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Ask the Gardener: Holiday book ideas for gardeners and arrangers - Boston.comWednesday, December 11, 2019
For the bird lover: “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants’’ by Douglas W. Tallamy (Timber Press, $19.95). This classic keeps getting expanded, as does the need for it. Tallamy has done groundbreaking research about what kinds of plants provide food for birds, butterflies, and pollinators, and which plants don’t (mostly “pest-free” imports from Asia). As developers clear-cut our fields and woodlands and replace them with the biological desert of hydroseeded lawns, concerned home gardeners can slow the rate of species extinction by planting native plants, especially trees like oaks, willows, crabapples, wild cherries, and fruit. As the concrete and plastic landscape expands around me, I am increasingly converting my own garden into a nature sanctuary. Tallamy’s appendix of plants of high value to wildlife is also of high value to me.For the winter gardener: “Pruning and Training: What, When, and How to Prune,” by Christopher Brickell & David Joyce (DK, $19.95). If your gardener gets stir-crazy in the winter, you have four choices: indoor houseplants, garden planning, seed-starting, and pruning. I favor pruning because it’s the one that can get you outdoors on a sunny winter’s day. The step-by-step illustrations in DK books are always excellent. It’s a good gift for a restless spouse, along with pruning tools.Horticultural newsJohn Trexler, the founding director of Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, died last month in retirement. During his 25-year tenure, Trexler turned a historic farm in Boylston overlooking the Wachusett Reservoir into a surprising 171-acre arboretum with well-planned classical buildings and courtyards. Tower Hill became the impressive new home of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, which had been based in downtown Worcester. “It takes courage to start a new garden,” said Tower Hill CEO Grace Elton, who also remembered Trexler for his “humor and savvy and won’t-take-no-for-an-answer attitude.” Visit a href="https://www.towerhillbg.org/planyo... https://realestate.boston.com/ask-the-expert/2019/12/11/books-to-give-gardeners-and-flower-arrangers/
Five Couples Escape the Familiar for Destination Weddings - Louisville.comTuesday, April 16, 2019
Bridal and white high-top Converse. Khaki Tommy Hilfiger blazer, khaki Calvin Klein slim-fit pants, navy Roundtree and Yorke leather suspenders, chestnut Crevo Camden leather boots.Makeup: Maggie Bellamy with Makeup by Maggie and the Browtique“You don’t have to have a destination elopement to elope,” Hannah says. “You can elope somewhere cool in public in the town that you live in and skip the cost of a venue and save an incredible amount of money. If you choose somewhere in nature, you don’t even need to buy decorations. If you’re worried about celebrating with or including friends and family, just have a reception after the elopement. Your wedding day and wedding planning are both as hard and as stressful as you make them be.”Kaitlan Bondurant & Robin HerringtonWed on October 20, 2018?Cliffview Lodge, Red River Gorge, Campton, KentuckyPhotographer: Mickie WintersFlowers: Bel-Air Florist, Versailles, KentuckyAttire: Dress from Madison James. Suit from Wildfang.?Hair: Lavish Looks, Sparkle BeelerKaitlan is from Cincinnati and Robin is from Louisville, so Red River Gorge was a good meeting point between the two locations. “Standing in front of the beautiful gorge with all of our friends and family was magical,” Robin says. “We had 60 guests and it was the perfect amount for us. We were able to give all of our guests personal attention, and by the end of the weekend everybody felt like one big family.“(Instagram is) great for initial inspiration, but we started to second-guess our planning decisions after seeing a gorgeous escort card table or fun food station. Trust your instincts and believe in your vision. And get a wedding planner. For real. Jeannie Smith, our planner and coordinator (AshBy Wedding & Event Planning), knew what vendors would be appropriate for what we wanted and, more importantly, knew the vendors that would be willing to trek out into the wilds of Kentucky.”This originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Louisville Bride. To subscribe... https://www.louisville.com/content/five-couples-escape-familiar-destination-weddings
CT Flower & Garden Show Feb. 22-25 in Hartford - Litchfield County TimesSunday, February 11, 2018
Epic Tomatoes and Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, Garden Writers Association Gold Award winner 2016; Stephanie Cohen a/k/a The Perennial Diva, gardening designer, author and lecturer; Doug Tallamy, author, professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at University of Delaware, who focuses on understanding the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities; Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, author, horticulturist & owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services, an organic garden center, landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance service in Northford; Len Giddix, a garden guri, former mushroom grower and the radio co-host of the weekly Garden Talk show; Tovah Martin, Horticulturalist, author, freelance writer, photo stylist and lecturer; and Charlie Nardozzi, gardening author, public speaker, radio & TV show host and garden coach.Admission: $18 adults; $16 seniors age 62 and over on Thursday/Friday only; $5 children 5-12; Free under age 5. Admission is cash only. For group rates for 15 or more people, contact 860-844-8461 or Kristie@northeastexpos.com.Advance tickets are discounted by $2 and can be purchased no later than Feb. 16 at the following Connecticut locations: The Garden Barn Nursery in Vernon; Garden Specialties in Mystic; Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe in West Hartford; Natureworks in Northford; Stonehedge Landscaping & Garden Center in Newington; and Woodland Gardens in Manchester.Show sponsors include B & P Turf Farm, Connecticut Mulch Distributors, Inc., Maple Meadow Farm, Bob Buettner Florist, Renewals by Anderson, WFSB Channel 3, WRCH Light 100.5, Bedard Enterprises, and North East Expos, Inc.The show’s hours are: Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.To join the email list and get more information about the 2018 Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, seminars, and driving directions, visit www.CTFlowerShow.com or our Facebook page, or call North East Expos, Inc. at 860-844-8461. http://www.countytimes.com/entertainment/ct-flower-garden-show-feb---in-hartford/article_1aa92bc2-aea4-5101-b68c-b1d82743d32a.html
Your rights if your Valentine's Day flowers are delivered damaged or ... - The SunTuesday, January 16, 2018
Even worse is when flowers don't arrive at all - giving the impression that your loved one hasn't even bothered to get you a gift.Alamy If you order flowers and they are damaged, you should be entitled to a full refundBut if your flowers arrive in poor conditions - for example wilting or with browsing petals or leaves - retailers may give you a refund.Last year, Moonpig - which sells more than one million roses a year over Valentine's Day - was bombarded with complaints after delivering damaged flowers on Mother's Day.In some cases, it didn't deliver anything at all.The company apologised and compensated those affected.Alamy If you order a bunch of 20 roses but only 14 arrive, you should ask for a refund for the missing six rosesUnder the Consumer Rights Act, if you order flowers - just as with any other goods - and they are damaged, crushed, or don't match the description given online, you should be entitled to a full refund, including the cost of delivery.The rules state that items ordered must be “of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose, and as described” when delivered.GENDER EQUALITY Everything you need to know about International Men's Day 2017 SANDY'S GIRL How Chloe ...
Spring flowers in autumn, birdsong in winter: what a freak year for nature - The GuardianTuesday, January 16, 2018
Alpine blue-sow thistle: One of our tallest and most showy alpine plants, this rare flower is threatened by climate change in the Cairngorms, where it grows on sheltered mountain ledges. Photograph: Alamy. Winter 2016-17 was not all that unusual ...
Taos event planner helps make holidays, weddings about you - taosnewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
Margaret Vitulli married her high school sweetheart, Richard Palmer, 30 years ago. The couple raised two children. Daughter Paisley, 27, received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque and her M.A. at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She is an archaeologist for an environmental company and plans to marry Matthew De Freese in Hawaii on Dec. 16. The Palmers' son, Allen, 25, completed his bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In April, he wed his wife, Serenah. The couple lives in San Antonio, where he serves in the Air Force as a commissioned officer.Personal interestsPalmer prefers to live in the moment, and loves sharing stories. The frequent volunteer helped with hockey, soccer, tennis, drama, fundraising and many activities in the schools, including substitute teaching. She supports the Taos County Chamber of Commerce as a member and an ambassador. "I like to stay involved with town things, and that includes political campaigns," said Palmer.As frequent travelers, the Palmers visited Europe and Russia and have gone American river boat cruising. The couple enjoys traveling with family. Anticipated future vacation spots include Alaska, Machu Picchu and Africa.In this season of Thanksgiving, Palmer said she is grateful. "I give thanks for another day in paradise. I live in a wonderful place. Our children received a good education in the Taos schools and they continue to come to Taos whenever possible. I love to spend time with family and travel the world. The Taos sunsets are the best. I love my life here with my husband - who's my best friend." ... https://www.taosnews.com/stories/know-your-neighbor-margaret-palmer,60914?
How Much Does a Wedding Cost on Average?Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Geography matters, too. Getting married in New Mexico only costs, on average, $17,000 according to The Knot. But if you get married in New York City (Manhattan), expect to pay around $76,944. Your head-count matters regardless of budget. The cost of a larger wedding, with 100 people or more, is significantly more than that of an intimate wedding. According to the website CostofWedding.com, 50% of couples keep their wedding costs below $15,000 by opting for an intimate wedding. Yet invite 100 or more guests for a larger wedding, and you're looking at costs totaling twice as much (or more, if you're getting hitched in a big city like San Francisco or New York City). Traditional Wedding Cost Splits Wedding traditions, at least from a financial point of view, haven't changed much over the years. Exhibit "A" is having the bride's family pay the most for the wedding. According to The Knot, the bride's family pays 45% of all wedding costs. Right behind the bride's mom and dad are the actual newlyweds, who contribute 41% of wedding costs. The groom's family pitches in, too, paying 13% of total wedding costs. While traditions remain strong, figuring out who pays for a wedding can be somewhat complicated, given that so many people are getting married (and remarried) later in life. Historically, here's a list of who pays for what in a traditional wedding. It's an important piece of knowledge, considering that you'll need to set up a wedding budget beforehand, and you'll want to know who's paying for individual wedding costs. What the Bride's family traditionally pays for: The reception, complete with drinks, food, music and a wedding cake The wedding ceremony, including flowers and any special decorations The bride's wedding gown The photographer and videographer Limousine or special transportation to the wedding and reception What the Groom's family traditionally pays for: The wedding rehearsal dinner Wedding gifts for the bride and groom What the Bride traditionally pays for: The wedding ring for the groom Any wedding gift for the groom The bride's hairstyling and make-up Wedding gifts for her bridesmaids What the Groom traditionally pays for: The bride and groom's marriage license The bride's engagement ring The honeymoon Any wedding gift for his groomsme... https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/education/how-much-does-wedding-cost-14693474
3rd day of Eddy County Fair features flowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Eddy County Fair Community Center, where children designed floral arrangements to be judged the next day by a panel of nationally-accredited horticulture judges from around New Mexico. Members of the Artesia Garden Club, mostly elementary school students, were hard at work Wednesday to craft their creations in hopes of winning the contest. The Artesia Garden Club was awarded first place in both national and regional horticulture competitions last year, hosted by National Garden Clubs Inc. and New Mexico Garden Clubs. President Julie Foster said getting children involved in the craft is more important than ever in the modern age. And designing the arrangements provided a constructive break betw... https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/local/2018/07/25/day-3-eddy-county-fair/837799002/
Head-To-Head Survey: FTD Companies (FTD) versus Inergy (CEQP) - Macon DailyWednesday, April 11, 2018
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