Excessive heat can cause both plants and gardeners to wilt. While a hat and a wet bandana can help during the hot summers months, some gardeners are keeping cool with new high-tech air-conditioned jackets. In Kagoshima, Japan, scorching summer temperatures … Read More. Hive Five for Largest Solar Farm Apiary in America. The largest solar farm apiary in America will come alive at Old Sol Apiaries in Oregon, with 48 hives arriving on the site just in time for National Pollinator Week, June 18-22. Old Sol’s founder, John Jacob, says that the … Read More. Farmerettes: Women Who Farmed and Gardened for Victory. They were known as “farmerettes”–the hard working women on the home front who mobilized by the thousands to fill agricultural labor shortages during the First and Second World Wars. On big farms and in small Victory Gardens, they challenged conventional … Read More. 26 Last Minute Home and Garden Mother’s Day Gifts. It’s not too late to celebrate your cultivated Mom with these last minute Mother’s Day gardening gifts for the gardener! 1. Monticello Gardener’s Gift Basket From the shop of Thomas Jefferson’s plantation residence, Monticello, comes this artfully arranged keepsake basket … Read More.