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Climate of change ahead for gardening – U-T San Diego

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

In this Aug. 27, 2013 photo, these ears of sweet-tasting, bi-color corn were grown from seed in containers inside a hobby greenhouse near Langley, Wash. The Burpee’s “On Deck” corn matured in a little more than two months. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick) The Associated Press Share Photo In this Aug. 27, 2013 photo, these ears of sweet-tasting, bi-color corn were grown from seed in containers inside a hobby greenhouse near Langley,…

City Razes Community Garden in Coney Island – Curbed NY

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

The move has enraged community activists, as the 70,000-square-foot garden survived Hurricane Sandy and was popular among area residents, many of whom were elderly. One volunteer—a 60-year-old Russian immigrant—lamented the destruction of the garden, saying the city has “destroyed life” and that she “came to America to escape from the communist regime.” The 5,000-seat amphitheater that will replace the garden has been an ongoing subject of controversy for Borough President…

School of Phish fans busted for drugs outside Madison Square Garden – New York Daily News

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

Dozens of frenzied Phish fans were busted by cops after they filed out of Madison Square Garden following a show Saturday night, police said. Cops nabbed 38 fans for drug-related infractions after the neohippie band’s first gig of a four-night stint at the Garden, cops said. RELATED: HAMILL: CHIARA DE BLASIO AN INSPIRATION TO RECOVERING ADDICTS Post-show arrests aren’t foreign to fans of the solo-friendly band. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Cops…

Protecting plants from the cold (Garden Talk) – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

By Bethany A. O’Rear Q. We installed a new landscape early last fall. I absolutely love the interest that it has added to our home. How can we protect our investment from cold damage? A. The good news is the weather was relatively cool this fall and plants had time to acclimate to the cold weather. The bad news is that with very cold temperatures, it is impossible for marginally…

A ‘Transformed’ Madison Square Garden Not Necessarily An Improvement – Forbes

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

Earlier this year, Paul Roberts and Isabelle Taylor published Racecourse Architecture, highlighting the world’s most beautiful and luxurious racecourses, among them Happy Valley in Hong Kong, Ascot in England, and Meydan in Dubai. In the book and in Roberts’ presentations on the subject, he suggests that as pressure for gambling dollars become more intense, the quality of racetracks’ facilities and amenities will become more important. “It’s not a coincidence,” he…

A ‘Transformed’ Madison Square Garden Not Necessarily An Improvement – Forbes

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

Earlier this year, Paul Roberts and Isabelle Taylor published Racecourse Architecture, highlighting the world’s most beautiful and luxurious racecourses, among them Happy Valley in Hong Kong, Ascot in England, and Meydan in Dubai. In the book and in Roberts’ presentations on the subject, he suggests that as pressure for gambling dollars become more intense, the quality of racetracks’ facilities and amenities will become more important. “It’s not a coincidence,” he…

Celebrate 2014 with gardening fun at various clubs and events – Yuma Sun

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

Loaned Photo/Karen Bowen Gardener 1 Sharon Jessup stands beside her “Bird Carpenters” exhibit, a popular educational exhibit at garden club events. Loaned Photo/Karen Bowen Gardener 2 Edith Nelson admires Pecan Grove Garden Club’s unique bird houses, which will be for sale at the Home and Garden Show Jan. 10-12 at the Yuma Civic Center. Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 10:30 pm | Updated: 10:41 pm, Sun Dec 29, 2013. Celebrate…

KS Health Officials Want Restaurant Customers to Fill Out Surveys – Food Safety News

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

A likely norovirus outbreak involving a Jimmy’s John’s restaurant in Garden City, KS, is under investigation by state officials who are asking for the public’s help. State and local health officials want anyone who dined at the Jimmy John’s Restaurant in Garden City between Dec. 10 and Dec. 24, 2013, to participate in an online survey. The survey is part of an investigation by the Kansas Department of Health and…

Phil Mushnick – New York Post

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

With this month’s passing of Harold Camping, the televangelist who went a Francesa-like oh-for-four on end-of-the-world touts — thank God he wasn’t one-for-four! — TV’s longest-running wise man is now Homer Simpson. And it was Simpson who last week said: “If there’s one thing I don’t like being taught, it’s a lesson.” To that end, Jimmy Dolan’s Knicks, with an annual payroll of over $100 million, remain a team that…

N.C. Arboretum preserves plants thought to have medical potential – News & Observer

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

Asked to name their state’s native riches, most North Carolinians would likely say the rugged mountains, the relaxing seashore. Few would mention the wealth of plant life, from the showy rhododendron lining mountain highways to the tiny lady’s slippers tucked away in the forests. Yet because of a quirk of history, North Carolina is second only to California in the diversity of its plants, said plant physiologist Joe-Ann McCoy, director…

Brooklyn Residents Vow to Take City to Court After Garden is Removed – NY1

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

Some Brooklynites vow to take the city to court after workers bulldozed a community garden this weekend that sits on city land slated for development. NY1’s Michael Herzenberg filed the following report. Aleksandr Sokolov examined the ruins of a community garden he grew to love, feeling betrayed by elected leaders. “Just like Russia,” he said. “No difference.” Neighbors say at least one bulldozer flattened the field of greens starting before…

AEP’s power play: de-emphasizing electricity plants – Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

By  Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch Sunday December 29, 2013 6:07 AM Enlarge Image Ryan M.L. Young | CEO COLUMBUS Nick Akins, president, CEO, and soon to be chairman, of Columbus-based American Electric Power American Electric Power is in the middle of rapid change, and the man at the controls is just getting started. • Nick Akins, president and CEO of the Columbus-based utility, has been in charge for two years, presiding…

AEP’s power play: de-emphasizing electricity plants – Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

By  Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch Sunday December 29, 2013 6:07 AM Enlarge Image Ryan M.L. Young | CEO COLUMBUS Nick Akins, president, CEO, and soon to be chairman, of Columbus-based American Electric Power American Electric Power is in the middle of rapid change, and the man at the controls is just getting started. • Nick Akins, president and CEO of the Columbus-based utility, has been in charge for two years, presiding…

Planning a vegetable garden? We’ve got a class for you – The Northwest Florida Daily News

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

If you have ever considered planting a spring vegetable garden, attend a four-week series to learn all you need to get started. This workshop series, titled Spring into Vegetable Gardening, will be held on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. starting Jan. 14 and concluding on Feb. 4. The cost is $30 per person or $45 per couple and includes numerous handouts. Registration is online at: http://spring-into-vegetable-gardening-2014.eventbrite.com  “Gardening in this area…

MASTER GARDENER: Tricks of the trade: Inside scoop on gardening – Aiken Standard

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Clemson’s Master Gardener training class is varied and intensive; topics include growing fruit trees and vegetables, tasks like pruning and composting and an overview of entomology (insects) and plant physiology. For most of us, the class is only the beginning of our training; it’s often said that we learn the most from each other and from our experience in the garden. Even though Master Gardeners develop expertise…

Get to the point with your garden design – Kansas City Star

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Focal points are a garden’s visual resting spots. In the flashy riot and exuberance of a summer garden, they lead the eye through it all, gently imposing order on a view. At every season, a tall, carefully placed urn, a sparkling birdbath or a handsome specimen shrub doesn’t steal the glory from the rest of the garden — it enhances the scene by giving it direction. “The most common mistake…

City bulldozes community garden in dead of night – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

What the cluck? A developer bulldozed a beloved community garden in ­Coney Island on Saturday to make way for an amphitheater — uprooting 20 chickens on a decades-old plot that survived Hurricane Sandy. Construction workers entered the Boardwalk Garden under the cover of darkness and chucked tools and wheelbarrows, along with farm fowl and a colony of feral cats, activists say. The chickens were placed in pet carriers on the…

Residents Outraged By Bulldozing Of Brooklyn Community Garden – CBS Local

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Something will be missing from Coney Island this summer. It’s not the rides or the boardwalk, but a popular community garden which was bulldozed on Saturday, CBS 2′s Weijia Jiang reported. “It’s killing me already,” Elena Voitsenko said. Voitsenko watched as what she called her “second home” was demolished. “We were coming here so many years. We are volunteers and made it such a big job,” she…

Translating ‘garden-speak’ for uninitiated – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Horticulture is defined as the art and science of growing plants. Avid gardeners may yearn to grow the tastiest tomato, the largest pumpkin or an unblemished rose. Growing plants well requires meeting their cultural needs, and the scientific language of horticulture can be confusing. Many terms are technical or hard to pronounce (e.g., phloem) and probably appreciated only by a horticulturist, a botanist or a master gardener. …

Garden Glow 2013 – KMOX.com

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis Visitors to the Garden Glow display at the Missouri Botanical Gardens file past the Climatron and the reflecting pool during their walking tour in St. Louis on December 27, 2013. For the first time hundreds of thousands of lights illuminate some of the Botanical Garden’s unique locations. UPI/Bill Greenblatt Visitors to the Garden Glow display at the Missouri Botanical Gardens…

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