Gardening

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Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use.

Curious about a plant? This website may help:  Plants Database – Garden.org

Article:  Benefits of gardening for your mental health

Whether you have indoor or outdoor plants (or a combination between the two), keeping them healthy and hydrated—no matter the conditions—is likely top of mind for your gardening regimen. But did you know there’s actually a best time of day to water your plants? We asked gardening experts for tips to ensure your plants get water when they need it most.  View full article at this link – Author:  Nashia Baker (Yahoo.com).
On Thursday, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature added the migratory monarch butterfly to the “red list” of threatened species. Known for its orange and black wings and annual journey across North America, the now endangered species is just two distinctions away from extinction due to habitat loss and climate change. View full article at this link – Author: Jabez Berniard (Nola.com)

July can be a tough month for plants. Heat and high humidity often lead to an increase in disease and insect pressures. Despite the increased stress, many plants are still performing well and July can be a productive month for us as gardeners.  View full article at this link – Author:  Heather Kirk-Ballard (MSN.com).