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Garden Help: Things to do in your garden in October – Florida Times-Union

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

It might be hard to believe but soon the heat will subside into fall and winter. With cooler weather ahead, plants are beginning to get ready and it is time for you to prepare your garden for success. OCTOBER TIMETABLE • Following recent storm events, keep an eye on potential hazards created by the wind and wet conditions. Monitor the health of trees that experienced breakage or flooding, as they…

4 fall gardening events not to miss: Herb Society sale, garden festival and floral fashion show – NOLA.com

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

A line up of gardening experts and horticulturists will speak at the St. Tammany Master Gardeners’ Fall Seminar Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Church of the King, 22205 Little Creek Road, Mandeville. Speakers include: Rick Darke, a consultant and author on the design and management of living landscapes, will present “Designing and Caring for Living Landscapes” and “Photography as a Gardener’s Tool” John Coykendall, head gardener at…

Gardening calendar – The Ledger – The Ledger

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

MAKE & TAKE WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. Sept. 30, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, 1702 U.S. 17-98 S., Bartow. $15 payable online by credit card only or at the door by cash or check only. Pre-registration is required. Sign up at http://polkgardening.eventbrite.com. Participants will make their own hypertufa pots to take home.  ALTERNATIVES TO TURFGRASS: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter…

On Gardening: Get inspired for next year’s garden – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

We are now one week into the fall season of the year (the autumnal equinox occurred last Friday. Now is the time to plant in preparation for the new season. In the spring, many gardeners become inspired as garden centers display flowers that have been nitrogen-dosed into bloom, but the fall is best for installing new herbaceous perennials, and woody shrubs and trees. This time…

In the Garden October 2017 – All Point Bulletin

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

By Rhiannon Allen What a peculiar weather year this has been. Most of us lost some plants – casualties of the severe winter, summer drought, or some other factor. We might have experienced a poor harvest of vegetables or fruit. Now is a good time to reflect on our losses and challenges to see what changes need to be made for next year. Some plants were…

Rick Perry proposes sweeping new steps to support coal and nuclear plants – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

In this 2015 photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. (Jim Cole/AP) Energy Secretary Rick Perry took sweeping steps on Friday to buttress a pair of financially-strapped nuclear plants under construction and redefine how coal and nuclear plants are compensated for the electricity that they provide — a move that, if agreed to by independent federal energy regulators, could tilt some of the…

On Gardening: Get inspired for next year’s garden – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

We are now one week into the fall season of the year (the autumnal equinox occurred last Friday. Now is the time to plant in preparation for the new season. In the spring, many gardeners become inspired as garden centers display flowers that have been nitrogen-dosed into bloom, but the fall is best for installing new herbaceous perennials, and woody shrubs and trees. This time…

Gardening, Walking, Cleaning: What Counts As Exercise? – CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Vacuuming a home, raking the lawn or carrying boxes up the stairs can help the heart. That’s according to a new, long-term study on exercise. It finds day-to-day activities can be a benefit when it comes to reducing heart disease. So, what counts as exercise? Good Question. Americans generally have a strict definition of what it means to exercise – swimming, biking, lifting weights, yoga, aerobics, or…

Local garden design firm creates urban retreat – Berkeleyside

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

This North Berkeley garden offers a sanctuary from busy life. Photo: Bernado Lopez This story is brought to you by Bernado Lopez Garden Design. There is a new garden in North Berkeley its residents have lovingly named their “sanctuary garden.” Despite being adjacent to a fairly trafficked street, Justine Ganzenmuller and Christian Humann can step outside their home and – thanks to many layers of tall, softly swaying foliage and…

How a school garden has transformed the way we teach – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

It was in 2004 that I decided to install a garden at Charlton Manor Primary School. I’d just taken up the role of headteacher, and there was some derelict land on the school site. I’d seen the news reports about children lacking knowledge of where their food came from and felt that we as a society had become very detached about food. The reason for this was clear to me:…

Queen opens Chelsea Flower Show garden at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary – Daily Mail

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

By Press Association Published: 07:25 EDT, 29 September 2017 | Updated: 08:41 EDT, 29 September 2017 e-mail The Queen has opened a £650,000 family roof garden at a hospital in Aberdeen. The space is designed to give patients a flavour of the outdoors and help aid their recovery at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. She unveiled a plaque for the feature, which won awards at Chelsea Flower Show, and met former Scotland…

Vogue’s Naomi And Charlotte Come Together For Lady Garden – Vogue.co.uk

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

IF the Lady Garden Campaign hasn’t caught your eye (in spite of Cara Delevingne removing her pants for it) over the last two years, it will now. Its third collection of T-shirts has been co-designed and modelled by Naomi Campbell, Cara, Poppy and Chloe Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Charlotte Tilbury – brought together by the campaign’s founder, actress Mika Simmons, to raise awareness of gynaecological cancer, its symptoms and money…

Tokyo Garden is worth saving. But we may have to let it go – Fresno Bee

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Every member of my immediate family has suffered embarrassment or celebrated triumphs – or both – at Tokyo Garden. The Appleton clan began frequenting the downtown Fresno restaurant in 1956, when my great-grandmother brought in my 6-year-old father. He took my mother there on an early date in 1984. He celebrated his 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th birthday parties there – as well as the start and subsequent demise…

The fall vegetable garden is nature’s second chance – Bryan-College Station Eagle

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

One of the greatest pleasures in being granted two gardening seasons each year is the chance to succeed the second time around where we failed the first. Beets didn’t produce in spring? No worries; you can start them again between Sept. 1 and Oct. 20. But fall can be an even better growing season than spring: Produce from a fall vegetable garden tastes better and stores…

Ask the Landscaper: Plants that teach, foster a child’s love of nature – Boston.com

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Kids have a natural affinity for the natural world. They thrive on exploration and discovery, enthusiastically impressed by different “wow-factor’’ activities. Learning about plants can be stimulating and instructive for developing an understanding of the world. My wife cites one of her earliest memories as her dad and mom showing her how to germinate a lima bean seed in her kitchen on a wet blotter; she still recalls how astounded…

On Gardening: Get inspired for next year’s garden – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

We are now one week into the fall season of the year (the autumnal equinox occurred last Friday. Now is the time to plant in preparation for the new season. In the spring, many gardeners become inspired as garden centers display flowers that have been nitrogen-dosed into bloom, but the fall is best for installing new herbaceous perennials, and woody shrubs and trees. This time…

Vegetable gardening popular, therapeutic – Victoria Advocate

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

During the past several years vegetable gardening has become a very trendy hobby for thousands of Americans. Not only is gardening therapeutic, it also provides your family with the freshest and most nutritional produce possible. Homegrown tastes so much better than store-bought, it’s a renewable source of food and once a garden is well-established, it will save you lots of money toward your food budget. Planting from seed is the…

Motor racing-FIA puts F1 technical head on ‘gardening leave’ – Reuters

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – Motor racing’s world governing body has put the head of its Formula One technical department, Marcin Budkowski, on three months ‘gardening leave’ after he resigned this week. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) did not say why Budkowski, a Polish-born aerodynamicist who has previously worked for Ferrari and McLaren, had resigned or where he was going next. A spokesman said at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Thursday that…

Ask the Landscaper: Plants that teach, foster a child’s love of nature – Boston.com

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Kids have a natural affinity for the natural world. They thrive on exploration and discovery, enthusiastically impressed by different “wow-factor’’ activities. Learning about plants can be stimulating and instructive for developing an understanding of the world. My wife cites one of her earliest memories as her dad and mom showing her how to germinate a lima bean seed in her kitchen on a wet blotter; she still recalls how astounded…

Master Gardeners teach garden ‘winterizing,’ hold plant sale – Coast Weekend

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Submitted photo <!– –> ASTORIA — It’s time to give garden beds, pots, perennials and trees a rest by “winterizing” them. Winterizing helps plants survive winter and promotes a healthier, more productive growing season for all plants the next year. Clatsop County Master Gardeners will show people how to do this through lectures, demonstrations and advice for individual garden problems 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the…

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