Roy Helton, an English professor at Murray State University, has a passion for gardening and has transformed his own yard into a showplace. In this installment of "From the Garden Gate," he talks about the evening garden.
Did you know western Kentucky had a botanical garden? It's located at 25 Carter Road in Owensboro and open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week during growing season (March until mid-November). Kate Lochte speaks with Susie Tyler on Sounds Good about summer events and activities, such as the Hot Air Balloons and Dazzling Daylilly Festival on June 21. The garden offers self-guided and guided tours, educational events, and rentals for weddings, business meetings, etc.
Here's the next edition our our weekly gardening series, "From the Garden Gate." Murray resident Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening.
Who among the clan of devout gardeners doesn’t yearn for perennials that are easy to plant, require little or no care, serve multiple purposes, and are virtually indestructible—having almost no pests or diseases? I can just hear my neighbor’s answer to that question: “Oh, yeah, I know; you’re talking about weeds.”
"From the Garden Gate" is next. Murray resident Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening.
The Path of Least Resistance
When I was young my father devoted half of our back yard in Nashville to his energetically maintained vegetable garden. And since there were five children in the family, there was a certain obvious utility to all his planting and harvesting.
We're starting a new weekly commentary. It's titled "From the Garden Gate." It is contributed by Murray resident Roy Helton who divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening.
The Hopkins County Jail has taken a gardening program for inmates to a new level by adding a small orchard. Jailer Joe Blue says inmates enrolled in a Master Gardener program have planted 30 apple trees on a quarter-acre site near the jail.
On Highway 94 East of Murray there’s a garden center called Beans To Blossoms which is an outgrowth of the Cathey Family’s garden business they had run from their home. They still feature produce and flowers from their home gardens during the growing season. Just this last Saturday Suzanne Cathey and her daughter Lindy McManus cranked up one of their special projects at Beans to Blossoms: The Little Sprouts Garden Club.
UK Extension Horticulture Agent Kelly Jackson in Hopkinsville visits with Sounds Good Tuesday, December 11, 2012, first to talk gardening, second to describe what businesses in Todd, Trigg, Christian, Caldwell & Lyon Counties are part of the Pennyrile Region Agritourism Association, Inc., which was formed in 2007 to promote and market farms, wineries, distilleries, orchards, galleries, and other entities in these areas which welcome visitors.