Garden Design

National Botanic Garden of Wales visitors ‘up 45% in two years’ – BBC News

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption The Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales Visitor numbers to the National Botanic Garden of Wales have increased by 45% in the past two years, it has revealed. The attraction in Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, said its income had increased by 23% in the same period. Director Huw Francis said the garden’s appeal had been “broadened” by new features, including water zorbing and a…

It’s Garden Thyme! with Gail Garber of Ches. City – Cecil Whig

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

CHESAPEAKE CITY — This month I had the pleasure of visiting the home garden of Gail Garber of Chesapeake City. Gail has been an avid gardener since her retirement over 17 years ago. With the help of her husband, Larry, this spirited grandmother of five has created an enchanting garden retreat and wildlife haven nestled in her own backyard. Gail and I spoke a little about…

National Botanic Garden of Wales visitors ‘up 45% in two years’ – BBC News

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption The Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales Visitor numbers to the National Botanic Garden of Wales have increased by 45% in the past two years, it has revealed. The attraction in Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, said its income had increased by 23% in the same period. Director Huw Francis said the garden’s appeal had been “broadened” by new features, including water zorbing and a…

Grow better mums: Lan Su Chinese Garden chrysanthemum displays, classes, competition (photos) – OregonLive.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Brighten up November days by strolling among thousands of blooming chrysanthemums at downtown Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden and vote, this weekend only, for your favorite flower arrangement created by the Pacific Northwest floral industry’s top designers. The annual Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase organized by the Chinese garden and Portland’s Floral Design Institute is Friday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 5. One of the prizes in the competition will be…

Why More Flexible Operation Won’t Save US Nuclear Power Plants – Greentech Media

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Technology being used to help nuclear plants cope with renewables in Europe likely wouldn’t revive nuclear’s flagging fortunes in the U.S., according to a leading expert in the field. Edward Kee, CEO of the Nuclear Economics Consulting Group, confirmed that U.S. regulations and market structures would complicate matters for plant owners wanting to deploy flexible generation technologies like those installed by Areva at the Goesgen plant in Switzerland.  Areva’s Advanced…

Don’t Forget to Bathe Your Plants – Lifehacker

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Photo: Visualhunt Among the many benefits they bring to your home, plants help clean the air. Are you returning the favor? Yes, you should be cleaning your plants. You think to dust your bookshelves and tchotckes (I hope), and your plants are sitting there collecting all the same dust. They’re alive, but that doesn’t make them self-cleaning. Plants not only need to take in sunlight through their leaves, but that’s…

Garden Grove Walmart evacuated after reports of armed man; no … – OCRegister

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

A Walmart in Garden Grove was evacuated Sunday, Oct. 29, after reports of an armed man in the store, but no weapon or suspect was found, authorities said. Two men were arguing outside the store at 11822 Gilbert St. around 5:45 p.m. when one thought he saw the other run off with a gun, said Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale. He told a Walmart employee the man may have run…

Don’t Forget to Bathe Your Plants – Lifehacker

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Photo: Visualhunt Among the many benefits they bring to your home, plants help clean the air. Are you returning the favor? Yes, you should be cleaning your plants. You think to dust your bookshelves and tchotckes (I hope), and your plants are sitting there collecting all the same dust. They’re alive, but that doesn’t make them self-cleaning. Plants not only need to take in sunlight through their leaves, but that’s…

How indoor plants boost air quality, mental wellbeing – ABC Online

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

They’re everywhere. Delicate trails of ivy at your local cafe. Big, trendy Monstera leaves sprouting from pots in share houses. Overlooked palms needing some TLC in the corner of your office. Millennials stuffing their homes with plants has become the focal point of think pieces, and #urbanjungles are blooming everywhere on Instagram. For your clichéd twentysomething with a bit of extra cash lying around, plant obsession is a thing. Skip…

Garden Grove evacuated after reports of armed man; no weapon found – OCRegister

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

A Walmart in Garden Grove was evacuated Sunday, Oct. 29, after reports of an armed man in the store, but no weapon or suspect was found, authorities said. Two men were arguing outside the store at 11822 Gilbert St. around 5:45 p.m. when one thought he saw the other run off with a gun, said Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale. He told a Walmart employee the man may have run…

Don’t Forget to Bathe Your Plants – Lifehacker

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Photo: Visualhunt Among the many benefits they bring to your home, plants help clean the air. Are you returning the favor? Yes, you should be cleaning your plants. You think to dust your bookshelves and tchotckes (I hope), and your plants are sitting there collecting all the same dust. They’re alive, but that doesn’t make them self-cleaning. Plants not only need to take in sunlight through their leaves, but that’s…

Don’t Forget to Bathe Your Plants – Lifehacker

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo: Visualhunt Among the many benefits they bring to your home, plants help clean the air. Are you returning the favor? Yes, you should be cleaning your plants. You think to dust your bookshelves and tchotckes (I hope), and your plants are sitting there collecting all the same dust. They’re alive, but that doesn’t make them self-cleaning. Plants not only need to take in sunlight through their leaves, but that’s…

“A Night at the Garden” Is the Most Terrifying Movie You Can Watch This Halloween – The Intercept

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

The obscure 2008 movie “Synecdoche, New York,” written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, originated when Sony Pictures Classics approached Kaufman about creating a horror film. Kaufman, best known for deeply wacky scripts like “Being John Malkovich,” agreed. But he wasn’t interested in making the kind of paint-by-numbers movie for teenagers that appears to take place in another dimension. Instead, he later said, he wanted to make a horror film for…

Don’t Forget to Bathe Your Plants – Lifehacker

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo: Visualhunt Among the many benefits they bring to your home, plants help clean the air. Are you returning the favor? Yes, you should be cleaning your plants. You think to dust your bookshelves and tchotckes (I hope), and your plants are sitting there collecting all the same dust. They’re alive, but that doesn’t make them self-cleaning. Plants not only need to take in sunlight through their leaves, but that’s…

IN THE GARDEN: Easy houseplants – Stillwater News Press

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Waiting for frost to arrive in the midst of this beautiful fall, I find myself steadily preparing for winter. I also take the opportunity to select house plants that can thrive on minimal care when holiday busyness descends. These four plants will do just that! Sanseveria, more commonly known as Snake plant or Mother-in-law’s tongue grows tall and narrow. The leaves are thick, sometimes bordered in…

UGA’s ‘secret garden’ chooses 2017 Classic City Award winning flowers – Red and Black

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

As University of Georgia students are grabbing more layers in the morning and as campus becomes littered with autumn leaves, a colorful haven behind Snelling Dining Commons will be cleared away in anticipation of the winter. This space, filled with hundreds of different plants, is the Trial Gardens at UGA, a part of the Horticulture Department in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, which tests…

Take note of garden successes, failures as season turns cold – Tribune-Review

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Updated 15 hours ago As the growing season comes to a close, it’s important for a gardener to assess the performance of the garden, making careful notes of what to grow again and what varieties to avoid in the future. While some failures and successes in the garden can certainly be attributed to whatever growing conditions nature provided,…

UGA’s ‘secret garden’ chooses 2017 Classic City Award winning flowers – Red and Black

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

As University of Georgia students are grabbing more layers in the morning and as campus becomes littered with autumn leaves, a colorful haven behind Snelling Dining Commons will be cleared away in anticipation of the winter. This space, filled with hundreds of different plants, is the Trial Gardens at UGA, a part of the Horticulture Department in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, which tests…

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