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Green Side Up

Garden talk with Gazette community blogger Janice Peterson.
Green Side Up: What is a botanical garden?
Green Side Up: What is a botanical garden?
Botanical gardens originated from European medieval “physics gardens” where herbs were grown for medicinal use.
Green Side Up: The real story of Johnny Appleseed
Green Side Up: The real story of Johnny Appleseed
Garden columnist Janice Peterson dissects four myths about the legendary Johnny Appleseed.
Green Side Up: 10 most-popular plants for Rotary Botanical Gardens in 2015
Green Side Up: 10 most-popular plants for Rotary Botanical Gardens in 2015
Among the most popular plants: Floating strawberries. A giant red brain with leaves. And a flower that looks like Sideshow Bob.
Green Side Up: Why it's important to know your weeds
Green Side Up: Why it's important to know your weeds
Follow these tips to avoid wasting time pulling weeds.
Green Side Up: An elephant ear love affair
Green Side Up: An elephant ear love affair
Guest garden columnist Patrea Wilson offers some tips and tricks for growing elephant ears, one of the oldest cultivated crops on Earth.
Janice Peterson: Building a better tomato trap
Janice Peterson: Building a better tomato trap
How do you support your tomatoes? Garden columnist Janice Peterson offers three methods, including one you might not have heard of.
Janice Peterson: This wild weed will leave you burning
Janice Peterson: This wild weed will leave you burning
The rash from this poisonous plant often is confused with poison ivy, garden columnist Janice Peterson writes.
Janice Peterson: Why you should attend the Rotary Botanical Gardens Home Garden Tour
Janice Peterson: Why you should attend the Rotary Botanical Gardens Home Garden Tour
Garden columnist Janice Peterson is excited—and on edge—about being on the 2015 Rotary Botanical Gardens Home Garden Tour.
Janice Peterson: Air edging offers easy way to tidy-up your garden
Janice Peterson: Air edging offers easy way to tidy-up your garden
One of Janice Peterson's favorite tasks this time of year is edging her flower and shrub beds. This activity makes your yard look nice—and can make you feel nice, too.
Janice Peterson: Seed starting, plant sales and an Impatiens warning
Janice Peterson: Seed starting, plant sales and an Impatiens warning
Do you start your own seeds? Do you like saving cash on plants? Did you grow Impatiens last year? If you answered "Yes" to any of those questions, then this column is for you.