Garden Design

Stefano Boeri Architetti White Forest tower will feature 2,000 plants … – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Stefano Boeri Architetti Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed a mixed-use tower covered in plants, which will be built in Villiers-sur-Marne, Paris, France. It will feature residential units, offices, and retail. The tower follows the style of other Boeri buildings, which prioritize plants.   Construction on a greenery-covered tower, designed by the Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architetti, will soon start in the Parisian suburb of Villiers-sur-Marne. On the outside, 2,000 trees, plants, and shrubs will fill…

5 Tips for Controlling Odor in Your Cannabis Garden – Leafly

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The pungent aroma of living cannabis is something to be celebrated by many growers, but unfortunately the smell can also draw undesired attention to a garden. Thankfully, odor control techniques have been developed for growers seeking personal security or to respect less enthusiastic neighbors. Here, we’ll explore some of the most popular and effective methods available. 1. Install Carbon Filters  Carbon filters are the go-to for odor control in your…

The plants that NASA scientists say you NEED in your bedroom to beat colds, tight chests and insomnia – Daily Mail

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The presence of plants reduces stress, anxiety and mops up pollutants Research from NASA and the American College revealed top three for bedrooms The three most beneficial for bedrooms are areca palm, aloe vera and English ivy By Bianca London for MailOnline Published: 04:49 EDT, 24 October 2017 | Updated: 08:20 EDT, 24 October 2017 e-mail 165 View comments They may look pretty in our garden but scientists maintain that…

Great Falls Garden Club seeking student poetry submissions – Inside NoVA

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

* The Great Falls Garden Club is inviting students in kindergarten through ninth grade to participate in the National Garden Clubs Inc. 2017-18 poetry competition. Using the theme “Let It Grow,” poems can be written in traditional verse, acrostics, blank verse, cinquains, diamond poems, limericks or Haiku. The deadline is Nov. 15 at noon; winners will be selected and notified by the National Garden Clubs, and…

WSU researchers genetically alter rice plants – The Daily Evergreen

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Affected plants could produce more food, potentially addressing world hunger problems Close By 2050, global food production will need to double to feed 9.1 billion people. Today, rice fields around the world such as this one in Lombok, Indonesia, produce rice that help feed half of the current population. Surya Prakosa | Unsplash Surya Prakosa | Unsplash By 2050, global food production will need to double to feed 9.1 billion…

The beginning of the end of big, climate-changing power plants in California – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Plans to build a new natural-gas-fueled power plant on the Ventura County coast had been in the works for years, and the project seemed like an all-but-done deal just a few short weeks ago. The Puente Energy Project, to be built and operated by NRG Energy, had obtained most of the necessary approvals and was preparing for the final go-ahead from the California Energy Commission. It was a project similar…

Garden of Phallus (Wangchuk Chenmoi Dümra) – Atlas Obscura

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Within the living museum of Simply Bhutan in the country’s capital of Thimphu, you’ll find a garden rather unique in its flora. Top Places in Bhutan Added by Max Cortesi Added by lewblank Added by atimian See more things to do in Bhutan » Phalluses are not an uncommon sight in Bhutan. The symbol is meant to bring good luck, promote fertility and harmony, and ward off evil spirits. They’re…

Inside the Fight to Save Little Italy’s Most Romantic Garden – Vogue.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Elizabeth Street Garden, an unexpected patch of green nested between apartment buildings in Little Italy, does not resemble your run-of-the-mill community garden. Instead of utilitarian vegetable plots, the lot boasts half-dissembled neoclassical columns, gazebos wreathed in wrought iron flowers, and paper lanterns strung up in shade trees. Cement lions perch alongside clusters of overgrown rosebushes and beds of blackeyed Susans. The garden feels like a place that might be found…

Inside the Fight to Save Little Italy’s Most Romantic Garden – Vogue.com

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Elizabeth Street Garden, an unexpected patch of green nested between apartment buildings in Little Italy, does not resemble your run-of-the-mill community garden. Instead of utilitarian vegetable plots, the lot boasts half-dissembled neoclassical columns, gazebos wreathed in wrought iron flowers, and paper lanterns strung up in shade trees. Cement lions perch alongside clusters of overgrown rosebushes and beds of blackeyed Susans. The garden feels like a place that might be found…

Protecting your plants from the cold – KWQC-TV6

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

QUAD CITIES, IA & Ill. (KWQC) Blasts of cold air set to arrive at this week will likely bring our first killing frost and freeze. Andy Kay, Owner of the Green Thumbers on Brady Street said that the first week of November typically marks the end of the yearly growing season. Kay explained that temperatures in the low 30’s and upper 20’s will kill most annuals. Temperatures in…

Master Gardener: Try fragrant plants to correct doggy odor in your garden – The Mercury News

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Do you own a dog? If so, you probably have a designated outdoor space where your pet can relieve itself. Our dog, Cooper is very much loved and VERY spoiled. Not only does she have a special outdoor space; she has her own lounge chair, her outdoor area offers both sun and shade, and she has full run of our home, with doggie beds in almost every room! So, as…

Want to help the bees? Keep these out of your garden. – Popular Science

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Entomologist Vera Krischik has a bee and butterfly garden bursting with Mexican sunflowers, goldenrod, salvia and black-eyed susans. But when she has problems with aphids or Japanese beetles, she’s careful to get rid of them responsibly. “We think that if we have a bug it will destroy the plant forever,” she says. “It’s easy just to cut out the insected area.” She also removes and squishes bugs by hand, or,…

Garden calendar for the week of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 – OCRegister

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Wednesday, Nov. 1 Doug Frost Begonia Society: Refreshments are served, and plants are available for purchase. 7-9 p.m. every first Wednesday of the month. Fernwood Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 10550 Western Ave., Stanton. 714-816-0717 or bboopfans@aol.com Thursday, Nov. 2 The Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society: Meetings include a member plant show and tell, guest speaker presentation, bromeliad raffle and auction, as well as supplies for sale. 7 p.m. first Thursday of…

Inside the Fight to Save Little Italy’s Most Romantic Garden – Vogue.com

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

The Elizabeth Street Garden, an unexpected patch of green nested between apartment buildings in Little Italy, does not resemble your run-of-the-mill community garden. Instead of utilitarian vegetable plots, the lot boasts half-dissembled neoclassical columns, gazebos wreathed in wrought iron flowers, and paper lanterns strung up in shade trees. Cement lions perch alongside clusters of overgrown rosebushes and beds of black-eyed susans. The garden feels like a place that might be…

Botanical Garden blocked minority kids from seeing exhibit: suit – New York Post

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bigotry bloomed during a field trip to the New York Botanical Gardens, where a group of minority public-school students were allegedly kept out of an exhibit while white kids were welcomed, according to an explosive lawsuit. A group of mostly Hispanic kids from a Bronx charter school watched white students from a different school stroll into the Frida Kahlo exhibit “Art Garden Life” in June 2015, a former Botanical Gardens…

Meet the Overcompensators, Plants That Get Tougher and Meaner When Attacked – New York Times

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Ken Paige, an evolutionary ecologist also at he University of Illinois and principal investigator of the study, first observed overcompensation in the scarlet gilia in 1987. He described plants that would make more flowers, stems and seeds when their main stems were cut off or eaten. At the time, being eaten was believed to be bad for plants — always. It took a decade’s worth of seeing the contrary for…

Garden Docs: How to help plants damaged by fire heat and ash from Sonoma County wildfires – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Several readers have asked the same questions in the wake of the devastating wildfires that did so much damage in the Wine Country. One is “What can be done to remove the wildfire ash that has coated plants?” The other question on many people’s minds is, “What can be done for suffering plants and trees in neighborhood that were hit by wildfire or are very near the fire zones? The…

Spray or drip irrigation: Which way is best for your garden? – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Experts tackle readers’ garden questions. Q: Wife and I are arguing about proper way to water our plants. We have a small orchard, garden and extensive landscaping with palms and sagos. When I water late in evening or early morning, I spray the whole plant. Wife says to only direct water to base or ground and not water branches or leaves. Which is better? I’m especially concerned about our sago…

Winter-blooming plants help bees overwinter in your yard – The Daily Advance

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Winter and early spring are lean times for honeybees as they emerge from their hives, where food supplies are dwindling, to forage. Adding clusters of winter-blooming plants around the yard will give them much needed nourishment. Bees take in carbohydrates from floral nectar and protein from floral pollen. Being aware of bloom times and providing flowers that overlap the seasons are important for beekeepers who want to successfully overwinter their…

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