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Weed woes: Getting these pesky plants out of your garden – WTOP

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Kat in Leesburg writes: “I failed to keep up with weeding a section of my vegetable garden. Crab grass and other weeds got 2 to 3 feet high and then went to seed. I ripped them out as best I could, but didn’t get all the roots.” Sounds like you had a round of frantic but useless pulling, Katster. The best way to handle weeds is to soak the soil…

Plants can grow their own glow-in-the-dark cotton, no genetic … – Science Magazine

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

By Robert ServiceSep. 14, 2017 , 2:00 PM You may have heard about smartphones and smart homes. But scientists are also designing smart clothes, textiles that can harvest energy, light up, detect pollution, and even communicate with the internet. The problem? Even when they work, these often chemically treated fabrics wear out rapidly over time. Now, researchers have figured out a way to “grow” some of these functions directly into…

Sam Hunt Breaks Rules at Thrilling Madison Square Garden Show – RollingStone.com

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

“When this generation takes over,” announced Sam Hunt, speaking to a sea of teenagers and twenty-somethings last night in New York, “you’re going to tear down the walls that have been dividing us for too long.” Performing his first-ever sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, Hunt’s statement of forward-looking optimism, delivered midway through his thrilling 80-minute headlining set, was the closest thing to a mission statement the 32-year-old country singer-turned-R&B-loving…

Dells’ Smokey the Bear Park gets firewise at new garden – WiscNews

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

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Reynolds: The joys of small-space gardening – News Chief – News Chief

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

By Charles Reynolds Ledger correspondent ‘’Small-Space Container Gardens’’ is a splendid softcover book from Timber Press that helps space-challenged plant lovers design beautiful gardens. Written by Fern Richardson, this 186-page book — richly illustrated and chock-full of ideas, suggestions and inspiration — is as much a page turner as any suspense novel. Its subtitle — ‘’Transform Your Balcony, Porch or Patio with Fruits, Flowers, Foliage &…

Reynolds: The joys of small-space gardening – News Chief

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

By Charles Reynolds Ledger correspondent ‘’Small-Space Container Gardens’’ is a splendid softcover book from Timber Press that helps space-challenged plant lovers design beautiful gardens. Written by Fern Richardson, this 186-page book — richly illustrated and chock-full of ideas, suggestions and inspiration — is as much a page turner as any suspense novel. Its subtitle — ‘’Transform Your Balcony, Porch or Patio with Fruits, Flowers, Foliage &…

Fall Out Boy donates gardening kits, food education to 20k Chicago students – WLS-TV

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rock band Fall Out Boy, originally from north suburban Wilmette, announced a plan Thursday to help teach Chicago elementary school students about food and gardening. “Today is the day we’re officially announcing the Fall Out Boy Fund. A way for us to give back to Chicago,” the band tweeted. Today’s the day we’re officially announcing the Fall Out Boy Fund. A way for us to give back to Chicago. —…

Plants can grow their own glow-in-the-dark cotton, no genetic engineering required – Science Magazine

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

By Robert ServiceSep. 14, 2017 , 2:00 PM You may have heard about smartphones and smart homes. But scientists are also designing smart clothes, textiles that can harvest energy, light up, detect pollution, and even communicate with the internet. The problem? Even when they work, these often chemically treated fabrics wear out rapidly over time. Now, researchers have figured out a way to “grow” some of these functions directly into…

Olive Garden offering Never-Ending Pasta Pass, chance to win a cheap trip to Italy – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Like Christmas Day or the announcement of the newest iPhone, the release of Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Pass is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated events of the year. On Thursday, Sept. 14, the casual dining chain is giving its loyal customers the chance to purchase one of these coveted passes, each of which entitles the bearer to free meals at Olive Garden for eight whole weeks…

Slim pickings in this summer’s garden? You can do better next year. Here’s how. – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

How did your garden grow? Do you still have the taste of summer on your lips from all the luscious melons and tomatoes you grew? Or did the garden get ahead of you? Maybe you never had a chance to put one in at all. Take heart. There are limits to a gardener’s time and space. But there are lots of little things you can do next year to make…

How we’re creating ‘super plants’ to help humanity – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

You eat them, you wear them, you put them in vases and gawk at them appreciatively  – but are you really using them to their full potential? According to researchers at the Botanical Gardens at Kew in the UK, there are plenty more ways we could be harnessing the power of plants. From being natural fire-fighters to potential famine-thwarters, here are four incredible ways that plants could revolutionise our world….

Proud of your garden? Enter it to win great prizes in the third annual fall garden contest – NOLA.com

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

<![CDATA[]]> Autumn or spring — it’s hard to decide which one is South Louisiana’s most glorious season. That first hint of fall in the air last weekend was such a tease. Cooler days, mild nights, perfect gumbo weather. It’s also perfect gardening weather. To celebrate the glories of fall gardens, and the hard work that gardeners put into their front yards, it’s time again for our Jazzin’ Up the Neighborhood…

Seed storage preserves rare, threatened plants – The Columbian

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England’s most important seed catalog. Inside the freezer in Framingham are tightly sealed packages containing an estimated 6 million seeds from hundreds of plant species, bearing obscure or hard-to-pronounce names such as potentilla robbinsiana. They are rare varieties of plant life native to the region — in some…

Master gardeners to hold gardening symposium – Black Mountain News

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time to pull out those chicken boots for the Western North Carolina Gardening Symposium.(Photo: SPECIAL TO BMN) Registration is open for the Oct. 25 Western North Carolina Gardening Symposium at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Asheville-Biltmore. This popular annual event, organized by Extension Master Gardener volunteers from Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson and Polk counties, offers a day for gardeners, with dynamic speakers, food, vendors, door prizes and goodie-loaded gift bags.  The theme this year is…

Liam Gallagher explains why he wears a parka 24/7, even whilst gardening – NME.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Liam Gallagher has admitted that he wears his iconic parka and shades 24/7, even whilst gardening, shopping and picking up his kids at the school gate. Get cool Oasis merch here In an interview with Consequence of Sound, the former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman turned solo star admitted that his onstage persona is not an affectation, but his genuine identity. “I don’t hide away who I am,” says Gallagher….

Olive Garden brings back the pasta pass – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Many were in despair as they weren’t able to get their hands on the famous Olive Garden Pasta Pass promotion, as a total of 21,000 passes were sold in less than a minute after going on sale. Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more. Buzz60

Over 850 marijuana plants at growing facilities lead to state charges – MLive.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FLINT, MI – Two Flint marijuana growing facility operators have pleaded to drug-related charges after state attorneys say they were illegally in possession of over 850 marijuana plants. Their attorneys, however, say the charges highlight the “grey area” in state’s medical marijuana laws. After police raided the two medical grow facilities on North and South Saginaw streets in Flint in February 2016, State Attorney General Bill Schuette charged Gary Metzger,…

Hurricane Irma took the best and biggest of Naples Botanical Garden – Naples Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Watch a video of downtown Naples from inside a vehicle. (Video by Karen Haupt) Three trees that flank Kapnick Hall at Naples Botanical Garden were felled by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.(Photo: Harriet Howard Heithaus/Daily News Staff) Brian Galligan is optimistic on camera, telling his audience damage to Naples Botanical Garden wasn’t too bad. That they were hoping to save existing plants and had propagated…

How we’re creating ‘super plants’ to help humanity – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

You eat them, you wear them, you put them in vases and gawk at them appreciatively  – but are you really using them to their full potential? According to researchers at the Botanical Gardens at Kew in the UK, there are plenty more ways we could be harnessing the power of plants. From being natural fire-fighters to potential famine-thwarters, here are four incredible ways that plants could revolutionise our world….

Depeche Mode gets ‘spiritual’ at Madison Square Garden – New York Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Walking into Madison Square Garden on September 11th is a spiritual feeling in and of itself. It was the Garden that hosted 2001’s “Concert for New York City” featuring some of music’s biggest names: Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, The Who, Elton John, Jay Z, Mick & Keith from the Stones and many others. One particular performance that sticks in my mind from that night was “Heroes” by the late…

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