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The Queen kicks off summer with first garden party at Buckingham Palace – hellomagazine.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

hellomagazine.comAt a typical garden party organised by the Queen, around 270,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed, with a special tea blend called “Buckingham Palace Garden Party Tea” prepared. Two military bands also played … and more    

Compost to be given away free at Dane County sites before they shut down for … – Madison.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Compost to be given away free at Dane County sites before they shut down for …Madison.comDane County gardeners looking to enrich their soil at no charge will be loading trailers, pickup truck beds and car trunks with free compost starting Friday, and once the county compost is gone, no more will be made. The free compost offer was …Dane County to give away compost beginning May 23hngnews.com all 2 news…

EPA is readying climate rule for existing power plants as deadline approaches – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Washington PostWith less than two weeks to go, the Environmental Protection Agency is readying a climate rule for existing power plants that requires steep carbon reductions while allowing states and companies broad flexibility in how they limit their overall … and more    

Grow and deal weed on your iPhone: Weed Firm game tops iTunes charts – The Cannabist

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Grow and deal weed on your iPhone: Weed Firm game tops iTunes chartsThe CannabistBuy some seeds and water. Buy another pot, so you can grow twice as much. And wait until the plants mature. The game could do without the unnecessary sexual content. “I get much better orgasms when I’m high. True fact,” Sandy the blonde cheerleader … and more     

When will railyard soil cleanup be finished? – Sacramento Business Journal

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

When will railyard soil cleanup be finished?Sacramento Business JournalFinal cleanup of Sacramento’s downtown railyard for contaminated soil is still about 18 months away, according to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Ben van der Meer: Staff Writer- Sacramento Business Journal: Email | Twitter …     

Woman accused of swiping, selling flowers from graves – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Woman accused of swiping, selling flowers from gravesUSA TODAYCARROLL COUNTY, Ga — Police say a woman has been charged with stealing flower arrangements from cemeteries and reselling them for profit. Carroll County Sheriff investigators arrested Eleanor Ashley, 55, and charged her with six counts of theft by …Deputies: Woman stole flowers from graves, sold themWSB Atlanta all 7 news articles     

Time to set up perennial bedding plants – The Times-Picayune (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Time to set up perennial bedding plantsThe Times-Picayune (blog)… to set out a variety of bedding plants. As planting season approaches, garden centers continue to have an increasingly wide array of annual and perennial bedding plants available. … Native soil should be amended with organic matter, such as peat …Tim’s Tips: When planting, consider the soil typeThe Daily News of Newburyport all 2 news articles     

Helping young plants grow strong – The Olympian

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Helping young plants grow strongThe OlympianQ: I love coleus and purchased twelve plants with large and colorful leaves to use as a contrast to my hosta in a new shade garden. I also added other shade-loving plants like lobelia, begonias and a lovely hydrangea. I improved the soil with compost … and more     

President’s award for Birmingham-designed WW1 garden – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BBC NewsA garden designed to commemorate the start of WW1 has won the President’s Award at the Chelsea Flower Show. It was designed by a team led by Birmingham City Council, which said it was a tribute to the men who died. The garden, which also won one of … and more    

Edison PreK-8 community garden makes tour – Dayton Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Edison PreK-8 community garden makes tourDayton Daily News“Freshman engineering students at UD created natural water collection and three-bin compost systems for us, and we started worm composting at school, watching the rich soil being created.” Math and science skills were applied to the project, as well as …     

32-Year Streak at the Garden: No Taxes Paid – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

32-Year Streak at the Garden: No Taxes PaidNew York TimesThe Rangers hockey team is ripping through the playoffs and is making a hard run for its first championship title in 20 years. Win or lose, the owners of the team, the Madison Square Garden Company and the Dolan family, led by James L. Dolan, have …     

Woman Drops Her Garden Gnome, Shattering It on the Sidewalk — The Surprise … – TheBlaze.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

TheBlaze.comA simple accident in the tiny town of Lynnville, Tennessee, has led to a perplexing and fascinating discovery. It all started when Heather Andrews accidentally dropped one of her many garden gnomes on the sidewalk. As she was picking up the pieces, the …Tennessee woman finds Jesus statue in broken garden gnomeThe TennesseanTN woman finds mystery figure inside broken garden gnomeWFSB all 6 news articles    

Hot new game Weed Firm: Grow and deal on your iPhone – The Cannabist

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hot new game Weed Firm: Grow and deal on your iPhoneThe CannabistBuy some seeds and water. Buy another pot, so you can grow twice as much. And wait until the plants mature. The game could do without the unnecessary sexual content. “I get much better orgasms when I’m high. True fact,” Sandy the blonde cheerleader … and more     

Tips to help your garden survive spring hail – 9NEWS.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tips to help your garden survive spring hail9NEWS.comIf you are home when the storm hits and already have some buckets, bins or other sturdy containers stashed next to the garden, you can cut some of your plant losses by quickly covering plants with these containers. When the storm is over, survey the …     

Chelsea Flower Show Laurent Perrier Best Show Garden – Express.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Express.co.ukThe garden also features an elegant water feature in the middle of the garden and brooding wooden sculpture by Ursula Von Rydingsvard, who has an exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park until next January. “The achievement of Laurent-Perrier is …Chelsea 2014: 360 degree view of The Telegraph gardenTelegraph.co.ukChelsea flower show: Bugg’s eye view is gardening goldThe GuardianFlowers share the stage with actors and models at London’s Chelsea Flower ShowBaltimore SunWestern Morning…

Chelsea Flower Show Gold medals galore in the Great Pavilion – Express.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Express.co.ukThe garden has a trench and “cannon water feature”, and was not only the favourite of RHS President Sir Nicholas Bacon, it was also one of the exhibits the Queen visited yesterday. Winning our 69th consecutive Gold is a fantastic recognition of the …     

The last guy you’d expect to not understand Japan – CNBC.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

CNBC.com“Here’s what I will say about Abenomics in Japan,” Flowers said. “I have been to Japan a hundred times. And the more I go, the more I realize that I have no idea what’s going on there. And not only do I not know, I don’t think anybody knows what’s …     

U.S. Rule on Fish Kills at Plants Angers Environmentalists – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BloombergThe Obama administration settled on a scaled-back approach meant to keep fish from being sucked into the water intakes of factories and power plants with a rule that drew support from industry and fire from environmentalists. The regulation issued …EPA Reducing Fish Kills at Power Plants, FactoriesABC News all 73 news articles    

Chelsea Flower Show 2014: Telegraph garden wins gold – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Chelsea Flower Show 2014: Telegraph garden wins goldTelegraph.co.ukThe Telegraph’s contemporary Italian garden, designed by Paul Gazerwitz and Tommaso del Buono, won a gold medal alongside five others, making it The Telegraph’s third gold medal in a row. The garden features themes from Renaissance landscapes and … and more     

New York success story: growing the Garden of Eden in Brooklyn – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The GuardianThe Garden of Eden community project in Brooklyn, where residents grow flowers and vegetables. Photograph: … In 2012, Garden of Eden received a grant that helped with the expansion of the garden as well as the purchase of a compost barrel. In 2013 …     

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