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Kelly Brook plans to sex up gardening with her own TV show stuffed … – The Sun

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

KELLY Brook wants to sex up gardening by launching her own TV show filled with innuendos and cleavage shots. The former Big Breakfast host has rebranded herself as a green-fingered goddess. Kelly Brook in sultry outdoor snaps that lead to her spot on the BBC2 Chelsea Flower coverage Model Kelly plans to bring sexy back to gardening telly shows Former Big Breakfast star will pack her gardening show full of…

Honoring fallen soldiers in the garden – Reno Gazette Journal

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It was first established after the American Civil War as Decoration Day, and it was extended after World War I. Now the national holiday commemorates U.S. Service Members who died in all wars and includes a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time. Observe the day in your yard. If your landscape incorporates a…

Gardening in the shade – Perry County Republic Monitor

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

For all the gardening questions and conversations we have had over all the years,  one comment often stands out.  “I can’t garden even if I’d like to because my home and garden and area is in the shade.”    To that comment we reply, “Nonsense!” Having a shady garden spot doesn’t mean that you are destined to live your life devoid of fresh garden vegetables.  …

Tend Your Garden: How to Grow Thriving and Productive Team – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ten years ago my husband and I bought a 150-year-old house in a tiny town the northwest Catskills, where the mountains begin to ease into the rolling hills and farm land of Central New York. We’re both city kids, and not only was this our first home, but also the first time we’d had more than 6 square feet of half-paved backyard to tend and maintain. While our home sits…

Kelly Brook plans to sex up gardening with her own TV show stuffed with innuendos and cleavage shots – The Sun

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

KELLY Brook wants to sex up gardening by launching her own TV show filled with innuendos and cleavage shots. The former Big Breakfast host has rebranded herself as a green-fingered goddess. Kelly Brook in sultry outdoor snaps that lead to her spot on the BBC2 Chelsea Flower coverage Model Kelly plans to bring sexy back to gardening telly shows Former Big Breakfast star will pack her gardening show full of…

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons to open ‘Britain’s first hotel gardening school’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

To the delight of green-fingered lovers of the English country garden, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat-Saisons has announced the opening of its very own gardening school. Named after the Oxfordshire hotel’s charismatic chef and patron, The Raymond Blanc Gardening School will impart secrets and expertise from the team behind the two-acre kitchen garden, which supplies more than 90 varieties of vegetable and 70 types of herb for Blanc’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant….

Researchers identify genetic variants that help plants grow in low-iron environments, which could improve crop yields – Phys.Org

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Seedlings (bottom) and roots (top) of Arabidopsis thaliana plants reveal that one variant of FRO2 gene (right) is better for growth in low-iron conditions than the other FRO2 variant (left). Credit: Salk Institute Just like people, plants need iron to grow and stay healthy. But some plants are better at getting this essential nutrient from the soil than others. Now, a study led by a researcher at the Salk Institute…

Opium poppy plants found in North Carolina worth $500M: sheriff – CBS News

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CLAREMONT, N.C. — A field of poppy plants that could be used to make opium was discovered in North Carolina and had an estimated value of $500 million, a sheriff tells CBS affiliate WBTV. Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said the only other opium poppy plant field found in the U.S. this year was in California. The acre of poppy plants were in rows, similar to how corn would be planted, in…

Plant an edible garden no matter where you are – Coos Bay World

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Planting an edible garden is now trendy — not that being part of a trend is ever a good reason to start or learn something new. But if it helps you move forward by being part of the “in” crowd, then you really need to plant your own edible garden this year. Provided you remain frugal (it is possible to spend a fortune on a garden,…

‘Enchanted garden’ plant and bake sale – The Landmark

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Rutland Historical Society will host a plant and bake sale on June 3 from 9 a.m- 1 p.m. at the Wood House, 232 Main Street. There will be a variety of perennials, annuals, and houseplants for purchase and a historical presentation on herbs. There will also be children’s activities including a special children’s plant sale table. Other activities include making “Enchanted Gardens” using a variety of natural materials as…

O’Meara: Front Range garden tours lift spirits – Boulder Daily Camera

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

With the snow and rain, gardens are primed to give us some color. Mark your calendars and make time to peek behind walls and fences for ideas for your yard at local garden tours, which offer inspiring strolls through some of our showcase gardens. The 15th Annual Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3, showcasing outstanding gardens in the historic Sunset Hill-Whittier neighborhood. Privately owned and tucked away…

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons to open ‘Britain’s first hotel gardening school’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

To the delight of green-fingered lovers of the English country garden, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat-Saisons has announced the opening of its very own gardening school. Named after the Oxfordshire hotel’s charismatic chef and patron, The Raymond Blanc Gardening School will impart secrets and expertise from the team behind the two-acre kitchen garden, which supplies more than 90 varieties of vegetable and 70 types of herb for Blanc’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant….

‘Enchanted garden’ plant and bake sale – The Landmark

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Rutland Historical Society will host a plant and bake sale on June 3 from 9 a.m- 1 p.m. at the Wood House, 232 Main Street. There will be a variety of perennials, annuals, and houseplants for purchase and a historical presentation on herbs. There will also be children’s activities including a special children’s plant sale table. Other activities include making “Enchanted Gardens” using a variety of natural materials as…

Crummel’s Classroom: Harrisburg charter school student garden – ABC27

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Students at Sylvan Heights Science Charter School in Harrisburg don’t have a lot of green space in their playground, but that’s not stopping them from doing some gardening. They’re using the space on their fence for a vertical garden. The school has classes from kindergarten to fourth grade. Students in every class contributed to the garden project using math and science skills they learned throughout the year. For many students,…

O’Meara: Front Range garden tours lift spirits – Boulder Daily Camera

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

With the snow and rain, gardens are primed to give us some color. Mark your calendars and make time to peek behind walls and fences for ideas for your yard at local garden tours, which offer inspiring strolls through some of our showcase gardens. The 15th Annual Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3, showcasing outstanding gardens in the historic Sunset Hill-Whittier neighborhood. Privately owned and tucked away…

Bill in Ohio House would permanently subsidize 2 coal-fired power plants – The Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch @DanGearino A new proposal in the Ohio House would provide a perpetual subsidy for two coal-fired power plants owned jointly by American Electric Power and just about every other major electricity utility in the state. House Bill 239 calls for the owners of Ohio Valley Electric Corp. to receive a guarantee of income at times when the market price of electricity…

Acre of opium poppy plants found in Catawba County field. Value: $500 million – Charlotte Observer

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office seized an entire field of poppy plants Tuesday, with an estimated value of $500 million. Authorities admit that’s a rough estimate on the value, because the plants still need to be weighed. The plants are used in the manufacturing of opium, and growing them is far from legal. The field was about an acre located near Claremont, a Catawba County town about 40 miles north…

Chicago Botanic Garden waits, watches for dual corpse flower bloom – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Chicago Botanic Garden is on corpse flower watch again, and this time the interest is doubled. For the fourth time in less than two years, the Garden is awaiting the putrid bloom of the titan arum – two plants named Java and Sumatra, after islands in their native Indonesia, that are now in their bloom cycle and could soon open. The dual potential blossoming is highly unusual. “I’ve never…

Does It Really Do That? Garden Genie Glove – CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With gardening season in full swing, we wondered if there’s an easier way to get your plants into the ground. The Garden Genie Glove promises to do that, making gardening faster and more fun. But does it really do that? We asked South Hills resident and garden aficionado Kathy Hall to test the gloves out for us. She’s an artist in her in-home studio and outside in…

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