Garden Design

Aventura retiree raises butterflies and the plants that sustain them – Miami Herald

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Michelle Tedesco and her husband, Tony, imagined retirement as a time to finally get away and adventure, just the two of them. Their plans changed, though, and they stayed in Aventura raising butterflies. As a child, Michelle was very familiar with monarch butterflies and the gardening needed to sustain them. “When I lived in New Jersey, as a kid, all summer long we had lots of butterflies, a lot of…

Home & Garden: At Home events – Stanwood Camano News

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Antiques fair The fourth annual Antique Fair & Vintage Market at Christianson’s Nursery is happening Aug. 11-12, at 15806 Best Road, west of Mount Vernon. Friday will feature an early shopping party with tastings of Hellam’s Vineyard wine paired with Evolve Chocolate, 5-8 p.m. in the Schoolhouse; tickets cost $10 in advance. The Antique Fair, featuring century-old collectibles, retro and vintage, will be open Saturday, 9…

Auburn’s College of Agriculture planning to add on-campus garden as outdoor classroom – Opelika Auburn News

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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Coal Plants Might Be Even More Toxic Than We Thought – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Scientists studying the aftermath of a massive coal-ash spill in North Carolina have discovered a byproduct of the fossil fuel that may pose human health risks.  Duke Energy Corp. announced in early February 2014 that drainage from a broken pipe was leaking coal-ash into the Dan River, which runs through Virginia and North Carolina. Within a few days, researchers at Virginia Tech realized the spill created an unusual opportunity to…

Rare plant grows 27ft in two months in Devon garden, and will now die – Devon Live

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

A super-rare Mexican agave plant has burst into bloom in a Devon garden for the first time in a lifetime – after growing 27ft in two months. But the ultimate late-bloomer in Julia Hardy’s garden will now die as soon as it’s final frond unfurls. Giant agave only bloom once in a lifetime and after lying dormant for decades in Julia’s garden in Sidmouth, a thick stem burst from the…

Inner City Community Garden Expands – urbanmilwaukee

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Andre Lee Ellis meets with “We Got This” participants in the garden on the first Saturday of the 2015 summer program. Photo by Andrea Waxman. The Milwaukee Common Council last week authorized the sale of two vacant lots in the Borchert Field neighborhood to We Got This Milwaukee for $1 each. The resolution, sponsored by Alderwoman Milele Coggs, was adopted by a 15-0 vote. Coggs said that as grassroots organizer Andre Lee Ellis described…

Chicago Botanic Garden solar panels being damaged by golf balls – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Chicago Botanic Garden anticipates spending about $10,000 to repair a series of solar panels damaged by errant golf shots coming from the neighboring Glencoe Golf Club, according to garden officials. “Golf balls are coming over and damaging our solar panels at a high rate,” said Beth Dunn, the garden’s director of government affairs, at the June meeting of the village’s sustainability task force. Dunn said the balls have been…

Booze Garden merges outdoor and indoor fun in Fort Lauderdale – SouthFlorida.com

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

In the 1998 comedy “A Night at the Roxbury,” two brothers, Doug and Steve Butabi, have the idea to open a club where the inside looks like the outside, and vice versa. If only the Butabis could see Booze Garden. Take one step inside the downtown Fort Lauderdale bar, and you’ll instantly feel as if you’re outdoors. AstroTurf covers the floor, while fake shrubbery encompasses the back wall and the…

Confirmed: Night Lights Drive Pollinators Away From Plants – The Atlantic

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

It’s hard enough to grab an insect during the day, so try doing it in the dark, while wearing night-vision goggles. These eyepieces offer little in the way of depth perception, and “catching insects without that is not easy,” says Eva Knop from the University of Bern. Nevertheless, she and her colleagues persisted, and became better with practice. Over several summer nights, they would head out into 14 Swiss meadows,…

Man shot, killed near Garden Grove bank ATM; woman robbed … – OCRegister

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

GARDEN GROVE – Homicide detectives were investigating the death of a man found with gunshot wounds near an ATM Sunday night, Aug. 6 – just hours after a woman had been robbed there and a suspect arrested for that crime. Officers found the dead man around 10:10 p.m. after responding to shots fired. A male was robbed and fatally shot at a Bank of America ATM on Westminster Boulevard and Brookhurst…

Botanic Garden solar panels being damaged by golf balls – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

The Chicago Botanic Garden anticipates spending about $10,000 to repair a series of solar panels damaged by errant golf shots coming from the neighboring Glencoe Golf Club, according to garden officials. “Golf balls are coming over and damaging our solar panels at a high rate,” said Beth Dunn, the garden’s director of government affairs, at the June meeting of the village’s sustainability task force. Dunn said the balls have been…

High & Mighty is a hit in Garden Grove – OCRegister

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

The second afternoon of the inaugural High and Mighty Festival felt particularly auspicious as ticket-holders arrived early to sample the beer and stayed late to dance under the stars. The joint venture between Sublime with Rome and night two headliners the Dirty Heads translated into a weekend-long party that married craft beer with a diverse roster of main-stage talent. A tandem stage set-up ensured the pace of the production never…

Man shot, killed near Garden Grove bank ATM; woman robbed, assaulted near same ATM – OCRegister

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man found with gunshot wounds near a bank ATM in Garden Grove Sunday night, Aug. 6. Officers found the dead man around 10:11 p.m. after being called out to shots fired, according to a Monday, Aug. 7, statement from the Garden Grove Police Department. A male was robbed and fatally shot at a Bank of America ATM on Westminster Boulevard and Brookhurst…

Charles Oakley: ‘The easy part is stayin away from the Garden’ – For The Win

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

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Buffalo students’ space spuds produce potatoes in Lackawanna garden – Buffalo News

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

They look like your everyday, ordinary potato plants. However, the three growing in a small garden in Lackawanna may be unlike any on Earth. That’s because they’ve been to space and back. The plants, in fact, may hold clues to a question that has garnered widespread attention since first posed as a middle school science project by three girls from Buffalo: Can potatoes grow in space? The answer is buried in…

Metroparks takes over Toledo Botanical Garden – Toledo Blade

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

A walk through Toledo Botanical Garden shows that little, if anything, has changed since the Metroparks of the Toledo Area took over operations at the West Toledo parklands. Gardening enthusiasts and botanists flock to the gardens to see one of the country’s largest collection of hostas. They stroll the grounds to admire the explosion of color from the roses, day lilies, dahlias,…

Veeder: A song comes to life in the garden | Jamestown Sun – Jamestown Sun

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

Before she finishes her first garden treat, she’s reaching out her hands, mouth full, mumbling “more.” I pick her two, one for each hand. Pleased, she struts across the garden in her cowboy boots and shorts, trampling over my onions on her way to see if she might get the chance to pull up an entire bean plant before her momma tells her “no!” We’d been in the garden together…

Sublime with Rome kicks off a rousing High & Mighty in Garden Grove – OCRegister

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome performs during day one of the two-day High & Mighty Festival at Village Green Park in Garden Grove on Saturday, August 5, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Jacob Hemphill of the band SOJA performs during day one of the two-day High & Mighty Festival at Village Green Park in Garden Grove on Saturday, August 5, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley,…

IN THE GARDEN: Low-growing Cotoneaster – Stillwater News Press

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

When I first became a plant enthusiast, I patted myself on the back each time I remembered a Latin name. Moving along into plants as a profession, in California (where I began learning), knowing the Latin name – genus and species – was required. Common names only led to confusion when trying to identify or order plants. I specifically remember in the early days showing off…

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