Garden Design

The Biggest Power Plants In The World — Hydro And Nuclear – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Angelo Leithold CC 3.0 The Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant, located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, produces 103 billion kWhs a year, more than any power plant in the world, even surpassing Three Gorges Dam in China. There have been some cool articles on the biggest power plants in the world (Forbes – Pentland), and China always tops the chart with its 22,500 MW (megaWatts electric) Three Gorges Dam Hydroelectric…

8 home and garden events Aug. 12 and beyond – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Man pulling carrots from the earth(Photo: Getty Images/Wavebreak Media) Events 32nd Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes in Louisville. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13. Tour 11 remodeled homes. Homes: 2116 Eastern Parkway; 2319 Village Drive; 1958 Gardiner Lane; 2555 Woodbourne Avenue; 560 Sunnyside Drive; 2107 Croghan Cross; 6108 Rodes Lane; 11705 Owl Creek Lane, Anchorage; 2200 Homewood Drive, Anchorage; 2801 Mayo Lane , Prospect; 4006 Maplehurst Drive,…

Chefs in the Garden set for Sept. 12 at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks – Fayetteville Flyer

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Chefs in the Garden at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Photo: Courtesy, Cole Fennel Photography One of the most delicious events of the year is coming up at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. The organization’s annual Chefs in the Garden fundraiser is set for Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the garden, located at 4703 N Crossover Rd. in Fayetteville. The event typically features delicious dishes from some of the…

Pollinator garden creates buzz at CCC-C – Columbus Telegram

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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EIA: Solar eclipse will impact almost 2000 utility-scale solar plants – Utility Dive

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Dive Brief: A total eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21 will throw shade across 1,900 solar generators in the United States, but is not expected to have a significant impact on the reliability of the bulk power system. Only a handful of solar capacity lies in the “zone of totality,” where the eclipse will entirely block out the sun for three minutes. But hundreds of plants totaling about 4…

Maine woman’s ‘herbal revolution’ focuses on power of plants – WMTW Portland

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

UNION, Maine — Kathi Langelier has spent the better part of a lifetime exploring and researching the benefits of plants. Seven years ago, she founded her company, Herbal Revolution, which today is based on her 22-acre farm in Union. Langelier grows an array of organic flowers, herbs and vegetables, which make up the ingredients for her line of wellness tonics, elixirs and teas. She believes in the power of plants….

A garden that only a human could love – Christian Science Monitor

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

August 9, 2017 —When we moved to a guest ranch in the High Rockies, I was thrilled to live among the wildlife. Every day was a mountain safari: Great horned owls swooped across the yard. A spotted bobcat perched in a tree. Jack rabbits froze mid-dash to curl up into balls, immediately camouflaged as large, gray stones. Elk thundered past the window at night. A bald eagle coasted in the…

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Geneva Playscape and Garden – Finger Lakes Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” is adapted from a line in poem by Robert Burns. Essentially, it means that no matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still go wrong. A pretty darn good example of that is the park built last year adjacent to Geneva Garden Apartments on Pulteney Street. The land was owned and later loaned…

Brainiac investigates Korean dumplings, city of Garden Grove’s new web design – OCRegister

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

If there’s one thing Brainiac likes almost as much as eating food, it’s watching TV about eating food. If you can’t be there you can at least dream about it, right? And given that we like the eat off the beaten path – figuratively, of course – the CNN series “Parts Unknown” hosted by adventure-eater Anthony Bourdain is near the top of our list of TV food series. After all, we might…

Possible killers of Garden Grove man may have been hunting for people to rob – OCRegister

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

GARDEN GROVE – Two men possibly linked to the killing of a 35-year-old man near an ATM over the weekend were apparently hunting for people to rob, police said on Tuesday. Minh Le Anh Pham of Garden Grove made a withdrawal from a Bank of America ATM, at 13952 Brookhurst St., before he was killed around 10:10 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. Carl Whitney. Police have obtained surveillance video showing two males in…

The Naturalist: Regarding beneficial plants – Courier-Times (subscription)

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Naturalist: Regarding beneficial plants Photo by Lauren VeachBittersweet nightshade: Venetian women used to use nightshade to dilate their pupils, making them more attractive. The Naturalist: Regarding beneficial plants Blue Vervain: These flowers can be powdered and used to stop nosebleeds as well as other ailments. Posted: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 6:00 am The Naturalist: Regarding beneficial plants By Lauren Veach – Notes from the Naturalist! The Courier-Times | 0 comments This…

Edible Landscaping: A Delicious Way to Garden – Care2.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

You don’t always need a traditional vegetable plot to grow your own food. Edible landscaping is a way you can grow edible plants in an ornamental landscape. An edible landscape can be as simple as adding a few basil plants to a flower bed. Or you can create a much more complex design that incorporates edible groundcovers, shrubs and trees. Whichever style you choose, you’ll have the added benefit of…

Over the Garden Fence | Columnist honored for flower design – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Mary Lee Minor (L) member of the Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club, was presented the first-ever Dottie Bates Memorial trophy for her floral designing through three Ohio State Fair flower shows. Jim Chakeres (R) presented the award.(Photo: Submitted) Now that the Ohio State Fair has come to an end, I would like to tell you how much the fair drew our local Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club beyond…

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…

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