Garden Design

‘Dead’ Fugitive Banker Allegedly Growing Marijuana Plants in Hiding – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

Aubrey Lee Price, the former banker who faked his own death and is accused of $21 million in wire fraud before his 2012 disappearance, was allegedly found to be growing marijuana in a Florida house where he was staying. Price, 47, was stopped while driving on I-95 in Glynn County, Ga., on Wednesday for a tinted window violation, according to police. Officers said that it was clear Price was giving…

Start new year with a garden-minded calendar – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

New year, same challenges; how do you make your garden better? Start with some simple winter tasks (including a few for indoors): • Get a calendar – or start a journal. If you don’t already do it, start keeping track of your garden activity and observations, especially any additions (you will plant something in 2014) or subtractions (tree removal, dead shrubs, summer annuals, etc.) plus seasonal chores such as pruning and…

Ti plants sensitive to water’s chemicals – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

Q.I have lots of success growing tropical plants indoors. My ti plants, however, are struggling. The edges of the leaves are turning brown, and eventually the whole leaf dies. One plant is dead; another is on its way. Please help. A. Ti plants, draceanas, prayer plants and spider plants are sensitive to the chemicals in our tap water. This causes the leaf margins to turn brown. Try using distilled…

Ti plants sensitive to water’s chemicals – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

Q.I have lots of success growing tropical plants indoors. My ti plants, however, are struggling. The edges of the leaves are turning brown, and eventually the whole leaf dies. One plant is dead; another is on its way. Please help. A. Ti plants, draceanas, prayer plants and spider plants are sensitive to the chemicals in our tap water. This causes the leaf margins to turn brown. Try using distilled…

Week 2: Great Garden Book Giveaway – News & Observer

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

Books are on the way to winners of last week’s Great Garden Book Giveaway – which means it’s time to serve up a fresh crop of books to inspire you. We’ll draw names Monday for these books: • “Propagation Techniques” by Mitchell Beazley. • “Gifts From The Garden: 100 Gorgeous Homegrown Presents” by Debora Robertson. • “Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City” by Dan Pearson. For a chance to win, send an email…

Plants vs. Zombies studio CEO to retire – GameSpot

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

Dave Roberts, CEO of Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled creator PopCap Games, is retiring and cofounder John Vechey will take over as general manager at the Seattle studio. The move was first reported by VentureBeat, which has heard from an unspecified source that the move will be effective January 8. Roberts joined PopCap in 2005. “We wish Dave all the best. When Dave joined PopCap, we needed a business leader…

These glowing indoor garden boxes are the future of urban agriculture – Digital Trends

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

Ideally, we’d all be able to grow our own produce and have fresh food whenever we want it, but the unfortunate truth is that if you live in an urban area and don’t have your own patch of soil, cultivating a garden is easier said than done. Sure, you could always grow stuff in pots inside your house, but if you’ve got a limited amount of square footage to work with…

Resolve to record your garden – Christian Science Monitor

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Planning now for your spring outdoor adventures may do your garden good and help you escape the winter blues. By Lynn Hunt / January 2, 2014 Shoun A. Hill/AP/File Enlarge There’s nothing like snow, blustery winds, or a chilling rain to make one long to turn the calendar ahead to May. Thumbing through enticing and beautifully photographed garden catalogs helps brighten these dreary days, but it doesn’t completely console me….

Grow a garden in your kitchen or create a new form of CSA with GrowCubes – GigaOM

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

When I walked into the NYC Resistor hackerspace in Brooklyn last October, a set of large glass cases quickly drew me over. Inside, a ferris wheel-like circle of platforms punched with holes stood ready to begin turning. I couldn’t imagine what they could possibly be for. I later caught up with one of the creators of the mysterious cubes: Chris Beauvois, an NYC Resistor member who told me that they…

Phish Fans Encounter Crackdown At Garden – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A man, briefly questioned by the police, tried to run and was quickly grabbed by two officers who threw him to the ground and slapped on handcuffs, as fans in dreadlocks, fishnet stockings and tie-dyed shirts looked on. It was the start of another night of revelry and arrests that has become something of a ritual within the traveling circus that accompanies the jam band Phish. At least 228 people…

January: Time to plan the garden – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014

From the safe tether of a soft chair, you can soar to the heady heights of landscape design, which is the most important but least considered aspect of garden-making. Plants bring life, sculpture, texture, color and more to the garden, but they need a framework. I’ve known plant geeks whose entire yards are random collections of favored flora. They are places that are wholly enthralling to their creators, but to…

Chicago Botanic Garden sets record in 2013 with over 1 million visitors – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

More than a million people visited the Chicago Botanic Garden this year, setting a record at the 41-year-old sprawling garden in Glencoe. Attendance at one of the Chicago area’s leading tourist attactions has steadily increased in recent years. In 2012, the garden had about 954,000 visitors, officials said. This year, attendance increased by five percent with 1,003,000 people taking in the sprawling grounds and setting the record for the largest…

Plants Do Compete, and Take Time Off – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A. There is scientific evidence that plants can communicate chemically and that they do compete, said Marc Hachadourian, manager of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden. But he added that one orchid could not prevent another orchid from flowering. “It’s not uncommon for a plant to take a year off,” said Mr. Hachadourian, who supervises the garden’s orchid collection, “so without knowing the exact circumstances of these…

City Razes Community Garden in Coney Island – Curbed NY

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

The move has enraged community activists, as the 70,000-square-foot garden survived Hurricane Sandy and was popular among area residents, many of whom were elderly. One volunteer—a 60-year-old Russian immigrant—lamented the destruction of the garden, saying the city has “destroyed life” and that she “came to America to escape from the communist regime.” The 5,000-seat amphitheater that will replace the garden has been an ongoing subject of controversy for Borough President…

School of Phish fans busted for drugs outside Madison Square Garden – New York Daily News

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

Dozens of frenzied Phish fans were busted by cops after they filed out of Madison Square Garden following a show Saturday night, police said. Cops nabbed 38 fans for drug-related infractions after the neohippie band’s first gig of a four-night stint at the Garden, cops said. RELATED: HAMILL: CHIARA DE BLASIO AN INSPIRATION TO RECOVERING ADDICTS Post-show arrests aren’t foreign to fans of the solo-friendly band. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Cops…

Protecting plants from the cold (Garden Talk) – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

By Bethany A. O’Rear Q. We installed a new landscape early last fall. I absolutely love the interest that it has added to our home. How can we protect our investment from cold damage? A. The good news is the weather was relatively cool this fall and plants had time to acclimate to the cold weather. The bad news is that with very cold temperatures, it is impossible for marginally…

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