GET OUT: Tango lessons, gardening classes, trivia and more happenings
Join master tango instructor Luis Perez at the Backstreet Tango Absolute Beginners Class Tuesday. The dance studio, 3505 S. 14th St., Tacoma, dedicates itself to teaching only authentic social Argentine tango. Learn the basic elements in this class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. If you’re looking for the next step then try the Beginner Level II Class at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Classes are also offered Wednesdays and Sundays plus practica dances. For more information go to backstreettango.com or call 253-304-8296.
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Master gardening made easy
ALEXANDRIA — Master gardeners held their annual garden school in the fall for the first time Saturday.
Sylvia Finney, this year’s organizer of the event, said she wanted to talk about how to prepare gardens for winter, which she hasn't be able to do because the event is always in the spring.
However, Finney and other instructors said the change of date might be why the event’s attendance was significantly lower this year than in years past. About 75 people attended the day of speakers and demonstrations at the Madison County 4-H Fairgrounds. Last year, about 115 people attended the Madison County Master Gardener Association event.
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New book explores 'The Art of Gardening' via Chanticleer
Radnor >>Have you ever wondered how Chanticleer, one of the most lovely, verdant and enchanted landscapes on the Main Line, came to be that way? “The Art of Gardening,” a new coffee table size book filled with gorgeous photographs, tells the story and also gives gardening advice to would-be horticulturalists. The 338-page book was written by Bill Thomas, the executive director and head gardener at Chanticleer, along with many members of the Chanticleer staff. Most of the luscious photographs, except for a few historical pictures, were taken Rob Cardillo, who has spent his 30-year career specializing in garden photography.
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Gardening Season Isn’t Over Yet
The brisk weather doesn’t mean it’s time to put the garden to bed.
“The gardening season is winding down but it’s not over yet,” said The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan. “A lot of people figure the gardening season is over now, but there are still a lot of crops that will continue to be productive.” Those would be cold weather crops like kale, chard, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and hearty herbs like thyme, oregano and sage—all of which can handle temperatures in the low 30s. With low temperatures expected to range from the high-to-low 30s across the Chicagoland area this weekend, Nolan suggests keeping an eye on your local temperature lows.
Source: Chicagotonight Website
Jeff Lowenfels: How gardening advice has changed over 4 decades
One of the things about writing a column for 40 years is that things change and advice has to be corrected. A bunch of questions this week demonstrate this. We learn more and more about plants every week and thus need to adjust how we care for them. For example, the other day I was stopped by a reader who wanted to know if I cleaned up my perennials and annuals in the fall. The answer is I don’t clean up at all. Hopefully the answer to this question did not come too late for you. Admittedly, 20 years ago I would have urged all readers to clean up the yard. Back then it was simply the rule that perennials had to be cut back in the fall and the debris from the work had to be removed from the garden.
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