Garden Design

Woman Feeds Hundreds Of Poor Elderly With Backyard Garden – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Debbra Arndt doesn’t have much of a yard to mow around her modest ranch-style home in America’s heartland. That’s because most of it is covered by more than 500 plants—some more than 30 years old. The 56-year-old retired geriatric nurse has had bigger yards with much larger gardens than the one she now tends in O’Fallon, Missouri. For more than three decades, Arndt has been growing vegetables to ensure that…

Autumn is coming, and gardeners couldn’t be more happy – News & Observer

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Autumn seems so close I would try to reach out and grab it – if the humidity weren’t too thick to get my hand through it. But the Piedmont is likely to have just a few more weeks of real summer, and then we can move on to the long and delightful season of fall. In the meantime, the wise gardener will take time to contemplate the work he or…

Plants under heat stress must act surprisingly quickly to survive – Phys.Org

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

In new results reported in The Plant Cell, molecular biologist Elizabeth Vierling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues in India and China report finding a crucial mechanism that plants need to recover from heat stress. She points out that high temperature damage to crops is increasing with climate change, and uncovering mechanisms of heat tolerance are important not only as basic knowledge, but for possible future attempts to…

Kasich not backing bailout for Ohio nuclear plants – Fremont News Messenger

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Buy Photo Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he can’t see supporting a proposed financial rescue of Ohio’s two nuclear plants that Akron-based FirstEnergy says is needed to keep the aging plants alive.(Photo: Molly Corfman/The News-Messenger)Buy Photo   OREGON, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he can’t see supporting a proposed financial rescue that FirstEnergy Corp. maintains is needed to keep alive the state’s two aging nuclear plants. He…

NBA AM: The Garden’s Mystique – Basketball Insiders

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Current NBA players refer to Madison Square Garden as the Mecca of Basketball, in part because it is the oldest standing NBA arena still in use and in part because it’s the home of New York City’s oldest professional basketball team. Still, Madison Square Garden is as much an idea as it is a building. It certainly is not only a place where basketball happens, and in a…

It’s Garden Thyme! with Bea & Craig Wright, of Elkton – Cecil Whig

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

This week I had the pleasure of visiting the home garden of Bea and Craig Wright of Elkton. Both have been gardening since childhood — Bea with her mom in their prairie garden, and Craig with his grandparents on their 2,000-acre corn farm. Today this nature-loving couple work side-by-side tending to their 5-acre Bay-Wise certified farmette, known as Morning Mist Farm. They grow a variety of…

World’s Stinkiest Flower Blooms at US Botanic Garden – Voice of America

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

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NBA AM: The Garden’s Mystique – Basketball Insiders

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Current NBA players refer to Madison Square Garden as the Mecca of Basketball, in part because it is the oldest standing NBA arena still in use and in part because it’s the home of New York City’s oldest professional basketball team. Still, Madison Square Garden is as much an idea as it is a building. It certainly is not only a place where basketball happens, and in a…

Musical eclipse to mimic solar eclipse at the Chicago Botanic Garden – Chicago Sun-Times

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

A solar-eclipse event in suburban Chicago won’t just offer a spectacle for attendees’ eyes. It’ll simultaneously offer something for their ears. A work entitled “Eclipse,” by composer Mischa Zupko, will be performed Monday at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe as the moon crosses between the earth and the sun. Zupko says a cello and a violin play separate, distinctive lines at the start of the four-minute piece. But they…

Flowers to bring a buzz to the garden – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

There’s lots of publicity urging gardeners to grow flowers that attract bees and butterflies, but are we being led up the garden path? Even though many garden flowers are advertised as bee-friendly, a recent study reveals that most of them are fairly useless at attracting insect pollinators. It’s easy to assume that a flower that is big and beautiful to our eyes will be just as attractive to bees, butterflies…

House plants that help clean the air – WTVC

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Experimental garden in Minneapolis has many stakeholders | Star … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

See more of the story On a sunny midsummer day in a south Minneapolis backyard, a handful of people were harvesting garlic for a meal to be served at a nearby American Indian church. A few steps away, eggplant and exotic squash were ripening on the vine, almost ready for the kitchen of a neighborhood Bangladeshi/Indian restaurant. The people picking the vegetables, weeding and tending the crops weren’t members of…

As garden season winds down, the chores wind up – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

FAIRBANKS — This is my least favorite column to write every year because it means I can no longer ignore that summer is fading. Goodbye to dinners of grilled tiny eggplants and baby zucchinis and sautéed new potatoes with fresh peas. Ta-ta to tomato and cucumber salads. Farewell to desserts of raspberries, honeyberries, rhubarb and strawberries. Hello, end of season garden chores. Some people stop going…

IN THE GARDEN: Simply edible flowers | Lifestyles | stwnewspress … – Stillwater News Press

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Eating will always be much more popular than gardening and, flowers bring an inviting interest to meals. Edible flowers can turn an average dish into the talk of the town at the next potluck. Know the tasty treats that color our landscapes. Normally harvested for their pungent leaves chives (or garlic chives) and oregano have lavender-pink (white) flowers useful in any dish that calls for the…

Garden calendar | For the week of Aug. 20 – Madison.com

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Lisa Johnson, Dane County UW-Extension horticulture educator

Experimental garden in Minneapolis has many stakeholders – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

See more of the story On a sunny midsummer day in a south Minneapolis backyard, a handful of people were harvesting garlic for a meal to be served at a nearby American Indian church. A few steps away, eggplant and exotic squash were ripening on the vine, almost ready for the kitchen of a neighborhood Bangladeshi/Indian restaurant. The people picking the vegetables, weeding and tending the crops weren’t members of…

As summer winds down, start planning for next year’s garden – AG Week

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

I’m positive I’ll remember the name of the spinach variety that grew especially tender and tasty, but by next spring I’ll be asking my wife, Mary, if she recalls the name. Start a notebook and jot down vegetables, annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs while tags are still in place and memories are fresh. 2. View annual and perennial flowers that you might not have grown before. It’s easier to decide…

Recyclables create garden art in Erie – GoErie.com

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Old plates, broken bird baths and more become the focal points of area gardens. By Sue Scholz / contributing writer This is a part two column on the garden art of Garden Tour Erie. I was just so impressed with the creativity of the gardeners that I wanted to share more of their ideas. Robert and Cynthia Reid of West 7th Street have a musical garden….

7 things to know about Truckee’s ‘Secret Garden’ – KCRA Sacramento

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

TRUCKEE, Calif. (KCRA) — Truckee’s Lower Carpenter Valley is now owned and operated by the Truckee Donner Land Trust, with The Nature Conservancy holding the conservation easement to study the array of plants and animals that had been in private hands for more than a century. Now open to the public for tours, the rich montane meadow provides a pristine look at a piece of Sierra Nevada landscape 8 miles…

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