Garden Design

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

Posted: Friday, June 16, 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 —…

June Bloom Garden Tour set for June 24 – McPherson Sentinel

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Photos & Story by Cheyenne Derksen SchroederStaff Writer Backyards full of ideas and garden solutions will be in full bloom as part of the McPherson Master Gardener and Friends June Bloom Garden Tour. Each of the five gardens reflect the purpose and personalities of its owners, ranging from backyard paradises to research sites. “What we like to focus on with this garden tour is…

Watering your way to a healthy Kentucky garden – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Gardener watering young fruit tree(Photo: ziss, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Ah — summer in the Kentucky garden. The roses are in bloom and summer perennials are strutting their stuff. There are even little green tomatoes forming on plants all across the land (unless you bought the three-gallon plants that came home from the nursery with tomatoes on them already — cheater!) This is the time of the year that the summer garden just…

The Ruin Garden: An Old Idea That Could Help Today’s Cities Fight Blight – Co.Design (blog)

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

The church was in the news this week after it became 1 of 33 winners of the Knight Foundation’s Cities Challenge, which awards cities around the country with grant money for their best project ideas. Gary’s Redevelopment Commission will receive $163,333 to transform City Methodist into a more official destination for the city. But the city isn’t aiming to restore City Methodist–nor will it be knocked down. Instead, the commission is…

How to make your own herbal tea straight from the garden – Starts at 60

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Herbal teas are popular for a number of reasons – not only do they taste great but there are many health benefits. But did you know it was easy to make your own? Organics expert Linda Brennan from Ecobotanica says you can use a variety of dried herbs and flowers bought from the store, but you can also grow them in your garden and pick them fresh from a pot. Simply…

Pond, garden tours this weekend in Wichita – Wichita Eagle

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Wichita-area gardens and ponds will be open to the public this weekend during the annual Kansas Pond Society Water Garden Tour and the North Riverside Garden Stroll. The Water Garden Tour is a self-guided tour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The $10 ticket, which includes a map and pond descriptions, can be purchased at Johnson’s Garden Centers, 2707 W. 13th St. North…

GARDEN MAIDEN: Find beauty, inspiration in garden walk – MyWebTimes.com

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

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These plants have survived 200 million years of change. And they live in your garden. – The Desert Sun

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

This old Cycas revoluta in south Palm Springs has become a multi headed specimen after many decades in the desert.(Photo: Maureen Gilmer) Despite the catastrophic effects of continental drift, volcanoes, meteor strikes and ice ages over the last 200 million years, the cycads abide. These very ancient plants are found in our gardens as well as fossils on every continent including Antarctica. They’re a rather odd group, a true living…

Ceremony Postponed After Vandals Damage Autism Sensory Garden – Hartford Courant

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

GUILFORD — A ribbon cutting ceremony for an autism sensory garden in Connecticut has been postponed after vandals struck twice over a two week period. Michelle Ouimette, managing director for the Roses for Autism organization, says it took more than 1,000 volunteer hours to create the Guilford garden. The garden engages in all senses, which helps individuals with autism that experience sensory differences. Ouimette says vandals uprooted plants, took garden…

It’s Garden Tour time – Grosse Pointe News – Grosse Pointe News (subscription)

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Grosse Pointe Garden Center hosts its 26th annual Garden Tour — featuring 10 properties throughout the five Grosse Pointes — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, rain or shine. In addition to eight private gardens, the tour includes the gardens at Grosse Pointe Farms Pier Park, as well as the Trial Gardens and Veterans Garden at The War Memorial. Organizers searched for the…

It’s Garden Tour time – Grosse Pointe News (subscription)

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Grosse Pointe Garden Center hosts its 26th annual Garden Tour — featuring 10 properties throughout the five Grosse Pointes — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, rain or shine. In addition to eight private gardens, the tour includes the gardens at Grosse Pointe Farms Pier Park, as well as the Trial Gardens and Veterans Garden at The War Memorial. Organizers searched for the…

It’s Garden Tour time – Grosse Pointe News (subscription)

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Grosse Pointe Garden Center hosts its 26th annual Garden Tour — featuring 10 properties throughout the five Grosse Pointes — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, rain or shine. In addition to eight private gardens, the tour includes the gardens at Grosse Pointe Farms Pier Park, as well as the Trial Gardens and Veterans Garden at The War Memorial. Organizers searched for the…

Coffee house plants community garden – Redding Record Searchlight

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Buy Photo Mountain Lakes School graduate Daniel Israel, from left, mentor Isaac Archibald, Mountain Lakes senior Kaiden Barba, and Rebekah Marshall, community center coordinator for Heritage Roasting Company, pick weeds Wednesday in Shasta Lake. The group is part of the Shasta Lake Mentoring Collective, which mentors students through community projects.(Photo: Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight)Buy Photo Working with Shasta County, a coffee house in Shasta Lake is giving back to its community…

Garden tour set for Saturday – Keokuk Gate City Daily

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

No two gardens are alike, and the five gardens featured in this year’s Garden Tour hosted by the Keokuk Garden Club are no exception to that rule. During the annual event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, see lush landscapes ranging from wildlife-friendly to whimsical. Wildlife habitat Marie Leslie has lived at 1924 Franklin St. since March 2016. In that time, she has transformed her backyard…

Spring Garden Tour showcases Douglas County’s finest gardens – NRToday.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley will hold its annual garden tour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at several sites around Douglas County. This is the league’s sixth year putting on the fundraiser to enhance voter education. Each garden will feature artists showcasing handmade pottery, jewelry, sun-dyed silk scarves, metal artwork and photography. Musicians will also be playing at each venue. “We hope…

Officers seize 45000 marijuana plants in Lake County – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Six people were arrested Monday in Clearlake Oaks during a marijuana sweep that turned up more than 45,000 plants, almost 200 pounds of processed marijuana and two guns, according to Lake County sheriff’s officials. The Monday morning seizures were made from two properties in the 24000 block of East State Highway 20 by a team of sheriff’s narcotics deputies, the Mendocino County marijuana eradication team and the state National Guard…

Vandals destroy Guilford garden twice this month – New Haven Register

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GUILFORD >> Vandals have destroyed a nonprofit’s public sensory garden twice since the start of June, according to a release. Roses for Autism is a nonprofit that attempts to foster meaningful employment for individuals with autism. Since 2015, the organization has worked to create a public sensory garden at their Guilford-based farm for the entire…

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