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June is busting out all over | Garden column – NJ.com

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

<![CDATA[<!– ]]> By Lorraine Kiefer I was outside early recently watering my plants and I couldn’t help but think of the lyrics of an old favorite song, “June is busting out all over.” The birds were singing, the sun was bright, many new seedlings had popped, others had grown, blooms were everywhere and it was beautiful. In fact I went in and typed “June is busting out all over” and soon…

Garden Q&A: Hey, who ate my pentas? – Florida Times-Union

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

I could not believe my eyes. My perky purple pentas were stripped of foliage in one night. How could that happen? After questions and pictures, we identified the culprits as Tersa sphinx larva. They look a bit like little snakes. They can be green or brown in color and have one large eyespot with 6 smaller ones trailing down the body and a small horn on the rear end. These…

Water Garden Cafe’s Vegan and Meat Offerings Alike Are Welcome Additions to Cleveland, If Only They Could Get the … – Cleveland Scene Weekly

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

click to enlarge Vegans must be a patient lot. Either that or they’re willing to put up with all sorts of complications just as…

Getting started with gardening – The Courier-Express

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sally Gambacorta, left, and the Rev. Mollie Ward, right, both of Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, discuss the new Advocate vegetable garden as volunteers work behind them.

Me and my garden: ‘The towering silver fir was planted in the 19th century’ – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Walking among the poppies in midsummer is simply magical: they start out life as dark purple and turn into the most beautiful blue. Swathes of them open at around the same time as the handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata), so the effect is wonderful. My mother-in-law, Sylvia McCosh, was a great plantswoman; she introduced the Dalemain poppy (Meconopsis ‘Dalemain’) to the low gardens. The garden my husband, Robert, and I inherited…

IN THE GARDEN: A Celebration of Pollinators | Community … – The News Guard

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Make a bee-line to the Connie Hansen Garden, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at 1931 NW 33rd Street in Lincoln City, to enjoy a bee-utiful day learning all about bees. An observation bee-hive will be on display, fitted with see thru sides, so visitors can safely watch the bees at work. Two informational talks about creating bee habitat in the home…

Garden Q&A: Hey, who ate my pentas? – Florida Times-Union

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

I could not believe my eyes. My perky purple pentas were stripped of foliage in one night. How could that happen? After questions and pictures, we identified the culprits as Tersa sphinx larva. They look a bit like little snakes. They can be green or brown in color and have one large eyespot with 6 smaller ones trailing down the body and a small horn on the rear end. These…

Water Garden Cafe’s Vegan and Meat Offerings Alike Are Welcome Additions to Cleveland, If Only They Could Get the … – Cleveland Scene Weekly

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

click to enlarge Vegans must be a patient lot. Either that or they’re willing to put up with all sorts of complications just as…

Ergonomic tools help the senior gardener keep producing … – Bucks County Courier Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

As we get older gardening for aging adults can become more challenging. As Americans age they don’t want to give up their daily activities, especially gardening. Studies show there are many long term benefits, physically and mentally as a result of doing daily activities in the yard. Gardening is an easy and enjoyable way for the elderly to enjoy their leisure time. It promotes a more…

IN THE GARDEN: A Celebration of Pollinators – The News Guard

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Make a bee-line to the Connie Hansen Garden, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at 1931 NW 33rd Street in Lincoln City, to enjoy a bee-utiful day learning all about bees. An observation bee-hive will be on display, fitted with see thru sides, so visitors can safely watch the bees at work. Two informational talks about creating bee habitat in the home…

Vehicle Veers Off Garden State Parkway, Plunges Into River; 2 … – NBC New York

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Two people are dead after their vehicle ran off the Garden State Parkway and plunged into the Rahway River.  State Police Lt. Ted Schafer says the vehicle was headed north when it ran off the toll road in Clark Township just before 10:30 a.m. Friday. The victims’ names and ages have not been released. According to traffic data from 511NJ, there were 2-mile backups behind the accident traveling northbound —…

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Opening 25th Season – Hartford Courant

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will begin its 25th anniversary season June 21 on the grounds of Hill-Stead Museum, a National Historic Landmark at 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. Beginning with an appearance by former U.S. poet laurate Billy Collins, who has published 10 collections, and ending with Young Poets Day on Aug. 16, the outdoor festival will offer five events, three on Wednesdays and two on Sundays, featuring well-known and…

Vehicle Veers Off Garden State Parkway, Plunges Into River; 2 Confirmed Dead – NBC New York

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Two people are dead after their vehicle ran off the Garden State Parkway and plunged into the Rahway River.  State Police Lt. Ted Schafer says the vehicle was headed north when it ran off the toll road in Clark Township just before 10:30 a.m. Friday. The victims’ names and ages have not been released. According to traffic data from 511NJ, there were 2-mile backups behind the accident traveling northbound —…

June Bloom Garden Tour set for June 24 – McPherson Sentinel

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Photos & Story by Cheyenne Derksen SchroederStaff Writer Backyards full of ideas and garden solutions will be in full bloom as part of the McPherson Master Gardener and Friends June Bloom Garden Tour. Each of the five gardens reflect the purpose and personalities of its owners, ranging from backyard paradises to research sites. “What we like to focus on with this garden tour is…

Watering your way to a healthy Kentucky garden – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Gardener watering young fruit tree(Photo: ziss, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Ah — summer in the Kentucky garden. The roses are in bloom and summer perennials are strutting their stuff. There are even little green tomatoes forming on plants all across the land (unless you bought the three-gallon plants that came home from the nursery with tomatoes on them already — cheater!) This is the time of the year that the summer garden just…

The Ruin Garden: An Old Idea That Could Help Today’s Cities Fight Blight – Co.Design (blog)

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

The church was in the news this week after it became 1 of 33 winners of the Knight Foundation’s Cities Challenge, which awards cities around the country with grant money for their best project ideas. Gary’s Redevelopment Commission will receive $163,333 to transform City Methodist into a more official destination for the city. But the city isn’t aiming to restore City Methodist–nor will it be knocked down. Instead, the commission is…

How to make your own herbal tea straight from the garden – Starts at 60

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Herbal teas are popular for a number of reasons – not only do they taste great but there are many health benefits. But did you know it was easy to make your own? Organics expert Linda Brennan from Ecobotanica says you can use a variety of dried herbs and flowers bought from the store, but you can also grow them in your garden and pick them fresh from a pot. Simply…

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