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Sacramento gardens really are different this summer. Here’s how – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

What a difference water makes. After several summers of drought, we head into this growing season with moist ground and high expectations. Sacramento area gardeners are already seeing differences in their landscapes, brought on by all that winter and spring rain. Since the start of the annual rainfall year Oct. 1, Sacramento has received just under 34 inches, almost double our annual average of 18.5 inches. The all-time record is…

Fill your senses during Wichita’s annual Water Garden Tour – Wichita Eagle

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

A 30,000-gallon pond, which was once an in-ground swimming pool, is just one of the many water features you can visit during a water garden and pond tour in Wichita next weekend. Park on the street and take a walk through the woods on a winding stone walkway and you will stumble across what Tim and Barbara McKee call their secret garden. Tucked away in the woods, and covered by…

Organic Gardening in the Santa Monica Community Gardens – Santa Monica Daily Press

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

  At the Santa Monica Community Gardens, we struggle with weeds and pesky creatures as all gardeners, farmers and agrarian societies do. We do our best to deal with such challenges by practicing organic gardening, guided by long-standing, sophisticated understandings of productive cultivators in tune with Nature’s processes. As we are dedicated to active, sustainable living, our rules and regulations state that, “Santa Monica Community Gardens are organic gardens, and…

A June to-do list for your garden – AG Week

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

• Although early bird gardeners are enjoying radishes, peas, lettuce, spinach, kale and other cool-loving vegetables that were planted in April, many of us have weeks to go before enjoying fresh crops. For anyone who hasn’t started their garden yet, most vegetables can still be planted around June 10 with success. Speed the process by watering immediately after planting, and tending closely. • Carrots, radishes, lettuce, spinach, beets, and similar…

Bailout of 2 Ohio nuclear plants stalls in Statehouse – SFGate

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Caption Close FILE – In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, plumes of steam drift from the cooling tower of FirstEnergy Corp.’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Testimony submitted to Ohio lawmakers largely opposes a proposed special fee on FirstEnergy Corp.’s customers in the state, The Plain Dealer reported Thursday, June 8, 2017, though the Akron-based utility says the money is needed to secure the future…

Sacramento gardens really are different this summer. Here’s how – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

What a difference water makes. After several summers of drought, we head into this growing season with moist ground and high expectations. Sacramento area gardeners are already seeing differences in their landscapes, brought on by all that winter and spring rain. Since the start of the annual rainfall year Oct. 1, Sacramento has received just under 34 inches, almost double our annual average of 18.5 inches. The all-time record is…

Kansas Water Garden Tour provides opportunities to see and learn … – Wichita Eagle

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

A 30,000-gallon pond, which was once an in-ground swimming pool, is just one of the many water features you can visit during a water garden and pond tour in Wichita next weekend. Park on the street and take a walk through the woods on a winding stone walkway and you will stumble across what Tim and Barbara McKee call their secret garden. Tucked away in the woods, and covered by…

Sacramento gardens really are different this summer. Here’s how – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

What a difference water makes. After several summers of drought, we head into this growing season with moist ground and high expectations. Sacramento area gardeners are already seeing differences in their landscapes, brought on by all that winter and spring rain. Since the start of the annual rainfall year Oct. 1, Sacramento has received just under 34 inches, almost double our annual average of 18.5 inches. The all-time record is…

Fill your senses during Wichita’s annual Water Garden Tour – Wichita Eagle

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

A 30,000-gallon pond, which was once an in-ground swimming pool, is just one of the many water features you can visit during a water garden and pond tour in Wichita next weekend. Park on the street and take a walk through the woods on a winding stone walkway and you will stumble across what Tim and Barbara McKee call their secret garden. Tucked away in the woods, and covered by…

Landscape Design 101: Think it through, step by step – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sometimes your garden needs just a tweak here and there rather than a full-blown overhaul. Sometimes it is hard to tell what needs fixing until you start the process. But either way, getting started begins with your eyes, not your hands. And it is a clean process, so just jump right in, right now. Let’s get started. These first steps you can do alone or with a partner. And if…

Ask the gardener: Hey, moles — leave these shrubs alone – News & Observer

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Q: I have a mixed-shade yard under large oaks and have had troubles with moles. We try to keep the area covered in pine straw and want some color year-round to break up the brown. It’s a challenge for me to be able to grow anything the moles won’t kill. I don’t know how to get rid of the moles and I don’t know what else I can plant that…

House Intel Dem rips Trump for ‘clownish’ Rose Garden speech – The Hill

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) on Friday blasted President Trump for his speech alongside the president of Romania in the White House Rose Garden, calling it a “clownish performance by a reality show star.” Speaking to CNN’s Jim Sciutto, Swalwell compared Trump’s “unpresidential” performance to fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee the previous day. “It’s a sad time in America. You compare what we saw yesterday:…

Here’s how to water your garden efficiently – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Q. I need help understanding the different ways to water my gardens. Jason D., Templeton A. It’s important to take the time to design and install a workable irrigation system that accurately waters and minimizes water waste. Or, hire someone to do it for you. A hand-watering regimen is difficult to do accurately and efficiently. In addition, hand watering is difficult to maintain without the help of friends and neighbors…

After Controversy, All Eyes on the Walker as its Sculpture Garden Is … – artnet News

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

After being closed for over a year’s time, the beloved Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center is slated to finally welcome the public on June 10, 2017. The delayed reopening follows a massive renovation and expansion project, and the last-minute scrapping of a controversial sculpture. At a press preview on May 23, Walker executive director Olga Viso’s biggest concern was the weather, as an unexpected series of rainy days meant that work was…

Ask an expert: Summer gardening – Minnesota Public Radio News

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Listen Story audio 36min 48sec • Subscribe to the MPR News with Tom Weber podcast MPR News guest host Marianne Combs asked University of Minnesota Extension horticulturist Julie Weisenhorn for practical advice on caring for your garden, summer planting and how to be pesticide-free and bee-friendly. They also looked at some of the best summer plants that can take the heat and still look gorgeous. Later in the hour: Not…

Here’s how to water your garden efficiently – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Q. I need help understanding the different ways to water my gardens. Jason D., Templeton A. It’s important to take the time to design and install a workable irrigation system that accurately waters and minimizes water waste. Or, hire someone to do it for you. A hand-watering regimen is difficult to do accurately and efficiently. In addition, hand watering is difficult to maintain without the help of friends and neighbors…

Once feared left for dead, St. Louis Park community garden comes back to life – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sharon Lehrman listed the vegetables she wants to grow on her plot in the Birchwood Garden, which finally reopened this weekend after more than two years of inactivity. It’s a little late in the growing season for tomatoes and peppers, she figured. Garlic, squash, kale and even sweet corn might fare better. “Working in a garden is very therapeutic,” said Lehrman, a dietitian who lives in St. Louis Park’s Birchwood…

House Intel Dem rips Trump for ‘clownish’ Rose Garden speech – The Hill

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) on Friday blasted President Trump for his speech alongside the president of Romania in the White House Rose Garden, calling it a “clownish performance by a reality show star.” Speaking to CNN’s Jim Sciutto, Swalwell compared Trump’s “unpresidential” performance to fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee the previous day. “It’s a sad time in America. You compare what we saw yesterday:…

After ‘Scaffold’ Controversy, All Eyes on the Walker as Its Sculpture Garden Is Set to Reopen – artnet News

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

After being closed for over a year’s time, the beloved Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center is slated to finally welcome the public on June 10, 2017. The delayed reopening follows a massive renovation and expansion project, and the last-minute scrapping of a controversial sculpture. At a press preview on May 23, Walker executive director Olga Viso’s biggest concern was the weather, as an unexpected series of rainy days meant that work was…

Flowers become family fun at these events – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Walk with Warren Where: Arboretum gazebo, UC Davis When: Noon Wednesday, June 14 Admission: Free Details: 530-752-4880, arboretum.ucdavis.edu Join arboretum superintendent emeritus and storyteller Warren Roberts for a pun-filled stroll through the arboretum’s gardens in search of summer blooms. Open Garden Day Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks When: 9 a.m.-noon next Saturday, June 17 Admission: Free Details: 916-876-5338, sacmg.ucanr.edu Join the Sacramento County master…

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