Garden Design

How and When to Flush Cannabis Plants – Leafly

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

When starting out as a cannabis grower, “flushing” is a term you might be unfamiliar with. Although visions of frantically trying to shove a cannabis plant down a toilet may come to mind, flushing is actually when you stop feeding the plants nutrients and simply give them water. The process is generally as easy at it sounds; however, knowing precisely when to flush and how often is a more refined…

BBC – Travel – Italy’s mysterious medieval garden of monsters – BBC News

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

As I stepped through the nearly 500-year-old stone archway, I was engulfed in silence. Stairs meandered into groves where trees filled with newly opened leaves spilled over onto the path, the branches blocking the view of the Lazio region’s shrub-peppered hills. Orsini bucked the tradition of the Italian Renaissance garden Nestled near the quiet Italian town of Bomarzo, about 92km north of Rome, the Sacro Bosco (Sacred Wood) was built…

Thefts at Bangor Community Garden prompt addition of surveillance – Bangor Daily News

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

BANGOR, Maine — Jerry Ledwith has no problem giving away a tomato to someone who needs it. But he does have an issue with folks coming in and taking what he and his fellow gardeners are growing in their plots at the Bangor Community Garden without permission. “Listen, if you want a tomato, come see me — I’ll give you one. But don’t come and rip off premature vegetable that…

Rally Cat found: Rescue group captures kitty at City Garden – fox2now.com

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach trapped this kitty at the City Garden overnight.  They say this is the same cat who wandered onto the field at Busch stadium Wednesday night.  Yadier Molina hit a grand slam after the kitty made the surprise appearance to win the game. A board member with St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that they are confident that this is…

Italy’s mysterious medieval garden of monsters – BBC News

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

As I stepped through the nearly 500-year-old stone archway, I was engulfed in silence. Stairs meandered into groves where trees filled with newly opened leaves spilled over onto the path, the branches blocking the view of the Lazio region’s shrub-peppered hills. Orsini bucked the tradition of the Italian Renaissance garden Nestled near the quiet Italian town of Bomarzo, about 92km north of Rome, the Sacro Bosco (Sacred Wood) was built…

Challenge to carbon rules for new power plants delayed indefinitely – Utility Dive

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Dive Brief: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decided to extend a delay in litigation over carbon pollution standards for new power plants, and ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to file progress updates every 90 days.  The standards are the first national limits on carbon pollution from new, modified or reconstructed power plants that run primarily on coal, and are in effect now. Those standards largely…

Origin of New Jersey’s ‘Garden State’ nickname debunked – Philly.com

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

New Jersey’s “Garden State” nickname sprouted, it seems, from a bed of deception. Former state Attorney General Abraham Browning, so the legend goes, coined the state’s moniker during a speech at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia. This Browning-creation story first surfaced…

Protesters demand affordable housing in Garden City – News 12 Long Island

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

GARDEN CITY - Protesters against housing segregation marched in Garden City Thursday night, demanding affordable housing. They say the village discriminates against low-income families by refusing to build affordable housing. “I’m here for justice overall, for having affordable housing for people who need it, for people who work here, for people who are here,” said Eva Maria, one of the protesters. Lucas Sanchez, the Long Island director of New York…

Is this Rally Cat? Rescue group captures kitty at City Garden – fox2now.com

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

ST. LOUIS —Is this Rally Cat? St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach trapped this kitty at the City Garden overnight.  They are trying to determine if the cat is the same one who wandered onto the field at Busch stadium Wednesday night.  Yadier Molina hit a grand slam after the kitty made the surprise appearance to win the game. The City Garden posted this update to Instagram: “#RallyCat has been located and…

BBC – Travel – Italy’s mysterious medieval garden of monsters – BBC News

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

As I stepped through the nearly 500-year-old stone archway, I was engulfed in silence. Stairs meandered into groves where trees filled with newly opened leaves spilled over onto the path, the branches blocking the view of the Lazio region’s shrub-peppered hills. Orsini bucked the tradition of the Italian Renaissance garden Nestled near the quiet Italian town of Bomarzo, about 92km north of Rome, the Sacro Bosco (Sacred Wood) was built…

Hoosier Gardener: There are several reasons for poorly performing plants – Indianapolis Star

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

The golden tortoise beetle, or gold bug, prefers the leaves of sweet potato vine, morning glory and other members of plants in that family.(Photo: Provided by Clemson University, Bugwood/Forestryimages.org) A reader wants to know why her squash, melon and peppers are not doing well, even though they were planted as always. “The fruit begins to set and then plants die,” wrote C.K.B. of Mooresville. Here are some things to consider…

Fair housing activists pitch tents in Garden City | Newsday – Newsday

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

About 20 people are sleeping in tents Thursday and Friday night in protest of what they called continued housing discrimination in the Village of Garden City. Members of the New York Communities for Change from Nassau and Suffolk counties pitched tents Thursday night on a grassy walkway near the corner of Washington Avenue and 11th Street. One of the group’s leader said NYCC is reclaiming this spot because it’s at…

Garden Media Group unveils 2018 trends – Garden Center Magazine

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

During Cultivate’17 in Columbus, Ohio, The Garden Media Group introduced its trends for 2018, giving attendees a preview of the direction gardening is expected to take in the coming year. Katie Dubow, creative director of the Garden Media Group, provided a sneak peek of the 2018 Trends Report, which will be available for download in September. The big picture for this year’s trends is “Nature’s Rx For Mental Wellness”…

Italy’s mysterious medieval garden of monsters – BBC News

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

As I stepped through the nearly 500-year-old stone archway, I was engulfed in silence. Stairs meandered into groves where trees filled with newly opened leaves spilled over onto the path, the branches blocking the view of the Lazio region’s shrub-peppered hills. Orsini bucked the tradition of the Italian Renaissance garden Nestled near the quiet Italian town of Bomarzo, about 92km north of Rome, the Sacro Bosco (Sacred Wood) was built…

Fair housing activists pitch tents in Garden City – Newsday

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

About 20 people are sleeping in tents Thursday and Friday night in protest of what they called continued housing discrimination in the Village of Garden City. Members of the New York Communities for Change from Nassau and Suffolk counties pitched tents Thursday night on a grassy walkway near the corner of Washington Avenue and 11th Street. One of the group’s leader said NYCC is reclaiming this spot because it’s at…

Arts & Extras: Butterfly garden to undergo metamorphosis – Roanoke Times

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

The Science Museum of Western Virginia’s butterfly garden is going to go through a metamorphosis and emerge in a new form. The garden will close Tuesday and begin a switch from tropical to native species. “While we will be losing blue morphos, we will now have monarchs and be able to demonstrate the full lifecycle with caterpillars, eggs, and chrysalides within the exhibit,” wrote Derek Kellogg,…

ESNA 2017: How storage enables SCE to avoid siting new gas plants – Utility Dive

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Two years ago, a San Diego Gas and Electric executive announced a bold aspiration at the Energy Storage North America conference. “I see a future where there will be no more gas turbines,” said Jim Avery, SDG&E’s chief development officer. Avery told the conference that one day battery storage could become cost-effective enough to displace the need for gas-fired power plants. It was a striking prediction, particularly at a time before…

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