Garden Design

How Oprah Learned to Stop and Smell the Roses (Literally) at Her California Home: ‘This Garden Makes Me Present’ – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Miranda Lambert, Sandra Bullock, Ruby Rose and More Celebrities React to Deadly Texas Floods

Ian McEwan’s Enchanted Garden – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

McAfee’s early years were spent in a down-at-the-heels corner of a north London suburb. Her Scots-Irish father was a policeman, and they lived in a former Victorian police station, ‘‘complete with jail cells and a 60-foot air-raid siren,’’ she says. But outside were rambling grounds, where she and her four younger siblings ran wild. Her parents grew flowers, teaching her the Latin names, and in the summers, she and her…

How Oprah Learned to Stop and Smell the Roses (Literally) at Her California Home: ‘This Garden Makes Me Present’ – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

‘Trust, Above All Else’: Chip Gaines Gets Candid About What Keeps His Marriage to Joanna Strong

Garden Notes: Hummingbird quest – Martha’s Vineyard Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Molting affects egg production. —Susan Safford Last spring I spotted a lump on the overhanging branch of a tree near our back porch. I hopefully wished the lump might be a hummingbird nest, since I had seen one a friend had found, a finely constructed hollow cushion of lichen and spiderweb silk, which had fallen onto the ground. The porch is where a much-visited hummingbird feeder…

Yellow House garden party highlights historic Hispanic home – Williams News

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Although the warm summer temperatures and monsoonal rains are coming to an end, a garden party is revving up at the Historic Yellow House. Kerry-Lynn Moede, the owner of the home, is hosting her second annual Garden Sale and Home Tour Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will showcase the extensive garden Moede has established at the home while hosting artists, musicians and vendors at…

Xcel Energy plans to retire two coal-fired plants in Pueblo, increase renewables – The Denver Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Xcel Energy on Tuesday continued its shift away from coal, announcing an agreement to retire two of its three coal-burning units at the Comanche Generating Station in Pueblo while adding substantially more wind, solar and natural gas generation. Xcel Energy will request competitive bids before the end of the year for 1,000 megawatts of additional wind, 700 megawatts of solar and 700 megawatts of natural gas power generation under its “Colorado Energy…

September garden workshops set – My Windsor Now

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

September garden workshops set The town of Windsor will hold free garden-themed workshops at the Treasure Island Demonstration Garden during the month of September, according to a news release from the town. Workshops and events for the month of September include the following, according to the release:  9-10 a.m. Sept. 6: “Late Garden Enhancement” — Weld County Master Gardener Jen Ottenhoff will talk about keeping the garden attractive…

WATCH THIS: Ellen DeGeneres Lists Her Stunning Santa Barbara Estate For $45 Million – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

‘Trust, Above All Else’: Chip Gaines Gets Candid About What Keeps His Marriage to Joanna Strong

Thanks to Elgato you can now control your garden hose with Siri – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Elgato has a whole new line of HomeKit products at IFA this week. The company teamed up with “leading suppliers” for specific home automation purposes, including a self-locking door lock, Eve Lock; a smoke detector called Eve Smoke; and a tamper-detecting window sensor called Eve Window Guard. Elgato also has a new version of Thermo, its HomeKit radiator valve, which adds touch controls and an integrated temperature display. But my…

How America’s frenzy for Japanese plants brought beauties — and a mega-weed – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Late summer is the time when I must deal with the porcelain berry. This is a hardy, woody vine that landed in America as an exquisite, bejeweled bower only to be reviled later as a beast. Unchecked, it will grow 15 feet a year and smother shrubs, trees and in time whole landscapes in its quest for world domination. Now it is entwined with my gooseberry bush, and once a…

Volunteers keep historic Hawaii ethnobotanical garden alive … – Hawaii News Now

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

As climate change takes hold, many are fearful of it threatening Native Hawaiian cultural resources.

Ian McEwan’s Enchanted Garden – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

McAfee’s early years were spent in a down-at-the-heels corner of a north London suburb. Her Scots-Irish father was a policeman, and they lived in a former Victorian police station, ‘‘complete with jail cells and a 60-foot air-raid siren,’’ she says. But outside were rambling grounds, where she and her four younger siblings ran wild. Her parents grew flowers, teaching her the Latin names, and in the summers, she and her…

How Oprah Learned to Stop and Smell the Roses (Literally) at Her California Home: ‘This Garden Makes Me Present’ – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Andy Cohen’s Vibrant New York City Home Packs Almost as Much Personality as the TV Power House Himself

How America’s frenzy for Japanese plants brought beauties — and a mega-weed – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Late summer is the time when I must deal with the porcelain berry. This is a hardy, woody vine that landed in America as an exquisite, bejeweled bower only to be reviled later as a beast. Unchecked, it will grow 15 feet a year and smother shrubs, trees and in time whole landscapes in its quest for world domination. Now it is entwined with my gooseberry bush, and once a…

This legendary neighbor left behind a secret garden. Should it be a park for everyone? – Miami Herald

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Storied Miami theatrical press agent and Coconut Grove Art Festival founder Charlie Cinnamon, who died last year at 94, was a modest man. He lived for 50 years in a tiny 1919 cottage nestled in a big, wooded property in the South Grove. The board-and-batten cottage, alas, is doomed. A developer who bought Cinnamon’s property from his heirs in July plans to tear it down and build a large house…

Ian McEwan’s Enchanted Garden – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

McAfee’s early years were spent in a down-at-the-heels corner of a north London suburb. Her Scots-Irish father was a policeman, and they lived in a former Victorian police station, ‘‘complete with jail cells and a 60-foot air-raid siren,’’ she says. But outside were rambling grounds, where she and her four younger siblings ran wild. Her parents grew flowers, teaching her the Latin names, and in the summers, she and her…

Quick Thinking And Garden Blocks Saved This Guy’s BMW X5 And E36 M3s From Harvey – Jalopnik

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

All photos credit Cody W. Crochet It’s common sense to move your valuables to higher ground when floods threaten your home, however, we’re not sure jack stands, garden blocks and a trailer are what they mean. Regardless, one Texas man had the foresight to raise his two BMW E36 M3s and one BMW X5 just enough to stand above the floods brought by Hurricane Harvey. Flooding around Crochet’s home. Houston-area…

How America’s frenzy for Japanese plants brought beauties — and a mega-weed – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Late summer is the time when I must deal with the porcelain berry. This is a hardy, woody vine that landed in America as an exquisite, bejeweled bower only to be reviled later as a beast. Unchecked, it will grow 15 feet a year and smother shrubs, trees and in time whole landscapes in its quest for world domination. Now it is entwined with my gooseberry bush, and once a…

Ian McEwan’s Enchanted Garden – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

McAfee’s early years were spent in a down-at-the-heels corner of a north London suburb. Her Scots-Irish father was a policeman, and they lived in a former Victorian police station, ‘‘complete with jail cells and a 60-foot air-raid siren,’’ she says. But outside were rambling grounds, where she and her four younger siblings ran wild. Her parents grew flowers, teaching her the Latin names, and in the summers, she and her…

Ian McEwan’s Enchanted Garden – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

McAfee’s early years were spent in a down-at-the-heels corner of a north London suburb. Her Scots-Irish father was a policeman, and they lived in a former Victorian police station, ‘‘complete with jail cells and a 60-foot air-raid siren,’’ she says. But outside were rambling grounds, where she and her four younger siblings ran wild. Her parents grew flowers, teaching her the Latin names, and in the summers, she and her…

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