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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

With A Tiny Garden, Franciscan Children’s Hospital Finds Therapeutic Power In Plants – WBUR

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

There’s a tiny garden on the rooftop of Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton. It’s a little oasis in a desert of bricks and concrete. “We have spearmint and lemon balm over here,” says a patient who’s tending to the garden. He’s 11 years old. “These tarragons taste like licorice,” he adds. The garden came to be this past summer. The hospital’s food service director was eager to make more fresh…

Bug hotel comes to Davenport garden – Quad City Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Tell people you’re going to make a “bug hotel,” and you’ll likely get quizzical looks. Someone might joke that they’ve stayed in a bug hotel, and, no thanks. Another may ask why bugs need hotels and don’t we just want to get rid of them? But bug hotels are a thing. Just ask Jesy Yeates, of Davenport, who recently constructed a bug hotel, with help from his family,…

Gardening: Portrayal of America’s first professional botanist promises to be entertaining, illuminating – The Spokesman-Review

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

I don’t normally write theater reviews in this column but there’s a first time for everything. If you want to see a mesmerizing portrayal of the life and times of America’s first botanist, John Bartram, don’t miss horticulturist Kirk Brown’s performance of “John Bartram Lives” at the Inland Empire Gardeners monthly meeting this evening at CenterPlace in the Spokane Valley. Brown takes on the persona of Bartram and will…

Gardening for Monarchs and pollinators – Greensburg Daily News

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

On Monday, Nov. 6, the Big Oaks Conservation Society will hold a meeting at the Jefferson County Public Library in Madison, Indiana, starting at 6:30 p.m. Kirsten Carlson will present on the habitat needs of monarch butterflies. She will offer strategies that you can do at home to help bring back the declining population of eastern monarchs. She will also provide gardening tips to help honeybees…

Gardening for the Record: Novelist Eudora Welty’s garden reveals her true passion – Gurdon Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

By Lucy Fry “Books don’t just go with you, they take you where you’ve never been.” This anonymous quote was the perfect fit when 50 Arkansas Master Gardeners visited the Mississippi home of the famous 20th century American fiction writer Eudora Welty in October. Some had read “One Writer’s Garden — Eudora Welty’s Home Place” where “they had never been”; others read it afterward. Eudora Welty…

Gardening: Portrayal of America’s first professional botanist promises to be entertaining, illuminating – The Spokesman-Review

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

I don’t normally write theater reviews in this column but there’s a first time for everything. If you want to see a mesmerizing portrayal of the life and times of America’s first botanist, John Bartram, don’t miss horticulturist Kirk Brown’s performance of “John Bartram Lives” at the Inland Empire Gardeners monthly meeting this evening at CenterPlace in the Spokane Valley. Brown takes on the persona of Bartram and will…

Kate Jerome column – Kenosha News

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

I have to finally admit that my tomato plants are not going to give me any more tomatoes. The huge sodden masses sitting out in the garden are a sad sight, waiting to be pulled and disposed of. I love this time in the garden, when I get to pull all the old foliage, leave clean, bare soil for the winter, and put the gardening season…

Gardening: 5 of the best leaf blowers – Sunderland Echo

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

We look at 5 of the best leaf blowers Qualcast 2800W Garden Blower and Vacuum, www.homebase.co.uk, £33.00 The Qualcast garden blower vac (pictured right), is ideal for clearing leaves and debris with a mulch action and with wheels for easy control and movement. Titan TTB547BVC 2800W 230-240V Electric Blower and Vacuum, www.screwfix.com, £39.99 Powerful, electric blower vacuum with telescopic tube and variable speed for greater comfort and…

Gardening: Portrayal of America’s first professional botanist promises to be entertaining, illuminating – The Spokesman-Review

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

I don’t normally write theater reviews in this column but there’s a first time for everything. If you want to see a mesmerizing portrayal of the life and times of America’s first botanist, John Bartram, don’t miss horticulturist Kirk Brown’s performance of “John Bartram Lives” at the Inland Empire Gardeners monthly meeting this evening at CenterPlace in the Spokane Valley. Brown takes on the persona of Bartram and will…

Gardening: Portrayal of America’s first professional botanist promises to be entertaining, illuminating – The Spokesman-Review

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

I don’t normally write theater reviews in this column but there’s a first time for everything. If you want to see a mesmerizing portrayal of the life and times of America’s first botanist, John Bartram, don’t miss horticulturist Kirk Brown’s performance of “John Bartram Lives” at the Inland Empire Gardeners monthly meeting this evening at CenterPlace in the Spokane Valley. Brown takes on the persona of Bartram and will…

Garden Tips: Early November chores for the garden – The Mercury News

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

It’s beginning to feel a little more like fall, and while the holidays are bearing down on us, the burdens of the garden are easing up. Here are somethings you should consider doing this week. Prepare for cold weather by draining irrigation lines. If you have frost sensitive plants that can’t be moved, build frames that can easily be put in place when the really cold weather gets here. Mow…

Gardening tasks for November – High Plains Journal

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

By Nell Reed Extension Master Gardener Lawn: In the first week, fertilize cool season grasses again. Continue mowing cool-season lawns on a regular basis. Remove leaves from cool-season grasses or mow with a mulching mower. Continue to control broadleaf weeds in well-established warm or cool-season lawns with a post-emergent broadleaf weed killer. More information about lawn care can be found in OSU Fact sheets, HL6420 and…

Shoppers flee as black taxicab mounts pavement in London’s Covent Garden – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

“The driver of the taxi stopped at the scene and has been detained by police. “This is being treated as a serious road traffic collision, and not thought to be terrorist related.” Kareem Chehayeb, an MA student at King’s College, later Tweeted: “Things have calmed down but police are asking people in the area to leave as they investigate.” Following the incident the busy Strand, leading from Trafalgar Square to…

Galaxy of Lights schedule set at Huntsville Botanical Garden – AL.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The schedule has been set for the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights, the longstanding Christmas tradition in north Alabama. More than 200 light displays are planned for 2017 and the hot chocolate and spirited coffee tents will again be available on the path. A change this year is an additional walking night through the lights. Altogether, there will be 10 nights this year when the path is closed to…

Great garden-path options to ponder – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

As we head into months that are typically messier and muddier, it might be a good time to augment our walks. Our lives and our landscapes change over the years, and sometimes we need to amend or replace walks that came with the house. If you’ve added a greenhouse, or if you’ve remodeled and have a new door or patio, perhaps you need a new walkway for access. Trees or…

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