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Thieves steal tools from STL community garden – KSDK

Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Everything You Need to Know About Vegetable Gardening in One Graphic – Lifehacker

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014

Vegetable gardening is both an art and a science. Figuring out when and where to plant the vegetables, what pests to look out for, when to harvest, and all the other fine details could be enough to make anyone dizzy. Luckily, there’s this infographic with all the info. The cheat sheet comes from Good to Be Home, based in the UK (sorry to those of you in the Southern Hemisphere—the…

Create an Eye-Catching Vertical Garden in Your Yard – Parade

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014

Inviting gardens contain vertical elements. Draw the eye up by growing plants that twine, vine, and cascade, and you divide the garden into areas, creating outdoor rooms. Growing vertically also provides sun protection and privacy from neighbors. And well-placed vertical plants camouflage areas of the landscape that you prefer not to see. Vertical gardening is also a highly efficient method for growing veggies and fruits. Encouraging produce to grow up…

A User-Friendly Gardening System For The Plant-Challenged – NPR (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

i i hide captionSproutsIO Inc. allows people to easily grow fresh produce inside a home or office. The system is a spinoff of research done at the MIT Media Lab. SproutsIO Inc. SproutsIO Inc. allows people to easily grow fresh produce inside a home or office. The system is a spinoff of research done at the MIT Media Lab. SproutsIO Inc. Don’t have a green thumb but seeking the therapeutic…

The 10 Stages of Clueless Gardening – The Federalist

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Stage 10: Historical Revisionism Winter approaches. The season’s first late-October frost has finally killed off the last few garden plants, and there is something eerily peaceful about their shriveled forms. Before cleaning up the beds for the winter, you walk through the garden one last time. You fondly remember all the good times, the weeks of lettuce and peas, the strawberries the slugs didn’t eat, the green beans, the faithful…

Plants With Roots Attached – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar’s Creep – NPR

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: The idea that plants respond, and even benefit from sound, is a popular one that’s prompted many studies. So if you read poetry to your tomatoes, can they hear you? That’s a good question. What about the chewing of a hungry caterpillar? (SOUNDBITE OF CATERPILLAR VIBRATION) SIEGEL: Well,…

Olive Garden’s Redesign Bids Farewell to Fake Old-World Charm – Businessweek

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

If you visit an Olive Garden this month, you might get a whiff of change. The Italian food chain has begun rolling out its redesigned décor and  logo—a two-course re-branding effort to ditch its cheesy reputation for one that’s slightly more sophisticated, albeit still family-friendly. The overhaul is part of a “brand renaissance” announced last March by Darden Restaurants (DRI), Olive Garden’s parent company, and the effort includes smaller lunch portions,…

In Search of Natural Hues? A Garden ‘To Dye For’ – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Homegrown botanical dyes are in, part of today’s shift toward more natural and organic living. And you don’t need a degree in chemistry to create your own hues for scarves, sweaters or even Easter eggs. All it takes is a garden plot or a few pots and a kitchen. “If you’re already gardening or already even have a landscape, you can look out your window and you can use the…

Olive Garden’s Redesign Bids Farewell to Fake Old-World Charm – Businessweek

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

If you visit an Olive Garden this month, you might get a whiff of change. The Italian food chain has begun rolling out its redesigned décor and  logo—a two-course re-branding effort to ditch its cheesy reputation for one that’s slightly more sophisticated, albeit still family-friendly. The overhaul is part of a “brand renaissance” announced last March by Darden Restaurants (DRI), Olive Garden’s parent company, and the effort includes smaller lunch portions,…

In Search of Natural Hues? A Garden ‘To Dye For’ – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Homegrown botanical dyes are in, part of today’s shift toward more natural and organic living. And you don’t need a degree in chemistry to create your own hues for scarves, sweaters or even Easter eggs. All it takes is a garden plot or a few pots and a kitchen. “If you’re already gardening or already even have a landscape, you can look out your window and you can use the…

Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar’s Creep – NPR

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: The idea that plants respond, and even benefit from sound, is a popular one that’s prompted many studies. So if you read poetry to your tomatoes, can they hear you? That’s a good question. What about the chewing of a hungry caterpillar? (SOUNDBITE OF CATERPILLAR VIBRATION) SIEGEL: Well,…

Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar’s Creep – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: The idea that plants respond, and even benefit from sound, is a popular one that’s prompted many studies. So if you read poetry to your tomatoes, can they hear you? That’s a good question. What about the chewing of a hungry caterpillar? (SOUNDBITE OF CATERPILLAR VIBRATION) SIEGEL: Well,…

Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar’s Creep – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: The idea that plants respond, and even benefit from sound, is a popular one that’s prompted many studies. So if you read poetry to your tomatoes, can they hear you? That’s a good question. What about the chewing of a hungry caterpillar? (SOUNDBITE OF CATERPILLAR VIBRATION) SIEGEL: Well,…

Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar’s Creep – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: The idea that plants respond, and even benefit from sound, is a popular one that’s prompted many studies. So if you read poetry to your tomatoes, can they hear you? That’s a good question. What about the chewing of a hungry caterpillar? (SOUNDBITE OF CATERPILLAR VIBRATION) SIEGEL: Well,…

Organic gardening puts environment first – Journal and Courier

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Maximum Grow gardening offers a variety of products to suit your organic gardening needs.(Photo: File photo) Gardening is a popular summer activity, and after the long and frigid winter, the temptation to explore the garden is even greater. If you are looking to introduce something new to the garden mix, you might incorporate organic techniques. Organic gardening can be a process, rather than an immediate transformation. “Organic gardening is really…

Spring Garden pharmacy burns – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Owner vows to rebuild, continue to serve beleaguered area’s clients July 8, 2014 11:44 PM Share with others: Flames had eaten a hole in the Spring Garden pharmacy’s blue awning, and soot caked the wall above the door. Inside, shelves that used to hold an array of bright dollar-store toys, basic groceries and medicine had turned to ash. At about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters arrived…

Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar’s Creep – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: The idea that plants respond, and even benefit from sound, is a popular one that’s prompted many studies. So if you read poetry to your tomatoes, can they hear you? That’s a good question. What about the chewing of a hungry caterpillar? (SOUNDBITE OF CATERPILLAR VIBRATION) SIEGEL: Well,…

The 9 Best Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners – Huffington Post

Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Gardening is a great hobby to take up; it gets you outside, burning calories, and produces rewarding results. Whether you’re looking to grow some delicious produce or beautiful flowers, these 9 tips and tricks for beginners will get you started off on the right foot! 1. Start Up Gardening Container Gardening Close at Hand via Pondered Primed Perfected Don’t fret about finding a suitable plot in your backyard, simply start…

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