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Write Stuff: Sunken Garden Continues With ‘Poetry Of Our World … – Hartford Courant

Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017

The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will continue its 25th anniversary season on Sunday, July 9, on the grounds of the Hill-Stead Museum, a National Historic Landmark at 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. The outdoor festival includes programs featuring well-known and emerging poets, as well as pre-reading talks and music. Visitors also can tour the historic house’s Impressionist art collection or walk the trails of the extensive grounds. The Poetry of Our…

Workshops teach kids to love gardening – Times Herald-Record

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

LIBERTY — Families can instill a lifelong love of gardening in their children this summer at four Junior Master Gardener workshops for youth, beginning in July. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County hosts this popular children’s series from 5:30-7 p.m. in the teaching gardens of its Extension Education Center at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty. July 19 – “Botany for You & Me”: Explore the study of…

Containing your gardening enthusiasm – Petoskey News-Review

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Do you have a green thumb but a lack of green space? Even those without a yard or other area for gardening can still enjoy planting and cultivating produce this summer by starting a container garden. In recent years, container gardening has grown in popularity, especially amongst those living in apartments or condominiums where green space is at a minimum. Whether it is tomatoes growing up…

Garden shed explodes after petrol vapours ignite – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

They believe that the vapours were ignited by a faulty fluorescent light fitting, however the extent of fire damage meant Fire Investigation teams were unable to establish how the leak occurred. The force has now issued advice on storage of petrol in homes and gardens. Fire Investigation Officer Jamie Lister said: “In light of what could have been a potentially devastating incident, WYFRS would like to reiterate the safety considerations around storage and use…

Pfizer In The Garden Portfolio – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

As I’ve written about, most recently in Tending the Dividend Garden – BLANK Update, I like to group my stocks into several categories that I relate to crops from my garden. I believe this is an apt analogy because investing and gardening both require similar traits like planning and patience. My groups are defined solely by a stock’s dividend yield and dividend growth rate (DGR). The examples of my crop…

Extreme gardening to help tackle malaria – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Image copyright Malaria Journal Image caption The Prosopis juliflora shrub occupies millions of hectares of Africa Gardening could be a powerful weapon against malaria, culling mosquito populations by cutting off their food supply, say researchers. A team tested their idea in nine villages in the arid Bandiagara district of Mali, West Africa. Removing flowers from a common shrub appeared to kill off lots of the older, adult, female, biting insects…

Peffley: French influence inspired 3rd president’s love of gardening – LubbockOnline.com

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Yesterday we celebrated America’s Independence Day with deep gratitude for the legacy left us by the founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson was the principle author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the third President of the United States in 1801. Before Jefferson became president he spent several years in Paris, France as the U.S. Minister to France. The French influence inspired his love for horticulture. While an extraordinary statesman…

Don Davis: Gardening potential high in July – Lynchburg News and Advance

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

July is a time for action. Many opportunities come along this month, and they have potential to enrich your food supply and improve the looks of your home. Houseplants are at their peak of growth under the long days of July. It is time to take the plants outdoors to a shady place and hose them down with a gentle spray of water from your garden…

OSU Extension Master Gardeners offer ‘Second Season Gardening’ workshop – High Plains Journal

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Gardeners, as the heat of high summer rolls on, do you get a bit tired of it all? Do you wish for a fresh start for your garden? In the nice weather of the fall, when summer crops are fading, would you like to see new growth and enjoy easy care vegetables? Then you should attend this month’s program in the Wednesday at Will Rogers Gardens…

City could loosen gardening, landscaping restrictions – Gazettextra

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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Peffley: French influence inspired 3rd president’s love of gardening … – LubbockOnline.com

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Yesterday we celebrated America’s Independence Day with deep gratitude for the legacy left us by the founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson was the principle author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the third President of the United States in 1801. Before Jefferson became president he spent several years in Paris, France as the U.S. Minister to France. The French influence inspired his love for horticulture. While an extraordinary statesman…

Gardening is good for the mind and body – Southgate News Herald

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Summer is here. The season most of us yearn for is upon us, filled with sunshine and light. Yet, even with the sunshine, bevy of outdoor activities and the warm feelings of what seems like endless days, our life stresses don’t stop. Our bills still need to be paid. Our bosses continue to want results at work. Our relationships with our loved ones – be they…

Peffley: French influence inspired 3rd president’s love of gardening – LubbockOnline.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Yesterday we celebrated America’s Independence Day with deep gratitude for the legacy left us by the founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson was the principle author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the third President of the United States in 1801. Before Jefferson became president he spent several years in Paris, France as the U.S. Minister to France. The French influence inspired his love for horticulture. While an extraordinary statesman…

Caring for Plants | The New Yorker – The New Yorker

Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Oghi was getting better. Before, all he’d been able to do was lie in bed and urinate through the tube inserted into his penis, but now he was doing whatever it took to get to the bathroom and empty his urine bottle on his own. He did not wish to entrust the lower half of his body to his mother-in-law. He asked her to place a mattress on the floor…

Garden shed in England explodes – Reuters.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Forty-one children take oath, become U.S…. Mon, Jul 03, 2017 – (1:29)

Woman Starts Garden To Feed Elderly, Homeless – WFMY News 2

Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Debbra Arndt works in her backyard, in the Giving Hands Garden in O’Fallon, Missouri. (Photo: KSDK) O’FALLON, MO. – A St. Charles County woman is growing her garden with a mission. Debbra Ardnt lives in O’Fallon, Missouri. Every year, her backyard garden is full of fruits and vegetables. But she doesn’t only grow the food for herself. She calls it the “Our Giving Hands Garden.” Most of what she grows,…

Chris Packham: learning to love slugs will help garden wildlife … – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham has advised the nation to encourage the ecosystem of their gardens by ceasing to kill slugs. Extolling the virtues of tolerance, Packham said “draconian choices” like “I don’t want slugs and snails to eat my plants” puts the gardener at risk of losing other wildlife such as hedgehogs, slowworms and song thrushes. “That’s a tragic loss to the garden,” the BBC Springwatch presenter told…

Feeding The Soil: Organic gardening tips offered at Reynolds Homestead – Martinsville Bulletin

Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

CRITZ – Organically grown fruits and vegetables may look different than their genetically altered counterparts, but they are better – both in their taste, and with their impact (or lack of) on the environment. That was the contention of Jeff Rieves, who gave a program on organic gardening during the Reynolds Homestead’s recent Sustainability Workshop. Rieves is a farming consultant who has worked as an agricultural…

Gardening events starting July 4 – The Daily Progress

Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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