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Planting for success: How to amend your garden soil

Planting for success: How to amend your garden soil

Hint: It starts with the pH.

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7 tips for your best tomatoes ever

7 tips for your best tomatoes ever

Give your plants a healthy start.

March 07, 2015 1:00 pm Photos

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Nonprofits offer native plants, gardening tips in spring sales

Nonprofits offer native plants, gardening tips in spring sales

Spring plant sales bring happy gardeners in March, April.

February 25, 2015 10:30 am Photos

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Have you ever seen a twin cucumber?

Have you ever seen a twin cucumber?

Check out these summer garden oddities.

August 02, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Savvy gardeners celebrate monsoon rain

Savvy gardeners celebrate monsoon rain

Many gardeners abandon plots in summer but there are advantages.

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Fundraiser Saturday to benefit Sunnyside Peace Garden

Fundraiser Saturday to benefit Sunnyside Peace Garden

The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association will host fundraiser for the community's Peace Garden. 

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Aeroponics: No soil required for beautiful, bountiful garden

Aeroponics: No soil required for beautiful, bountiful garden

If you don’t have space for an edible garden, consider growing up.

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Garden Guru: Ensuring your plants don’t promote wildfire

Garden Guru: Ensuring your plants don’t promote wildfire

This is the debut of a gardening column that will appear twice a month in the Star’s Home + Life section.

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Look-alike plants lead to surprise for gardener

Look-alike plants lead to surprise for gardener

Terry L. Moss had a laugh over luffa when what he thought was a melon plant actually yielded the Asian cucumber.

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Past Christmases in Tucson

Past Christmases in Tucson

A corner of the main building at the Tucson, AZ., Botanical Gardens is decorated Monday Nov. 17, 2003 for a demonstration of an exhibit recreating what the home may have looked like in 1945 when the family of Bernice and Rutger Porter lived there.

December 03, 2013 9:54 am

Garden tours bloom this month

Nearly two dozen homeowners will open their gates to the public during four  self-guided garden tours throughout Southern Arizona. Gardeners, contractors and gardening experts will be on hand to answer questions.

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Big Jim: Chiltepines

Big Jim: Chiltepines

A gardener at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, takes care of the chiltepines at the gardens.

July 30, 2013 12:00 am
Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones

Relaxing in the garden of her Bel Air, Calif., home home, film star Shirley Jones poses with her pet schnauzers, Little Bit, left and Stoney.(AP Photo)

July 25, 2013 2:34 pm
Message of healthy eating grows at south-side school

Message of healthy eating grows at south-side school

Challenger Middle School students, from left, Gabriela Jasso, Lizeth Nava (bending down) and Leslie Valenzuela are in harvest mode at the school's garden. They had just pulled some fresh carrots.

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Message of healthy eating grows at south-side school

Message of healthy eating grows at south-side school

David Kelch and Jonathan Moreno are among the budding gardeners at Challenger Middle School whose labor is bringing healthy results to the south-side school.

September 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Message of healthy eating grows at south-side school

Message of healthy eating grows at south-side school

Miguel Rodriguez, 12, left, and Patrick Robles, 11, plant cucumber seeds as David Kelch, right, rakes over previously planted squash seeds in the community garden at Challenger Middle School, 100 E. Elvira Road.

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Message of healthy eating grows at south-side school

Message of healthy eating grows at south-side school

It all starts with a seed. Jonathan Moreno empties a packet to distribute seeds to members of Roots and Shoots.

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Message of healthy eating grows at south-side school

Message of healthy eating grows at south-side school

The school's garden has yielded a substantial bounty, all geared toward giving students healthier eating options.

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