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Busan Film Review: ‘Glass Garden’ – Variety

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

We’ve all been told that the Lorax speaks for the trees, but Dr. Seuss’s mustachioed conservationist has nothing on the fragile, dendrology-fixated protagonist of “Glass Garden.” A pretty, peculiar fable that slowly takes the term “green-fingered” to alarming extremes, South Korean writer-director Shin Su-won’s fourth feature centers on Jae-yeon (Moon Geon-young), a brilliant but unworldly Ph.D student whose innovative research into human photosynthesis leads her on a deranged quest to…

Bed preparation is important for healthy plants – Beauregard Daily News

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall is a prime planting season in Louisiana. Cool-season bedding plants will be planted from now through early December, and November through February is the best time to plant hardy shrubs, groundcovers and perennials in the landscape. How well you prepare the soil prior to planting has an enormous effect on the health and growth of your plants. Dan Gill Gardeners often put too little effort…

Canberra gardening-for-renters workshop covers tips and tricks for growing in small spaces – ABC Online

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Updated October 15, 2017 14:26:30 Photo: There are a number of health benefits to growing your own food. (ABC News: Andrew Kennedy) High-density apartment living is on the surge — and downsizers swapping spacious yards for tiny balconies may see no need to pack the garden gloves. But organisers of a Canberra workshop on gardening in small spaces say anyone can be a green thumb, no matter how small…

Fall plant sales just in time for cool-season gardening – LA Times – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Southern California’s botanic gardens and arboretums are more than lovely places to stroll; a few times a year they sell a wide variety of plants you can buy for your own yard. Mid-October is prime planting time, so ready your soil and check out these sales that extend into November. Oct. 21-22 35th Friends of U.C. Riverside Botanic Garden fall plant sale Cactuses, succulents, wildflowers, native plants, trees, house and…

SNL’s Trump undoes Obama’s policies, tears out Michelle’s vegetable garden – The Hill (blog)

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Actor Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” this week to resume his impersonation of President Trump.  Baldwin’s Trump touted his many accomplishments in the episode’s cold open. The skit hit at the Trump administration’s decision to halt ObamaCare payments known as cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) and the decision not to certify the Iran deal. “Its been a big week, folks,” Baldwin’s Trump says in the skit. “We’re getting rid of…

Fall plant sales just in time for cool-season gardening – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Southern California’s botanic gardens and arboretums are more than lovely places to stroll; a few times a year they sell a wide variety of plants you can buy for your own yard. Mid-October is prime planting time, so ready your soil and check out these sales that extend into November. Oct. 21-22 35th Friends of U.C. Riverside Botanic Garden fall plant sale Cactuses, succulents, wildflowers, native plants, trees, house and…

Gardening Q & A: Fall veggie garden will be a no go; all hope may not be lost for peonies – Virginian-Pilot

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

This year’s vegetable garden was one of my least productive ever. I had a bumper crop of fine lettuces and spinach in the spring, but after that it was all downhill. My tomatoes got early blight and struggled. Those darn squirrels ravaged the rest. And then the hot weather. Ditto with the peppers and eggplant. Downright discouraging it was. Those are convenient excuses. For as much…

Garden Growing Pains – The New Yorker (satire)

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Now that it’s harvest season, I’m curious: How did your garden grow this summer? Wasn’t it thrilling, in those early days, to watch your vegetable patch begin to come alive? To step into your garden in the dewy dawn and see what magic had transpired during the night, how each brave green shoot had grown a little taller? And then, after only a few weeks, to spot adorable tomatoes and…

#Bridge2Give: A garden in Pleasantville feeds thousands – The Journal News | LoHud.com

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Devin Juros (Photo: Submitted) At age 11, Devin Juros came across a sobering statistic. He learned in school that 1 in 5 Westchester County residents were dealing with hunger. “It didn’t sit right with me. There is so much wealth in Westchester, people don’t realize there is hidden hunger here,” he said. “I just decided I wanted to do something.” Devin came up the with the idea of creating a community garden…

Sharing the joy of gardening – KTIC

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

LINCOLN — A new project is providing and promoting nutritionally dense fresh fruits and vegetables to emergency food access sites across Nebraska. The Cultivating Health Our Way (CHOW) project was piloted in Grand Island during the 2017 growing season. Over 2,450 pounds of produce worth an estimated $3,000 was donated from the Grand Island garden this year. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed), Extension Master Gardeners, Heartland Lutheran High School,…

Plant Lovers’ Almanac: A few wicked plants for the scary season – Akron Beacon Journal

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

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Master Gardening: Tips for collecting flower seeds – York Daily Record/Sunday News

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

CLOSE After an effort of volunteers and businesses this spring, a large courtyard at Goode K-8 school in York became a place for children to experience nature, grow food, and learn about wildlife. Paul Kuehnel   As a gardener, I have grown plants in my garden that I want to reproduce because they have performed well and have attracted many pollinators. While some plants are easier to divide with a…

GUEST COLUMN: Student finds micro gardening relieves stress – Wicked Local Easton

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

By Zyra Arif easton@wickedlocal.com Micro gardening is when you plant food or flowers in containers and well-designed, small urban spaces. It is probably the easiest way to garden. It is great way to save space, money and time. People have been micro gardening for long time. And it has been done in very unique and clever places. It can take place from the rooftop of your…

GUEST COLUMN: Student finds micro gardening relieves stress – Wicked Local Norton

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

By Zyra Arif easton@wickedlocal.com Micro gardening is when you plant food or flowers in containers and well-designed, small urban spaces. It is probably the easiest way to garden. It is great way to save space, money and time. People have been micro gardening for long time. And it has been done in very unique and clever places. It can take place from the rooftop of your…

Historical Veggies Take Root In DC War Garden – NPR

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rob Gimpel tends to the war garden at the Library of Congress. Flickr/U.S. Capitol hide caption toggle caption Flickr/U.S. Capitol Rob Gimpel tends to the war garden at the Library of Congress. Flickr/U.S. Capitol Rob Gimpel is usually thinking about getting tulip bulbs in the ground this time of year, but right now he’s ready to harvest pumpkins. It’s an unusual activity for Gimpel, the lead gardener of the areas…

Gardening in a changing climate – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mari Lane Gewecke is a Master Gardener volunteer, affiliated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus program, and a self-employed consultant.

Alternatives continue to bury Texas coal-powered plants – Beckley Register-Herald

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas — Although EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said this week that with the planned roll back of the 2015 Clean Power Plan, “the war on coal is over,” casualties continue.  And word that yet another coal-burning Texas power plant will soon retire from service is a reminder that losses will keep mounting. “It doesn’t mean that the Texas coal plants are going to be saved,”…

Garden Notes for Oct. 16-19 – Buffalo News

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cheektowaga Garden Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Cleveland Hill faculty dining room on Mapleview Road, Cheektowaga. Use the playground entrance. Mark Carra, of Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, will present “Hummingbirds – Their Behavior and How to Attract Them.” Guests and new members welcome. Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., Williamsville. Scott Russo will…

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