Garden Design

Thomas Paine Plaza to Become 2,000-Square-Foot Urban Garden … – Philadelphia magazine

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The plaza’s frequent protesters and skateboarders (and its giant chess pieces) might have to relocate – the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society plans to build a farm next summer. By Claire Sasko  |  June 20, 2017 at 2:33 pm Image via Google Maps Thomas Paine Plaza is getting a major makeover. Next summer, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will transform the plaza into a temporary 2,000-square-foot urban garden, thanks to a $300,000 grant from…

Grant provides garden for Shelton grief center – CT Post

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Caption Close A $2,500 grant from the Valley Community Foundation helped volunteers with Adam’s House construct a front garden on June 14 that encircles the memorial walkway at the nonprofit grief education center at 241 Coram Ave. “We are thrilled that our front garden surrounding our memorial walkway is now a beautiful, welcoming space that will offer peace and healing not only to grieving children and families that enter our…

Local man speaking out after plants stolen – KSNT News

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A local man is speaking out and asking for your help. Randall Hodgkinson said his five banana plants were stolen sometime between last Thursday night and Friday morning. They were planted along-side his house in big pots with some of the plants as tall as 8 or 9 feet. He said some of the plants are fairly new but others are more than 12 years old….

Over the Garden Fence | Special arrangements – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Kim and Doug Beckley worked together to complete their first artistic floral design at the June meeting of Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club.(Photo: Submitted photo) People who are garden club members do grow plants. Once in a while they even practice ways to work with cut flowers.  The June meeting of Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club was such a meeting.  This is why some people refer to us…

Thomas Paine Plaza to Become 2000-Square-Foot Urban Garden – Philadelphia magazine

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The plaza’s frequent protesters and skateboarders (and its giant chess pieces) might have to relocate – the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society plans to build a farm next summer. By Claire Sasko  |  June 20, 2017 at 2:33 pm Image via Google Maps Thomas Paine Plaza is getting a major makeover. Next summer, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will transform the plaza into a temporary 2,000-square-foot urban garden, thanks to a $300,000 grant from…

Indianola grad starts community garden in Gambia – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Victoria Smith and Saikou Gibba dig to plant a cassava near the at the Bwiam General Hospital in Gambia.(Photo: Submitted photo) For most of her life, Victoria Smith, a 2014 Indianola graduate, has been interested in traveling to new places to learn about new ways of life. And now, she is living her dream every day. Smith is spending six months as a volunteer nursing assistant at the Bwiam General…

Report challenges economics of 1950s coal plants as Ohio lawmakers seek subsidies – Midwest Energy News

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

As Ohio lawmakers move to advance a bill to subsidize two 62-year-old coal plants, a report released this morning confirms older coal power plants’ ongoing difficulty competing against those fueled by natural gas. The Ohio House Public Utilities Committee’s agenda shows a version of House Bill 239 could get voted out of committee today, setting the stage for possible passage by the House of Representatives. The bill would require all…

Local non-profit builds garden railroads – KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona – KVOA Tucson News

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Interstate 10 between Wilcox and Lordsburg has been closed due to a crash in New Mexico and  blowing dust, according to ADOT. 

Small power plants clobbered by Ofgem subsidy change – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Energy watchdog Ofgem has decided to slash generous subsidies paid to small power plant owners in a move it says will cut consumers’ energy bills. Ofgem has cut subsidy payments for small plants producing electricity at peak times from £47 per kilowatt to between just £3 and £7 per kilowatt. The change will be phased in from next year, to be fully implemented by 2021. The regulator believes the changes will prevent market distortion and reduce consumers’…

Community rallies to create garden – Herald-Mail Media

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fifth-grade students from the Clear Spring Community vacation Bible school who created a scarecrow for the town’s community garden are, from left, Kendall Mills, Rebecca Thompson, Danny Hilliard, Blake Bussard, Clayton Knode and Blace Myers. They are posing with Fred the scarecrow.

7 Best Plants To Attract Bees: National Pollinator Week – Parade

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This week is National Pollinator Week, June 19-25. It’s a week not for food freebies, as I often cover, but instead to celebrate bees and other pollinators, insects that help pollinate plants and contribute to the food system. Here’s what’s crazy when you talk to people about bees: They react in fear. According to a recent survey by Ortho, one-quarter of Americans are more afraid of bees than they are…

A garden of surprises – Park Bugle

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dragonflies don’t just hang out near lakes. This common green darner rests on dill in the herb garden. Photos by Sharon Shinomiya One of the great pleasures of a garden is that you never know what you will find in it. You design, plant and tend your garden, but it has a mind of its own. It issues its own invitations to the wider world. Every day can bring delightful…

Standoff underway after man barricades self in Winter Garden home, deputies say – WFTV Orlando

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

by: WFTV Web Staff, Lauren Seabrook Updated: Jun 19, 2017 – 7:09 PM WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – A convicted felon barricaded inside a Winter Garden home with three children prompted an hourslong standoff Monday, Orange County deputies said. Orange County deputies were serving a warrant when Eddie Darby Jr. barricaded himself inside a home on the 1100 block of Lincoln Trail.   Standoff Lincoln Terrace is over. Suspect gave up…

Oakhella builds community with West Oakland garden parties – SFGate

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Tampa’s Joe Redner wants to grow his own cannabis plants, says suit – Tampabay.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tampa’s outspoken strip club entrepreneur, Joe Redner, wants to grow his own marijuana plants. Related News/Archive Sunday Conversation: Joe Lopano is bringing Tampa International Airport into the future 4 Months Ago Report: Tampa Bay has nation’s third fastest growing housing market 4 Months Ago Sparked by Amazon, cargo business growing at Tampa International Airport 1 Month Ago So much so that he’s filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of…

South Korea scraps plants, signals shift from nuclear energy – ABC News

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

South Korea, one of the world’s largest nuclear electricity producers, will scrap plans to add nuclear power plants, its president said Monday, signaling a shift in decades of reliance on nuclear energy. President Moon Jae-in said South Korea will move away from nuclear energy and will not seek to extend the life of existing plants. He also vowed to cut South Korea’s reliance on coal. South Korea will shut 10…

Stepping Stones Garden Tour celebrates 16 years of outdoor beauty – Chippewa Herald

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Iowa golf course plants garden to supply on-site restaurant – SFGate

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Caption Close BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — After they groom the greens and fairways each morning at Palmer Hills Golf Course in Bettendorf, groundskeepers shift their focus to a new task, unrelated to the game. Between the 7th and 8th holes, passing players will spot an 8-foot-high fence that protects a 2,400-square-foot fruit and vegetable garden, installed last month to feed customers at Palmer Grill, the restaurant and bar on site….

Between the Rows: Garden themes inspire their creators – The Recorder

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

By PAT LEUCHTMAN In 1982, I bought “Theme Gardens” by Barbara Damrosch, a book that promised how to plan, plant and grow 16 gloriously, and different, gardens. My eye was immediately caught by the idea of a garden for old roses. In the spring of 1982, we were embarking on only our third year in Heath, where we had a big lawn in front of the house and planted a…

IN THE GARDEN: Stones will fit any garden style – Stillwater News Press

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Foundational to any garden is stone. Soil and minerals are essentially broken down rock particles blended with organic matter. Maybe that is why stone easily fits into all styles of landscape design. Rock or stone – the terms are interchangeable though each conjures up a different feeling. The use of stone given the vast choices of color, texture, and shape creates a versatility that allows one…

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