Garden Design

The conversation between plants and soil – Phys.Org

Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Plants have a finely balanced relationship with soil, depending on it for vital resources. Credit: Pexels To a child, soil is just dirt – a home for worms. To a gardener, soil is a collection of organic matter and nutrients. But to plants, soil is a hotbed of chemical activity. And plants don’t just observe, they actively participate in this activity. Plants release chemicals into the soil, called exudates, that…

STC board cuts horticulture – Republican & Herald

Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Article Tools     MAR LIN — The board of directors of Schuylkill County Area Vocational-Technical School on Monday decided to shut down its horticulture program for the 2017-18 school year, since there was no full-time teacher in place and student interest in the program has waned. But at Monday night’s meeting at the Maple Avenue Campus, Gregory S. Koons, executive director of Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29,…

Tour the Getty Center’s spectacular Central Garden – Curbed LA

Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Since the Getty Center opened in 1997, it has become one of Southern California’s most popular attractions—both for its extensive artwork collection and the unique architecture and landscaping of the museum itself. One of the center’s most impressive features is the 134,000-square-foot Central Garden designed by artist Robert Irwin. The sprawling green space contains over 500 species of plants from around the world, but when Irwin began work on the…

Donald Trump wrong on Paris accord, China and coal plants – PolitiFact

Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Even as President Donald Trump defiantly withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, he described it in contradictory terms. “As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the nonbinding Paris Accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country,” he said June 1. An agreement cannot be both nonbinding and draconian at the same time. It’s…

How Does an (English) Garden Grow? – New York Times

Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017

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Billy Joel postpones Madison Square Garden concert because of infection – Newsday

Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017

Billy Joel has a viral infection causing his Madison Square Garden concert scheduled for Tuesday night to be postponed until December. “Billy Joel has been battling a viral infection and is forced to postpone his concert at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, June 6th, at the mandate of his doctor,” said Joel’s spokeswoman Claire Mercuri in a statement. advertisement | advertise on newsday “The rescheduled date will be December…

Plants take up more carbon once acclimated to warmer temperatures – Phys.Org

Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new understanding about how plants react to high temperatures may help improve predictions about how climate change will affect the planet. Nick Smith, a Purdue University adjunct professor in Forestry and Natural Resources, and postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, wanted to know how plant carbon uptake is affected by extended periods of different temperatures. The information may be helpful for models that…

NASCAR drives fairy garden wagon design – Hastings Tribune

Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017

Fairy gardens can come true, with NASCAR as part of the view. A Hastings woman has helped her 6-year-old grandson build a NASCAR-themed fairy garden, giving wings to his need for speed. Kaye Becker, 73, has displayed a rather elaborate fairy garden in her front yard on 42nd Street the last three years. This year, grandson Boden Becker, 6, asked her to plant a NASCAR track…

Peterson Memorial Garden dedicated at Pioneer – Davis Enterprise

Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017

Family and friends gathered on Thursday afternoon for the dedication of the Dorothy Peterson Memorial Garden at Pioneer Elementary. Peterson — a retired teacher and passionate booster of school gardens, school recycling and farm-to-school programs — passed away in April 2016. Sheryl Yamamoto, garden coordinator at Pioneer for the past three years, recalled Peterson’s “zest for life, keen talent for teaching, and love of children… (a woman with an) indomitable spirit and…

Historic Crown Point cemetery adds scattering garden | Lake County … – nwitimes.com

Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017

Robert Earnshaw Rob covers urban affairs and other matters in Crown Point, St. John, Winfield and beyond. Previously he covered Valparaiso, Hammond, Gary and East Chicago. He’s also written for various magazines and pens a culture blog for The Times. Follow Robert Earnshaw Whenever Robert Earnshaw posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a…

ANLD Designers’ Garden Tour is must-see for gardeners: The Pecks – OregonLive.com

Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017

I have to be honest: Up until about 20 or so years ago, I had never heard of landscape designers.Interior designers? Sure, thanks in part to “Designing Women.”Building architects? Of course. Even I knew who Frank Lloyd Wright was (one of the Wright brothers, yes?).But someone who could create outdoor living spaces and water features and hardscape and fill it with gorgeous plant material to boot?I just called that person…

Nearly 2,000 marijuana plants seized at 3 Lucerne Valley locations – San Bernardino County Sun

Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017

San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials seized nearly 2,000 marijuana plants when they served search warrants at three locations in Lucerne Valley on Friday, officials said. Courtesy of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department LUCERNE VALLEY >> Sheriff’s officials seized nearly 2,000 marijuana plants when they served search warrants at three locations in Lucerne Valley on Friday, officials said. San…

Decorate your backyard garden – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017

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Historic Crown Point cemetery adds scattering garden – nwitimes.com

Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017

Robert Earnshaw Rob covers urban affairs and other matters in Crown Point, St. John, Winfield and beyond. Previously he covered Valparaiso, Hammond, Gary and East Chicago. He’s also written for various magazines and pens a culture blog for The Times. Follow Robert Earnshaw Whenever Robert Earnshaw posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a…

Lincoln community creates public garden – Washington Times

Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Tim Rinne planted herbs near the hydrant, sweet potatoes near the sidewalk. He scattered more than 50 nut and fruit trees – peaches and pears, apples and cherries – all over the north Lincoln block they call the Hawley Hamlet. The chickens are on one of his properties, the beehives in another. Most of the rights-of-way and front yards and side yards and back yards at…

Tiny town of Garden City produced tons of talent – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017

If you’re like me, you’d never heard of Garden City — a southern Minnesota village of 250 people tucked along the Watonwan River, 14 miles south of Mankato.. “It’s a very, very tiny hamlet — it’s not even a town,” said Jessica Potter, who directs the Blue Earth County Historical Society. That’s why the headline in the Minneapolis Sunday Journal grabbed readers’ attention 95 years ago: “Ten Boys of Minnesota…

What to plant in your garden in June – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

So it’s June, and the searing heat of the Southern California summer is pacing in the wings, waiting to take center stage. Is it too late to put food-producing plants in the ground? Conventional wisdom tells Southern California gardeners to avoid planting edibles in June because they’ll suffer and grow poorly when the temperatures get too high. But plenty of others disagree. Here, experts share tips for getting the most…

How my mother was resurrected in my garden – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

It was the hollyhock that did it: just a small green plant, carried home from the garden centre a couple of weeks ago and placed in the ground. A promise on the label, of scarlet flowers – bold and sassy – to come. But the memory it triggered, sweet as the smell of the spring soil I was digging, was sudden and unexpected: of my mother, Kathleen, in her abundant Essex garden,…

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