Category: Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden may be closed, but you can still see the colorful spring bloom inside

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KGO) — Spring is here and the plants and trees at the San Francisco Botanical Garden are in full bloom.

Pink and white rhododendrons are billowing from branches, bright red camellias are bursting from trees and a mishmash of colorful flowers blanket the South Africa area.

“The flowers are just coming to life. The garden is just looking beautiful and lush right now,” said executive director Stephanie Linder.

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The botanical garden has over 9,000 types of plants in its 55 acres of land inside Golden Gate Park. It serves as a conservation site for all types of plants.

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“We preserve species outside of their native habitat, so in case something happens to their native habitat they are not going extinct because

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5 Easy Tips for a Great Garden

Gardening is a great way to spend your time. It offers many benefits and can be enjoyed by virtually anyone, anywhere.

Getting your garden off the ground doesn’t have to be difficult.

Incorporating simple strategies to help you find the right plants and give them what they need will have your plants sprouting in no time at all, and with minimal effort on your part.


1. Grow Plants That Will Thrive in Your Climate

You may love the lush look of tropical palm trees, but if you live in a cool-weather planting climate they might not be the best choice. One of the very first things you should do when you decide to establish a garden is to learn what your UK hardiness zone is.

This will dictate what will grow best based on winter temperatures. That means you can find plants that will overwinter outside so you won’t have

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25+ Beauty Potager Garden Design Ideas

Plants require sufficient sunshine together with watering. You must be careful to kill plants in the garden using much sunshine and warmth. It will make the garden plants healthier with sufficient supply. You need to make a beauty potager garden at home where it requires few variations of the plants and flowers. It is like a mini garden with several flowers and plants inside it. To make this garden, it is supporting a good land deracination with less water. However, the soil can be changed or improved to be the media making it fertilizing. Secure lighting is a practical program.

The amount of available sunrise is the most important component in ensuring what kind of plant that you will improve. In some scenarios, the amount of sunrise is flexible in which sometimes is sufficient and insufficient. You must realize it because it influences the growth of your plants and flowers

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Precision Garden Seeder | EarthWay Products Incorporated

Product Features

  • All aircraft aluminum semi-assembled frame and New Row Marker Retaining Clip to secure the row marker
  • Rustproof wheels
  • Six precision seed plates for Sweet Corn, Radish/Leeks/Spinach, Carrots/Lettuce/Turnips, Beans/Small Peas, Jumbo Peas, Beets/Okra/Swiss Chard
  • 30”/76cm aluminum row marker
  • Adjustable depth ground opener
  • Cover chain
  • Optional Side-dress Fertilizer attachment with variable flow control #1600
  • Optional Seed Plate Kit for Kale, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Popcorn, Lima Beans and others #60010
  • Optional Blank Seed Plate #18106 – allows the handy person to create a custom seed plate

An ideal row crop planter, the 1001-B is a tool that takes the guesswork out of planting any row crop. Here’s how it works: install one of the precision seed plates that best fits your seed, then adjust the depth of planting on the ground opener, and then set your 30” long row marker for the desired width, then fill the seed hopper with seeds, then

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Home And Garden Pesticides Market Worth $8.8 Billion By 2025

The global home and garden pesticides market size is expected to register a revenue of USD 8.8 billion by the end of 2025, according to a new report by Million Insights. It is expected to grow with a CAGR of 3.8% over the forecast period, 2019-2025. This growth can be attributed to the increase in expenditure for maintenance of lawns and gardens coupled with the shifting trend of indoor gardening.

Rising usage of organic pesticides due to their less toxic and eco-friendly nature is anticipated to further fuel the market demand. Moreover, its instant biodegradation property is expected to further fuel the market. In addition, rising awareness about health hazards among the manufacturers, have paved their way for investing more in R&Ds for innovation and product development.

In 2018, garden application segment held the largest market share across the global market and is expected to register highest CAGR in the

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Olive Garden is sending kids to virtual prom

Because they give out those chocolate mints, remember?

Because they give out those chocolate mints, remember?
Photo: Olive Garden

Olive Garden is a place where teen dreams come true. After all, the whole concept of bottomless breadsticks is perfectly tailored to people with small budgets, fast metabolisms, and no weekend plans beyond hours of lingering. Indeed, in a press release, the Italian-American restaurant chain called itself “the unofficial sponsor of the pre-prom dinner.” Since those dinners won’t be happening this spring, Olive Garden is creating a sort of virtual prom for the class of 2020.

Here’s how it works: Kids can take (solo) photos of themselves in their prom outfits, and have their date do the same. Then, they’ll tweet the photos with the hashtag #OliveGardenProm or submit them via Instagram DM. Then, Olive Garden will create one-of-a-kind magic with the photos (aka tap their one non-furloughed employee who knows how to use Photoshop). The resulting masterpiece

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UK Muslim, 100, walks garden laps for virus victims while fasting | News

A 100-year-old man is walking laps in his east London garden to raise funds for coronavirus victims in the United Kingdom, Bangladesh and dozens of other countries.

Born on January 1, 1920 in modern-day Bangladesh, Dabirul Choudhury moved to London to study English literature in 1957.


Inspired by Tom Moore, a fellow British centenarian who attracted worldwide attention by walking garden laps and raising almost 33 million pounds ($41m) for the National Health Service (NHS), Choudhury had a target of 100 laps when he started his mission on April 26.

But Choudhury hit that goal within days, and continues with the garden laps to raise more funds.

As a Muslim, he is fasting during Ramadan while he walks. So far, he has raised about 75,000 pounds ($92,700).

Choudhury, as an elderly person in the UK, has been in self-isolation for about two months under the current lockdown

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Prospects for garden centers uncertain with people out of work

Workers at New Hampshire garden centers and nurseries don’t know what to expect as they enter what’s usually their busiest time of year.>> Download the FREE WMUR app At Countrybrook Farms in Hudson, eight acres are full of flowers, trees and mulch. Owner Jay Shattuck said 50 percent of his business is done in April, May and June, meaning the timing of the COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t be worse.”I call it a big produce stand,” Shattuck said. “We have to care for it. We have to merchandise it properly. That keeps me up, anyway. The fact that we don’t know if we will be able to sell the stuff that’s here the way we normally would, that’s stressful.”He said business could boom because people living under the stay-at-home order could have more time and desire to spruce up their yards. He’s taking precautions, such as closing the inside part of the … Read More

Public Garden’s Duckling Day will be held online amid coronavirus concerns

Boston’s Public Garden will move its annual “Duckling Day” Mother’s Day event online this year, as organizers seek to maintain some of the spirit of the kid-friendly gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to the cancellation or postponement of so many other traditions.

Duckling Day will be held on the organization’s Facebook page May 10 starting at 12 p.m., the Friends of the Public Garden said in a statement Monday.

The broadcast runs for about 20 minutes, and it will feature a personal message from Mayor Martin J. Walsh and a video from Duckling Days past. WCVB-5 anchor Rhondella Richardson will do a live reading of Robert McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings.”

On most years, hundreds of people dress up like characters in the book on Duckling Day to celebrate the classic children’s story with a parade, crafts, and circus games.

“We know many families were excited and

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Find the right Gardeners | homify

Gardens are such a large part of the typical South African homeowner, for what they represent to us. A garden is a place to gather family and friends, have a relaxing Sunday afternoons amidst our South African flora and many birds that are drawn to it. A garden is a place where our cats and dogs have their own modern jungle and can roam free. This is also a space where in our country, the sun shines almost 100% of the year, come summer or winter. There are many different styles that a South African garden can take on, but there are normally two distinct types: a city garden, and a country style garden. 

These two gardens have very different characteristics, but essentially have the same ingredients to a beautiful garden, they just look slightly different. A city garden simply means that this garden is located in a city usually

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