Garden Design

Kendall condo association says no to senior citizen’s garden – MiamiHerald.com

Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014

At 82 years old, Lois Mondres has been a vegan for almost two decades. For the past five years, she has grown her own broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, bok choy, tomatoes, and kale in front of her townhouse in the Kendalltown community. This year, however, Mondres’ aching back made it too difficult for her to bend over to pull weeds and plant new crops. She asked her homeowners association if she…

Opening Tip: Protect this Garden in 2014 – ESPN (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Knicks opened 2014 with a smash, taking two of three games in their Texas Triangle trip. Now, Mike Woodson must find a way to bottle the Knicks’ success in Texas and bring it back to Madison Square Garden starting Tuesday, when the Knicks return home to host the Detroit Pistons for the first of 10 home games in January. If the Knicks want to make a run…

Kendall condo association says no to senior citizen’s garden – MiamiHerald.com

Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014

At 82 years old, Lois Mondres has been a vegan for almost two decades. For the past five years, she has grown her own broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, bok choy, tomatoes and kale in front of her townhouse in the Kendalltown community. This year, however, Mondres’ aging back made it too difficult for her to bend over to pull weeds and plant new crops. She asked her homeowners association if she…

How to protect plants from freeze damage: Dan Gill’s mailbag – NOLA.com

Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014

QUESTION: What is the best cover to use to protect outdoor plants from the cold air — fabric or plastic? — Ginny Sanders ANSWER: Either may be used, and each has advantages and disadvantages. A simple cover can significantly reduce cold damage when temperatures are in the mid- to upper 20s. Plastic is lightweight and easy to use. If it is rainy, plastic does not absorb the water and so…

How to protect plants from freeze damage: Dan Gill’s mailbag – NOLA.com

Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014

QUESTION: What is the best cover to use to protect outdoor plants from the cold air — fabric or plastic? — Ginny Sanders ANSWER: Either may be used, and each has advantages and disadvantages. A simple cover can significantly reduce cold damage when temperatures are in the mid- to upper 20s. Plastic is lightweight and easy to use. If it is rainy, plastic does not absorb the water and so…

How to protect plants from freeze damage: Dan Gill’s mailbag – NOLA.com

Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014

QUESTION: What is the best cover to use to protect outdoor plants from the cold air — fabric or plastic? — Ginny Sanders ANSWER: Either may be used, and each has advantages and disadvantages. A simple cover can significantly reduce cold damage when temperatures are in the mid- to upper 20s. Plastic is lightweight and easy to use. If it is rainy, plastic does not absorb the water and so…

How to protect plants from freeze damage: Dan Gill’s mailbag – NOLA.com

Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014

QUESTION: What is the best cover to use to protect outdoor plants from the cold air — fabric or plastic? — Ginny Sanders ANSWER: Either may be used, and each has advantages and disadvantages. A simple cover can significantly reduce cold damage when temperatures are in the mid- to upper 20s. Plastic is lightweight and easy to use. If it is rainy, plastic does not absorb the water and so…

Plants Wait out the Darkest Days – ABC News

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Plants and people can’t help but feel a bit wan this time of year, but things are brightening up already. Every day the sun is gradually moving higher in the sky, burning with increasing intensity and duration. Light is measured in foot-candles — the amount of light cast on a square foot area by a candle at 1 foot distance — and the sun on a clear summer day can…

Is horticulture a withering field? – Philly.com

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Coming from image-conscious professionals who prefer to gush about the beauty of flowers and the joys of growing vegetables, the words were downright shocking: “Horticulture is under siege.” They jumped off a three-page letter penned by a half-dozen of the country’s most prominent plant people sent in December to 800 schools and universities, government agencies, industry associations, and growers of everything from almonds to onions. Clearly,…

ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY Community garden gives a man his sense of place – Orlando Sentinel

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

At the time of day when many people are getting dressed for Sunday church, Tommy Schmidt pulls on a pale yellow polo shirt, green shorts, white socks and comfortable black shoes. He leaves the small frame house on Jefferson Street he rents, cuts through a parking lot, and crosses Robinson Street to Orlando’s Festival Park Community Garden. Schmidt is 59, a short man with stubby legs, bad knees…

Garden Groupies meet at Dunnellon nursery – Ocala

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Staff members choose a subject pertinent to the season, research it and then gather items such as garden tools and plants for their talks, said nursery manager Terri Grier. “We had 54 people last month, which is quite a large group. It’s an informal, fun garden group. We serve refreshments and set up folding chairs in the garden outside the shop, and we all enjoy ourselves,” said Grier, a…

Coney Island Community Garden Bulldozed in the Dead of Night – Truth-Out

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014

Another community garden bites the dust at the hand of wealthy developers. The latest victim is the Boardwalk Garden, a local staple that had survived for 16 years with love and maintenance from the residents of Coney Island. Members of the garden were helpless to protect the land since it was destroyed without warning in the dark of night. The 70,000 square-foot Boardwalk Garden at West 22nd Street featured…

Rabbit-Resistant landscaping plants – Victorville Daily Press

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014

: The following is a list of my findings that are suitable to the High Desert climate: • Barberry • Butterfly bush • Ceanothus • Clematis • Cotoneaster • Euonymus • Honeysuckle • Rosemary • Lilac • Vibirnum • Vinca • Strawberry tree • Bamboo • Rock rose • Eucalyptus • Privet •…

Green Space: Plants to keep out of reach of the kids, Feds – Daily Local News

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014

The big horticultural news for 2014 is that marijuana is now legal in the Mile High state. I suspect that the states population will swell with the influx of enthusiastic gardeners. And as a garden guru, I sppose I should be thinking of offering growing tips. Since the statute of limitations has surely run out, I can tell you that I did…

Garden calendar | For the week of Jan. 5 Garden calendar| For the week of Jan. 5 – Wisconsin State Journal

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014

Christmas trees: If you had a live Christmas tree and are disposing of it, you may want to cut off some boughs to use as winter protection for broadleafed evergreens such as rhododendrons, small boxwoods or mountain laurels. Don’t place the boughs directly on top of the plants, form them into a tepee-like structure with the tops either tied together or interwoven. This helps protect the plants from winter wind…

‘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…

3 Awesome Things We Learned About Plants in 2013 – Huffington Post

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

A brand new cell part that flavors wine, a flower that depends on “footlong” moth tongues and a list of about 1,000 new species are the stories that topped my list of the most impressive things we learned about plants last year. 1. “Well, pour me a merlot and pound my baseball mitt…” Imagine this happened a few months ago: A team of scientists discovers a new part inside of…

‘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…

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