Garden Design

System at SFCC combines raising fish, growing plants – ABQ Journal

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Or at least that’s the way Eric Highfield sees it. Program coordinator for greenhouse technologies at Santa Fe Community College, Highfield is laying the groundwork for an aquaponics program at the school. In a mostly closed system, fish will be raised in tanks that will circulate their waste to provide nutrition for plants growing in floating rafts in other tanks. The idea is hardly new – and it uses a…

Children’s garden with maze, tree fort planned for Cape Elizabeth park – Bangor Daily News

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Fairy houses, meadow mazes and a tree fort are just a few of the features planned for a children’s garden at Fort Williams Park. The Town Council received plans for the garden last week and will review them in late February 2014. The two-acre garden, near the park pond and lower tennis courts, is part of the park’s arboretum project, which was conceived as a means…

GM hopes treasured Holden endures when plants down under go dark – Automotive News

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holden’s 1963 EH Ute. As Australia rose to prosperity in the 1950s and 1960s, feeding and clothing a Europe recovering from World War 2, the vehicle it drove was the Holden ute. Photo credit: GM    Print  Reprints  Respond …

How Smart Are Plants? – Huffington Post

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Scientists debate a new way of understanding flora. Read the whole story at The New Yorker

Bare root plants less costly and require minimal soil preparation – San Jose Mercury News

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Even before the last of the Christmas trees vacate nurseries, bare root nursery stock begins to move in and will be available through winter. As the name implies, “bare root” stock has bare roots, without media (potting soil) or cans (pots) to contain the roots. Many are temporarily heeled into damp sand from which they get dug and wrapped in newspaper when purchased. Others are packaged in damp wood shavings…

‘Glow at the Garden’ brings out our inner-kid with gingerbread houses and … – Plain Dealer

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The holidays always seem to bring out the “kid” in us, and the spectacle of the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s ‘Glow at the Garden’ display further enhances that sense of childlike wonder. Bob Brandt and his wife visited the popular tourist attraction for the first time and both were amazed by all the decorations. The Main Event: ‘Glow at the Garden’ & The Rink at Wade Oval The…

DALY: Several plants that can add beauty to the winter landscape – Gwinnettdailypost.com

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

We all love the beautiful flowers of the spring and summer and miss them this time of the year. With the exception of evergreens, the winter landscape can be quite bare and somewhat lifeless. However, even in the dead of winter, there are several plants that can add color and life to the landscape. Pansies, snapdragons and flowering kale, are the most familiar; however, several other plants can bring interest…

Rockaway Valley Garden Clubs roll out their projects for pollinators – NorthJersey.com

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Many people underestimate the critical role that little insects like bees and butterflies play in food production. But not Jeannie Geremia, who is on a quest to increase awareness throughout New Jersey. Geremia gave a presentation on the importance of pollinators to the Rockaway Valley Garden Club (RVGC) on Nov….

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