Tag Archives: Gardening

Home and Garden
May 13, 2016

Add color in the garden

By Dr. Leonard Perry

As every gardener would agree, flowers provide color in the landscape. But it is an understanding of color and its uses that allows gardeners to make the most of their flowerbeds and to achieve pleasing results. Looking at plants as a…

Local News
April 13, 2016

Is that a weed?

Science Pub lecture explores the perennial question

By Julia Purdy

Even though snow is still likely to be in the forecast, now is the time gardeners and homeowners are gearing up for the spring ritual of inspecting gardens and yards and planning how…

Home and Garden
May 6, 2015

Proper lifting techniques offered for gardeners

Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulture Professor, UVM

Back injuries are the second most common of injuries, only to fingers and hands. Most back injuries come from improper lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, and carrying—all activities we perform in the garden. Here are some basic principles which apply…