Gardens

Gardening: When flowers overstay their welcome – The Providence Journal

Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017

Every garden has a few thugs. Nice flowers with handsome flowers that somehow get too rambunctious and take over. By Henry HomeyerSpecial to The Journal Every garden has a few thugs. Nice plants with handsome flowers that somehow get too rambunctious and take over. They can choke out other plants as easily as weeds. That happens, in part, because we are reluctant to pull them….

Naturally better: Alan Titchmarsh’s tips on organic gardening – Express.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017

Predatory insects such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies are in abundance, thanks to lots of nectar-rich flowers and, along with the blue tits, will help keep on top of greenfly. A good mulch of bark, garden compost or manure keeps soil moist around susceptible plants and weeds are kept in check by dense planting. My gardening is not labour-free but as a result I have a richly varied garden and…

East Main hosts gardening ‘challenge’ – Chaffee County Times

Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017

Buena Vista recently welcomed 11 new gardens along East Main Street.  The gardens are a project of the town of Buena Vista Beautification Advisory Board, designed and installed by Bearss Landscaping with support from Buena Vista Public Works.  Community funded The East Main garden project was made possible by the funding of $10,000 from the town of Buena Vista; a $5,000 charitable donation by Vertex/Madison House Presents/AEG; and $100 each…

‘Without this, I would have killed myself’: gardening helps heal refugees’ trauma – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017

It was around a year after Fatu Mangeh* arrived in the UK that she considered taking her own life. In 2002 she fled the civil war in Sierra Leone where she had been raped and tortured – scars are still visible on her hands 15 years later. Her parents were killed and the only family she had left was her two-year-old daughter. She was lured to the UK by a…

On Gardening: Plan now for spring bloom – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

One of the pleasures of gardening is the spring display of blossoms from hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and other bulbous plants. These plants are unique and delightful harbingers of the end of winter, the imminent arrival of the warmer days of spring, the bursting buds of many plants, and many other aspects of life’s cycle. With careful observation, we can also witness the offspring of birds,…

‘Without this, I would have killed myself’: gardening helps heal refugees’ trauma – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

It was around a year after Fatu Mangeh* arrived in the UK that she considered taking her own life. In 2002 she fled the civil war in Sierra Leone where she had been raped and tortured – scars are still visible on her hands 15 years later. Her parents were killed and the only family she had left was her two-year-old daughter. She was lured to the UK by a…

Gardening guru to give talk in Wilton – Thehour.com

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

WILTON — The fragrant Colonial Herb garden at the Wilton Historical Society is a fitting location for a gardening talk. From 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, local herb expert and gardening guru Sal Gilbertie will give a talk titled “Micro Greens and Super Greens” followed by a book signing, conversation, wine and cheese. He is a frequent lecturer on herb gardening and hosts year-round workshops held at Gilbertie’s retail…

Gardening with Allen: Choose right shrub for space – The Columbian

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

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‘Without this, I would have killed myself’: gardening helps heal refugees’ trauma – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

It was around a year after Fatu Mangeh* arrived in the UK that she considered taking her own life. In 2002 she fled the civil war in Sierra Leone where she had been raped and tortured – scars are still visible on her hands 15 years later. Her parents were killed and the only family she had left was her two-year-old daughter. She was lured to the UK by a…

80-year-old woman attacked by bobcat while gardening – AOL

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

An elderly New Hampshire woman fought off a bobcat with the help of her dogs and gardening sickle. 80-year-old Elsie Dabrowski was putting her chickens away and tending to her garden Sunday night when a bobcat lunged at her face. He managed to tear her skin and reach bone. “It’s still hard to believe,” she told WMUR. “This little thing just came and attacked me, but he was strong. He…

‘Without this, I would have killed myself’: gardening helps heal refugees’ trauma – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It was around a year after Fatu Mangeh* arrived in the UK that she considered taking her own life. In 2002 she fled the civil war in Sierra Leone where she had been raped and tortured – scars are still visible on her hands 15 years later. Her parents were killed and the only family she had left was her two-year-old daughter. She was lured to the UK by a…

‘Without this, I would have killed myself’: gardening helps heal refugees’ trauma – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It was around a year after Fatu Mangeh* arrived in the UK that she considered taking her own life. In 2002 she fled the civil war in Sierra Leone where she had been raped and tortured – scars are still visible on her hands 15 years later. Her parents were killed and the only family she had left was her two-year-old daughter. She was lured to the UK by a…

Woman left brain dead after being attacked by dogs while gardening – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Montana woman is brain dead after she was attacked by two dogs while gardening at a property she owned. Melissa Barnes, 65, is being kept on life support for organ donation while doctors test for rabies, KTVQ reported. The dogs were owned by Wayne Bartlett, a tenant at the property who told KTVQ that the pitbull and pitbull mix were well-trained and had never shown aggression. The dogs…

Glory of organic gardening – The Hindu – The Hindu

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Organic gardening is not new to Bengaluru. But quite frequently we need to be reminded of how our food is adulterated with pesticides that pose a health hazards. At a recently-held workshop ‘It’s Thyme to Garden’ by Anu Ganapathy, delved into the do’s and don’ts of the process of organic gardening. Anu, a former HR Executive, at HappyHealthyMe Organics, quit her corporate job to do what she loves – organic…

10th annual Water Garden Tour ‘inspires’ vistors – News-Press Now

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

The St. Joseph Water Garden Society hosted its annual tour over the weekend. The organization has held the special event for 10 years. Individuals from the St. Joseph and Savannah, Missouri, areas opened up their gardens to show off water features, which can include large fish ponds and water-sustained plants, such as water lillies.

Glory of organic gardening – The Hindu

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Organic gardening is not new to Bengaluru. But quite frequently we need to be reminded of how our food is adulterated with pesticides that pose a health hazards. At a recently-held workshop ‘It’s Thyme to Garden’ by Anu Ganapathy, delved into the do’s and don’ts of the process of organic gardening. Anu, a former HR Executive, at HappyHealthyMe Organics, quit her corporate job to do what she loves – organic…

10th annual Water Garden Tour ‘inspires’ vistors – News-Press Now

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

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Gardening students hunting for rare flower stumble upon dead body when combing Dorset beach – The Sun

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

GARDENING students hunting for a rare flower by the seaside found themselves at the centre of a police probe – after stumbling on a dead body. Horticulturists Damon Welham, 29, and his partner Zack Percival, 23, took the trip to Studland beach in Dorset on Wednesday to try and find the Anagallis tenella plant. Damon Welham, 29, and his partner Zack Percival, 23, came across the body at Studland beach,…

Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost – Medical News Today

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inhaling or ingesting compost may raise the risk of Legionnaires’ disease. If you’re planning to revel in some gardening this weekend, be sure to wash your hands after. New research finds that activities involving exposure to compost may increase a person’s risk of Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia most commonly caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila, which is found in lakes, streams, and other freshwater terrains….

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