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Gardening: protecting tulip bulbs – HeraldScotland

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Predators, though, are probably a worse problem. I came close to abandoning all thoughts of growing one of my favourite spring flowers when a platoon of badgers broke my heart. They nonchalantly trashed my lovingly prepared containers, casting them aside, leaving the compost strewn far and wide, with not a bulb in sight. And not even sprouting bulbs were spared this onslaught. But why should I complain when badgers, rabbits,…

Foster + Partners’ First Public Garden Design to Feature in Norton Museum Expansion – ArchDaily

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

© Foster + Partners The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida has announced plans for the first-ever public garden designed by Foster + Partners as part of their $100 million expansion project. To feature a variety of native sub-tropical plantings and gathering spaces, the garden is envisioned as “a new social space for the community.” “From the beginning, we have conceived of the Norton expansion as an…

It’s Garden Thyme! with Gail Garber of Ches. City – Cecil Whig

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

CHESAPEAKE CITY — This month I had the pleasure of visiting the home garden of Gail Garber of Chesapeake City. Gail has been an avid gardener since her retirement over 17 years ago. With the help of her husband, Larry, this spirited grandmother of five has created an enchanting garden retreat and wildlife haven nestled in her own backyard. Gail and I spoke a little about…

National Botanic Garden of Wales visitors ‘up 45% in two years’ – BBC News

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption The Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales Visitor numbers to the National Botanic Garden of Wales have increased by 45% in the past two years, it has revealed. The attraction in Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, said its income had increased by 23% in the same period. Director Huw Francis said the garden’s appeal had been “broadened” by new features, including water zorbing and a…

Grow better mums: Lan Su Chinese Garden chrysanthemum displays, classes, competition (photos) – OregonLive.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Brighten up November days by strolling among thousands of blooming chrysanthemums at downtown Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden and vote, this weekend only, for your favorite flower arrangement created by the Pacific Northwest floral industry’s top designers. The annual Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase organized by the Chinese garden and Portland’s Floral Design Institute is Friday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 5. One of the prizes in the competition will be…

Why More Flexible Operation Won’t Save US Nuclear Power Plants – Greentech Media

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Technology being used to help nuclear plants cope with renewables in Europe likely wouldn’t revive nuclear’s flagging fortunes in the U.S., according to a leading expert in the field. Edward Kee, CEO of the Nuclear Economics Consulting Group, confirmed that U.S. regulations and market structures would complicate matters for plant owners wanting to deploy flexible generation technologies like those installed by Areva at the Goesgen plant in Switzerland.  Areva’s Advanced…

Foster + Partners’ First Public Garden Design to Feature in Norton Museum Expansion – ArchDaily

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

© Foster + Partners The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida has announced plans for the first-ever public garden designed by Foster + Partners as part of their $100 million expansion project. To feature a variety of native sub-tropical plantings and gathering spaces, the garden is envisioned as “a new social space for the community.” “From the beginning, we have conceived of the Norton expansion as an…

Melania Trump’s gardening outfit cost almost HALF the average Brit’s monthly wages – Express.co.uk

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Melania Trump, 47, wore a red plaid shirt to join children gardening at the White House. The First Lady usually wears designer dresses and high heels for her public appearances, but getting hands-on in the dirt called for a low key look for Melania. However, while Melania dressed down for the occasions, her outfit still came with a hefty price tag. The First Lady’s shirt cost $1,380 and was from…

Don’t Forget to Bathe Your Plants – Lifehacker

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Photo: Visualhunt Among the many benefits they bring to your home, plants help clean the air. Are you returning the favor? Yes, you should be cleaning your plants. You think to dust your bookshelves and tchotckes (I hope), and your plants are sitting there collecting all the same dust. They’re alive, but that doesn’t make them self-cleaning. Plants not only need to take in sunlight through their leaves, but that’s…

Garden Grove Walmart evacuated after reports of armed man; no … – OCRegister

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

A Walmart in Garden Grove was evacuated Sunday, Oct. 29, after reports of an armed man in the store, but no weapon or suspect was found, authorities said. Two men were arguing outside the store at 11822 Gilbert St. around 5:45 p.m. when one thought he saw the other run off with a gun, said Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale. He told a Walmart employee the man may have run…

Foster + Partners’ First Public Garden Design to Feature in Norton Museum Expansion – ArchDaily

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

© Foster + Partners The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida has announced plans for the first-ever public garden designed by Foster + Partners as part of their $100 million expansion project. To feature a variety of native sub-tropical plantings and gathering spaces, the garden is envisioned as “a new social space for the community.” “From the beginning, we have conceived of the Norton expansion as an…

Don’t Forget to Bathe Your Plants – Lifehacker

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Photo: Visualhunt Among the many benefits they bring to your home, plants help clean the air. Are you returning the favor? Yes, you should be cleaning your plants. You think to dust your bookshelves and tchotckes (I hope), and your plants are sitting there collecting all the same dust. They’re alive, but that doesn’t make them self-cleaning. Plants not only need to take in sunlight through their leaves, but that’s…

How indoor plants boost air quality, mental wellbeing – ABC Online

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

They’re everywhere. Delicate trails of ivy at your local cafe. Big, trendy Monstera leaves sprouting from pots in share houses. Overlooked palms needing some TLC in the corner of your office. Millennials stuffing their homes with plants has become the focal point of think pieces, and #urbanjungles are blooming everywhere on Instagram. For your clichéd twentysomething with a bit of extra cash lying around, plant obsession is a thing. Skip…

Garden Grove evacuated after reports of armed man; no weapon found – OCRegister

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

A Walmart in Garden Grove was evacuated Sunday, Oct. 29, after reports of an armed man in the store, but no weapon or suspect was found, authorities said. Two men were arguing outside the store at 11822 Gilbert St. around 5:45 p.m. when one thought he saw the other run off with a gun, said Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale. He told a Walmart employee the man may have run…

Foster + Partners’ First Public Garden Design to Feature in Norton Museum Expansion – ArchDaily

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

© Foster + Partners The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida has announced plans for the first-ever public garden designed by Foster + Partners as part of their $100 million expansion project. To feature a variety of native sub-tropical plantings and gathering spaces, the garden is envisioned as “a new social space for the community.” “From the beginning, we have conceived of the Norton expansion as an…

Don’t Forget to Bathe Your Plants – Lifehacker

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Photo: Visualhunt Among the many benefits they bring to your home, plants help clean the air. Are you returning the favor? Yes, you should be cleaning your plants. You think to dust your bookshelves and tchotckes (I hope), and your plants are sitting there collecting all the same dust. They’re alive, but that doesn’t make them self-cleaning. Plants not only need to take in sunlight through their leaves, but that’s…

Foster + Partners’ First Public Garden Design to Feature in Norton Museum Expansion – ArchDaily

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

© Foster + Partners The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida has announced plans for the first-ever public garden designed by Foster + Partners as part of their $100 million expansion project. To feature a variety of native sub-tropical plantings and gathering spaces, the garden is envisioned as “a new social space for the community.” “From the beginning, we have conceived of the Norton expansion as an…

Don’t Forget to Bathe Your Plants – Lifehacker

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo: Visualhunt Among the many benefits they bring to your home, plants help clean the air. Are you returning the favor? Yes, you should be cleaning your plants. You think to dust your bookshelves and tchotckes (I hope), and your plants are sitting there collecting all the same dust. They’re alive, but that doesn’t make them self-cleaning. Plants not only need to take in sunlight through their leaves, but that’s…

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