Garden Design

Drones hunt down rare plants in Hawaii by going where people can’t – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

There’s something inherently creepy and annoying about drones buzzing over our heads — a frequent backyard irritation in cities like New York. But it turns out, a drone’s spying abilities can be useful: an uncrewed drone discovered a super-rare plant on a steep cliff on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi. The discovery wowed botanists — and shows how technology can help conservationists in their fight against extinction. “We were really…

Drones hunt down rare plants in Hawaii by going where people can’t – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

There’s something inherently creepy and annoying about drones buzzing over our heads — a frequent backyard irritation in cities like New York. But it turns out, a drone’s spying abilities can be useful: an uncrewed drone discovered a super-rare plant on a steep cliff on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi. The discovery wowed botanists — and shows how technology can help conservationists in their fight against extinction. “We were really…

Bondurant Garden Center Suffers Extensive Hail Damage, Repairs Not Covered by Insurance – whotv.com

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

BONDURANT, Iowa  —  Many Iowans are cleaning up the damage from recent storms around the state. While most can rely on insurance for help, a decades-old business is facing a large repair bill. For 48 years, Lucille Vannoy has offered plants and flowers from her garden center in Bondurant, but hail left extensive damage to her greenhouse on Thursday night. “About 11, 11:10, the storm came up and it hailed like a son of…

Clubs beautify community during National Garden Week – Statesboro Herald

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

    An often quoted saying, “bloom where you’re planted,” extols a timely message, but perhaps the adage could add an additional thought: “Once you’ve blossomed, use your beauty to bless others.”     The five area clubs making up the Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs recently took blooms and blossoms and foliage they’ve planted and nurtured for months and turned them into stunning works of art. Members of the…

Me and my garden: ‘The towering silver fir was planted in the 19th century’ – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Walking among the poppies in midsummer is simply magical: they start out life as dark purple and turn into the most beautiful blue. Swathes of them open at around the same time as the handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata), so the effect is wonderful. My mother-in-law, Sylvia McCosh, was a great plantswoman; she introduced the Dalemain poppy (Meconopsis ‘Dalemain’) to the low gardens. The garden my husband, Robert, and I inherited…

Drones hunt down rare plants in Hawaii by going where people can’t – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

There’s something inherently creepy and annoying about drones buzzing over our heads — a frequent backyard irritation in cities like New York. But it turns out, a drone’s spying abilities can be useful: an uncrewed drone discovered a super-rare plant on a steep cliff on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi. The discovery wowed botanists — and shows how technology can help conservationists in their fight against extinction. “We were really…

Me and my garden: ‘The towering silver fir was planted in the 19th century’ – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Walking among the poppies in midsummer is simply magical: they start out life as dark purple and turn into the most beautiful blue. Swathes of them open at around the same time as the handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata), so the effect is wonderful. My mother-in-law, Sylvia McCosh, was a great plantswoman; she introduced the Dalemain poppy (Meconopsis ‘Dalemain’) to the low gardens. The garden my husband, Robert, and I inherited…

Me and my garden: ‘The towering silver fir was planted in the 19th century’ – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Walking among the poppies in midsummer is simply magical: they start out life as dark purple and turn into the most beautiful blue. Swathes of them open at around the same time as the handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata), so the effect is wonderful. My mother-in-law, Sylvia McCosh, was a great plantswoman; she introduced the Dalemain poppy (Meconopsis ‘Dalemain’) to the low gardens. The garden my husband, Robert, and I inherited…

How to reap the greatest rewards from your vegetable garden – Kansas City Star

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Growing vegetables can be rewarding. No matter how big or small, a vegetable garden provides fresh, nutritious and flavorful food, and harvesting your bounty is one of life’s simple pleasures. Vegetable gardening can be even more rewarding when there are abundant crops to harvest. These simple tips will help your garden not only survive but thrive during our unpredictable Kansas City summers. ▪ Water evenly: While ample rain has fallen the…

Solar power forecast to shut down coal plants faster than expected – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Solar power, once so costly it made economic sense only in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy Finance outlook for how fuel and electricity markets will evolve by 2040. The research group estimated solar already rivals the cost of new coal power plants in Germany and the…

June is busting out all over | Garden column – NJ.com

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

<![CDATA[<!– ]]> By Lorraine Kiefer I was outside early recently watering my plants and I couldn’t help but think of the lyrics of an old favorite song, “June is busting out all over.” The birds were singing, the sun was bright, many new seedlings had popped, others had grown, blooms were everywhere and it was beautiful. In fact I went in and typed “June is busting out all over” and soon…

Garden Q&A: Hey, who ate my pentas? – Florida Times-Union

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

I could not believe my eyes. My perky purple pentas were stripped of foliage in one night. How could that happen? After questions and pictures, we identified the culprits as Tersa sphinx larva. They look a bit like little snakes. They can be green or brown in color and have one large eyespot with 6 smaller ones trailing down the body and a small horn on the rear end. These…

Me and my garden: ‘The towering silver fir was planted in the 19th century’ – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Walking among the poppies in midsummer is simply magical: they start out life as dark purple and turn into the most beautiful blue. Swathes of them open at around the same time as the handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata), so the effect is wonderful. My mother-in-law, Sylvia McCosh, was a great plantswoman; she introduced the Dalemain poppy (Meconopsis ‘Dalemain’) to the low gardens. The garden my husband, Robert, and I inherited…

IN THE GARDEN: A Celebration of Pollinators | Community … – The News Guard

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Make a bee-line to the Connie Hansen Garden, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at 1931 NW 33rd Street in Lincoln City, to enjoy a bee-utiful day learning all about bees. An observation bee-hive will be on display, fitted with see thru sides, so visitors can safely watch the bees at work. Two informational talks about creating bee habitat in the home…

Garden Q&A: Hey, who ate my pentas? – Florida Times-Union

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

I could not believe my eyes. My perky purple pentas were stripped of foliage in one night. How could that happen? After questions and pictures, we identified the culprits as Tersa sphinx larva. They look a bit like little snakes. They can be green or brown in color and have one large eyespot with 6 smaller ones trailing down the body and a small horn on the rear end. These…

IN THE GARDEN: A Celebration of Pollinators – The News Guard

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Make a bee-line to the Connie Hansen Garden, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at 1931 NW 33rd Street in Lincoln City, to enjoy a bee-utiful day learning all about bees. An observation bee-hive will be on display, fitted with see thru sides, so visitors can safely watch the bees at work. Two informational talks about creating bee habitat in the home…

Vehicle Veers Off Garden State Parkway, Plunges Into River; 2 … – NBC New York

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Two people are dead after their vehicle ran off the Garden State Parkway and plunged into the Rahway River.  State Police Lt. Ted Schafer says the vehicle was headed north when it ran off the toll road in Clark Township just before 10:30 a.m. Friday. The victims’ names and ages have not been released. According to traffic data from 511NJ, there were 2-mile backups behind the accident traveling northbound —…

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Opening 25th Season – Hartford Courant

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will begin its 25th anniversary season June 21 on the grounds of Hill-Stead Museum, a National Historic Landmark at 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. Beginning with an appearance by former U.S. poet laurate Billy Collins, who has published 10 collections, and ending with Young Poets Day on Aug. 16, the outdoor festival will offer five events, three on Wednesdays and two on Sundays, featuring well-known and…

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