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Xeriscaping implements water-wise plants like cactus, succulents and native grasses. Your local landscape designer or lawn and garden specialist can make suggestions for plantlife that will thrive in our climate.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Planting

Planting

Planting a gifted tree is a symbolic way for a young couple to begin their married life.

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After slow start, Food Bank garden growing steadily

After slow start, Food Bank garden growing steadily

On a sunny and warm Friday morning in a field at Oscar’s Park just west of Billings, Sharon Wetsch looked over seven pallets loaded with pots of ready-to-plant vegetables and herbs.

June 25, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Mowing your lawn too short can be damaging. Area experts suggest a lawn height from 2 to 3 1/2 inches.

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HMF060814 Pg2 Patio for 2

Sharon Leroy, owner of A Better Choice Creative Enterprises – Interior and Exterior Design & Landscaping, notes that even a small nook in a backyard can become a “posh patio.” Simply add the elements that allow you to relax and enjoy the space.

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Who are the Master Gardeners?

Who are the Master Gardeners?

Eight-year-old Owen McKinney thought long and hard about which tulip bulbs he should pick.

May 04, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Master gardeners' work is just getting started

Master gardeners' work is just getting started

When days get longer and plants begin to emerge after their winter slumber, it can only mean one thing.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Healthy By Design Gardeners' Market seeks vendors

Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market is seeking vendors for its Thursday night markets, which start June 12.

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Mills Elementary Aquaponics

Mills Elementary Aquaponics

JD Sawyer of Colorado Aquaponics, center, talks to Mills Elementary School students about their school's new aquaponics system Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Mills. Aquaponics is a combination of hydroponics, the cultivation of plants without soil, and aquaculture, or fish farming. A continuous cy…

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Mills Elementary aquaponics

Mills Elementary aquaponics

JD Sawyer, of Colorado Aquaponics, talks to Mills Elementary School students about their school’s new aquaponics system Friday in Mills, Wyo. Aquaponics is a combination of hydroponics, the cultivation of plants without soil, and aquaculture, or fish farming. A pump moves dirty water contain…

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Montana psychiatric patients grow with seeds they sow

WARM SPRINGS — Julia initially isolated herself from other patients when she arrived at the psychiatric hospital here in January.

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Prep work is important for your garden to look its best

What a wild couple of weeks. Sleet, rain, snow, ice and sun…Ah yes, spring in Montana. Living in 'Zone 4', as defined by the USDA, has its challenges. But, because of the weather extremes, we have the fortune to truly experience each season to its fullness.

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Vendors sought for Healthy By Design Gardeners' Market

If you grow summer vegetables and are looking for a place to sell them, the Gardeners’ Market sponsored by Healthy By Design may be an option. The Thursday night markets, which begin June 13, offer a free spot for gardeners and farmers to sell their produce.

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Handy Dandy: Three weekend projects to spruce up your home now

Handy Dandy: Three weekend projects to spruce up your home now

Weekends are made for relaxing. But sometimes the weekend is the perfect time for a quick household project, like building and planting a cold frame garden, creating a spring floral arrangement on a table-scape or a re-designing the area above wall cabinets. These projects are easily accompl…

March 31, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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LEAD Gardeners cold frame

LEAD Gardeners cold frame

Cold frame gardens protect cool-weather sprouts like lettuce and can easily be 20-30 degrees warmer than their outdoor counterparts.

March 27, 2013 10:50 am
Celebrate Community: Seeds of change

Celebrate Community: Seeds of change

A half-dozen preteen boys sat around the table in a small room at the Billings Salvation Army building, barely able to keep their adolescent energy bottled up amidst outbursts of chatter.

March 10, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Group working to improve ZooMontana botanical gardens

Group working to improve ZooMontana botanical gardens

There's a lot more to see besides the animals at ZooMontana.

February 15, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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Healthy By Design Gardeners' Market teeming with fresh, local produce

Healthy By Design Gardeners' Market teeming with fresh, local produce

After less than 30 minutes of shopping, Jon Ille had a bag filled with just-picked cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, squash and green beans. Total price: $6.

August 28, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Vegetable Harvest & Storage Tips

Read gardening tips from Jim Gainan.

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