Garden Design

Melania Trump hosts her first event in the garden Michelle Obama founded – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

First lady Melania Trump held her first event in the White House Kitchen Garden on Friday, donning a plaid shirt and coordinating red gloves to pull up leeks and plant kale along with children from a local Boys & Girls Club. The garden, which then-first lady Michelle Obama established in 2009 as part of her healthy eating initiative, is closely identified with the previous administration, so Trump’s decision to embrace…

Melania Trump embraces Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden … – Politico

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

First lady Melania Trump picks peppers Friday with a girl from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in the White House Kitchen Garden. | Andrew Harnik/AP By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH 09/22/2017 10:57 AM EDT Updated 09/22/2017 01:41 PM EDT 2017-09-22T01:41-0400 It’s harvest time for Melania Trump. The first lady, more at home in Manhattan than among rows of crops, hosted local schoolchildren at the White House on Friday to…

Incorporate irises in your fall garden for beautiful spring blooms – Fox News

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

(Aruuki Artisans Group/Houzz) (bgartman/Houzz) (Virtual Studio Innovations/Houzz) Bearded irises are, undoubtedly, the tall standouts of the spring bulbs, with their showstopper flowers, complete with the ruffled edges that give them their name. If you’re looking for more variety, though, the iris family has plenty to offer. Beardless irises, such as Japanese irises, the native Louisiana and Pacific Coast irises, Siberian irises and spuria irises, are rapidly becoming more popular….

Pitts School Road cuts ribbon on garden – Independent Tribune

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

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Two gardens chosen for September Garden of the Month – Carlisle Sentinel

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

The Biddles had lived in their home for 16 years, and that too was overgrown when they moved in. The couple reduced the grass areas and replaced with them beds that feature shade plants, like hostas, ferns European ginger, coral bells, bleeding heart and hellebores.

How Bunny Mellon Invented the White House Rose Garden – Vanity Fair

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

During the summer of 1961, the president and Jackie spent most weekends at his father’s compound in Hyannis Port. The couple and their children, Caroline and John junior—accompanied by the Secret Service—would frequently take the family boat, the Marlin, to cruise the short distance to the Mellon estate for swimming, sailing, and lunch. On Sunday, August 13, after attending the 10 A.M. Mass at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church…

Nine tips for bringing some of your outdoor plants in for winter – The Denver Post

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

As September days grow shorter, the task list for gardeners grows longer. One of the best autumn strategies is to invite some tender potted outdoor plants indoors to overwinter by a sunny window. Overwintering grows a plant collection, stretches the garden budget and helps satisfy green-thumbed urges between growing seasons. Marie Peacock hauls in aloe, yucca and agave plants. “They’re expensive,” said Peacock, a landscape designer who founded her company,…

Man and woman charged with murder after charred body found in garden – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

A 40-year-old man and 34-year-old woman have been charged with murder after the discovery of a badly burned body in a garden. Ouissem Medouni and Sabrina Kouider, both of Pulborough Road, Wandsworth, were due before magistrates in Wimbledon on Friday. Police have been unable to tell the age or gender of the deceased person because the remains were so charred. The body was discovered in the back garden of a…

Kitsch in garden – Financial Times

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

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Melania Trump to tend the White House garden Friday – CNN

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

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Charred body of ‘au pair’ found in garden of plush London home as man and woman are arrested on suspicion of murder – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

The badly burned body of an “au pair” has been found in the garden of a £900,000 London home and a middle-aged couple have been arrested on suspicion of murder. The couple, believed to be French nationals, were detained by police on Wednesday night after the remains of a person, who has not been identified, were found in a garden on Wimbledon Park Road, Wandsworth. Described by police as a…

The Garden Coach: Lepechinia hastate starts blooming in August as other plants fade – The Mercury News

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dear Garden Coach: I recently attended a plant sale where I saw this plant in a very large container. Can you tell me what it is, and can I grow it in a container. It looked like a big salvia. — J. Hastings, Concord Dear J: The plant you are referring to is Lepechinia hastata, a rather large semi-evergreen shrub. However, Lepechinia, whose common name is pitcher sage, is not a true sage….

Charred body of ‘au pair’ found in garden of plush London home as man and woman are arrested on suspicion of murder – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

According to neighbours, an au pair living with the family, who is also believed to be French, has not been seen since “late August”. The couple, who are believed to have moved to the area four years ago, have been taken to separate south London police stations where they are being questioned. Meanwhile, forensic officers were seen yesterday removing a body from the garden of the property after emergency services…

Fall colors and new village are draws at Portland’s dazzling Japanese Garden – Seattle Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

PORTLAND — In a year when big changes have taken root at the highly acclaimed Portland Japanese Garden, I found myself standing stock still a few steps inside the garden’s Nezu Gate, looking and listening, silent and unmoving. Everything here has a tranquility-inspiring meaning, nothing is accidental, instructed my kimono-jacket-wearing tour guide, Peter Shinbach, nodding to pines whose branches had been pruned to look like clouds floating by. But there’s…

Police question man and woman after body found in south London garden – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was discovered in the garden of a house in south-west London. Firefighters who put out a fire at the address on Wimbledon Park Road in Wandsworth called police at about 6.30pm on Wednesday to report the body. The victim was too badly burned to immediately establish a gender or age. Police said it seemed as…

Fall colors and new village are draws at Portland’s dazzling Japanese Garden – Seattle Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

PORTLAND — In a year when big changes have taken root at the highly acclaimed Portland Japanese Garden, I found myself standing stock still a few steps inside the garden’s Nezu Gate, looking and listening, silent and unmoving. Everything here has a tranquility-inspiring meaning, nothing is accidental, instructed my kimono-jacket-wearing tour guide, Peter Shinbach, nodding to pines whose branches had been pruned to look like clouds floating by. But there’s…

Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plants: report – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as automakers from Asia and Europe aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG(DAIGn.DE). In the latest move, German automaker Daimler said on Thursday it will spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz operations near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to produce batteries and electric sport utility vehicles that would…

Madison Square Garden Company Appoints Head of Esports Division – RollingStone.com

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

The holding company for Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and the New York Knicks just hired a Twitch executive to head up its esports efforts. Related Study: Young Men In the U.S. Watch More Esports Than Regular Sports Esports are second only to movies in the 18 to 25 demographic Nick Allen, who until recently was the vice president of esports for video streaming service Twitch, was named…

Garden Club Celebrating 50 Years Of Maintaining Noah Webster House Garden – Hartford Courant

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

The West Hartford Garden Club is commemorating the 50 years that it has maintained the Colonial garden at the Noah Webster House, with a ceremony on Sept. 24. The garden club was responsible for the creation of the garden, which came shortly after the Noah Webster House was turned into a museum in 1965. Its current members have carried on the long-running tradition of maintaining the garden ever since. The…

Panel approves garden renovation at school – Tuscaloosa News (subscription)

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Staff report The Tuscaloosa County Commission voted Wednesday to give Walker Elementary School $5,000 for the renovation of a decorative rock garden there. District 1 County Commissioner Stan Acker said the garden has fallen into disrepair over time and the school’s PTO is working to raise money for renovations. He said the first phase of beautifying the garden is expected to cost $10,000, so he…

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