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'Gardening with Jenny Rose Carey' set for April 7 at Kettle Creek - Pocono RecordTuesday, March 27, 2018
It is a pivotal learning venue.Northview GardensCarey’s magnificent Victorian home and 4.5-acre garden are known to thousands of visitors. It was originally part of Wilmer and Anna Atkinson’s 1888 100-acre farm. Here, Carey has created a work of stunning originality with 31 distinct garden spaces: from the Blast from the Past Garden, Italian Garden, Dry Garden, Herb Garden and Victorian Stumpery, to the Fountain Garden — to name just a few.My favorite spot is Rose Cottage, Carey’s potting shed. As a fellow Brit, I know the importance of the garden shed, and this one is magnificent. It is functional — containing plant records, collected seeds, garden tools and catalogues, and the like — while acting as a cozy retreat. Carey is a hands-on gardener, believing that gardening feeds your soul and body. The goal of her work at Northview is to educate visitors about plants, planting techniques and garden design features. She succeeds in her vision magnificently. Her gardens have been featured on the TV series, "The Victory Garden," in the Wall Street Journal, and in numerous newspapers and magazines.'Glorious Shade'Carey’s latest book is called "Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden." The book is divided into sections, the first one stressing the importance of learning the shade patterns in your garden. Carey describes the various types of shade and the plants that benefit from each kind.There is a section about soil and roots. I so agree with Carey on the importance of adding organic matter to encourage root growth and promote healthy plants. Every year, I scatter compost on the surface around my plants — a great way to improve soil structure. Carey gives clear directions for making "fabulous, friable, or crumbly leaf mold." She explains the purpose of roots, reinforcing the importance of avoiding the application of high rates of fertilizer around trees in order to maintain a healthy relationship between microscopic fungi and roots.Carey gives very inspirational descriptions of several design styles in her section called "Designing in the Shadows: Bright Ideas for Shady Spaces." My personal favorite describes areas for children; I love the whimsical teapot water feature she added to her own garden. There is a gardener's calendar in one chapter and numerous techniques and maintenance tips in another.The final chapter tells you how to choose plants that thrive in the shade. Carey describes 200 genera of plants with photographs for each genus. She told me she took 35,000 photographs to get the 400 shown in the book. They are stunning. In every chapter, the author's voice comes through as passionate, enthusiastic and inspiring. It is as if Carey is speaking to the reader one-on-one.Sharing knowledgeIn her desire to share knowledge and the joy of gardening with others, Carey gives about 40 lectures a year on many topics from Jazz Age gardens to women in landscape architecture. She has spoken nationally and internationally for many years.An invitationI am excited that Carey is coming to the Poconos to give a two-part program called "Gardening with Jenny Rose Carey." She will cover both gardening in the shade and in sunny areas, so there will be something for everyone. The Monroe County Master Gardeners and the Monroe County Conservation District will sponsor this presentation from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. April 7 at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville. The cost is $25. Seating is limited; no walk-ins will be accepted. Register by calling 1-877-345-0691 or online at https://bit.ly/2Giyw3c.Carey’s ideas will make you excited for the new gardening season; she will inspire you to start digging.Pamela T. Hu... http://www.poconorecord.com/entertainmentlife/20180323/gardening-with-jenny-rose-carey-set-for-april-7-at-kettle-creek
A fresh bouquet in midwinter? It's possible if you look closely in garden - Yakima Herald-RepublicTuesday, January 30, 2018
They’ll provide some lace for the hellebore collar.You can count on Silver Maples to provide something beautiful in every season. In late winter, long before the pussy willow’s catkins, you’ll notice a shimmer of red from millions of buds swelling along the branches. When the time and temperature is right, buds will burst into bloom all at once. More than just a beautiful sight, these tiny flowers will provide pollen to awakening, hungry bees, just when they need it most. Today, the buds are still tightly closed, but the way they’re arranged in showy, dense clumps along the stems looks amazing, and I pick a bundle.The rest of the bouquet goes together quickly. I want this to be a seasonal arrangement, so I walk on by the conifers that speak to me of Christmas, long past. I don’t have to go far to find, on the alley behind my house, a basal rosette of perfect wild hollyhock leaves. Next come stems of plump, pendulous filbert catkins, Granny Smith apple-green Kerria japonica and Pieris that’s already in bloom. The foliage of raspberry, Liriope, honeysuckle and donkey-tail spurge has remained evergreen, and shows no sign of having ever seen winter. Budded pachysandra, invited to a bouquet for the first time ever, returns the favor by becoming a lush filler. Used this way, it’s anything but ordinary.You may not have a big garden, or an alley behind your house to harvest, but don’t let that stop you. A sweet arrangement of the interesting bits you do find outside your door, arranged in a tiny tea cup, can be deeply satisfying. Just grab your clipper and get out there.• Carol Barany and her husband, John, found paradise on 1 1/3 acres just west of Franklin Park, where they raised three children and became Master Gardeners. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.yakimaherald.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/a-fresh-bouquet-in-midwinter-it-s-possible-if-you/article_633de1f2-019f-11e8-8a59-23b99eb59933.html
Woodbridge Town Library Events: 3/10/17 - Woodbridge Town News (press release)Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Long Wharf Theatre Passes will be available starting March 8 for Smart People which runs from March 15 to April 9.Life After Life by Kate Atkinson: A Future Classics Book Discussion with Dr. Mark Schenker—Tuesday, March 7 at 7 PM.Film Screening—Jackie—Thursday, March 9 at 7 PM; a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.Pysanka Egg Decorating Workshop with Sharon Leonard (ages 8 and up)—Saturday, March 11 at 2 PM. Learn about this ancient Ukrainian folk art at this free program and leave with a decorated egg.Fourth Annual “Peeps at the Library” Contest—Registration from Monday, March 13 to Saturday, April 1 at the Information Desk.Author Adina Hoffman: Till We Have Built Jerusalem, part of the JCC Jewish Author Series—please register online —Wednesday, March 15 at 7 PM.Film Screening—Loving-Thursday, March 16 at 7 PM. Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown.Music and Medicine: The Curse of the Mendelssohns, A Lecture with Dr. Gus Davis, Presented with HomeHaven-Monday, March 20 at 2 PM. P... http://woodbridgetownnews.com/woodbridge-town-library-events-31017/
Epic Fail: When Valentine's Day goes awry - Estcourt NewsTuesday, February 21, 2017
Valentine’s day as “die” is certainly not it.When youre not paying attention lmao #littlebrothers#valentinesfailspic.twitter.com/mmZzEEmayF— ?Danika Atkins8 (@_daniwhat) February 13, 20152. A double date gone wrongChilling on the couch, watching TV is not always the best idea for Valentine’s Day and sleeping through it is definitely not recommended.@TheLastLeg#valentinesfails double date. Been like this since 9 o'clock pic.twitter.com/75DicMx75f— Sebastian Clarke (@sebbo6) February 14, 20143. Couple onesies almost never look cuteThere’s a general perception that matching clothing or a couple sharing one item of clothing can be super adorable. It usually isn’t because it either looks like this.And like this.4. When thinking about your next Valentine’s Day restaurant…Please consider something less crabby and cringe-worthy.5. What do dead flowers symbolise on Valentine’s Day?Perhaps a sign of a really bad florist that has failed their customers?Hahaha RT @Zoomer112us: @1800flowers awesome job on delivery of my wife’s flowers for #ValentinesDay Looks great pic.twitter.com/ay5gKyRzvf— Jayybo (@Jayybo_) February 16, 20156. Just because it’s a couple, doesn’t mean it’s not awkwardAwkward moments happen to everyone, whether you’re single or a couple. Sometimes these awkward moments happen on Valentine’s Day:[embedded content]So don’t be caught in an epic fail this Valentine’s Day. http://estcourtnews.co.za/38370/epic-fail-valentines-day-goes-awry/
In flower, bud and 'rib-it,' signs of spring appear - The Seattle TimesTuesday, February 21, 2017
Just pick and carry.Alder twigs blown down in late-winter storms show the seasonal changes already underway, with buds cracked open to new leaves, and catkins firm and bright green. In another month, some will develop the tiny flowers that detonate a pollen bomb resented all over Puget Sound country. Alnus rubra puffs a fairy dust of chartreuse pollen on the spring breeze, coating windshields and tormenting hay-fever sufferers.In the understory, last fall’s leaves softened by winter’s rainfall are punctuated with the first growth of stinging nettle. Fierce platoons of new growth poke through the lush, chocolaty brown forest duff.The nettles’ growing tips look soft and fuzzy — but don’t be fooled. Each stem glistens with tiny spines packing the sting that give the plant its name.Everywhere are the sounds of birds. Hummingbirds click their mechanical alert to anyone challenging their tiny kingdom. Bright jewels on the wing, their buzzing flight enlivens the woods. Chickadees started calling for mates weeks ago. The Bewick’s wrens are busy.Overhead, the tree canopy is newly complex, the austere lines of winter given way now to the promise of swelling buds. Sunshine, when we get it, is higher, stronger and actually has some warmth to it now, enough to sometimes leave the coat in the car.The understory is flooded with light spilling through bare branches. The forest floor is lit more intensely now, with the leaves still off and the sun ascendant toward the spring equinox.By May, the tree canopy will leaf out and hog the sun, but for now, the spring ephemerals are basking. In gardens, crocus and snowdrop show clean and bright in their brief but long-awaited display.Flowers this small are overlooked in the abundance yet to come, rhododendrons tall as trees cascading with bloom. But right now, each flower is noticed.Pussy willows have put out their silky gray catkins, arrayed along twigs yet to leaf out.This far north and west, each hour of light, as Seattle swings back toward the sun, is noticed, clocked, savored. On March 12 at 2 a.m., it will be time to spring forward.Just like the plants and animals already in the swing of a new season. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/in-flower-and-bud-signs-of-spring-appear/
This Virginia Farm Will Have Thousands of Tulips in Bloom This Weekend - Washingtonian.comTuesday, May 01, 2018
Dawley calls it “the great tulip tragedy of 2018.” But don’t let that deter you from what could be a pleasant outing in the country, and some colorful Instagram posts.Every year, Burnside Farms in Virginia plants one million tulip bulbs for its pick-your-own spring festival. It’s an idea that Dawley, a former florist who once owned Hedgerows in McLean, germinated—and she says it’s now one of the largest pick-your-own tulip farms in the world. But after the Haymarket farmland Dawley was using was sold by the owner to developers, Dawley and her son, Mike, had to find new land for their flowers. They found it in Nokesville, about an hour’s drive from DC.Moving a farm, as you can imagine, is no easy task. You don’t know the land intimately, nor the vagaries of the growing conditions. The one million bulbs went into the ground. By January, all looked rooted and well. Then, says Leslie, the spring rains came. And came. Half the field, it turned out, was too low-lying and the standing water wouldn’t drain. The bulbs in that section were lost—around 400,000 of them, she says. Almost half.Some 600,000 tulips in bloom—almost four acres—is still a lot. They’re due to peak this coming weekend, May 5 and 6. Visi...
Be Local when preparing for prom - Uniontown Herald StandardTuesday, May 01, 2018
March and April being the busiest time — especially for seamstresses who make alterations. Lovat said her shop, which also carries silk flowers, receives customers from as far away as West Virginia and Ohio.This year’s trends for prom include mermaid gowns with a fluffy bottom as well as a two-piece gown that includes a separated bodice and skirt.“Some like the plain but more like the bling,’’ said Lovat. “Then they get the accessories: shoes and jewelry. It all has to blend in.’’Popular jewelry pieces include rose gold and blue sapphire, Lovat said, while popular colors for gowns this year include black, gray, white and champagne.Regarding tuxedos, Ptak said, “Basic black is still used but many are going for fashionable colors in the blue family: navy, cobalt and indigo. Slim-fitting pants are almost a must for those who like and can wear it. Slim-fitting tuxedos are extremely popular. It’s the look you see on TV: a shorter coat and slim fit is very popular.’’Ptak said many youths want to coordinate with their date’s outfit but some want their own looks. Matching vests are as popular as colored vests.“What’s really popular are bow ties,’’ said Ptak, noting some even choose plaid and multi colors.He observed that where youths came in alone or with their dates in the past, today it becomes a family event with lots of photographs taken.Photographs are also popular at hair salons where many youths are experiencing their first formal hairstyle.“Braids are in at the moment,’’ said Morriston. “But it’s usually an updo where you curl and pin everything.’’Morriston said hairdressers can add glitter or a piece the youths bring in, such as a broach, to accessorize the young lady’s hair.Don’t wait too long to order flowers as Steve Neubauer, of Neubauer’s Flowers in Uniontown, noted many proms are taking place over Mother’s Day weekend, already a busy time for florists. Order early to find the best selection of flowers.When you do order, there’s a variety of choices.“Hand-tied nosegays are the most popular this year,’’ said Neubauer, “followed by wrist corsages and arm bouquets.’’As for colors, Neubauer said, “With technology, everybody has plenty of colors. The colors are as varied as the dr...
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The Rundown: Florist licenses, bulletproof backpacks, animal abuse and more news in Louisiana politics today - The AdvocateWednesday, April 11, 2018
Hn0LyvDemocratic Party: Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will headline the Louisiana Democratic Party's True Blue Gala in May. http://bit.ly/2qhI4EVFoster care: A proposal to use BP oil spill reparations to extend foster care from 18 years to 21 years of age is advancing in the Senate. http://bit.ly/2GPfOnCCongress: U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise continues to downplay talk about possibly replacing Speaker Paul Ryan. http://bit.ly/2Exui5BGet more updates here:http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/Happening today The Senate comes in at 2 p.m., and the House convenes at 3 p.m.House Committees Appropriations meets at 8 a.m. in Room 5. Public testimony is expected to begin around 10 a.m.Transportation, Highways and Public Works meets at 9 a.m. in Room 3.Civil Law and Procedure meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 4.Ways and Means meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 6.Commerce meets at 10 a.m. in Room 1.Senate Committees Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room C.Judiciary A meets at 9:30 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.Judiciary B meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room E.Judiciary C meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room F.Governor's Public Schedule10 a.m. Capital Area Regional Training Academy Graduation at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge.12:30 p.m. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Lobby Day Luncheon at the Capitol.2 p.m. Gov. Edwards, Health Secretary Rebekah Gee and economist Jim Richardson unveil findings of Medicaid expansion economic report.Tweet beatPro- @JohnBelforLA group has a new ad pushing back on anti-Edwards @TruthInPolLA campaign, though not directly by name (note there is a "the truth is" reference in there). #lalege#lagovhttps://t.co/N2ihl753Mx— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) April 9, 2018Senators say goodbye to @HelenaMorenoLA. Alario: "We're gonna miss you around here." #lalege#lagovpic.twitter.com/iFXSIoQyai— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) April 9, 2018Proud to call @HelenaMorenoLA a friend. She’s is one of the most respected members of #lalege. It’s been my honor to work with her, and I look forward to working with her in her... http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_d6c68bce-3c5a-11e8-b130-1f64349659a5.html