Garden Design

Former Bridgewater man granted new hearing on seizure of marijuana plants – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com

Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014

Michael CushingNew Jersey Department of Corrections  BRIDGEWATER — A former Bridgewater man has been granted a new hearing to determine whether police lawfully seized marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia found in his bedroom closet in June 2011, a state appeals court has ruled. The appellate judges found that Michael Cushing’s aunt was unauthorized to enter the closet and show police the marijuana plants. Based on the upcoming hearing, the evidence…

Hungry City: Yun Nan Flavour Garden in Sunset Park, Brooklyn – New York Times

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014

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Upcoming home and garden events: landscape photography lessons, rose … – NOLA.com

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014

This week’s happenings: Landscape photography class, Friday, Jan. 24, noon to 4 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Nature photographer John Pickles will lead the class. Admission: $20, Longue Vue members and Louisiana master naturalists; $30, non-members. More information: 504.293.4726, hschackai@longuevue.com, longuevue.com. Tree planting, Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway190, Mandeville. Volunteers are needed to help Northlake Nature Center plant cypress and long…

Create your own tea from plants in your garden – Penn Live

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014

When temperatures fall, there’s nothing better than a piping hot cup of tea. And as craft and organic tea seeps into the mainstream, tea gardens are becoming a popular way for brew lovers to bypass the store and enjoy the benefits of herbal tea without additives or preservatives. “It just tastes and smells better,” says chef Kimmy Tang, who snips mint, lavender and lemongrass from her garden for herbal teas…

China-backed joint venture plans twin $1 billion methanol plants in Clatskanie … – OregonLive.com

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

This story has been updated. Please go here for the new article. A Chinese-backed joint venture has proposed building two $1 billion plants, one in Clatskanie and the other in Kalama, Wash., that would export methanol to China for making plastics and rubber. Each factory would employ about 120 to distill methanol from natural gas, according to Greg Peden, a partner at Gallatin Public Affairs, a Portland firm representing the…

The Fragrant Garden: My best gardening reference books – Austin American-Statesman

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Although I started out as a rose collector, and then a collector of plants in general, it was not long before I began to accumulate books on the subject of gardening. My library now includes perhaps 500 volumes gathered over 40 years, but there are a number of books that I use over and over working with design clients here in Central Texas. “Native Texas Gardens” by Sally and Andy…

Do Plants Feel Earth’s Magnetic Field? – Discovery News

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

It’s common knowledge that some animals can detect and use Earth’s magnetic field, but now Italian researchers have identified a possible mechanism by which plants might react to it as well. The researchers even ponder the possibility that surges of plant evolution in Earth’s history — especially the appearance and spread of flowering plants — might match times when the Earth’s flip-flopping magnetic poles were like that of today. “Compared to…

Dozens search for missing Garden Ridge woman – San Antonio Express

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — Friends from as far away as Dallas and Colorado mobilized Wednesday as temperatures began to fall to search for Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, who has been missing since Friday from her in-laws’ Garden Ridge home. Bearden told her husband, Josh Bearden, that she was going for a walk early Friday afternoon. She was expected to return in an hour, when she had a phone call scheduled…

Do Plants Feel Earth’s Magnetic Field? – Discovery News

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It’s common knowledge that some animals can detect and use Earth’s magnetic field, but now Italian researchers have identified a possible mechanism by which plants might react to it as well. The researchers even ponder the possibility that surges of plant evolution in Earth’s history — especially the appearance and spread of flowering plants — might match times when the Earth’s flip-flopping magnetic poles were like that of today. “Compared to…

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show – Salisbury Post

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Charlotte, N.C.: The curtain is soon to go up for the 54th annual Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, and organizers are planning for one spectacular show – and betting on rave audience reviews. For the first time ever, the event will be spread over two big weekends – the equivalent of a Broadway show’s run being extended. This year’s theme, “Better Living: Home. Garden. Life,” will be woven…

Hot Stuff: Grow Your Own Tea From Your Garden – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

When temperatures fall, there’s nothing better than a piping hot cup of tea. And as craft and organic tea seeps into the mainstream, tea gardens are becoming a popular way for brew lovers to bypass the store and enjoy the benefits of herbal tea without additives or preservatives. “It just tastes and smells better,” says chef Kimmy Tang, who snips mint, lavender and lemongrass from her garden for herbal teas…

Bulgarian Pic ‘Garden’ Earns Top Prize at When East Meets West – Variety

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ROME – The fourth When East Meets West pitching and co-prod confab wrapped Wednesday in Trieste, Italy, with Bulgarian producer Martichka Bozhilova’s project “Endless Garden” picking up the top nod. “Garden,” about a woman who withdraws from the outside world into her flower shop, is being set up as the feature film debut of Bulgarian stage director and actor Galin Stoev. The Bulgarian dramedy beat 21 other projects from 15 countries…

Brandies: Ohio girl keeps Sun City Center garden blooming – Tbo.com

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

For 17 years before she retired and moved to Florida in 2004, Carol worked in the local extension office as a secretary for both the agriculture agent and 4-H agent and found herself seeking out solutions for homeowners’ horticulture questions that fell between them. She became the horticultural coordinator, and as she taught, she learned much more. She started the first Master Gardener…

Do Plants Feel Earth’s Magnetic Field? – Discovery News

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It’s common knowledge that some animals can detect and use Earth’s magnetic field, but now Italian researchers have identified a possible mechanism by which plants might react to it as well. The researchers even ponder the possibility that surges of plant evolution in Earth’s history — especially the appearance and spread of flowering plants — might match times when the Earth’s flip-flopping magnetic poles were like that of today. “Compared to…

Is horticulture a withering field? – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — 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…

Pakistan in Talks to Acquire 3 Nuclear Plants From China – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—The government here is in talks with China to acquire three large nuclear power plants for around $13 billion, officials said, a blow to international efforts to restrict trade in nuclear technology. A deal to purchase three reactors would be in addition to last year’s agreement for China to build two nuclear plants in…

Dreams bear fruit at Oakland community garden and park – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream rang loud and clear Sunday morning at a once-vacant lot in North Oakland that’s now an oasis of fruit trees, vegetable gardens and play areas for kids. Dover Street Park, a few yards from where the Black Panthers were founded in the late 1960s, was hopping Sunday morning with about 100 neighbors gathered to share pancakes, garden, catch up and enjoy the sunshine. Above it…

MLK dream lives on at North Oakland garden and park – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014

(01-19) 14:36 PST — Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream rang loud and clear Sunday morning at a once-vacant lot in North Oakland that’s now an oasis of fruit trees, vegetable gardens and play areas for kids. Dover Street Park, a few yards where the Black Panthers were founded in the late 1960s, was hopping Sunday morning with about 100 neighbors gathered to share pancakes, garden, catch up and enjoy the…

Memory in plants – The Economist (blog)

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014

WHEN Britain’s Prince Charles once claimed that he talked to his plants—and that they responded—critics chalked it up as one more reason why he should never become king. With tongue more firmly in cheek, the prince says that these days he merely “instructs” his leafy subjects. But do they listen to, learn from, or remember his royal commands?  More than a century ago Bengali polymath Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose posited…

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