Garden Design

Kanawha prosecutor Plants asks for trial; prosecutor against idea – Charleston Gazette

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants wants to go to trial on two misdemeanor charges against him — but the special prosecutor in the case doesn’t think Plants should be allowed to get out of a deal intended to get those charges dismissed. Plants’ lawyer, Jim Cagle, asked a magistrate Monday to set trial dates for the two misdemeanor charges Plants faces over striking…

Dog thrown from car window on Garden State Parkway: cops – New York Daily News

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Murder Inc., the Five Families, John Gotti, ‘Lucky’ Lucchiano, Son of Sam… the Daily News has all the unforgettable crime photos you are looking for. Order yours today.

‘Rock Star’ Botanist Rappels Down Cliffs to Save Hawaii’s Rarest Plants – Voice of America

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

HONOLULU, HAWAII— After the heavy rains and high winds of two rare, large storms, Hawaiian botanists are hoping the islands’ rarest plants have come through unscathed. Thanks to its geographic isolation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Aloha state is home to an incredible bounty of unique native plants, some 1,200 species, 90 percent of which are not found anywhere else in the world.  …

Dealing with a dry spell (Garden Talk) – AL.com

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Photo courtesy of Chris Becker, Alabama Cooperative Extension System  By Bethany A. O’Rear Q. It has been extremely dry for quite some time in many areas of Central Alabama. We get an occasional hit and miss shower, but nothing substantial. Will the plants in most landscapes survive this extended dry spell without supplemental watering? A. Yes, it has been (and unfortunately continues to be) rather dry, so I am not…

Garden Cover Crops: Why? – Zanesville Times Recorder

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

As the end of summer approaches, many people are thinking toward winter, which brings along the freezing temperatures and snow that we are all used to. Some people may even be thinking about what they are going to be doing with their gardens next spring. The question that I want to ask is “Why wait for next spring?” Sure you can wait till next spring to start working on your…

‘Rock Star’ Botanist Rappels Down Cliffs to Save Hawaii’s Rarest Plants – Voice of America

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

HONOLULU, HAWAII— After the heavy rains and high winds of two rare, large storms, Hawaiian botanists are hoping the islands’ rarest plants have come through unscathed. Thanks to its geographic isolation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Aloha state is home to an incredible bounty of unique native plants, some 1,200 species, 90 percent of which are not found anywhere else in the world.  …

How to keep your plants going through fall – The Journal News / Lohud.com

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

In summer, keep one eye on the weather and the other on your plants.(Photo: Photo courtesy Felder Rushing.) There’s something primal in every one of us that responds to spring. Since the dawn of agriculture, humans feel the urge to plant flowers and food crops after a long, cold winter. But as the weeks pass into midsummer, rising heat and fair weather activities can diminish that early drive to get…

Drought spurs sales of water-stingy plants – Napa Valley Register

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Ali DeVoid, garden center manager at Central Valley Builders Supply in St. Helena, said many of her customers these days have but one question: “Where are your drought tolerant plants?” With the county and state facing its worst drought in decades and prospects for rain this winter uncertain, local garden center managers are reporting an uptick in inquiries and sales of water-conserving plants and materials. “There is definitely increased interest…

In the Garden: ‘Lasagna gardening’ yields big harvest – The Spokesman Review

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Mary Lee Gaston has found a way to double the production in her vegetable garden.(Full-size photo) Learn more To learn all about the lasagna gardening method, read Patricia Lanza’s book, “Lasagna Gardening” (Rodale Books, 244 pp., $17.99). Sometimes it really pays to think outside the box. Last year, Mary Lee Gaston did just that and it has completely changed the way she grows her vegetable garden. A friend of hers had been telling her…

Billy Joel Sings ‘Uptown Girl’ to Christie Brinkley at Madison Square Garden … – People Magazine

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley may have divorced, but he’s still her Piano Man. The 60-year-old beauty had front-row seats at Joel’s Madison Square Garden concert Thursday night, and Joel directed his camera crew to film her dancing for “Uptown Girl” (the 1983 video for which Brinkley famously starred in). You can see Joel beckon his camera crew over mid-song on the YouTube video above, and the uploader eventually…

Billy Joel Sings ‘Uptown Girl’ to Christie Brinkley at Madison Square Garden … – People Magazine

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley may have divorced, but he’s still her Piano Man. The 60-year-old beauty had front-row seats at Joel’s Madison Square Garden concert Thursday night, and Joel directed his camera crew to film her dancing for “Uptown Girl” (the 1983 video for which Brinkley famously starred in). You can see Joel beckon his camera crew over mid-song on the YouTube video above, and the uploader eventually…

In the Garden: ‘Lasagna gardening’ yields big harvest – The Spokesman Review

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Mary Lee Gaston has found a way to double the production in her vegetable garden.(Full-size photo) Learn more To learn all about the lasagna gardening method, read Patricia Lanza’s book, “Lasagna Gardening” (Rodale Books, 244 pp., $17.99). Sometimes it really pays to think outside the box. Last year, Mary Lee Gaston did just that and it has completely changed the way she grows her vegetable garden. A friend of hers had been telling her…

Billy Joel Sings ‘Uptown Girl’ to Christie Brinkley at Madison Square Garden … – People Magazine

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014

Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley may have divorced, but he’s still her Piano Man. The 60-year-old beauty had front-row seats at Joel’s Madison Square Garden concert Thursday night, and Joel directed his camera crew to film her dancing for “Uptown Girl” (the 1983 video for which Brinkley famously starred in). You can see Joel beckon his camera crew over mid-song on the YouTube video above, and the uploader eventually…

Hell on Wheels "Escape from the Garden" Review: Jury of Your Beers – TV.com

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hell on Wheels S04E02: “Escape from the Garden” If you’re anything like me, whenever the Hell on Wheels theme song starts up, you set to boot-scooting and playing the hambone all lively like. Maybe it’s because I recently visited a county fair featuring livestock awards, bales of hay for sitting, and carnies who looked like cowboy bandits who’d shoot you in the face for a bite of your deep-fried Oreo, but there’s a rollicking, nostalgic,…

In the Garden: ‘Lasagna gardening’ yields big harvest – The Spokesman Review

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mary Lee Gaston has found a way to double the production in her vegetable garden.(Full-size photo) Learn more To learn all about the lasagna gardening method, read Patricia Lanza’s book, “Lasagna Gardening” (Rodale Books, 244 pp., $17.99). Sometimes it really pays to think outside the box. Last year, Mary Lee Gaston did just that and it has completely changed the way she grows her vegetable garden. A friend of hers had been telling her…

YWCA to host Laurey Masterton memorial garden – Asheville Citizen-Times

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014

Dozens of people attended the ribbon cutting Friday for the YWCA’s new outdoor classroom built by the nonprofit Asheville Design Center. Next up is an edible garden in Laurey Masterton’s memory. (Photo: Robert Bradley/rbradley@citizen-times.com ) ASHEVILLE – It’s not hard to figure out what kind of legacy Laurey Masterton would have wanted to leave behind at the YWCA — she started it herself. A small garden, where kids could dig…

Dog Thrown Out Of Moving Car On Garden State Parkway – CBS Local

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014

HOLMDEL, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Investigators are searching for the person who apparently threw a dog out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway. The Asbury Park Press reports the brown female mixed terrier was then struck by another car, leaving the animal seriously injured. Officials say the incident happened between noon and 1 p.m. Saturday, in the southbound express lanes of the highway near Exit 116 in Holmdel Township….

2014 Great Garden Contest Small Garden Winner: Edgewood garden created … – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014

If you think you need lots of time and money to have a great garden, think again. Eric D’Ambrogi’s garden in Edgewood, which he entered “on a lark,” won first place in the small garden category of the Great Gardens Contest, early summer judging period. The retired Deer Lakes school teacher has managed to construct a winning landscape on a shoestring using re-purposed building…

Hudson police seize 177 pot plants from man’s basement – The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com

Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014

HUDSON, Ohio — A 59-year-old man is accused of operating an elaborate marijuana growing operation after police discovered 177 plants inside his basement. William E. Degyansky is charged with third-degree felony counts of trafficking in drugs and illegally cultivating marijuana, according to documents filed in Stow Municipal Court. Degyansky posted 10 percent of a $50,000 bond after his initial court appearance on Thursday. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing…

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