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Charles Oakley Officially Banned From Madison Square Garden For One Year – Complex

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

What do you do when you’re an NBA franchise that hasn’t won anything of consequence in decades, has angered the one star player who actively fought to join your team, and almost alienated your best young player over exit meetings? If you’re the New York Knicks, the answer to that question is apparently, “Ban one of the most beloved players from your most recent great team.” Charles Oakley, a widely-respected…

Tips to save time and wear (on you) when gardening – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

Onions thrive in a raised bed at the home of Casey Lynn Lawrence. Raised beds offer an added advantage of fewer weeds.(Photo: Courtesy of Casey Lynn Lawrence) Here are some tips on how to make gardening easier at any age. This is also good advice for gardeners who are just looking to save time on maintenance. Sources are horticulturist Zannah Crowe, Master Gardeners volunteer chairwoman Ann Loper and garden blogger Casey…

Gardening – August 6 – Jamaica Observer

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

Community Gardening Summer Challenge teaches healthy living – Sentinel & Enterprise

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

Kenisha Coy stands in front of the Prichard Street Garden on Friday. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Ashley Green Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. FITCHBURG — Kenisha Coy had three reasons why she wanted to learn how to grow…

Old yard and garden advice still valuable – Daily Globe

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

My grandparents taught me much about gardening. Many years ago, they gave me their favorite gardening book, which is now more than 80 years old, published in 1935 by garden author Roy Biles. The book is full of yard and garden wisdom, and it’s amazing how valuable the advice remains today. Following are a few quotes from the “Complete Book of Garden Magic”: • In locating shrubs in a border,…

Gardening: Tasty produce depends on harvest – The Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

By Diana LockwoodFor The Columbus Dispatch If your edible garden has survived this summer’s hail, bugs, wind, heat and downpours, you deserve congratulations. The quest for delicious results isn’t quite over yet, though, because one challenge still remains: When should you harvest? Pick too soon and you’ll miss peak flavor. Wait, though, and fruits and vegetables can turn tough or mushy, taste can decline and insect…

A song comes to life in the garden – Bismarck Tribune

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

Jessie Veeder is a musician and writer living with her husband and daughter on a ranch near Watford City. Readers can reach her at jessieveeder@gmail.com.

Old yard and garden advice still valuable – Grand Forks Herald

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

My grandparents taught me much about gardening. Many years ago, they gave me their favorite gardening book, which is now more than 80 years old, published in 1935 by garden author Roy Biles. The book is full of yard and garden wisdom, and it’s amazing how valuable the advice remains today. Following are a few quotes from the “Complete Book of Garden Magic”: • In locating shrubs in a border,…

Caffey: It’s always the right thyme for an herb garden – Pueblo Chieftain

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Herb gardens are great. They are one of the most useful, and versatile, types of gardens you can grow. Outdoors, herbs can bring beauty, fragrance and flavor to your landscape. Indoors, herbs can brighten up your home and give your cooking a fresh kick either in the dog days of summer or the dead of winter. Whether you are growing your herb garden indoors or out,…

Seed saving supporters ensure future for flora – Tucson Local Media

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

If you stop to think about it, seeds are really tiny embryonic plants enclosed in a protective outer coating—fledglings awaiting their moment to be called into service. And the more, the merrier, according to American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson:  “Vegetable life does not content itself with casting a single seed, but fills the earth with a prodigality of seeds, that, even if thousands perish, thousands more…

Gardening Q&A: What are you reading this summer? What you need to know about Norfolk Island pine – Virginian-Pilot

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Summer reading LISTS abound. Hopefully, you have some time – aside from mowing, weeding, harvesting and all those summer-intensive gardening chores – to read. From my hammock, I’m curious about what gardening books you are reading, or otherwise would recommend for me and your fellow readers to help close out the summer. I’ll start with mine. My current read and recommendation is “The Invention of Nature:…

Native plant garden tour, seed-saving, historic house tour – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Historic house tours Minneapolis’ oldest surviving wood frame house, the Ard Godfrey House, is open for the summer tour season. Built in 1849, the quaint yellow home was built by Ard Godfrey, who came to Minneapolis to supervise the first commercial dam and lumber mill at St. Anthony Falls. On the tour, meet with hostesses dressed in 1850s period costumes and view artifacts that characterize the time period. Tours Saturdays…

Garden club recognizes four gardens – South Washington County Bulletin

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Determining garden awards is the highlight of the club’s year, according to organizers. Members enjoy viewing the gardens and collecting ideas for their own gardens. For details about the club, visit www.pineridgegardenclub.org. Membership is open to all.

Spread late-summer loveliness in your garden – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

My garden is dotted with Hylotelephium ‘Herbstfreude Group’, formerly known as Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’. One might argue that there is a little too much of it, but as it comes into flower in August and the bees and butterflies dance around it, I feel justified. Not only is it a brilliant wildlife plant; its sturdy, painterly presence holds the late summer garden together. It’s a tough plant that’s easy to…

Old yard and garden advice still valuable | The Globe – Daily Globe

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

My grandparents taught me much about gardening. Many years ago, they gave me their favorite gardening book, which is now more than 80 years old, published in 1935 by garden author Roy Biles. The book is full of yard and garden wisdom, and it’s amazing how valuable the advice remains today. Following are a few quotes from the “Complete Book of Garden Magic”: • In locating shrubs in a border,…

Channing House transforms rooftop into terrace garden – Palo Alto Online

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Residents at Channing House in Palo Alto soon will be able to enjoy the outdoors from the building’s rooftop. The retirement community is set to open two new terrace gardens this month as part of a major renovation of the second floor. The rooftop gardens are a welcome addition for residents of the massive, block-long complex, which has been short of outdoor garden space since opening its doors in…

At Home: Gardening makes a healthier you | The Topeka Capital … – Topeka Capital Journal

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Gardening enhances your health in many ways. Food you grow is better tasting and more nutritious, you control the chemicals used and the exercise improves your mental and physical health. Research shows eating locally grown foods, whether homegrown or purchased at a local farmers market, gives you the highest nutritional value because the produce is fresher and more nutritious than fruits and veggies shipped from around the world, which lose…

Garden Variety: Midsummer leaf spots may be signs of rust disease – Lawrence Journal World

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Brown spots that become especially noticeable in midsummer on leaves and stems of fruiting and ornamental plants may be caused by certain kinds of plant pathogenic fungi known as rusts. Apple trees, asters, daylilies, hawthorns, hollyhocks, pear trees (fruiting and ornamental), ornamental grasses, veronica, and hundreds of other plants are susceptible to rust fungi. The severity of infection and damage is dependent on species and individual plants, as are decisions…

At Home: Gardening makes a healthier you – Topeka Capital Journal

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Gardening enhances your health in many ways. Food you grow is better tasting and more nutritious, you control the chemicals used and the exercise improves your mental and physical health. Research shows eating locally grown foods, whether homegrown or purchased at a local farmers market, gives you the highest nutritional value because the produce is fresher and more nutritious than fruits and veggies shipped from around the world, which lose…

Growing a garden at Manassas Senior Center – Inside NoVA

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

An all-organic and sustainability garden behind the Manassas Senior Center is being put to good use by the center and its clients, according to a Prince William County news release. Len Postman is the volunteer who planted and oversees the garden. She said the garden produces all kinds of vegetables; and when the vegetables are ready, Postman picks them and gives them to the kitchen where…

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