Thursday, May 29, 2008

Gardeners in Training

Here is the online link to this week's The List: Top Home & Garden Events on page 19 of today's print edition in the Washington Examiner. You can find the Examiner in the many red street-boxes around town. I saved a screen capture of the listing as a JPG and posted it here -- which you can click on to read at 100%.

I'm trying to hit both the Annapolis and Brookland tours this weekend as well as spending all today at the Maryland Master Gardener training conference. The MGs, as I like to call them, are a good bunch and today is special as it is the progam's 30th anniversary and they are extending the usual training day schedule with a formal event in the evening. I contributed a gift basket for the silent auction and am eager to see what other goodies are there. My bargain-seeker eyes are peeled.


VICTOR said...

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Anonymous said...

HI! I have a small place in columbia heights, i just moved in and the backyard space looks like a hard shallow soil covered in broken glass and other residuals. Any secrets for completely revamping the space?? thanks

WashingtonGardener said...

I would say to biul up rather than digging in -- build raised beds and fill them with good soil and organic matter - eventually they will break down and condition the soil underneath. This is really the only practical way to deal with hard compacted yards full of debris and maybe other uinwanted substances (lead, fuel exhaust, etc.).