As the sun comes out, so do our green thumbs. But gardening
isn’t all soil and sunshine. It can be pretty tough on our
bodies—particularly our knees and backs— thanks to prolonged
kneeling and bending.
Flowers are a better plant choice for a firescape, like this
dianthus. / Provided by Cooperative Extension Unlike roofs and
other building materials, plants are not rated according to their
fire resistance based on standardized laboratory tests.
All Michael DiNino wanted was a patio canopy. But after
learning he may have to pay $2,200 in permitting fees — nearly four
times the $600 construction cost — the Lexington resident says he’s
now on a mission to make Cowlitz County’s Building and Planning
Department more innovative and responsive.
Food: TGIF! Can't get to a patio fast enough. Enjoy the
scenery along Phillips Avenue at Bros Brasserie Americano tonight,
where Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. includes two-fers on all tap beer
and $1 off glasses of wine. For dinner, enjoy fresh soft shell
crabs or fresh catfish on the menu. Event: Take me out to the ball
game! The Canaries open their home baseball season tonight at 7:05
Getting your garden started for the summer? CBC Calgary's
gardening expert Lyndon Penner answered questions and offered tips
and tricks in a live chat that happened over the noon hour. You can
replay it here.
With hamburgers and hotdogs leading the world of grilling,
it's easy to forget that there is life beyond the bun. Yet popular
online grocer FreshDirect's annual Food Seasonality Survey reveals
that 66 ...
India’s biggest lender, State Bank of India , plans to work
with Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (JI) , the largest
irrigation-equipment maker in Asia, to help farmers reduce water
usage and increase productivity.
So many home cooks are obsessed with making dishes just like
the professionals do. They buy hand-forged Japanese chefs knives,
seek out $50 bottles of olive oil and spend hours preparing
elaborately composed dishes from “The French Laundry Cookbook” or
“Eleven Madison Park.”
WCCO viewers picked what they believed to be the Best Patio
in Minnesota, and Psycho Suzi's in Northeast Minneapolis came out
on top. When sitting on Psycho Suzi's patio, it's easy to feel like
you've left the North Star state.
SEATTLE — Sometimes starting something new can be a challenge
because it can be a bit of a dilemma where to begin — and gardening
is no exception. And the science behind growing plants can be as
complicated or as …
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Colorful vegetables are often
promoted as top nutrient sources, but leading nutrition scientists
have revealed that potatoes and other white vegetables are just as
important to a healthy diet as their colorful cousins in the
Potatoes and other white vegetables are just as important to
a healthy diet as their colorful cousins in the produce aisle,
according to the authors of a scientific supplement published
yesterday in the peer-reviewed journal, Advances in
Do you enjoy gardening? If so, do you realize math is used
throughout the gardening process from planning to harvesting? The
All New Square Foot Gardening book is a perfect example of how math
is naturally applied in gardening.
Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 16 May 2013
$80m for irrigation - boost to economy, environment Budget 2013 has
confirmed $80 million in funding for regional irrigation projects,
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says.
Budget 2013 has confirmed $80 million in funding for regional
irrigation projects, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says.
"After the extreme drought that most of the country has struggled
through this year, the need for better water storage is obvious,"
he says. "There is no shortage of water in New Zealand, but we lack
the ability to store and use that water when it’s needed most
Ambius, www.ambius.com, the global interior landscaping
leader, was honored with second place for its innovative design at
the 24th Annual Spring Garden Show held at South Coast Plaza in
Costa Mesa, California in late April.
Continuing its ongoing efforts to better serve community
needs and desires, the Sawyer Free Library has begun a major
landscaping project bordering Dale Avenue, accompanied by a new,
paved parking lot for library patrons and staff. The landscaping
will feature a new entry gate, an amphitheater-like setting and
extensive plantings, including trees and shrubs, in the spaces
along both Dale Avenue ...
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Delhi High Court Wednesday directed
the central government to find out if fruits, especially mangos,
contain pesticides by carrying out surprise inspections in fruits
and vegetables markets.
( American Chemical Society ) New technology offers the
promise of reducing billions of dollars of losses that occur each
year from the silent, invisible killer of fruits, vegetables and
cut flowers -- a gas whose effects are familiar to everyone who has
seen bananas and other fruit ripen too quickly and rot. That's the
conclusion of an article in the ACS journal Chemical
The Appraisal Institute, the nation's largest professional
association of real estate appraisers, today advised homeowners to
properly maintain their landscaping, which can significantly affect
Russian Hill condo has patio, bay views Renovated in 2008,
this three-bedroom Russian Hill condominium includes a terrace,
patio and garden, as well as sweeping views of San Francisco Bay.
The kitchen includes a center island, detailed tile work and gas
appliances, while the dining area includes a wine refrigerator and
overlooks the water. The unit comes with a game room, office and
laundry room ...
Yes, there are solutions to the water pollution created by
parking lot runoff that winds its way through drainage systems,
rivers, lakes, canals, and, at some point, into our water glasses.
Water contamination ...
The irrigation industry is rapidly moving away from a ‘No 8
wire mentality’ as next week’s Great Irrigation Challenge in
Ashburton will demonstrate, says IrrigationNZ – but more ‘owner
operator’ irrigators need to rise to the challenge.
Mom's who garden might be the most fun to buy gifts for. This
Mother's Day, give your gardening mom something that she'll love.
There are so many unexpected options when it comes to gardening
gifts. There are also gifts at every price point, and even DIY gift
ideas, to choose from.
DENVER, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dig It Yourself, a
container gardening demo and sale, will be held at the Denver
Pavilions on Saturday, June 1, from 11am-4pm in the plaza by
Forever 21. Luan Akin ...
New backyard landscaping costs guide issued by
LandscapingNetwork.com allows consumers to plan and budget for new
backyard landscaping projects. (PRWeb May 10, 2013) Read the full
With drought looming, the state of Oregon is preparing for
the likelihood it will have to shut off irrigation access for many
of the 200 cattle ranchers and hay farmers in the upper Klamath
Basin as the ...