Garden Design

Don’t be afraid to go gray in the garden – Greenville News

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This large-leaved Verbascum commands attention in a setting of dark green plants.(Photo: Marian St. Clair) I became enamored with gray foliage plants many years ago when I first met the lovely Countess Helen Von Stein, a cultivar of lamb’s ear featuring wooly leaves thickly felted with silver hairs. Like other types of Stachys byzantia, Helen Von Stein produces dense mats of gray foliage that make an eye-catching edge for garden…

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick. As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists believe their approach could help…

Coroner rules death of man found on Garden Highway levee was homicide – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sacramento police say a man whose badly decomposed body was found Monday evening on a Garden Highway levee in South Natomas was the victim of a homicide. Police initially described the death as suspicious. Because the body was in advanced stages of decomposition, detectives were unable to determine the cause of death or the person’s identity. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy Tuesday and ruled the death a…

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick. As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists believe their approach could help…

EPA to rewrite toxic waste limits for power plants – The Hill

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to rewrite limits on toxic waste from power plants, the agency said in a court filing this week. Agency officials in April delayed compliance deadlines for the rule, a 2015 directive from the Obama administration that set limits on toxic water pollution from certain coal-fired power plants. The agency said this week that it would rewrite the limits on pollution from bottom ash, scrubbers and…

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick. As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists believe their approach could help…

Breathe easy: 5 household plants that improve air quality – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) Among the few air purifiers that flower, the peace lily adapts well to low light but requires weekly watering and is poisonous to pets. It rids the air of the VOC benzene, a carcinogen found in paints, furniture wax, and polishes. It also sucks up acetone, which is emitted by electronics, adhesives, and certain cleaners.

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick. As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists believe their approach could help…

Wet weather brings garden problems – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A season of rain is as trying as a season of drought. Excess rain creates gooey soil, which is no fun for planting if you are a human and no fun for growing if you are a plant. Roots need air, and day after day of rain can fill all the soil pores with water. The result: Roots have trouble absorbing nutrients and even water. ___ HELP FOR CLAY SOILS…

High-tech US plants offer jobs even as the laid-off struggle – Salt Lake Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

U.S. manufacturing workers, excluding managers, make an average of $44,000 a year, according to government data. That’s just 2.8 percent higher, adjusted for inflation, than a decade ago after years of shifting of jobs overseas or to nonunion states. And it compares with a much higher 8 percent gain for the labor force as a whole over the past decade.

100 marijuana plants removed from West Philadelphia home – 6abc.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Authorities removed over 100 marijuana plants from inside a West Philadelphia home Monday night. Fire crews were called to the 4800 block of Cedar Avenue just after 3 p.m. Monday for a report of strange fumes. When crews arrived, they discovered a large number of marijuana plants and growing equipment inside. Homeland Security and the Narcotics Division were notified. Police say it was an elaborate growing operation hiding in plain…

Badly decomposed body found on Garden Highway levee – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sacramento police are investigating the death of a person found badly decomposed on a Garden Highway levee in the Natomas Park area. At 6:06 p.m. Monday, fire crews responded to a report of a deceased person, according Sacramento Police Sgt. Bryce Henlein. After discovering the state of the body, Heinelin said, fire officials called the police department, which sent homicide detectives and crime scene investigation officers. “We’re calling it a…

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick. As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists believe their approach could help…

Humboldt gardener transforms garden into cancer victims’ memorial – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Reach the writer at 402-473-7214 or zhammack@journalstar.com On Twitter @zach_hammack 

Humboldt gardener transforms garden into cancer victims’ memorial – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Reach the writer at 402-473-7214 or zhammack@journalstar.com On Twitter @zach_hammack 

Garden Bridge in London Is Scrapped, Despite $48 Million Spent – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Garden Bridge has been dogged by controversy almost from the outset. The idea first came from the actress Joanna Lumley, who won support for the project from Mr. Johnson in 2012. George Osborne, then the chancellor of the Exchequer, committed $78 million of public money to the project, with the balance to be raised from philanthropic and corporate donations. Mr. Heatherwick’s design proposed 270 trees and more than 100,000…

Humboldt gardener transforms garden into cancer victims’ memorial – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Reach the writer at 402-473-7214 or zhammack@journalstar.com On Twitter @zach_hammack 

Three corpse flowers are about to stink up the US Botanic Garden – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Let the stench frenzy begin. A year after the U.S. Botanic Garden produced a goliath-size titan arum, or corpse flower, the conservatory on the eastern end of the Mall is displaying three together, which may be a first in the botanical world. Call them the three muskyteers. The emerging blooms are positioned in the conservatory’s Garden Court. The first may bloom by Thursday or Friday, the others shortly afterward, although…

The feds seized guns, gold and 320 pot plants. So why did a judge rule they can’t pursue marijuana charges? – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

When agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided a remote farm in Humboldt County five years ago, they found plenty to incriminate the owners, Anthony Pisarski and Sonny Moore. More than 300 marijuana plants were growing in a pair of greenhouses. Agents found guns in a house on the sprawling property and about $225,000 in cash, much of it bundled in vacuum-sealed pouches, hidden in a garage and some pickup…

London’s Garden Bridge project officially abandoned – BBC News

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Image copyright Heatherwick Studio Image caption A review of the project said more than £37m had already been spent A £200m plan to build a bridge covered with trees over the River Thames in central London has officially been abandoned. The Garden Bridge Trust said it had failed to raise private funds since losing the support of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan in April. It comes after a review…

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