Garden Design

Top pollinator-friendly plants – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

Establishing a backyard pollinator garden is easy. There are many options, but some local garden experts have their favorites. Tanya Finney, superintendent of South Coast Botanic Garden, said selections should be based on the type of pollinator gardeners are looking to attract. Perennial herbs, shrubs and trees are best for pollinators. “The colorful flowers of bedding annuals are wonderful for people, but often don’t provide…

Glenbrook South teacher Jeff Yordy, dead at 55, led award-winning horticulture … – Chicago Sun-Times

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

BY TODD SHIELDS Sun-Times Media April 9, 2014 10:48AM Jeffrey J. Yordy, who taught and coached championship-winning horticulutre teams at Glenbrook South High in Glenview. Updated: April 9, 2014 10:50AM At a north suburban high school known for academics, Jeff Yordy made his mark teaching horticulture. Mr. Yordy, who died March 29 at age 55 following heart surgery, started teaching at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984, and…

DeSoto school plants outdoor garden, aquaponics system for hands-on learning – Dallas Morning News

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

Students at The Meadows Elementary School in DeSoto are getting their hands dirty — literally. A once grassy space on the northwest corner of the DeSoto ISD campus was transformed this year into a raised-bed teaching garden. Inside the school, an old girls locker room — a junk room for the last four years — was made over to house an aquaponics system, a fish-powered garden that converts fish waste…

Madison Square Garden Still Reigns Supreme for Billy Joel Tickets – Forbes

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

Through the beginning of 2014, Billy Joel has found success with his Madison Square Garden residency. Playing one show per month, the interest in Joel at the Garden has only grown since the arrangement was announced. The Garden remains the most expensive place to see Joel play; so much so that secondary market tickets to see Joel perform in other venues can be seen as a good value. Billy Joel…

13 Plants That’ll Really Pay Off (PHOTOS) – Huffington Post

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

By Warren Schultz What makes a plant a good buy? It’s not purchase price alone. Value is best measured by how a plant performs once it’s in the ground. “A bargain doesn’t need lots of attention, isn’t prone to disease or insect problems, and spreads on its own,” says Lexington, Kentucky–based landscape designer Jon Carloftis. And while there’s no question that annuals deliver the most bang for the buck in…

Dread garden disease knocking out Knock Out roses – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

On the right, healthy Knock Out roses, compared to a sick plant hit by Rose Rosette Disease.(Photo: submitted) A killer disease has set its sights on America’s most beloved landscape shrub, the rose. Even the seemingly invincible Knock Out roses, with their reputation for superior pest and disease resistance, have succumbed to a virus known as rose rosette disease. And while Knock Out roses are its most famous victims, the…

Garden Grove resident helps save crash victim’s life – abc7.com

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

   GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (KABC) — A 22-year-old man is being hailed a hero for saving the life of a man who suffered a possible heart attack, lost control of his minivan and slammed into an apartment in Garden Grove early Thursday morning. The incident occurred in the 13000 block of Magnolia Street around 1 a.m. Police say the driver had just exited State Highway 22 and was traveling southbound…

What Will Bioengineered Plants Be Like In The Future? – io9

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

S As we head deeper into the GMO era, it’s fair to wonder just how far we can manipulate the biology of plants. Here are a few possibilities — from spore-spewing super-plants to delicious hamburgatoes. An exponential change perspective, well-known among futures enthusiasts, was applied to time itself by Freeman Dyson in 1997. He taxonomized the future in terms of different, order of magnitude generations — time horizons of 10…

Boys, 16, Accused Of Trying To Carjack Woman At Garden State Plaza Mall – CBS Local

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A struggle ensued outside the Garden State Mall in Paramus, N.J. Tuesday, as a woman fought off two suspected carjackers. As CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, the attempted carjacking happened in broad daylight as the suspects – both 16-year-old boys – tried to escape into a nearby residential neighborhood. Around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Paramus police received a 911 call from the 34-year-old Ridgefield Park woman, who…

Scientists discover the secret behind zombie plants – Engadget

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

If the fungal spore outbreak in The Last of Us scared the hell out of you, you’ll be doubly terrified to know that there are actual parasites in nature that can turn animals and plants into zombies. In fact, a group of scientists from the John Innes Centre in the UK just figured out how certain parasitic bacteria called phytoplasma turn their plant host into the living dead. You…

Woman struggles with teens in Garden State Plaza mall carjacking attempt … – The Star-Ledger

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

PARAMUS — Two Passaic teens were arrested after they tried to pull a shopper out of her car in a failed carjacking at the Garden State Plaza mall Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The 34-year-old Ridgefield Park woman told officers she was sitting in her car in the mall’s south parking lot, near Best Buy, when the two boys opened her unlocked door and tried to yank her out shortly…

Foster-Powell Community Garden plant sale, raffle, painting event Saturday – The Oregonian

Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Vicki Wilson has spent three years working to create a community garden in the Foster-Powell neighborhood in Southeast Portland. On Saturday, you can make a big difference in just a few hours — without even picking up a spade. Stop by between noon and 4 p.m. April 12 at the garden, located at the corner of Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 62nd Avenue, to buy new plants or a ceramic…

TD Garden to get a $70 million facelift – Boston Globe

Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014

Change is coming to TD Garden. Beginning this summer, the multipurpose arena, home to the Bruins, Celtics, and numerous other events, will undergo a privately funded $70 million renovation that is expected to be finished within two years. Continue reading below Delaware North Companies, the Buffalo-based owner and operator of the Garden, is backing the development aimed at improving fan experience as well as expanding the arena’s retail and office…

TD Garden to get $70m facelift – Boston Globe

Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014

Change is coming to TD Garden. Beginning this summer, the multipurpose arena, home to the Bruins, Celtics, and numerous other events, will undergo a privately funded $70 million renovation that is expected to be finished within two years. Continue reading below Delaware North Companies, the Buffalo-based owner and operator of the Garden, is backing the development aimed at improving fan experience as well as expanding the arena’s retail and office…

Madison Square Garden Relentlessly Boos Nick Cannon During Knicks Game – Deadspin

Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014

Nick Cannon stopped by the Knicks game on April 2 to film a promo for America’s Got Talent, that show where all the contestants sing except for one person who juggles dogs, or whatever. The Madison Square Garden crowd did not appreciate Cannon’s presence. While Cannon went through the motions of the spot—hey, he’s not really sinking that no-look basketball trick shot!—the crowd mercilessly booed him. The jeers went on…

Fatal accident on Garden State Parkway in Brick claims life of 22-year-old woman – The Star-Ledger

Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014

A New Jersey State Police spokesman said a fatal car accident on the Garden State Parkway in Brick Township claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman this morning.File photo  BRICK — A 22-year-old woman traveling in a gray Scion with three other people died this morning after the car crashed on the Garden State Parkway in Brick Township, New Jersey State Police said. The driver of the vehicle faces multiple…

Franklin wins Garden & Gun’s Greatest Southern Towns bracket – The Tennessean

Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2014

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iGrow: Bare-root plants an option online – Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2014

These bare-root astilble plants have their roots protected with peat moss and are ready to plant. (Photo: Submitted photo ) I love to get the newest plants in the garden, but those plants often are difficult to find at a garden center or discount outlet store. That is where specialty catalogs and websites come into play. The catch is that in most cases you won’t be getting a large potted…

After A Harsh Winter, Salvage Your Plants And Gardens With These Tips – Huffington Post

Posted: Friday, April 04, 2014

From Mother Nature Network’s Tom Oder: With the arrival of spring — at least on the calendar, even in places where snow has barely melted — one of the first outdoor chores for home gardeners is to assess winter damage to their gardens. Some plants will no doubt have mushy or brittle stems, discolored leaves, or burned buds, leading many to ask: Is that plant dead? Looks can be deceiving….

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