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‘Dead’ Fugitive Banker Allegedly Growing Marijuana Plants in Hiding – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

Aubrey Lee Price, the former banker who faked his own death and is accused of $21 million in wire fraud before his 2012 disappearance, was allegedly found to be growing marijuana in a Florida house where he was staying. Price, 47, was stopped while driving on I-95 in Glynn County, Ga., on Wednesday for a tinted window violation, according to police. Officers said that it was clear Price was giving…

Start new year with a garden-minded calendar – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

New year, same challenges; how do you make your garden better? Start with some simple winter tasks (including a few for indoors): • Get a calendar – or start a journal. If you don’t already do it, start keeping track of your garden activity and observations, especially any additions (you will plant something in 2014) or subtractions (tree removal, dead shrubs, summer annuals, etc.) plus seasonal chores such as pruning and…

Ti plants sensitive to water’s chemicals – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

Q.I have lots of success growing tropical plants indoors. My ti plants, however, are struggling. The edges of the leaves are turning brown, and eventually the whole leaf dies. One plant is dead; another is on its way. Please help. A. Ti plants, draceanas, prayer plants and spider plants are sensitive to the chemicals in our tap water. This causes the leaf margins to turn brown. Try using distilled…

Ti plants sensitive to water’s chemicals – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

Q.I have lots of success growing tropical plants indoors. My ti plants, however, are struggling. The edges of the leaves are turning brown, and eventually the whole leaf dies. One plant is dead; another is on its way. Please help. A. Ti plants, draceanas, prayer plants and spider plants are sensitive to the chemicals in our tap water. This causes the leaf margins to turn brown. Try using distilled…

Week 2: Great Garden Book Giveaway – News & Observer

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

Books are on the way to winners of last week’s Great Garden Book Giveaway – which means it’s time to serve up a fresh crop of books to inspire you. We’ll draw names Monday for these books: • “Propagation Techniques” by Mitchell Beazley. • “Gifts From The Garden: 100 Gorgeous Homegrown Presents” by Debora Robertson. • “Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City” by Dan Pearson. For a chance to win, send an email…

Get Fit Gardening – PARADE

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

(iStock) As you tackle your New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get fit, add gardening to your routine. A number of studies have found that tending plants helps you shed pounds and improve your fitness level. Activities like gardening can even significantly lengthen your life expectancy. “Getting in shape doesn’t mean that you have to participate in sports like running if you don’t want to,” says Stacy Rae Mednick,…

What’s up, and coming, for gardening 2014 – The Seattle Times

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

HUMANS HAVE been planting and tending gardens for at least 10,000 years. So what do trends have to do with it? Sometimes trend-spotting gives us a fresh vision, or maybe just a laugh. Like how the Garden Writers Association called out compost-making as a 2014 trend. Really? If it’s been happening for millennia, it’s probably not a trend. Much of the trend talk is, of course, nothing…

Bob Beyfuss: Gardening resolutions – Kingston Daily Freeman

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

First and foremost, I wish all of you a very happy and healthy 2014. This is the time of year when many people either publicly or privately resolve that they will do things differently in the upcoming year. Most of these resolutions revolve around healthy life style changes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, getting more exercise, or even more mundane things like reading more…

Climate of change ahead for gardening – The Eagle

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

Dean Fosdick Gardening-Look Ahead 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) …

Plants vs. Zombies studio CEO to retire – GameSpot

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

Dave Roberts, CEO of Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled creator PopCap Games, is retiring and cofounder John Vechey will take over as general manager at the Seattle studio. The move was first reported by VentureBeat, which has heard from an unspecified source that the move will be effective January 8. Roberts joined PopCap in 2005. “We wish Dave all the best. When Dave joined PopCap, we needed a business leader…

These glowing indoor garden boxes are the future of urban agriculture – Digital Trends

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

Ideally, we’d all be able to grow our own produce and have fresh food whenever we want it, but the unfortunate truth is that if you live in an urban area and don’t have your own patch of soil, cultivating a garden is easier said than done. Sure, you could always grow stuff in pots inside your house, but if you’ve got a limited amount of square footage to work with…

Try out Gardening 101 classes for help with technique, style – The Eagle

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 12:00 am Try out Gardening 101 classes for help with technique, style By Charla Anthony The Eagle | 0 comments Gardening 101 is a series of classes offering information tailored specifically for the Brazos Valley. Each session will emphasize Earth-Kind, environmentally friendly practices that preserve and protect natural resources. Whether you are new to gardening or have gardened for most of your life, there is something…

Climate of change ahead for gardening – Times-Standard

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Click photo to enlarge While many gardeners scan the newly arrived seed catalogs to plan their next growing season, the industry’s visionaries are pouring talent and resources into products and ideas they hope will be sown in years to come. Evolutionary biology is just one aspect of flora development; plant resiliency, landscape design and education also are part of the creative mix. So what are the prospects for gardening in…

This week’s gardening tips: veggies to plant in January and New Year’s … – NOLA.com

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Vegetables to plant in January include: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, onions, radishes, shallots, snow peas, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips. Plant seeds of tomatoes and peppers in greenhouses or under lights indoors in mid to late January to produce transplants to be planted out in March. Only use garden pesticides when the problem has been properly identified and they are absolutely necessary. There…

Resolve to record your garden – Christian Science Monitor

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Planning now for your spring outdoor adventures may do your garden good and help you escape the winter blues. By Lynn Hunt / January 2, 2014 Shoun A. Hill/AP/File Enlarge There’s nothing like snow, blustery winds, or a chilling rain to make one long to turn the calendar ahead to May. Thumbing through enticing and beautifully photographed garden catalogs helps brighten these dreary days, but it doesn’t completely console me….

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