gardening

‘Little Rascals’ At The RWP Gateway

(9.15) The Roger Williams Park Gateway Center will be showing the 1994 comedy “The Little Rascals” starring Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, and Ross Bagley, this Friday; the screening will be held outside in the landscaped area on one of those inflatable screens. You may remember director Penelope Spheeris from the three “The Decline of Western

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What Cheer Flower Farm Expanding

Welcome to the flower farm! I promise I will take an ‘after’ photo of this exact spot at some point in the future. Locals familiar with the miracles already achieved by this organization know that a ‘flower farm’ will happen here. Unfortunately, this summer, the popular August Flower Festival can not. What Cheer Flower Farm

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SCLT Rare & Unusual Plant Sale

(5.21) Rain or shine. Head over to City Farm this Saturday and Sunday for Southside Community Land Trust‘s 31st annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale. How rare and unusual? Well last year they had stinging nettle for sale and I’ve never seen that anywhere ever. Organizers want to help you up your gardening game: “You’ve

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Homegrown — Ready When You Are

Homegrown owner Russell Stafford was busy organizing the sales yard today when I dropped in to survey the rare and unusual plants on offer this spring. Russell propagates many hard-to-find plants, mostly from seed, mostly native, many shade-lovers. Here are some of his favorites this year: Aquilegia canadensis ‘Corbett’ a columbine with yellow flowers, grown

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Free Seeds At Prov Public Library

I love that they call this a seed “catalog.” The Louise and Larry Moulton seed catalog at the Providence Public Library is stocked with unopened packets of seeds — vegetables, herbs, and flowers — courtesy of the URI Master Garden seed program and a Vermont concern, High Mowing Organic Seeds. This is just one of

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Live Painting — RISD Museum

(9.18) Head over to the RISD Museum this Sunday for “Work in Progress: Painting Intuitively” and watch as artist Yukyung Chung turns the Radeke Garden and the adjacent Danforth Hall into her studio. Watch as artist Yukyung Chung (RISD MFA, Digital + Media, 2023) responds to her composed soundscape through live painting. Chung’s artistic practice

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Bee Hotels Attract Pollinators

Here’s another way urbanites can give nature an assist, bee hotels. From Almanac we learn about native, solitary bees. Unlike honey bees, these solitary bees are extremely docile and up to three times more effective as pollinators. No, you won’t get any honey, but you will enjoy better flowers, thriving plants, and healthier vegetables in your garden!

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White Wisteria

The fragrance stopped me in my tracks. I looked around only to discover that the source was at least twenty feet away. I don’t know the name of this particular variety, but it is a winner. Three white cultivars are listed at “Favorite Wisteria Varieties.” Jako is described as having “intensely fragrant clusters” while Shiro-Kapitan

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