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Fast, Dirty Natural Gas Plants Get Boost From Electric Cars – Bloomberg

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Britain’s goodbye to fossil-fuel cars by 2040 could boost the need for dirtier natural gas-powered stations. The government’s goal to replace gasoline and diesel cars with those powered by electricity could see the construction of so-called open-cycle gas stations, said Carsten Poppinga, senior vice president of trading and origination at Statkraft AS, the Norwegian utility that operates hydro power plants and wind farms across the U.K. Such units can keep…

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Residents of garden are eating more than their share – Bennington Banner (subscription)

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

I have a dilemma. A few weeks ago I discovered a nest of baby cottontails in the middle of my vegetable garden. Admittedly, they were as cute as a bunny … which, if you’re a rabbit, is better than being cuter than a bug’s ear. At the time I discovered the wee bunnies, they were just a few inches long and blind, indicating recent birth. As of this writing, they…

Fast and Dirty Natural Gas Plants Get Boost From Electric Cars – Bloomberg

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Britain’s goodbye to fossil-fuel cars by 2040 could boost the need for dirtier natural gas-powered stations. The government’s goal to replace gasoline and diesel cars with those powered by electricity could see the construction of so-called open-cycle gas stations, said Carsten Poppinga, senior vice president of trading and origination at Statkraft AS, the Norwegian utility that operates hydro power plants and wind farms across the U.K. Such units can keep…

Ad suggests men do engineering things, women are in the garden – CNET

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

 Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Men doing manly engineering things. Koch Industries/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET This weekend saw the return of the English Premier League. Which means I was up early on Sunday, ready to watch soccer players from all over the world play much better than most English players. During one of the NBC Sports ad breaks, however,…

Garden calendar | For the week of Aug. 13 – Madison.com

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Lisa Johnson, Dane County UW-Extension horticulture educator

Oklahoma Woman’s ‘Garden Spot’ touching people’s lives – NewsOK.com

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

SPENCER — Small seeds blossom into bigger, more beautiful things. Rochelle King never imagined what the garden she started for her day care kids in Spencer would one day grow into. Now 11 years later, the certified organic fruits and vegetables she grows can be found in local Whole Foods and Natural Grocers stores in the Oklahoma City area. It all began in her barber shop when she mentioned to…

Time to get garden ready for fall veggies – Enid News & Eagle

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

The month of August sees our summer months coming to an end with some high temperatures still around.  That reminds those of us who want to plant some seeds for a fall vegetable garden that we need to get busy with a little cleanup in those beds so the new seeds will get a good start. Fact sheet HLA-6009 available at the Garfield County Extension Office,…

How will plants, birds and insects respond to the solar eclipse? – OregonLive.com

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

CORVALLIS, Ore. – How plants and animals react when skies turn black during the total eclipse Aug. 21 is mostly a mystery, but a horticulture expert with Oregon State University Extension Service has some educated guesses. The most likely scenario is that temperatures drop by 10 to 15 degrees, wind speeds decrease, birds and insects quiet down and plants respond as if the day is night and start to shut…

When did gardening get so cool? – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

‘I don’t think this would have happened five or 10 years ago,’ says Tom Loxley, editor of Rakesprogress, a new style magazine dedicated to flowers and gardening. ‘Now we’ve seen the limits of the digital world, and the fact is, in the non-virtual world of plants, things take time. That’s satisfying.’ Rakesprogress launched a year ago, since when four seasonal issues have been published, bringing together an open, loose approach…

Second nature: five designers inspired by plants – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Botanical illustration isn’t anything new but it is becoming increasingly popular as part of a wider greenery trend. The current Tradescant’s Orchard: A Celebration of Botanical Art exhibition at the Garden Museum in London is showing watercolours by 50 artists and there’s a botany theme at next month’s London Design Fair. Meanwhile, photography duo Haarkon are becoming known for self-initiated greenhouse tours which they post on Instagram. Plants are everywhere….

UIS Community Garden is an educational experience – The State Journal-Register

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Renowned British horticulturalist and writer Gertrude Jekyll, who created more than 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe and America during her career, once said, “A garden is a grand teacher.” I like to think Megan Styles, an environmental anthropologist at the University of Illinois Springfield, may have been inspired by Jekyll’s words when she led an initiative at UIS to establish a now-thriving addition to…

Call of the wild: Look to nature for garden guidance – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

See more of the story Garden and landscaping books are a dime a dozen, but critics took special notice of Thomas Rainer’s 2015 book “Planting in a Post-Wild World.” The book, which he co-wrote with Claudia West, was called groundbreaking, masterful and “as practical as it is poetic.” Rainer, a landscape architect who has designed plantings for the U.S. Capitol grounds and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, recently…

In the Garden: Tips help homeowners transform existing landscapes – The Spokesman-Review

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

It’s fair to say that downsizing from 10 acres to a standard city lot would be an adjustment for anyone – but especially for two dedicated gardeners. Kurt Madison and his wife, Margot Casstevens, have turned that adjustment into a learning experience that others can benefit from. Madison and Casstevens are both professional artists and fine art instructors at Spokane Falls Community College. He first became interested in gardening…

Visiting a special Matittuck garden – Northforker – Northforker (blog)

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Here are a few North Fork yard and tag sales scheduled for Friday, Aug, 11, Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug….Read More

VIDEO: Where Mastectomy Scars Raged, A Tattooed Garden … – NPR – NPR

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Within weeks of being diagnosed with breast cancer at 29 years old, Nicole O’Hara of Phoenix, Md., underwent a double mastectomy. She had breast reconstruction during the same operation; then it was on to chemotherapy. The ordeal left O’Hara with “big, ugly, red inflamed scars and stitches and drains,” she says. “It [was] a battlefield.” After Nicole O’Hara was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29, she had a double…

Top gardening apps tested and recommended by the experts – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

In this Aug. 3, 2017 photo, a gardener in Langley, Wash., is shown holding a mobile phone with app called “Like That Garden,” which is one of the many entries in the expanding field of apps designed to instantly identify unknown plants or butterflies from a photo taken by the phone camera. (Dean Fosdick via AP)

Big ideas for small-space gardening – DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Clematis growing on trellis support. One of the fascinating things about gardening is its versatility. If you find yourself preparing to garden in a small space, you will still have many opportunities to create a great garden full of charm, drama and wonderful things to eat. Your new garden may be in a city backyard or in a townhome situation where you will be planting in borders and patio areas….

VIDEO: Where Mastectomy Scars Raged, A Tattoo Garden Blooms – NPR

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Within weeks of being diagnosed with breast cancer at 29 years old, Nicole O’Hara of Phoenix, Md., underwent a double mastectomy. She had breast reconstruction during the same operation; then it was on to chemotherapy. The ordeal left O’Hara with “big, ugly, red inflamed scars and stitches and drains,” she says. “It [was] a battlefield.” After Nicole O’Hara was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29, she had a double…

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