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    • Garden landscapingThe right place for garden landscaping.Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, UK | Multi-coloredflowering azaleas under tree near lake (3 of 19)by HOSTMEI R on DECEMBER 10, 2011Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, UK | Multi-colored flowering azaleasunder tree near lake (3 of 19)Image by ukgardenphotosLeonardslee Gardens: Landscape Garden and lake viewsFor a few weeks in May of each year, Leonardslee Gardens in West Sussex, UK, erupt intoa spectacular display of the most amazing color combinations of floweringrhododendrons and azaleas. The green, wooded valley gardens then turn into a place ofvibrant colors and breathtaking beauty. Filled with the scent of the massed azaleaplantings the whole area becomes a forest paradise. Visitors have often described itsawesome colors and tranquility as being like ‗heaven on earth‘.This photograph includes a wide spectrum of stunning colors from beautiful azaleas infull bloom in May.For many years, tens of thousands of visitors have enjoyed the ‗picture postcard‘ qualitiesof this Grade 1 historic garden. Unfortunately, the gardens are now closed to the public asthey have been sold to an international businessman.Details: Leonardslee Gardens is a truly outstanding English landscape garden having aGrade 1 Historic Garden status (English Heritage Register). It covers about 240 acres (97Hectares) in a wooded valley, contains seven lakes and is extensively planted withazaleas, ancient rhododendrons (some well over 100 years old), acers and camellias – allwith a delightful under planting of bluebells in spring.The great Victorian plant collector, Sir Edmund Loder (who gave his name to the largeflowered and scented Loderi Rhododendron Hybrids) purchased the estate in 1889 andplanted large numbers of Rhododendrons there. Sir Giles Loder later planted anextensive collection of camellias at Leonardslee. The estate remained in the hands of fivegenerations of the Loder family until 2010 when it was sold to an international
    • businessman. However, the Loder Rhododendron nursery was not sold and is still inbusiness.Location: Leonardslee Gardens, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, England, RH136PP, UK. UK Map references: OSGB36 Grid ref:: TQ220259: Map tile ref: TQ22NW40Links: A more detailed history of Leonardslee Gardens is available on Wikipedia.Leonardslee nursery is still run by Chris Loder and his website contains usefulinformation on Rhododendron Loderi, its varieties and hybrids.© 2011 ukgardenphotosQuestion by the truht: did the garden of eden have landscaping?who put the f***** snake in there?Best answer:Answer by CatSince landscaping means ―to improve the appearance of an area‖ by people manipulatingit, I would suggest that 1) before Adam and Eve arrived, by definition no people havemanipulated it, and 2) since its appearance probably didn‘t NEED improving… theanswer would be ―no‖.Give your answer to this question below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, UK | Reflections ofyellow and orange-red azaleas in lake (1 of 19)by HOSTMEI R on DECEMBER 9, 2011Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, UK | Reflections of yellow and orange-red azaleas in lake (1 of 19)Image by ukgardenphotosLeonardslee Gardens: Landscape Garden and lake viewsFor a few weeks in May of each year, Leonardslee Gardens in West Sussex, UK, erupt intoa spectacular display of the most amazing color combinations of floweringrhododendrons and azaleas. The green, wooded valley gardens then turn into a place ofvibrant colors and outstanding natural beauty. Filled with the scent of the massed azaleaplantings the whole area becomes a forest paradise. Visitors have often described itsbeauty and tranquility as being like ‗heaven on earth‘.
    • This photo is a ‗classic view‘ of Leonardslee landscape gardens showing the multi-coloredreflections from orange-red and yellow azaleas in the tranquil surface of the lake, in lateafternoon on a spring day.For many years, tens of thousands of visitors have enjoyed the ‗picture postcard‘ qualitiesof this Grade 1 historic garden. Unfortunately, the gardens are now closed to the public asthey have been sold to an international businessman.Details: Leonardslee Gardens is a truly outstanding English landscape garden having aGrade 1 Historic Garden status (English Heritage Register). It covers about 240 acres (97Hectares) in a wooded valley, contains seven lakes and is extensively planted withazaleas, ancient rhododendrons (some well over 100 years old), acers and camellias – allwith a delightful under planting of bluebells in spring.The great Victorian plant collector, Sir Edmund Loder (who gave his name to the largeflowered and scented Loderi Rhododendron Hybrids) purchased the estate in 1889 andplanted large numbers of Rhododendrons there. Sir Giles Loder later planted anextensive collection of camellias at Leonardslee. The estate remained in the hands of fivegenerations of the Loder family until 2010 when it was sold to an internationalbusinessman. However, the Loder Rhododendron nursery was not sold and is still inbusiness.Location: Leonardslee Gardens, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, England, RH136PP, UK. UK Map references: OSGB36 Grid ref:: TQ220259: Map tile ref: TQ22NW40Links: A more detailed history of Leonardslee Gardens is available on Wikipedia.Leonardslee nursery is still run by Chris Loder and his website contains usefulinformation on Rhododendron Loderi, its varieties and hybrids.© 2011 ukgardenphotosQuestion by Sandy 15: Is apple tree mulch good for landscaping and garden?Best answer:Answer by foneengrSure it‘s all good.Give your answer to this question below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, UK | View of mossy gill lined with yellowflowering azaleas (14 of 19)DECEMBER 8, 2011
    • Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, UK | View of mossy gill lined with yellow flowering azaleas (14 of 19)Image by ukgardenphotos Leonardslee Gardens: Landscape Garden and lake views For a few weeks inMay of each year, Leonardslee Gardens in West Sussex, UK, erupt into a spectacular display of the mostamazing color combinations of [...]Read the full article →Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, UK | View with multi-colored floweringazaleas across small lake towards house (16 of 19)DECEMBER 7, 2011Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, UK | View with multi-colored flowering azaleas across small laketowards house (16 of 19) Image by ukgardenphotos Leonardslee Gardens: Landscape Garden and lakeviews For a few weeks in May of each year, Leonardslee Gardens in West Sussex, UK, erupt into aspectacular display of the most amazing color combinations [...]Read the full article →Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, England | View of lake through white andpurple-pink flowering rhododendrons in Spring (8 of 19)DECEMBER 6, 2011Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, England | View of lake through white and purple-pink floweringrhododendrons in Spring (8 of 19) Image by ukgardenphotos Leonardslee Gardens: Landscape Gardenand lake views For a few weeks in May of each year, Leonardslee Gardens in West Sussex, UK, erupt intoa spectacular display of the most amazing color [...]Read the full article →Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, England | View through woodland withflowering azaleas and rhododendrons in May (11 of 19)DECEMBER 5, 2011Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, England | View through woodland with flowering azaleas andrhododendrons in May (11 of 19) Image by ukgardenphotos Leonardslee Gardens: Landscape Gardenand lake views For a few weeks in May of each year, Leonardslee Gardens in West Sussex, UK, erupt intoa spectacular display of the most amazing color combinations [...]Read the full article →Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, England | Brightly colored floweringazaleas and rhododendrons in sheltered valley (18 of 19)DECEMBER 4, 2011Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, England | Brightly colored flowering azaleas and rhododendrons insheltered valley (18 of 19) Image by ukgardenphotos Leonardslee Gardens: Landscape Garden and lakeviews For a few weeks in May of each year, Leonardslee Gardens in West Sussex, UK, erupt into aspectacular display of the most amazing color combinations of [...]Read the full article →Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, UK | View from memorial table towardslake through flowering azaleas and rhododendrons (7 of 19)DECEMBER 3, 2011
    • Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, UK | View from memorial table towards lake through floweringazaleas and rhododendrons (7 of 19) Image by ukgardenphotos Leonardslee Gardens: Landscape Gardenand lake views For a few weeks in May of each year, Leonardslee Gardens in West Sussex, UK, erupt intoa spectacular display of the most amazing color [...]Read the full article →My House‘s garden landscapeDECEMBER 3, 2011My House‘s garden landscape Image by joe fakih gomez Question by Carmen: As part of your newlandscaping project, you put in a vegetable garden measuring 20 feet by 30 feet. To finish? As part ofyour new landscaping project, you put in a vegetable garden measuring 20 feet by 30 feet. To finish the[...]Read the full article →Garden landscape in morningDECEMBER 1, 2011Garden landscape in morning Image by fluterirl Question by Yahoo Lady: What are some goodlandscaping ideas for my garden? Do you know any sites that has good landscaping pictures to get ideas?I have planted 6 fruit trees, and now need to do the landscaping and the ground work to cover the dirtand [...]Read the full article →Garden NetThe right place for garden netsMarion Street Intergenerational Garden –www.cityblossoms.org 1by HOSTMEI R on DECEMBER 10, 2011Marion Street Intergenerational Garden – www.cityblossoms.org 1Image by tedeytanThe Marion Intergenerational Garden is City Blossoms‘ latest project. This communitylearning space was made possible after the owner of the two empty lots generously agreedto a long-term lease. Thanks to numerous neighbors, volunteers and groups this site isalready transforming into an urban intergenerational garden with educationalopportunities for neighboring children, youth, adults and families.
    • Question by mcg: Is there any way to neutralize the effect of black walnutson surrounding garden plants?One of our neighbors has a black walnut tree in his yard. the nuts fall into our garden…the roots are likely traveling under it too. It seems that no matter how much I adjust thesoil with compost and rotted manure nothing much wants to grow there. It is unfortunateas that is the best place in our yard for a garden. I think I may have to lay down a plasticsheet, build up a raised bed on top of it, and put a netting net overhead to block thefalling nuts and roots of that black walnut tree. Any other suggestions?Best answer:Answer by nighthawkFind another spot for your garden because nothing will grow near a black walnut tree, orat least, not do well.I have a tree in my yard and anything within a radius of 30-40 feet is stunted byexposure. I can‘t wait to get rid of it. Unfortunately, we like the shade it provides and thetrees we planted near it haven‘t matured yet. It‘s days are numbered.Would your neighbor consider replacing it if you offered to buy him another tree? Just athought.Good luck.Give your answer to this question below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Marion Street Intergenerational Garden –www.cityblossoms.org 2by HOSTMEI R on DECEMBER 9, 2011Marion Street Intergenerational Garden – www.cityblossoms.org 2Image by tedeytanThe Marion Intergenerational Garden is City Blossoms‘ latest project. This communitylearning space was made possible after the owner of the two empty lots generously agreedto a long-term lease. Thanks to numerous neighbors, volunteers and groups this site isalready transforming into an urban intergenerational garden with educationalopportunities for neighboring children, youth, adults and families.
    • Question by nalittlechevy98: Fish varieties that can be put in a watergarden?Someone out there has got to know and have more experience with this than I do. I‘velooked all over the net and keep coming up with the same answer. Yeah, I know, Koi.We‘re kind of bored with the same old look though. We‘d like to know what fish we canadd to our fish/garden pond. Fish that can live outdoors and with Koi. Fish with color.Not plane old pond fish. Something with yellow would be great. Please Help!Best answer:Answer by stillnocouchGoldfish and Orfe are excelent .. hearty and can take the cold nights. — DO A GOOGLESEARCH ON ‗GOLDEN ORFE‘ … I think you‘ll like them.The following is shamelessly cut-n-pasted (but it‘s rather to the point and informative):—————-The humble Goldfish, bred by Chinese and Japanese fish-keepers from a dull brown wildspecies, is the most common fish kept in garden ponds. The Goldfish family now hasmore than 100 varieties, including the Common Goldfish, the Comet with its long tail, themulti-coloured Shubunkins, the oval bodied Fantails and the Veiltails with their flowingfins. Other species to look out for include the Oranda and the Lionhead. Not all these arehardy enough to survive harsh winter conditions, the best survivors are the CommonGoldfish, the Comet and the London Shubunkin.Other species you could consider include Tench and Golden Orfe. The former is a usefulbottom feeder, scavenging food wasted by the other fish and so helping to keep the pondclean*. The Golden Orfe with its gold and black markings, is by contrast, an active surfacefeeder and an excellent display fish. However, it grows quite large so is not suitable forsmall ponds.—————-I hope this helps !Give your answer to this question below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Glitch in the MatrixDECEMBER 8, 2011Glitch in the Matrix Image by CarbonNYC Netting in the garden. Question by De: Identifying my gardenplant for winterizing purposes? I bought a plant for my garden but lost the stick that tells the type ofplant it is. So I need to ID it so I can safely winterize it. It has broad [...]Read the full article →2005.09.10_Spinne_1505_005DECEMBER 7, 2011
    • 2005.09.10_Spinne_1505_005 Image by Uwe.Koch Eine Spinne in ihrem Netz direkt vor unsererHaustür Question by TennisHead: The Net Jets showdown, Sampras v Federer at the Garden? Federerwill take on Sampras in NYC March 10th. Will anyone be attending? I‘m there Best answer: Answer byterminatorShould be a fun match to watch. Close but Roger [...]Read the full article →2005.09.10_Spinne_1504_003DECEMBER 6, 20112005.09.10_Spinne_1504_003 Image by Uwe.Koch Eine Spinne in ihrem Netz direkt vor unsererHaustür (mit Blitz) Question by Cookie: can i use my garden pebbles for my hydroponic system? its abucket filled with nutrient water + pump Can I use garden pebbles for my net pots? They‘re just likesmall rocks. Or chopped up sponge? [...]Read the full article →img_7935DECEMBER 5, 2011img_7935 Image by jamestee Question by memechow: was to prevent caterpillars from eating my entiregarden!? For the last few years the wars has been against bindweed, now I am able to actually growthings the war has switched to catapillars! Absolutely everything has been munched this year – next yearI will be very [...]Read the full article →Winter lines; garden mulching net pot, handle, hedge, trees, steps, secretgarden, Lake Washington, Sand Point Highlands, North Matthews Beach,Seattle, Washington, USADECEMBER 4, 2011Winter lines; garden mulching net pot, handle, hedge, trees, steps, secret garden, Lake Washington,Sand Point Highlands, North Matthews Beach, Seattle, Washington, USA Image by WonderlaneQuestion by Debi: How do I make a waist high garden bed? I would like to design and make my ownwaist-high garden beds so that when I am [...]Read the full article →Kitchen garden at Le ManoirDECEMBER 3, 2011Kitchen garden at Le Manoir Image by alh1 Question by Bobbie S: Where can I obtain a heavy guage fishnet? Not the thin fish nets that are for decorating. I want to use a heavy heavy guage netting as a gardencover for somewhat of a shade. Best answer: Answer by grannyhuhTry contacting a [...]Read the full article →Netted Chain Fern_2355cDECEMBER 2, 2011Netted Chain Fern_2355c Image by hoyasmeg Mary Howard Gilbert Memorial Quarry Garden NettedChain Fern Woodwardia areolata Used by: Wildflower Gardeners Dormant: Winter Want repellant forunwanted guest? Ashes of ferns cut and burned July 30 – St. Abdon‘s Day – reportedly did the trick inEurope. Question by Tiffany M: how do you work [...]Read the full article →
    • Calothamnus quadrifidus – Common Net-bush – цветы на ёлке!DECEMBER 1, 2011Calothamnus quadrifidus – Common Net-bush – цветы на ёлке! Image by Tatters:) Medium shrubMyrtaceae family (relative to eucalypt, not conifer Native to Western Australia Photographed inMelbourne, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn вот вам пожалуйста – у нас в Австралии и елки цветут!Question by tansy c: I am going to use the green garden netting [...]Read the full article →Garden plantersplants and flowersThe right place for garden plantsDemonstration Planter Container Gardenby HOSTMEI R on DECEMBER 10, 2011Demonstration Planter Container GardenImage by Joming LauThe planters plant flower outside the Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre that Ihelped install the plants into. They‘re going to use it as a demonstration garden to showhow native drought resistant and edible landscaping can be used! Very cool!Question by : Any advice for building a garden using only large pots,planters?Should I put gravel in the bottom and then dirt. these pots will be close to 24″across/wide.Best answer:Answer by dubiousYou could use either gravel or just clay pot shards….break up a couple of clay pots and laya few pieces in the bottom of each to prevent the dirt from running out when the waterdrains.I have grown everything from herbs, tomatoes and peppers, to flowers in my pots! Worksgreat!! Just remember, if you are doing anything viny like a tomato, you need to put
    • something in the pot for it to climb, like a stake of some sort, or they will fall over thesides.Good luck! Hope this helps.What do you think? Answer below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Healthy Strawberry plantsby HOSTMEI R on DECEMBER 9, 2011Healthy Strawberry plantsImage by James QualtroughThis is the first year Don and I have tried our hand at Gardening. We‘ve got a whole rangeof plants including spring onions, daffodils, hyacinths, Sweet Woodruff, Clematis, WinterJasmine and others I cant‘s remember. Really enjoying it!!Question by karkee07: Best way to plant an herb garden with limited space.?My roommate and I would like to start an herb garden and plant some other flowersaround our property. We live in a rental duplex and there isn‘t much room to plant. Anytips or good sites for planting in smaller spaces. Can we plant four or five diffrent herbs ina big pot? How can I keep everthing as organic as possible?thanksBest answer:Answer by elfin420use the long window planter boxes, they work well for planting 2 or 3 different types ofherbs in each one, you can also use larger pots for plating such tings as tomatoes,peppers, and peas, oh yeah you can plant lettuce in those long planter boxes too, but theywill need lots of TLC, feed them often, lettuce needs lots of nutrients to growWhat do you think? Answer below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Garden Flowers-IrisDECEMBER 8, 2011Garden Flowers-Iris Image by Natures Paparazzi Question by pam2who: Cut flower garden- whichplants grow best in the tropics? I live on a Caribbean island. I‘d like to put in a cut flower garden so I cando flower arrangements. Right now I have a lot of bird of paradise flowers, but I‘m looking for [...]Read the full article →
    • Unidentified PlantDECEMBER 7, 2011Unidentified Plant Image by wwarby Unidentified plant at the Tropical Extravaganza display at KewGardens Question by Rosie H: Which herbs are good to plant in a New Zealand herb garden right now?I‘m going to plant a little herb garden. Which plants could I plant now (from seed or seedling – I don‘tmind [...]Read the full article →My planters are doing okayDECEMBER 6, 2011My planters are doing okay Image by VancityAllie My planters are doing okay This photo fromwww.VancityAllie.com ‗s blog! Question by Maggz: Planters instead of garden this year…? We aremoving to a town house, it‘s so nice, so happy, the only thing is there is no space for a garden BUT wehave this [...]Read the full article →Plants at Kew – (Day 11 Holiday 2011)DECEMBER 5, 2011Plants at Kew – (Day 11 Holiday 2011) Image by Kenski1970 A collection of the flora that I saw duringmy visit at Kew Gardens on a cold spring day. Question by Wilfred D: How does one get rid of ‗ fire ants‘nesting on a garden plant?? These are the red ants about 5/8 [...]Read the full article →PlantersDECEMBER 4, 2011Planters Image by Will Merydith 12 x 4 ft planters. Question by zenmud: What kind of soil should i useto fill my new raised garden planter? i just got a raised planter….3×5 and 22in tall. I plan on growingherbs in it (maybe a vegetable, too). What kind of soil/mix of soil should i [...]Read the full article →Overgrown planterDECEMBER 3, 2011Overgrown planter Image by John The Geologist My father was a wonderful gardener, but sadly died 9years ago at the age of 64. Since then nature has taken over his garden, as shown in this planter.Question by yukiko: How are you going to deal with empty planters after purchased potted plants andtransferred [...]Read the full article →Upside Down PlanterDECEMBER 2, 2011Upside Down Planter Image by JimmyJett It‘s my version of the Topsy Turvy Planter made fromdrainage pipe! Question by meyzie: What kind of plants would give my garden and/or planters the beachcottage feel? (east coast)? I love the beach and I was wondering what plants I could use to give mygarden and [...]Read the full article →Rain Garden 6DECEMBER 2, 2011
    • Rain Garden 6 Image by eXtension.org: Gardens, Lawns, and Landscapes Picture of plants at differentelevations in the Rain Garden. Plants that can withstand more moisture are placed in lower elevations.Question by Ro: How often can diluted (1:5, or so) urine be used as garden plant fertilizer? Every day?I‘ve read that urine, once [...]Read the full article →Garden PondsThe right Ponds for gardenGarden Pondby HOSTMEI R on DECEMBER 10, 2011Garden PondImage by Sifu RenkaThis is the pond in one corner of the garden courtyard at dal Pescatore. How can one notbe taken by how peaceful this setting is?I took a stroll in the garden just before dessert time.Seen in: mybrownthumb.blogspot.com/2009/05/dream-garden.htmlQuestion by saxon 130: Does anyone know any fishing lakes or ponds nearAnaheim or Garden Grove stocked with bass?Any secret fishing ponds pool water or lakes with bass in them. Any information would begreatly appreciated!Best answer:Answer by ArtieDude, all the water impoundments have bass in them it‘s just that the techniques youmight have used in the past that were unproductive just don‘t work. Do you have any ideahow many books have been written about how to catch bass? How many have you read?start right here. these few tips I am taking the time to assist you in this quest to catchthem. The rest will be up to you. Type ―bass fishing techniques‖, ―Bass fishing secrets‖and or ―best bass baits‖ in the little white window about four inches above this answer.yep! that‘s the one. Right there in the green box next too and to the right of ―search for
    • questions‖, then click on the button ―search‖. cake huh? read them all, write down whatyou want to remember and ignore what you don‘t. Start your bass fishing quest forknowledge right here on answers. I have caught over a thousand largemouth bass in littledinky city park lakes all over L A and Orange Counties and I am not counting the multiplethousands caught in the state and county park lakes either. they (bass) are in all waters,they are just better at eating, than you are at feeding them. becoming an angler that canwalk up and catch in every type of conditions comes from research, trial and error,practice and perfection it can not be absorbed through osmosis. That‘s why so manybooks are written about bass fishing. Somebody somewhere figured out this secret andthat method and decided to share them with readers. Be a reader, be a leader. the worldhas plenty of followers, blaze your own trail.Give your answer to this question below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }garden ―pond‖ (ex pond)by HOSTMEI R on DECEMBER 9, 2011garden “pond” (ex pond)Image by debs-eyeQuestion by fluff_ball: How to you keep algae and other yucky stuff fromgrowing in your garden pond?We have two ponds in our garden, they are not very big maybe 200 gallons, like a hugebathtub. They have plants and fish in them but they are always so dirty, how to keep themclean without using any harsh chemicals that would harm the fish and plants?Best answer:Answer by ammeinhardtdrop in a tablet of toilet bowl cleaner…Add your own answer in the comments!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Garden Pool RenovationsDECEMBER 8, 2011Garden Pool Renovations Image by hojoanaheim Our crew is hard at work getting everything ready foryou guys! Here you can see that they have poured the deck and are getting everything prepped for thefinal steps of stamping the concrete and leveling out the fill in the pool. Question by ed g: Can I [...]Read the full article →Garden Pool RenovationsDECEMBER 7, 2011
    • Garden Pool Renovations Image by hojoanaheim Here is another shot of our crew putting the finishingtouches on the concrete deck around our Garden Pool. Question by Courtney Knox: How much is it toget a pool built in your garden? I‘m thinking about getting a pool built in my garden, not a really big [...]Read the full article →Garden PondDECEMBER 6, 2011Garden Pond Image by Chalkie_CC A picture of the pond taken today. No tadpoles this year? Questionby Jay P.: How do I control, not necessarily prevent, birds from coming to my garden pond? Hi ther! SoI‘ve posted before re: garden ponds. At first it was murky water, then dead birds, and now… too [...]Read the full article →Garden pondDECEMBER 5, 2011Garden pond Image by jpopesku1 The pond behind the Alumni house at the University of BritishColumbia, Vancouver. Question by wester1996: what fish do best in small garden ponds? Best answer:Answer by lucky13comets shubunkin 1koi goldfish heres a website http://www.fishlist.com What do youthink? Answer below!Read the full article →Garden PondDECEMBER 5, 2011Garden Pond Image by amygwen I‘m a little confused. I‘m not sure which garden this is from. Questionby telwidit: Can anyone describe information about the use of solar panels for garden fountains orponds? I‘m interested in putting ponds or fountains a distance from the source of electricity so I‘mthinking solar panels. There‘s [...]Read the full article →Garden PondDECEMBER 3, 2011Garden Pond Image by Leonard John Matthews The garden pond in Redcliffe Botantical gardensQuestion by kimedwards0108: What is the best stone for garden fish ponds to cover the liner? Bestanswer: Answer by BillYou should use river stones as they are smooth and flat and will not puncture theliner as they were worn [...]Read the full article →Garden PondDECEMBER 3, 2011Garden Pond Image by FadderUri I like these little ponds that folks put in their yards. I want to put onein at the next house that I buy. Question by Karla: what plants are best for garden ponds? Best answer:Answer by Jessica FI‘m not sure what color plants you‘re looking for or anything [...]Read the full article →The Nocturnal Garden PondDECEMBER 1, 2011The Nocturnal Garden Pond Image by jasoneppink "The Nocturnal Garden Pond" by Gregory SkolozdraQuestion by Trevor Trillion: Filamentous Algae in garden fish ponds, how to control or eliminate it? I
    • have an ultra violet lamp on my filter that supposedly kills one cell algae and bacteria. BUT, now I have aproblem with long [...]Read the full article →Garden earth toolsThe right place for garden earth toolsHarvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint Michiganby HOSTMEI R on DECEMBER 10, 2011Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint MichiganImage by Michigan Municipal League (MML)Jacky and Dora King are karate instructors near Flint, Michigan, who‘ve started upseveral urban gardens as a way to help revitalize the Flint area community and also teachtheir students about healthy living and eating. The Michigan Municipal League is soimpressed with what the Kings are doing that the League is having them share their storyduring our 2010 Convention Sept. 21-24 in Dearborn. The Kings, along with Erin Caudellof the Ruth Mott Foundation, will talk about urban gardening and how communitiesthroughout Michigan and nation can use it as a tool to make vacant lots and run-downneighborhoods vital once again. The Kings and their Harvesting Earth rake hoeEducational Farm also will be the focus of a documentary film, called ―The Kings ofFlint,‖ being made by Michigan State University‘s College of Communication Arts andSciences that officials hope to air on PBS later this year. You can view an excerpt of thisoutstanding documentary on YouTube here:www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIWls9b0rpk.For details about the League‘s Convention go toconvention.mml.org. For details about theLeague go to www.mml.org/home.html. Pictured in these photos by the MichiganMunicipal League are Jacky King, Dora King, and student workers, Hakim Gillard, 17;Cody Houston, 17; Zachary Shutes, 17; Shaquita Morris, 17; Mallory Horton, 18; andSamantha Freeman, 18. In six years, the Kings have grown their urban gardeningprogram from nothing to a program that now encompasses 16 former vacant city lots in
    • Mt. Morris Township and Genesee Township and last year involved more than 900volunteers and paid workers.Question by azn boy: how is this?―The Key to Extinction‖On night, after eating chocolate ice cream, God had a horrible nightmare. He envisionedHis mom yelling and scolding at Him, for having such a messy room. After finally wakingup from his boundless tormenting dream, He got up and searched his computer for thegreatest cleaner on earth. It took him a flash of light for His 1997 Dell computer to jumpstart and go onto the internet to search up the cleanest person living in the world. OnGodgle‘ list, the fastest search engine ever to be built, the name Jesus Cortez was on thetop, with the record holding ―The Earths Best Cleaner.‖ A light bulb went on, above God‘shead, and he said, ―I‘ve got it.‖ With a wave of his fingers, He summons Death to bring upMr. Cortez from Earth.After an hour past, Death comes back to God and behind him was scared little Jesus.―What took you so long?‖ God said to Death.―The drunk driver pulled over for some coffee,‖ Death said.With great confusion, Jesus finally said out load, ―Hrare am I? Last thing I remember wasthat I saw a flash of light and now I am here. I demand an explanation.‖―You are in heaven my son,‖ God said, ―I have brought you here to help me dosomething.‖―Heaven, but I never went to church except the time I went to paint the walls.‖―Aye, my son, for I have brought u here to ask you to help me clean thy room. It is amess!‖ with those words God puts His hand on Jesus‘ shoulders and leads him to Hisroom. After a short walk, passing the Garden of Eden, they stop in front of a pair ofmassive door. ―Aye, braise yourself my son‖ and He opens the doors.With a great shock, Jesus‘ jaws dropped as similar as the apple when Newton foundgravity. ―Oh my,‖ Jesus mumbled.―Aye, it was this way since man was around. You see, my son, men always have a handfulof problems they want me to solve, and I try to do my best, so I don‘t have time to fixanything in my room. That is why I brought you here. This is my one job for you, Jesus.Can you help me?‖―Yes Sir,‖ Jesus said and went straight to work.God suddenly stopped him and walked him straight to a little hole with purple light and asign, saying ―Warning Do not put the Key in the Hole.‖―What is this?‖ asked Jesus.God pointed to a black key to the left and said, ―This, my son is ―The Key to Extinction.Don‘t ever put the key in this hole!‖ and with out saying another word God left to finish
    • off His work.Jesus worked quickly to clean God‘s sloppy room. It tool him a long time, but after sixhours of hard and exhausting cleaning Jesus finally finished. He started walking towardthe doors but accidentally bumped into the table with made a rumble and shook off thetwo signs and key of the table. The signs slipped into the back of the garbage can and thekey fell on Jesus‘ shoe. Not noticing the signs in the wastes he picked up the key andlooked around. He spotted a little key hole on the wall and he tried to remember whatGod had said before about some sort of key. The key looked as if it was suppose to belongwithin the hole, so he stuck the key into the hole and walked out of the room.―Are you finished with cleaning the room‖ God asked.―Yes sir,‖ Jesus replied.Suddenly, there was a sound coming from the computer, which Jesus recognized. Thesound made him remember the time when he was talking to his seven kids about theinternet, when suddenly a weird noise came on from the computer.―Sir, I think you have an I.M.,‖ Jesus said.When God walked over to his computer he was shocked. His eyes almost jumped out ofits socket. He quickly went to his room and left Jesus standing there. Since Jesus wastired from the cleaning he slipped onto God‘s computer chair, which had a label fromIkea. He then heard the same familiar ―Boink‖ sound coming from the computer. Itcaught his attention and the information from the computer caused him to fall onto theground. The message read―Warning, the world is in trouble. There is a ―Green House Effect‖ in the atmospherecausing global warming. The carbon, created from the factories and cars, have tripled theoxygen. There is also an imbalance of salt and fresh water within the ocean cause fromthe melting of the polar ice caps and creating much more violent storms all across theworld.‖ Suddenly another ―Boink‖ came up and this message said, ―Warning, killer cometfrom space is going to collide with earth. Warning, new influenza found flying with birds.Suddenly God comes back into the room furiously, ―What on God‘s World did you do!!‖Jesus replies, ―Clean your room?‖yea i no its a essay u no a pic prompBest answer:Answer by janinelongest joke ever. in the history of jokes.. I couldnt even finish it.Add your own answer in the comments!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint Michigan
    • by HOSTMEI R on DECEMBER 9, 2011Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint MichiganImage by Michigan Municipal League (MML)Jacky and Dora King are karate instructors near Flint, Michigan, who‘ve started upseveral urban gardens as a way to help revitalize the Flint area community and also teachtheir students about healthy living and eating. The Michigan Municipal League is soimpressed with what the Kings are doing that the League is having them share their storyduring our 2010 Convention Sept. 21-24 in Dearborn. The Kings, along with Erin Caudellof the Ruth Mott Foundation, will talk about urban gardening and how communitiesthroughout Michigan and nation can use it as a tool to make vacant lots and run-downneighborhoods vital once again. The Kings and their Harvesting Earth Educational Farmalso will be the focus of a documentary film, called ―The Kings of Flint,‖ being made byMichigan State University‘s College of Communication Arts and Sciences that officialshope to air on PBS later this year. You can view an excerpt of this outstandingdocumentary on YouTube here:www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIWls9b0rpk. For detailsabout the League‘s Convention go toconvention.mml.org. For details about the League goto www.mml.org/home.html. Pictured in these photos by the Michigan Municipal Leagueare Jacky King, Dora King, and student workers, Hakim Gillard, 17; Cody Houston, 17;Zachary Shutes, 17; Shaquita Morris, 17; Mallory Horton, 18; and Samantha Freeman, 18.In six years, the Kings have grown their urban gardening program from nothing to aprogram that now encompasses 16 former vacant city lots in Mt. Morris Township andGenesee Township and last year involved more than 900 volunteers and paid workers.Question by BlackSunshine84: When will we have had enough?S 5101. It puts all US food and all US farms under Homeland Security and the Department ofDefense, in the event of contamination or an ill-defined emergency. It resembles theKissinger Plan.2. It would end US sovereignty over its own food supply by insisting on compliance withthe WTO, thus threatening national security. It would end the Uruguay RoundAgreement Act of 1994, which put US sovereignty and US law under perfect protection.Instead, S 510 says:COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS.Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed in a mannerinconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other
    • treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.3. It would allow the government, under Maritime Law, to define the introduction of anyfood into commerce (even direct sales between individuals) as smuggling into ―the UnitedStates.‖ Since under that law, the US is a corporate entity and not a location, ―entry offood into the US‖ covers food produced anywhere within the land mass of this countryand ―entering into‖ it by virtue of being produced.4. It imposes Codex Alimentarius on the US, a global system of control over food. Itallows the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), UN Food andAgriculture Organization (FAO), and the WTO to take control of every food on earth andremove access to natural food supplements. Its bizarre history and its expected impact inlimiting access to adequate nutrition (while mandating GM food, GM animals, pesticides,hormones, irradiation of food, etc.) threatens all safe and organic food and health itself,since the world knows now it needs vitamins to survive, not just to treat illnesses.5. It would remove the right to clean, store and thus own seed in the US, putting controlof seeds in the hands of Monsanto and other multinationals, threatening US security. SeeSeeds – How to criminalize them, for more details.6. It includes NAIS, an animal traceability program that threatens all small farmers andranchers raising animals. The UN is participating through the WHO, FAO, WTO, andWorld Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in allowing mass slaughter of even heritagebreeds of animals and without proof of disease. Biodiversity in farm animals is beingwiped out to substitute genetically engineered animals on which corporations holdpatents. Animal diseases can be falsely declared. S 510 includes the Centers for DiseaseControl (CDC), despite its corrupt involvement in the H1N1 scandal, which is now said tohave been concocted by the corporations.Fresh food that lasts from eFoods Direct (Ad)7. It extends a failed and destructive HACCP to all food, thus threatening to do to all localfood production and farming what HACCP did to meat production – put it in corporatehands and worsen food safety.8. It deconstructs what is left of the American economy. It takes agriculture and food,which are the cornerstone of all economies, out of the hands of the citizenry, and putsthem under the total control of multinational corporations influencing the UN, WHO,FAO and WTO, with HHS, and CDC, acting as agents, with Homeland Security as theenforcer. The chance to rebuild the economy based on farming, ranching, gardens, foodproduction, natural health, and all the jobs, tools and connected occupations would beeliminated.9. It would allow the government to mandate antibiotics, hormones, slaughterhousewaste, pesticides and GMOs. This would industrialize every farm in the US, eliminate
    • local organic farming, greatly increase global warming from increased use of oil-basedproducts and long-distance delivery of foods, and make food even more unsafe. The fiveitems listed — the Five Pillars of Food Safety — are precisely the items in the food supplywhich are the primary source of its danger.10. It uses food crimes as the entry into police state power and control. The bill postponesdefining all the regulations to be imposed; postpones defining crimes to be punished,postpones defining penalties to be applied. It removes fundamental constitutionalprotections from all citizens in the country, making them subject to a corporate tribunalwith unlimited power and penalties, and without judicial review. It is (similar to C-6 inCanada) the end of Rule of Law in the US.Are we really going to sit back and allow the federal government to take away our right topurchase seeds and grow our own food?Best answer:Answer by John Boehner Republican DevilNo, because people like me are going to fight for people like me and of higher classstatuses. Forget you people of middle class and lower.Give your answer to this question below!{ Comments on this entry are closed }Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint MichiganDECEMBER 8, 2011Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint Michigan Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML) Jackyand Dora King are karate instructors near Flint, Michigan, who‘ve started up several urban gardens as away to help revitalize the Flint area community and also teach their students about healthy living andeating. The Michigan Municipal League is so [...]Read the full article →Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint MichiganDECEMBER 7, 2011Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint Michigan Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML) Jackyand Dora King are karate instructors near Flint, Michigan, who‘ve started up several urban gardens as away to help revitalize the Flint area community and also teach their students about healthy living andeating. The Michigan Municipal League is so [...]Read the full article →Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint MichiganDECEMBER 6, 2011Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint Michigan Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML) Jackyand Dora King are karate instructors near Flint, Michigan, who‘ve started up several urban gardens as away to help revitalize the Flint area community and also teach their students about healthy living andeating. The Michigan Municipal League is so [...]
    • Read the full article →Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint MichiganDECEMBER 5, 2011Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint Michigan Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML) Jackyand Dora King are karate instructors near Flint, Michigan, who‘ve started up several urban gardens as away to help revitalize the Flint area community and also teach their students about healthy living andeating. The Michigan Municipal League is so [...]Read the full article →Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint MichiganDECEMBER 4, 2011Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint Michigan Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML) Jackyand Dora King are karate instructors near Flint, Michigan, who‘ve started up several urban gardens as away to help revitalize the Flint area community and also teach their students about healthy living andeating. The Michigan Municipal League is so [...]Read the full article →Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint MichiganDECEMBER 3, 2011Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint Michigan Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML) Jackyand Dora King are karate instructors near Flint, Michigan, who‘ve started up several urban gardens as away to help revitalize the Flint area community and also teach their students about healthy living andeating. The Michigan Municipal League is so [...]Read the full article →Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint MichiganDECEMBER 3, 2011Harvesting Earth Education Farm in Flint Michigan Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML) Jackyand Dora King are karate instructors near Flint, Michigan, who‘ve started up several urban gardens as away to help revitalize the Flint area community and also teach their students about healthy living andeating. The Michigan Municipal League is so [...]Read the full article →South End Earth Day 2011 – Albany, NY – 2011, Apr – 05.jpgDECEMBER 1, 2011South End Earth Day 2011 – Albany, NY – 2011, Apr – 05.jpg Image by sebastien.barre A lot of toolsawait volunteers at Elizabeth Street Park. Kickoff Ceremony at 9AM, Container Gardening Workshop,Garage Sale for Japan Relief, Recycling Workshop, BBQ with live music. More on the blog. Question bythumbs down for truth: is [...]Read the full article →
    • Outdoor GardenHelp to find the right equipment for gardenMorning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, top tier) 14by MEI R RI VLI N on DECEMBER 11, 2011[ EDI T]Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, top tier) 14Image by Nic’s eventsTrillium and Bloodroot in bloom at Morning Sky GreeneryThis is my first batch of 2009 photos from Morning Sky Greenery. Sally called to say thatthe Trillium and Bloodroot were in bloom and wouldn‘t last long, so I ran out and spentabout an hour shooting in the early morning. I then went back that evening to try to catchsome outdoor shots, but some clouds had come in and the light was really flat. I did get alot of equipment shots in the second greenhouse, however, with an emphasis on emptypots. I probably spent half an hour on those.After removing the obviously broken photos, I‘ve divided them into two groups: The"better" shots (in my opinion) (this set) and the rest.Sally, et al, should go through these and identify photos that they like/think they can use.Please also tell me when there are gaps or styles that you need and which are missing. Itend to shoot a very particular way when left to my own devices (lots of close-ups, forexample), and if you need something else definitely speak up!I‘ve spent most of two hours moving today‘s photos to the computer, filtering out theobviously broken shots, and uploading the rest to Flickr for Sally to look at.South Hadley to hire contractors to speed tree debris clean-upSOUTH HADLEY – The Department of Public Works has been cleaning up tree debrissince the October snowstorm, and on Tuesday the Selectboard gave DPW director JimReidy the go-ahead to hire additional manpower and equipment to continue the job as
    • winter …Read more on MassLive.com{ Comments on this entry are closed }Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, top tier) 13by MEI R RI VLI N on DECEMBER 10, 2011[ EDI T]Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, top tier) 13Image by Nic’s eventsTrillium and Bloodroot in bloom at Morning Sky GreeneryThis is my first batch of 2009 photos from Morning Sky Greenery. Sally called to say thatthe Trillium and Bloodroot were in bloom and wouldn‘t last long, so I ran out and spentabout an hour shooting in the early morning. I then went back that evening to try to catchsome outdoor garden shots, but some clouds had come in and the light was really flat. Idid get a lot of equipment shots in the second greenhouse, however, with an emphasis onempty pots. I probably spent half an hour on those.After removing the obviously broken photos, I‘ve divided them into two groups: The"better" shots (in my opinion) (this set) and the rest.Sally, et al, should go through these and identify photos that they like/think they can use.Please also tell me when there are gaps or styles that you need and which are missing. Itend to shoot a very particular way when left to my own devices (lots of close-ups, forexample), and if you need something else definitely speak up!I‘ve spent most of two hours moving today‘s photos to the computer, filtering out theobviously broken shots, and uploading the rest to Flickr for Sally to look at.{ Comments on this entry are closed }Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, top tier) 43DECEMBER 9, 2011 [ EDI T]Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, top tier) 43 Image by Nic‘s events Trillium and Bloodroot in bloomat Morning Sky Greenery This is my first batch of 2009 photos from Morning Sky Greenery. Sally calledto say that the Trillium and Bloodroot were in bloom and wouldn‘t last long, so I ran out and spent about[...]Read the full article →
    • Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 37DECEMBER 8, 2011 [ EDI T]Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 37 Image by Nic‘s events Trillium and Bloodroot in bloom atMorning Sky Greenery This is my first batch of 2009 photos from Morning Sky Greenery. Sally called tosay that the Trillium and Bloodroot were in bloom and wouldn‘t last long, so I ran out and spent aboutan [...]Read the full article →Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 34DECEMBER 6, 2011 [ EDI T]Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 34 Image by Nic‘s events Trillium and Bloodroot in bloom atMorning Sky Greenery This is my first batch of 2009 photos from Morning Sky Greenery. Sally called tosay that the Trillium and Bloodroot were in bloom and wouldn‘t last long, so I ran out and spent aboutan [...]Read the full article →Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 27DECEMBER 6, 2011 [ EDI T]Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 27 Image by Nic‘s events Trillium and Bloodroot in bloom atMorning Sky Greenery This is my first batch of 2009 photos from Morning Sky Greenery. Sally called tosay that the Trillium and Bloodroot were in bloom and wouldn‘t last long, so I ran out and spent aboutan [...]Read the full article →Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 29DECEMBER 5, 2011 [ EDI T]Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 29 Image by Nic‘s events Trillium and Bloodroot in bloom atMorning Sky Greenery This is my first batch of 2009 photos from Morning Sky Greenery. Sally called tosay that the Trillium and Bloodroot were in bloom and wouldn‘t last long, so I ran out and spent aboutan [...]Read the full article →Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 32DECEMBER 4, 2011 [ EDI T]Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 32 Image by Nic‘s events Trillium and Bloodroot in bloom atMorning Sky Greenery This is my first batch of 2009 photos from Morning Sky Greenery. Sally called tosay that the Trillium and Bloodroot were in bloom and wouldn‘t last long, so I ran out and spent aboutan [...]Read the full article →Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 25DECEMBER 3, 2011 [ EDI T]Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 25 Image by Nic‘s events Trillium and Bloodroot in bloom atMorning Sky Greenery This is my first batch of 2009 photos from Morning Sky Greenery. Sally called tosay that the Trillium and Bloodroot were in bloom and wouldn‘t last long, so I ran out and spent aboutan [...]
    • Read the full article →Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 24DECEMBER 3, 2011 [ EDI T]Morning Sky Greenery (2009-04-15, rest) 24 Image by Nic‘s events Trillium and Bloodroot in bloom atMorning Sky Greenery This is my first batch of 2009 photos from Morning Sky Greenery. Sally called tosay that the Trillium and Bloodroot were in bloom and wouldn‘t last long, so I ran out and spent aboutan [...]Read the full article →