Garden Design

Charity behind London’s garden bridge hits back at MP’s criticism – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

The charity behind London’s garden bridge has accused a senior Labour MP of “disregard for the facts” and selective use of evidence after she said the project should probably be scrapped to avoid wasting more public funds. A report by Margaret Hodge into whether the proposed foliage-filled link across the Thames was value for taxpayers’ money said last week that the project had a woeful business case and was guided…

This amazing garden in Los Osos offers something extra — a view of the Pacific – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

When visitors pass through Jim and Deborah Whitson’s garden gate in Los Osos, they are overwhelmed. Such unexpected beauty can make a person feel as though they’ve stepped into the pages of Garden Design Magazine. Textures abound as you step down the railroad tie stairs — smooth concrete, rough aggregate, granite-topped benches, patches of lawn, beds of hardy ground covers and upright sprays of elephant food (portulacaria afra). There’s no…

Fruits of her labor extend far beyond the garden – Black Mountain News

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Savannah Botanical Garden debuts revitalized Children’s Garden – Savannah Morning News

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A sunny afternoon last week in Savannah was dedicated to cultivating community — a green one, that is. Volunteers and garden enthusiasts alike came together at the Savannah Botanical Garden for a ceremonial dedication marking the expansion of its Children Garden. The Savannah Botanical Garden is a small multi-use garden and nature area on Eisenhower Drive that is operated by Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs members including the Coastal…

Native plants get their spot in the sun – Black Mountain News

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Montreat Landcare Native Plant Sale will return to Moore Center Field below Lake Susan on Saturday, April 29.(Photo: COURTESY OF JOE STANDAERT) Long before the Swannanoa Valley was populated by the first white settlers, it was thick with majestic chestnut trees, tangled with rhododendron and bejeweled by forest flowers. As the land was developed to accommodate an ever-expanding population, the indigenous flora has abated. From 9 a.m. until 2…

Let’s Make the Garden Jump – The Players Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I know you think you’ve heard every “only in New York” story. I know…. But give me a chance here. Sometimes after a game at the Garden, a couple of the boys and I will head over to one of our favorite spots in the area to grab some dinner. So the night after we traded for Keith Yandle in March 2015, I took him out for a bite. Yands…

Princess Diana’s garden to be filled with her favourite flowers by gardeners who remember her fondness for the spot – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Recalling one particular story, he said: “I remember there was another gardener who told me a story about when he was walking along with a wheelbarrow with a fellow gardener. It’s really embarrassing, but he tripped. “He kind of fell over. It was over-weighted, the wheelbarrow, so everything kind of spilled everywhere. And Princess Diana was going by and turned around and said ‘Bad luck, chaps’, and kind of gave…

Grow your faith and your garden with these biblical herbs – Dallas News (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sow mustard seeds directly in garden beds. Seedlings sprout in about three days, best grown in the home garden for their tasty leaves. Many cultivars are available, and flavors range from quite a bite (“Green Wave”) to mild and intriguing (“Ruby Streaks”). Like bitter herbs, mustard will send up flower stalks once warm weather turns hot. If they surprise you with an early bolt, know that mustard flowers are edible,…

Fungus uses light to invade, attack wheat plants – UPI.com

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12 (UPI) — The fungus Parastagonospora nodorum has forged a deadly partnership with sunlight, and wheat plants are paying the price. According to scientists at the University of Western Australia, Parastagonospora nodorum produces an herbicide compound called elsinochrome which destroys plant cells when exposed to sunlight. Researchers manipulated the the fungus’ genome to trigger elsinochrome production, allowing scientists to observe the deadly compound’s behavior inside wheat plants. “To conserve…

Let’s Make the Garden Jump – The Players Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I know you think you’ve heard every “only in New York” story. I know…. But give me a chance here. Sometimes after a game at the Garden, a couple of the boys and I will head over to one of our favorite spots in the area to grab some dinner. So the night after we traded for Keith Yandle in March 2015, I took him out for a bite. Yands…

Where to start for garden art? – Greensburg Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

No longer content with a lawn chair and a pot of geraniums, homeowners are taking their creativity to the great outdoors to turn their yards into unique works of art. Whether you have a decades-old garden you are looking to spruce up or a home with a little landscaping you are ready to enhance, the question on your mind is most likely, where do I start?…

Details in Alamo plan show museum with rooftop garden, canals, closed streets – mySanAntonio.com

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Caption Close This rendering shows the appearance of Alamo Plaza under a master plan that would include an interpretation of the south wall and historic main gate of the mission and 1836 battle compound, made of structural glass. Other features include a 135,000-square-foot museum; historic footings of the historic walls displayed under structural glass; and interpretation of an acequia, or water canal, on the west end of the plaza. less…

Big weekend blossoms: Garden Club party kicks off flower show – Palm Beach Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The amazing talents of the Garden Club members — both local and from elsewhere — were on display at the preview party for the club’s biennial flower show. The reception took place April 7 in the Gubelmann Auditorium of The Society of the Four Arts. Lisa Cregan and Leigh Failing were chairwomen for the evening, which included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a first look at the creative…

Homegrown and handmade goods for sale at San Jose Garden Club fundraiser – Milpitas Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Gardening enthusiasts will be supporting many local charities when they make purchases at the San Jose Garden Club’s annual fundraiser sale in Willow Glen on April 28 and 29. Proceeds from the nearly decade-old sale benefit nonprofit organizations that promote horticulture and gardening, such as Our City Forest and Veggielution, an urban community garden at Emma Prusch Park that supplies fresh produce to the community. Last year the club’s garden…

Let your garden grow with our smart garden buying guide – CNET

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Smart home garden tech buying guide Understand your options and find the connected tool that will unlock your green thumb. by Andrew Gebhart Nature and technology don’t have to exist at odds with each other. In fact, similar smart home tech that automates your thermostat or your garage door can extend outside the walls of your house, helping you make your own corner of nature thrive. Smart garden and lawn…

Study reveals plants ‘listen’ to find sources of water – Phys.Org

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

In nature, plants cannot grow without soil biota like fungi and bacteria. Successful plants are able to harness positive, growth-promoting soil organisms, while avoiding the negative effects of others. Which plant traits …

Garden Start-Up Tips – WXII The Triad

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series lineup announced with many familiar faces – Salt Lake Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Charles Oakley arraigned on charges from Madison Square Garden incident – Newsday

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Charles Oakley appeared at a Manhattan criminal court Tuesday morning for an arraignment hearing stemming from a series of misdemeanor charges he faces after a scuffle with Madison Square Garden security during a February Knicks game. After a three-minute hearing, Oakley was ordered to file motions by May 16 and appear again on May 30. He faces two assault charges, two harassment charges and criminal trespassing. Dressed in a dark…

Verizon In The Garden Portfolio – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

As I’ve written about, most recently in Tending the Dividend Garden – March Update, I like to group my stocks into several categories that I relate to crops from my garden. I believe this is an apt analogy because investing and gardening both require similar traits like planning and patience. My groups are defined solely by a stock’s dividend yield and dividend growth rate (DGR). The classic examples of my…

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