Garden Design

Home & Garden: Garden Nerds – Pacific Sun

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

By Annie Spiegelman, the Dirt Diva What’s my favorite thing to do in my spare time? Admire my mammoth, multi-branching sunflowers, share their proud and prolific seeds and find ways to stick-it-to-the-Man. Yup. Don’t judge. Just follow. Your summer garden will be glad that you did. My latest defiance? Bringing back old-school seeds. In April of 2017, on International Seeds Day, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) launched a seed-sharing…

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…

Home and garden tour offers innovative ideas – Southwest Virginia Today

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The McMurry place is on the tour, with more than 40 years of plantings. Large 30-foot rhododendrons, crabapple trees, azaleas, a fish pond with water lilies, sculptures and more are in their backyard patio.

How Retiring Nuclear Power Plants May Undercut US Climate Goals – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Exclusive: This indoor smart garden is like a ‘Nespresso’ for gardeners – Fox Business

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Vancouver-based startup, AVA Technologies Inc., announced Tuesday that it has developed the first indoor smart garden, which uses artificial intelligence to grow food. Continue Reading Below “We are making this an actual ‘smart’ garden. You can connect it to the Internet to record time lapses through an HD camera and it is fully automated to make it the most hassle-free and hand-free garden yet,” Chase Ando, imagineer and…

Ethiopia’s First Botanic Garden Has Global Ambitions for Its Flora – Pacific Standard

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Gullele Botanic Garden. (Photo: Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/Mongabay) When Ethiopia’s first botanic garden was established six years ago, few Ethiopians knew of country’s flora heritage. But with agro-ecological zones ranging from 125 meters below sea level to about 5,000 meters above sea level, the country boasts one of the richest flora heritages in Africa, according to Birhanu Belay, research department coordinator at Gullele Botanic Garden. The GBG is situated on 70…

A promise of a rose garden – Albany Democrat Herald

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Exclusive: This indoor smart garden is like a ‘Nespresso’ for gardeners – Fox Business

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Vancouver-based startup, AVA Technologies Inc., announced Tuesday that it has developed the first indoor smart garden, which uses artificial intelligence to grow food. Continue Reading Below “We are making this an actual ‘smart’ garden. You can connect it to the Internet to record time lapses through an HD camera and it is fully automated to make it the most hassle-free and hand-free garden yet,” Chase Ando, imagineer and…

Ethiopia’s First Botanic Garden Has Global Ambitions for Its Flora – Pacific Standard

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Gullele Botanic Garden. (Photo: Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/Mongabay) When Ethiopia’s first botanic garden was established six years ago, few Ethiopians knew of country’s flora heritage. But with agro-ecological zones ranging from 125 meters below sea level to about 5,000 meters above sea level, the country boasts one of the richest flora heritages in Africa, according to Birhanu Belay, research department coordinator at Gullele Botanic Garden. The GBG is situated on 70…

‘Exciting biology’ uncovers plants’ high-fat diet for fungal benefactors – Phys.Org

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

One of biology’s most enduring relationships, credited with helping plants to colonise land more than 400 million years ago, has yielded a fundamental survival secret with implications for agriculture and biotechnology. Plant scientists have discovered that a particular form of fungi, which invades plant roots and then helps the colonised plants to absorb nutrients from soil, receive life-sustaining carbon from their symbiotic hosts in the form of long-chain fatty acids,…

Father’s Day Garden Tour tradition continues Sunday – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Native plant garden seeks more birds, bees, butterflies – Hometownlife.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Buy Photo Westland employee Dave Evans fills water barrels so volunteers can tend the plants.(Photo: Bill Bresler | Staff Photographer)Buy Photo The new garden in Westand’s Corrado Park is focusing on native plants that will attract a more diverse section of birds, bees and butterflies. “The program is to increase biodiversity and attract a lot more species of butterflies, bees and birds,” said Joanne Schwab, a master gardener who lives across…

Ethiopia’s First Botanic Garden Has Global Ambitions for Its Flora – Pacific Standard

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Gullele Botanic Garden. (Photo: Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/Mongabay) When Ethiopia’s first botanic garden was established six years ago, few Ethiopians knew of country’s flora heritage. But with agro-ecological zones ranging from 125 meters below sea level to about 5,000 meters above sea level, the country boasts one of the richest flora heritages in Africa, according to Birhanu Belay, research department coordinator at Gullele Botanic Garden. The GBG is situated on 70…

Father’s Day Garden Tour tradition continues Sunday – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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See Alaska in full color at botanical garden – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

FAIRBANKS – Alaska is known for the enormous vegetables that thrive during the long summer days, but there are plenty of less-famous plants that make their home in the North. Many of them can be found in the Georgeson Botanical Garden at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The northernmost public garden in North America is a scenic spot to view flowers, perennials and even some…

Father’s Day Garden Tour tradition continues Sunday – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Watch your garden grow: Students create garden ‘classroom’ – Livingston Daily

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 6 2 of 6 3 of 6 4 of 6 5 of 6 6 of 6 Last SlideNext Slide Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary School students plant small pumpkin seeds and flowering plants in their school garden in June.(Photo: Howell Public Schools) Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary School’s second graders have created a school garden that will…

Second suspect arrested in fatal Garden Grove stabbing – OCRegister

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Garden Grove police Saturday, June 10 arrested a second suspect in the Friday, June 9 stabbing of 20-year-old Genaro Diaz of Santa Ana, who later died of his injuries at a hospital. Police found Diaz injured with a stab wound to the chest Friday when responding to a call reporting a domestic dispute. An investigation showed that the commotion allegedly was a fight between Diaz and two men: 21-year-old Antonio…

Blooms and greenery abound on Bartlett garden tour … – The Advocate

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Caption Close STAMFORD — Peonies. Tranquil paths. Koi ponds. Woodlands. Orchids. These were among the sights Sunday and Monday at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Tour. The tour included six private gardens around Stamford, New Canaan and Chappaqua, New York. The annual tour, according to the arboretum’s website, aims to provide views of how an owner “may envision an important part of their personal space, whether it be an oasis…

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