Garden Design

Emerson celebrates summer with 20th annual garden tour – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

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Protecting plants from the power of sunlight – Phys.Org

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

The sun’s awesome power. Like us, plants need protection from it. Credit: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory It’s 11pm. You don’t feel good. Your palms are clammy, your mind is racing, and you just can’t fall asleep. As a precaution, you measure your vitals. Blood pressure is 160/95, worryingly high. You take another measurement ten minutes later: still high. The first thing the following morning, you are on your way to…

Jeff Flake Plants a Flag – New York Times

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Things got worse. In 2016 the Republican Party, Flake argues in the book, lost its manners. “It seems it is not enough to be conservative anymore. You have to be vicious.” And it lost its philosophy. “We become so estranged from our principles that we no longer recognize what principle is.” Flake told me he doesn’t want his book to be seen simply as a broadside against Trump. The rot…

Wicked wetness makes lawn and garden care tricky – WTOP

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Well, we wished for rain during that recent short (but brutal) hot and dry stretch — which should finally convince us to be careful what we wish for! (I got a solid five inches over just two days.) Time for me to issue some wet weather warnings: Do not cut your lawn when its soaking wet; cutting wet turf shreds the grass blades beyond repair. Warm and dry weather is…

High electric bills offered clue. Feds seized thousands of pot plants from these Sacramento-area houses – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Federal officers raided nine Sacramento-area homes Wednesday, seized 7,750 marijuana plants and arrested nine suspects in an operation that began when an agent noticed unusually high electricity bills at some of the homes. A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Sacramento on Thursday morning says Drug Enforcement Administration agents and other law enforcement officials began their raids at 6 a.m. Wednesday, using a Mandarin interpreter in some homes and…

‘Secret garden’ filled with rare species open after century – ABC News

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Pink and yellow wildflowers burst from a lush bed of grass hidden from public view for more than a century. Towering trees and snow-capped mountains encircle the wild meadow, beckoning visitors to a largely untouched piece of California’s Sierra Nevada. Conservation groups bought the land in Lower Carpenter Valley north of Lake Tahoe and are opening it for tours. It contains rare carnivorous plants and threatened birds and serves as…

Welcome to Radio Garden, free from the internet’s sin – The Verge

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

It’s difficult to pick just one thing to hate about the internet, but if I had to, I’d say it was how overwhelmingly relevant everything is. Everywhere I turn online I see content I should click on. Advice for the stressed, advice for the sleepless; news of impending horrors, both environmental and political; pictures of friends and pictures of strangers who feel like friends even though they’re not (but I…

‘Secret garden’ filled with rare species open after century – ABC News – ABC News

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Pink and yellow wildflowers burst from a lush bed of grass hidden from public view for more than a century. Towering trees and snow-capped mountains encircle the wild meadow, beckoning visitors to a largely untouched piece of California’s Sierra Nevada. Conservation groups bought the land in Lower Carpenter Valley north of Lake Tahoe and are opening it for tours. It contains rare carnivorous plants and threatened birds and serves as…

Welcome to Radio Garden, free from the internet’s sin – The Verge

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

It’s difficult to pick just one thing to hate about the internet, but if I had to, I’d say it was how overwhelmingly relevant everything is. Everywhere I turn online I see content I should click on. Advice for the stressed, advice for the sleepless; news of impending horrors, both environmental and political; pictures of friends and pictures of strangers who feel like friends even though they’re not (but I…

Welcome to Radio Garden, free from the internet’s sin – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

It’s difficult to pick just one thing to hate about the internet, but if I had to, I’d say it was how overwhelmingly relevant everything is. Everywhere I turn online I see content I should click on. Advice for the stressed, advice for the sleepless; news of impending horrors, both environmental and political; pictures of friends and pictures of strangers who feel like friends even though they’re not (but I…

Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops. Researchers at the University of Santiago investigating the properties of Antarctic plants grown under controlled conditions found that Colobanthus quitensis (pearlwort) and Deschampsia antarctica (hair grass) could tolerate high levels of…

‘Secret garden’ filled with rare species open after century – ABC News – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pink and yellow wildflowers burst from a lush bed of grass hidden from public view for more than a century. Towering trees and snow-capped mountains encircle the wild meadow, beckoning visitors to a largely untouched piece of California’s Sierra Nevada. Conservation groups bought the land in Lower Carpenter Valley north of Lake Tahoe and are opening it for tours. It contains rare carnivorous plants and threatened birds and serves as…

Art in the garden: How to do it right | The Columbian – The Columbian

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

For many landscape designers and homeowners, a garden isn’t complete without the right art. But how do you find the right spot for a piece of outdoor art and choose the plants to complement it? The first step is finding a work that really speaks to you, and then “allow the art to help define the landscape,” says landscape architect Edmund Hollander. He recommends working with an artist or gallery,…

This common herb will keep bee pollinators buzzing in your garden – PBS NewsHour

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Photo by viktor2013/via Adobe Unlike parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, marjoram missed out on a role in the classic song Scarborough Fair, made popular in the 1960s by Paul Simon. But it does have a key additional advantage over most herbs. People know it best under its widely-used alternate name of oregano, which is also the scientific name – origanum vulgare. It is a common feature of Italian cooking and…

Welcome to Radio Garden, free from the internet’s sin – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

It’s difficult to pick just one thing to hate about the internet, but if I had to, I’d say it was how overwhelmingly relevant everything is. Everywhere I turn online I see content I should click on. Advice for the stressed, advice for the sleepless; news of impending horrors, both environmental and political; pictures of friends and pictures of strangers who feel like friends even though they’re not (but I…

‘Secret garden’ filled with rare species open after century – ABC News – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pink and yellow wildflowers burst from a lush bed of grass hidden from public view for more than a century. Towering trees and snow-capped mountains encircle the wild meadow, beckoning visitors to a largely untouched piece of California’s Sierra Nevada. Conservation groups bought the land in Lower Carpenter Valley north of Lake Tahoe and are opening it for tours. It contains rare carnivorous plants and threatened birds and serves as…

Teen sleuths say TD Garden owes $13.8 million in fund-raisers – The Boston Globe

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

The group of teenagers who exposed TD Garden’s failure to comply with a 1993 state mandate to raise funds for city recreation centers has calculated the organization’s obligation — and it’s a whopping figure. $13.8 million. Advertisement The teens say that amount would help pay for a new ice skating rink in their neighborhood. They held a press conference Wednesday to make their case and take credit for their sleuthing….

Parasitic plants dwell in darkness, feeding on mold and mushrooms – Popular Science

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

You might be under the impression that plants photosynthesize—using energy from the sun to turn carbon dioxide and water into delicious and nutritious sugar—and you’re mostly right. Even carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap practice this process to some extent (though nutrient-poor environments and inefficiency often lead them to supplement their diets with something a little bloodier). But not all flora are capable of feeding off of the sun. Some…

Trump Says Apple Will Build Three US Plants. It Won’t. – Bloomberg

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

President Donald Trump’s latest media interview brought this not-very-revealing revelation: Apple Inc. promised the president that it would build “three big plants, beautiful plants,” he said. I have no idea what the president meant, and Trump didn’t elaborate in the interview. Clearly the president wants to take credit for convincing the world’s most valuable public company to start making iPhones in U.S. factories that hire U.S. workers. It’s a pledge…

Garden Help Desk: How to grow tomatoes, keep bees away, extend your harvest – Daily Herald

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Utah State University Extension provides informal education outreach to residents throughout the state. This question-and-answer column is designed to give you research-based information whether your gardening interest is producing fresh food, creating a landscape area or everything in between. Question: Help! I’m hardly getting any tomatoes this year. My plants look healthy but there are only a couple of tomatoes. The blossoms dry up instead of…

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