Tag: Gardens

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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You can now take a virtual tour of the New York Botanical Garden’s gorgeous tulip garden

The New York Botanical Garden remains temporarily closed, but springtime weather is bringing vivid blooms to the grounds!


With essential staff still on-site at the beloved Bronx-based garden, caring for their collection of florals, they took to capturing the blooms unfolding so New Yorkers won’t miss a beat.


The vivid colors of our many varieties of tulip are creating a confetti of petals in yellow, red, pink, and more for the essential staff caring for our collections. End your day with a calming walk among the tulips at NYBG,” they wrote on their website. 

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You don’t need to wait to leave your apartment to relish the spring and see thousands of tulips in a bright field. You can also check out other florals in the Botanical Garden’s spring landscape like the rhododendrons, daffodils, magnolias over their 250 acres. They’re also offering a

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Forest Grove Community Gardens | Forest Grove Community Gardens

Welcome!

You found your way to the Forest Grove Community Gardens. The gardens provide an open, fertile space where people can rent 250 sq. ft. plots at its Community Garden location to grow food, enjoy the outdoors, and commune with friends and neighbors to encourage a cooperative community spirit while lowering their grocery bills!

The 2020 season of the Community Garden will be underway soon!

As we get ready for the 2020 season I just wanted to remind everyone not to park near the substation gate or in front of the main garden gate. The vehicles going into the substation are often large and need lots of clearance. We sometimes have dump trucks or other large vehicles going in the main garden gate, so we need to keep that clear also.

We are instituting a new process for handling green waste. All green waste (weeds, spent plants, etc.) generated by

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Veggie Gardens For Kids – Making A Children’s Vegetable Garden

Children love nearly anything pertaining to the great outdoors. They love digging in the dirt, creating yummy treats, and playing in trees. Children are curious by nature, and there is no greater joy than that from a child who has cultivated plants from his or her own vegetable garden. Making a children’s vegetable garden is easy. Keep reading to learn how to make a vegetable garden for kids.

Children and Vegetable Gardens

Kids enjoy planting seeds, watching them sprout, and eventually harvesting what they have grown. Allowing children to become involved in the planning, caring, and harvesting of a garden not only gives parents a unique opportunity to spend time with their children, but it helps the kids develop an understanding of that which they are curious about – nature. Children also develop a sense of responsibility and pride in themselves, which can ultimately improve self-esteem.

One of the best

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Video: Ex Kamelot Singer Roy Khan Covers Secret Garden’s ‘You Raise Me Up’

Video: Ex-KAMELOT Singer ROY KHAN Covers SECRET GARDEN's 'You Raise Me Up'

Video of former KAMELOT and current CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan performing a cover version of “You Raise Me Up”, a song originally composed by the Norwegian-Irish duo SECRET GARDEN, can be seen below.

After his departure from KAMELOT eight years ago, Khan (full name: Roy Sætre Khantatat), who is a devout Christian, joined a church in the coastal town of Moss, Norway. As an employee of Moss Frikirke, Khan worked with the youth, mainly with the choir and the skaters of the village. Roy stopped working at the church in September 2016.

KAMELOT officially announced Tommy Karevik as its new lead singer in June 2012. The Florida-based band has recorded three albums so far with the Swedish vocalist: 2012’s “Silverthorn”, 2015’s “Haven” and 2018’s “The Shadow Theory”.

CONCEPTION‘s new album, “State Of Deception”, was released on April 3. The band’s first full-length offering

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Garden Making | Inspiring ideas and information for great home gardens

Wide ribbons of rosy-coloured hellebores are weaving through our shady border as the crocus and snowdrops recede. Now that most of last year’s spent leaves have been removed, their nodding flowers on strong stems can be better appreciated. I visit them daily.

I was late to the hellebore bandwagon for two reasons. First, they’re rather pricey perennials. Young plants need to bulk up before they start to bloom, adding to the cost of production.

Secondly, I assumed they required coddling, not my strong suit in the garden. This proved false as I began to add a few at a time in our Zone 6 garden where snow cover is iffy, greedy mature tree roots suck up moisture and nutrients, and the soil is clay. (In other words, the nemesis of many plants: dry shade.)

Those few plants, mainly cultivars of Helleborus orientalis, added more than a dozen years ago

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Beer Gardens

2020 Beer Garden Season

There are two seasons in Milwaukee: Winter and #BeerGarden! Our open-air beer gardens are open between April and October. Choose between four permanent beer gardens, a wine and beer garden or the Traveling Beer Garden, which visits 12 Milwaukee County parks each season. Bring your own glass and remember, when you drink at a beer garden, you’re helping to fund future projects in the parks! 

Traveling Beer Gardens

May 13 – Sept. 7, 2020

Follow the iconic Sprecher fire trucks and experience a new twist on beer gardens. Featuring two, simultaneously running, tours traveling throughout the Milwaukee County Park System.

 

View the Tour Schedule

South Shore Terrace

Opening for the 2020 season in April

Lake Michigan views, farm-to-table food and local brews from Miller are offered at this unique beer garden, housed in a 1930’s bathhouse in the Bay View neighborhood.

Visit South Shore Terrace

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Gardens | The Huntington

Encompassing about 120 acres, the botanical gardens feature 16 stunning themed gardens. In 1903 Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927) purchased the San Marino Ranch, a working ranch about 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles with citrus groves, nut and fruit orchards, alfalfa crops, a small herd of cows, and poultry. His superintendent, William Hertrich (1878–1966), was instrumental in developing the various plant collections that comprise the foundation of The Huntington’s botanical gardens. The property—originally nearly 600 acres—today covers 207 acres, 120 of which are open to visitors and include some 15,000 different varieties of plants.

‘Huntington’s 100th’ Rose
A special variety of rose, ‘Huntington’s 100th’, provides a quintessential touch to The Huntington’s Centennial. The pastel yellow and orchid pink floribunda was hybridized by Tom Carruth, The Huntington’s E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections, and is on display in the historic Rose Garden, as well as in

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10 of The World’s Most Beautiful Gardens

You definitely feel refreshed when ever you heard the name “Garden”. No doubt Garden is a place where you can find peace of mind, fragrance of flowers, Birds chirping, fresh breeze, soothing environment which takes your soul to some other level. A morning walk in a garden is really blessing for you. Meet 10 of the world’d most beautiful gardens. These places, created by humans to feel the blessings of nature. These are some of the well designed, built and most beautiful gardens from around the world.

10. Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg, Austria

Most Beautiful Gardens

Another classical European garden in the vein of Versailles and the Tuilleries. Mirabell Palace with its beautiful gardens is a listed cultural heritage monument and part of the Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Palace was built by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau in 1606. This beautiful garden redesigned in 1690, are

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