Water Gardens

Learn more about preparing the garden for winter at the Master Gardeners Meeting

Gardeners interested in preparing their garden for winter can learn more next month from the Northwestern Michigan Masters Gardeners Association. Brian Zimmerman and Tom Ford will present tips for preparing gardens for winter at the 6:30 p.m. virtual meeting of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan on October 5. …

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Oh no! There is a shortage of alcohol in New Jersey

Here’s some sobering news: There is a shortage of alcohol in New Jersey (also Pennsylvania). According to an article on NorthJersey.com, the shortage also affects all categories of alcohol; everything from beer to champagne is getting hard to find. You can blame the pandemic, the labor shortage, even the bad …

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Opinion: We Must Protect and Restore California’s ‘Blue Carbon’ Coastal Areas

The Mission Bay wetlands. Photo_by Greg Hoxsie California is famous for its beaches and rugged shores which attract visitors from around the world and fuel local economies. The coastal wetlands, sea grasslands and kelp forests that also dot our shoreline are perhaps less famous but are just as vital to …

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Installing a rain garden will help reduce the flow of water to storm sewers

EcoSuperior, Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay and United Way of Thunder Bay are teaming up to build a rain garden. PRESS RELEASE SUPERIOR ECO ******************* THUNDER BAY – June, July and August all recorded above average temperatures this summer. The months of July and August were also marked by much …

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Fall care keeps plants and pollinators happy

As the weather and gardens shift from summer to fall, it’s time to adjust your maintenance practices to ensure the health, longevity, and beauty of your landscape. Proper fall care will increase winter survival, support pollinators, and reduce your future workload. Continue to water as needed. This is especially important …

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Drought tests centuries-old New Mexico water traditions

ABIQUIU, NM (AP) – At the edge of a sandstone outcrop, Teresa Leger Fernández watches the Rio Chama. The river follows a diverse landscape from the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains through rugged basalt hills, layers of volcanic tuff, and the red and yellow cliffs made famous by painter …

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Give plants a head start by planting in the fall

CORVALLIS, Ore. – In the spring, enthusiastic gardeners drive to nurseries, load up their cars, and drive home to plant. It’s the tradition. But the fall planting is also a great time to put the plants in the ground. Nurseries might not be as packed with plants in the fall, …

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RDCO extends outdoor watering from stage 2

Due to the extreme drought conditions of the Okanagan, the Central Okanagan Regional District is maintaining its water supply systems as part of a Stage 2 outdoor irrigation program. Star Place / Dietrich, Falcon Ridge, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun, and Westshore Estates systems have been in …

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Saudi Arabia bans planting palm trees in gardens to fight pests

Saudi Arabia, a major palm grower, has around 31 million palm trees, according to figures from the National Palm and Date Center. Image Credit: Provided Cairo: Saudi authorities have banned the cultivation of palm trees in gardens and along roadsides to control the spread of the red palm weevil, a …

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