both in trees and on lawns this spring. Their abundance has been quite a topic of conversation, at least in my circles. It is coneucopia! Jeff Lowenfels
Jennifer Galbreath is on a mission to spread knowledge of the medicinal and culinary uses of Alaska's native plants.Shannon Kuhn
Pay some attention now to what is going on in your newly planted gardens and you won’t have to work so hard later in the season when the fish are running. That is a fair deal! It makes sense even if you are not a fisherman.Jeff Lowenfels
Kids Outdoors: Anchorage's Junior Master Gardener program gives kids in grades two through six the tools to know what's growing and the skills to nurture plants from seed to the dinner table.Erin Kirkland
It is great to be outside and getting some soil underneath the fingernails, isn’t it? And our weather has been perfect for yardening. Things are finally in full swing outdoors and the questions are pouring in. Let’s get right to them.Jeff Lowenfels
It always takes a few weeks after the soil in containers is warm enough to plant for the yard soil to warm up so you can plant in it. It’s finally happened. Go forth and plant those vegetable gardens. Flower away! We are officially in Alaska’s outdoor growing season.Jeff Lowenfels
My very first gardening chore was dandelion patrol on what was essentially 8 acres of lawn. I still have and use that dandelion fork. I am now 65 years old and I have to finally admit to myself it will never slay the beast.Jeff Lowenfels
Yahoo! Let the outdoor season begin. It’s also time to hit the mail and answer some questions that might have a general bent.Jeff Lowenfels
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