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gardening http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/172/all en CloudFarm debuts 'K-cup for food' http://addisonindependent.com/201411cloudfarm-debuts-k-cup-food <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27005" style="width: 72px;"><a href="/201411cloudfarm-debuts-k-cup-food"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Cam.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Cam.jpg" title="Cam.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="72" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CAM MACKUGLER LAUNCHED his new company, CloudFarm, last week out of the offices in the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies in Middlebury. The company sells Seedsheets, which allow customers to roll out a small garden. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; At first glance, agriculture and computer technology don&rsquo;t seem to have much in common.</p> <p> But Middlebury entrepreneur Cam MacKugler says when paired together, they produce wonderful results. His startup business, CloudFarm, is aimed at introducing gardening to Millennials and others who may have an interest in locally sourced food.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27006">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411cloudfarm-debuts-k-cup-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury CloudFarm Featured gardening MacKugler Millennials Seedsheet VCET Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:11:36 +0000 Zach Despart 27006 at http://addisonindependent.com The artful garden: Decorating our outdoor spaces http://addisonindependent.com/201411artful-garden-decorating-our-outdoor-spaces <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26966" style="width: 133px;"><a href="/201411artful-garden-decorating-our-outdoor-spaces"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Garden column 11 06 14 DSCN3883.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Garden column 11 06 14 DSCN3883.jpg" title="Garden column 11 06 14 DSCN3883.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="133" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A DELIGHTFUL, SMALL figure decorates a simple planting of Feather Reed grass and Queen’s Anne’s Lace at Tower Hill Botanic Gardens near Worcester, Mass. Photo by Richard Conrad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Judith Irven </div> </div> </div> <p> With winter fast approaching and this year&rsquo;s garden put to bed, our thoughts turn towards our gardens of the future. As with our homes, every garden must meet certain functional needs, such as providing easy access from driveway to doorway. But also, like our homes, all gardens give us personal space to indulge and please our aesthetic sensibilities.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26967">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411artful-garden-decorating-our-outdoor-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Goshen garden column gardening Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:47:17 +0000 Judith Irven 26967 at http://addisonindependent.com New England's holly: Brightening our gardens when the days are shortest http://addisonindependent.com/201410new-englands-holly-brightening-our-gardens-when-days-are-shortest <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26321" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201410new-englands-holly-brightening-our-gardens-when-days-are-shortest"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/D71-711571.thumbnail.jpg" alt="D71-711571.jpg" title="D71-711571.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IN THIS RECENT picture the fruit of our winterberries has started to fatten up and turn red, looking lovely beside some black-eyed Susans that, even now, are still in flower. Photo by Richard Conrad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Judith Irven </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The holly of my childhood was the &ldquo;Christmas card holly,&rdquo; with fat red berries and shiny spiny leaves that stayed green all winter long.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26322">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410new-englands-holly-brightening-our-gardens-when-days-are-shortest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured gardening Irven Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:25:06 +0000 Judith Irven 26322 at http://addisonindependent.com Garden club committed to action http://addisonindependent.com/201410garden-club-committed-action <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14865" style="width: px;"><a href="/201410garden-club-committed-action"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/ peeweehockey.jpg" alt=" peeweehockey.jpg" title=" peeweehockey.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SHELDON MUSEUM PROJECT co-leader Shari Johnson of the Middlebury Garden Club takes a break during one of the club’s work sessions at the Sheldon in August. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The new slate of officers for the Middlebury Garden Club was recently installed at the club&rsquo;s annual luncheon at the Waybury Inn. As gardeners, &ldquo;we like to get our hands dirty and grow things,&rdquo; member Lynne Boie remarked. She charged the new leaders to do just that and &ldquo;to get things done&rdquo; acting as optimists and doers on behalf of the organization.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25983">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410garden-club-committed-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury gardening Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:09:24 +0000 Evan Johnson 25983 at http://addisonindependent.com Season of mists, mellow fruitfulness: Bidding adieu to garden past http://addisonindependent.com/201410season-mists-mellow-fruitfulness-bidding-adieu-garden-past <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25984" style="width: 81px;"><a href="/201410season-mists-mellow-fruitfulness-bidding-adieu-garden-past"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/garden FS-2946.thumbnail.jpg" alt="garden FS-2946.jpg" title="garden FS-2946.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="81" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SPREADING COMPOST IS Judith’s fall ritual. Compost is a magical substance for our gardens. It enriches and lightens the soil making it easier to work. Also, if you have clay soil, compost will help it drain better but, conversely, if you have sandy soil, compost will help it retain water longer. Photo by Dick Conrad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Judith Irven </div> </div> </div> <p> It&rsquo;s early October. The forests are ablaze in color and the valleys cloaked in morning mists. And in my garden the final flowers of the year &mdash; asters, chrysanthemums, bush clover and even the Rozanne geranium &mdash; having survived an early light frost, are sounding one last glorious hurrah for the season now ending. Any day now the first heavy killing frost will signal the end of this year&rsquo;s garden.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25982">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410season-mists-mellow-fruitfulness-bidding-adieu-garden-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured gardening Goshen Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:08:40 +0000 Trent Campbell 25982 at http://addisonindependent.com Grand finale: What's doing in the autumn garden http://addisonindependent.com/201409grand-finale-whats-doing-autumn-garden <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25697" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201409grand-finale-whats-doing-autumn-garden"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/D90-2584.thumbnail.jpg" alt="D90-2584.jpg" title="D90-2584.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JAPANESE ANEMONES ONLY start to flower at the end of August but they will keep on going until cut down by an October frost. The large purple leaves are from the hybrid smokebush called Cotinus “Grace.” Photo by Richard Conrad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Judith Irven </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Does your garden finish the year with a beautiful glorious bang, or does it just fade away with a whimper?</span></p> <p> Summer&rsquo;s exuberance may be over but, in its own way, the autumn garden can be every bit as lovely. At this time of year the gardener&rsquo;s palette includes yellows and bronze, lavender and purple, dusky pinks and whites. There are colorful shrubs and beautiful grasses, plus some easily grown perennials, which all harmonize together to complete the gardening season with a flourish.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25698">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409grand-finale-whats-doing-autumn-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County gardening Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:35:46 +0000 Zach Despart 25698 at http://addisonindependent.com Jessie Raymond: Gardener's hope wilts late in season http://addisonindependent.com/201409jessie-raymond-gardeners-hope-wilts-late-season <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jessie Raymond </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Dear </span><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Fine Gardening</em><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"> magazine,</span></p> <p> It is with great sadness that I request that you cancel my entry in your Gardener of the Year contest, Vegetable Division. Turns out, I don&rsquo;t stand a chance.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25497">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409jessie-raymond-gardeners-hope-wilts-late-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion gardening Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:21:48 +0000 Zach Despart 25497 at http://addisonindependent.com On gardening: Dancing grasses — magical movements in our gardens http://addisonindependent.com/201409gardening-dancing-grasses-%E2%80%94-magical-movements-our-gardens <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25427" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201409gardening-dancing-grasses-%E2%80%94-magical-movements-our-gardens"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Garden pix 9-04-14_5256.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Garden pix 9-04-14_5256.jpg" title="Garden pix 9-04-14_5256.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BLUE OAT GRASS, like a duo of porcupines, grows alongside some Autumn Joy Sedum in Judith’s garden. Photo by Richard Conrad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Judith Irven </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Rhythmic motion captivates as it soothes &mdash; a group of dancers twirling in time with the music or the wind rippling through a field of uncut hay.</span></p> <p> And in the garden motion always delights &mdash; as a host of swallowtail butterflies swarm over the spring lilacs, or a flock of cedar waxwings swoop in to feast on the ripening crabapples.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25428">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409gardening-dancing-grasses-%E2%80%94-magical-movements-our-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured gardening Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:21:40 +0000 Zach Despart 25428 at http://addisonindependent.com Garden club highlights roadside attractions http://addisonindependent.com/201408garden-club-highlights-roadside-attractions <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25253" style="width: 75px;"><a href="/201408garden-club-highlights-roadside-attractions"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Sadie&#039;s Garden pathway.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Sadie&#039;s Garden pathway.jpg" title="Sadie&#039;s Garden pathway.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="75" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sadie&#039;s Garden at Hospice Volunteer Services in Middlebury&#039;s Marble Works district is a winner of the &quot;Roadside Attractions Awards&quot; given out by the Middlebury Garden Club. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Middlebury Garden Club </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The Middlebury Garden Club has announced the winners of its annual &ldquo;Roadside Attractions Awards.&rdquo; These accolades recognize gardens cultivated by people around the county who are not members of the club.</p> <p> The theme for all these gardens is that they can be enjoyed from the road while passing by in a car or on foot.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25254">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408garden-club-highlights-roadside-attractions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County gardening lincoln Middlebury Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:33:58 +0000 Trent Campbell 25254 at http://addisonindependent.com A garden can be a loving journey through ages and stages http://addisonindependent.com/201408garden-can-be-loving-journey-through-ages-and-stages <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25190" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201408garden-can-be-loving-journey-through-ages-and-stages"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Garden column 8 21, 2014 D71-0389.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Garden column 8 21, 2014 D71-0389.jpg" title="Garden column 8 21, 2014 D71-0389.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JUDITH’S “GAZEBO GARDEN” flourishes in mid-August, after some recent editing and tweaking. The stepping stone path leads all through the bed, passing some scented daylilies, the fragrant Lemon Drop azalea and the umbrella plant on the left, and June-flowering azaleas on the right. A brilliant blue pot, hand-thrown by Bristol potter Robert Compton, creates the central focal point. Photo by Richard Conrad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Judith Irven </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">&ldquo;A garden should be in a constant state of fluid change, expansion, experiment, adventure; above all it should be an inquisitive, loving but self-critical journey on the part of its owner.&rdquo;</em></p> <p align="right"> <em>&mdash; H.E. Bates</em></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25191">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408garden-can-be-loving-journey-through-ages-and-stages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured gardening Irven Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:21:48 +0000 Judith Irven 25191 at http://addisonindependent.com All gardening is landscape painting http://addisonindependent.com/201408all-gardening-landscape-painting <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24890" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201408all-gardening-landscape-painting"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/D90-1213_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="D90-1213_0.jpg" title="D90-1213_0.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IN JUNE, THE poppies and the baptisia bloom together, making a lovely contrast of both shape, texture and color. Photo by Richard Conrad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Judith Irven </div> </div> </div> <p> The well-known garden quote, penned over 200 years ago by landscape designer William Kent, that is the headline for this week&rsquo;s column still rings true today. Creating a beautiful garden is akin to making pictures where you, the artist, get to choose the plants and manipulate them on your canvas to create a vibrant glorious whole.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24891">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408all-gardening-landscape-painting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County gardening Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:38:38 +0000 Weyland Joyner 24891 at http://addisonindependent.com Pictures on the ground: Planning your garden http://addisonindependent.com/201407pictures-ground-planning-your-garden <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24712" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201407pictures-ground-planning-your-garden"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/S6-1316-.thumbnail.jpg" alt="S6-1316-.jpg" title="S6-1316-.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KATE GRIDLEY AND John Barstow designed their Middlebury vegetable garden to be both attractive and functional, with square raised beds separated by gravel paths. Photo by Richard Conrad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Judith Irven </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">It&rsquo;s high summer and already some of us are contemplating next year&rsquo;s garden. Perhaps this fall we will move some plants from one spot to another or maybe dig a completely new bed. And so the gardening cycle continues.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24713">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407pictures-ground-planning-your-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Conrad Garden gardening Irven Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:10:48 +0000 Zach Despart 24713 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Growing the $3,000 tomato http://addisonindependent.com/201405greg-dennis-growing-3000-tomato <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">This is the story of the thousand-dollar tomato.</span></p> <p> Or, &ldquo;How Our Hero (I Use the Word Loosely), an Inexperienced Gardener with More Money than Sense, Started His Garden Late, and Expensively.&rdquo;</p> <p> It all began not with the need for a garden, but for a vacation. The annual mid-summer escape to Maine was a distant dream when I began casting about for something to break up the work months between Christmas and August.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23614">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405greg-dennis-growing-3000-tomato" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion gardening Thu, 29 May 2014 13:52:37 +0000 Zach Despart 23614 at http://addisonindependent.com Spring Blues are popping up in the garden http://addisonindependent.com/201405spring-blues-are-popping-garden <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23325" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201405spring-blues-are-popping-garden"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Spring blues are popping in the garden_7413.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Spring blues are popping in the garden_7413.jpg" title="Spring blues are popping in the garden_7413.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HIMALAYAN BLUE POPPIES, growing here in Judith’s garden, need partial shade and compost-enriched soil. Photo by Richard Conrad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Judith Irven </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Blue is the color of a crystal clear sky at midday. Although its intensity ranges from brilliant sapphire opposite the sun, to the palest baby blue near the horizon, it is true blue.</span></p> <p> Blue flowers are also beloved by gardeners, and yet they seem really hard to find. There are plenty of flowers with overtones of red &mdash; pinkish-blue, mauve, purple and lavender &mdash; mostly blooming in summer and fall.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23326">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405spring-blues-are-popping-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County garden column gardening Springtime Thu, 15 May 2014 13:44:27 +0000 Zach Despart 23326 at http://addisonindependent.com Gardening gives the rest of us a chance to take part in agriculture http://addisonindependent.com/201404gardening-gives-rest-us-chance-take-part-agriculture <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22979" style="width: 72px;"><a href="/201404gardening-gives-rest-us-chance-take-part-agriculture"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/GreehavenDaenanandSheila CMYK.thumbnail.jpg" alt="GreehavenDaenanandSheila CMYK.jpg" title="GreehavenDaenanandSheila CMYK.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="72" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GREENHAVEN GARDENS AND Nursery co-owner Daenan Norris, left, and nursery manager Sheila Collette, right, spend most of their days inside temperature-controlled greenhouses this time of year, cultivating the plants that will soon fill many gardens around Addison County. Independent photo/Christy Lynn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Christy Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; In a rural region like Addison County, nearly everyone, even people not involved in agricultural businesses, sees a farm almost every day. Not surprisingly, many people develop an interest in getting their hands in the soil and taking part in agriculture at the level of the home garden.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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