Garden Design

Bed preparation is important for healthy plants – Beauregard Daily News

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall is a prime planting season in Louisiana. Cool-season bedding plants will be planted from now through early December, and November through February is the best time to plant hardy shrubs, groundcovers and perennials in the landscape. How well you prepare the soil prior to planting has an enormous effect on the health and growth of your plants. Dan Gill Gardeners often put too little effort…

Garden Growing Pains – The New Yorker (satire)

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Now that it’s harvest season, I’m curious: How did your garden grow this summer? Wasn’t it thrilling, in those early days, to watch your vegetable patch begin to come alive? To step into your garden in the dewy dawn and see what magic had transpired during the night, how each brave green shoot had grown a little taller? And then, after only a few weeks, to spot adorable tomatoes and…

#Bridge2Give: A garden in Pleasantville feeds thousands – The Journal News | LoHud.com

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Devin Juros (Photo: Submitted) At age 11, Devin Juros came across a sobering statistic. He learned in school that 1 in 5 Westchester County residents were dealing with hunger. “It didn’t sit right with me. There is so much wealth in Westchester, people don’t realize there is hidden hunger here,” he said. “I just decided I wanted to do something.” Devin came up the with the idea of creating a community garden…

Plant Lovers’ Almanac: A few wicked plants for the scary season – Akron Beacon Journal

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

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Historical Veggies Take Root In DC War Garden – NPR

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rob Gimpel tends to the war garden at the Library of Congress. Flickr/U.S. Capitol hide caption toggle caption Flickr/U.S. Capitol Rob Gimpel tends to the war garden at the Library of Congress. Flickr/U.S. Capitol Rob Gimpel is usually thinking about getting tulip bulbs in the ground this time of year, but right now he’s ready to harvest pumpkins. It’s an unusual activity for Gimpel, the lead gardener of the areas…

Alternatives continue to bury Texas coal-powered plants – Beckley Register-Herald

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas — Although EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said this week that with the planned roll back of the 2015 Clean Power Plan, “the war on coal is over,” casualties continue.  And word that yet another coal-burning Texas power plant will soon retire from service is a reminder that losses will keep mounting. “It doesn’t mean that the Texas coal plants are going to be saved,”…

Garden Notes for Oct. 16-19 – Buffalo News

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cheektowaga Garden Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Cleveland Hill faculty dining room on Mapleview Road, Cheektowaga. Use the playground entrance. Mark Carra, of Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, will present “Hummingbirds – Their Behavior and How to Attract Them.” Guests and new members welcome. Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., Williamsville. Scott Russo will…

Dade City blueberry farm still recovering after 100000 plants damaged by Irma – TBO.com

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

DADE CITY — As the sun rose on the Tuesday after Hurricane Irma, Leonard Park made the familiar drive toward Frogmore Fresh blueberry farm. With remnant winds still blowing, he hoped for the best. But as he turned the corner and looked across the field, he could see row after row of fallen and leaning plants. “Plants were leaning, craning or laid down on the ground,” said Park,…

Bloomberg pledges $64M to retire coal power plants – New York Post

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – Michael Bloomberg pledged an extra $64 million Wednesday to retire coal-burning power plants and dramatically reduce carbon emissions. The contribution to the Sierra Club and other environmental groups comes the same week the Trump administration declared the war on coal is over and said it would withdraw from a 2015 Obama-era environmental effort to curb greenhouse emissions, known as the Clean Power Plan. The plan would have set…

SpikerBox allows plants to engage in interspecies conversation … – CNET

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

This Venus flytrap has something to say.  Backyard Brains Backyard Brains — the team behind the remote controlled cockroach and the jam session with a squid — is at it again. This time, they’re giving plants a voice. With the Plant SpikerBox, certain species of plants can actually transmit a signal to another species. Essentially, the SpikerBox allows plant-to-plant interspecies communication. A TED talk featuring the SpikerBox in action shows…

5 Reasons to Add Air Plants to Your Home Décor – Washingtonian.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

If you don’t have the time or space for traditional plants, air plants might be exactly what you need. Here are five reasons why they’re perfect for anyone—even serial plant killers. 1. Air plants are low-maintenance and need no soil. Their preferred climate is humid (they’re native to Central and South America, the West Indies, and the Southern US), meaning they thrive in the DC area’s higher-than-average humidity during warmer…

Garden Reclamation – The LumberJack

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Rows upon rows of seeds have been planted, and now they wait patiently for their chance to peek through the top layer of soil to greet the moist air. By | Michelle N. Meyers The CCAT garden’s are moving and bending in shape, forever changing with the seasons, through the helping hands that come and go. The folks at CCAT are welcoming these changes of seasons with open arms. Rows…

Despite Trump promises, uncertainty reigns in Ohio communities near coal plants – Midwest Energy News

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A plan by the Trump administration to rescue uneconomic coal plants has done little to ease the pall of anxiety hanging over two Ohio River counties. By next June, Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) will close two coal-fired plants in Adams County, Ohio — the 2,318-megawatt coal-fired J.M. Stuart Station, opened in 1971, and the 618-megawatt Killen Station, started 11 years later. Less than a year after DP&L announced…

Jun Kaneko, ‘the Chihuly of the ceramics world,’ at Desert Botanical Garden – AZCentral.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Workers at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix guide a 2,000-pound sculpture by Jun Kaneko to its pedestal.(Photo: Kerry Lengel/The Republic) “This is the best part of my job,” Elaine McGinn says. “When we have flying art, it makes me so happy.” McGinn’s job is director of exhibitions for the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, and the flying art in question is a 12-foot-tall, 2,000-pound, pastel pink and blue head,…

Backyard Brains helps your plants open up – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

This Venus flytrap has something to say.  Backyard Brains Backyard Brains — the team behind the remote controlled cockroach and the jam session with a squid — is at it again. This time, they’re giving plants a voice. With the Plant SpikerBox, certain species of plants can actually transmit a signal to another species. Essentially, the SpikerBox allows plant-to-plant interspecies communication. A TED talk featuring the SpikerBox in action shows…

EPA Chief Announces Reversal Of Obama-Era Curbs On Coal Plants – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a Cabinet meeting with President Trump in June. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a Cabinet meeting with President Trump in June. Andrew Harnik/AP Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET The Trump administration will scuttle an Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt,…

GE names hedge fund Trian executive Ed Garden to board – Reuters

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

(Reuters) – U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric Co, which major shareholder Trian Fund Management has been pressuring to conduct a more thorough restructuring, appointed the hedge fund’s chief investment officer to its board on Monday. Edward Garden will replace Robert Lane, who is retiring due to health reasons after a dozen years as a director, GE said in a statement. The surprise move comes one day before shareholders at consumer…

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