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  • Grow your own to save money 6 cold-weather plants that are perfect to plant this Fall

    09/30/2013 10:47:39 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 31 replies
    Clark Howard.com ^ | 9-17-13 | Crystal Collins
    ost people think that Springtime is the time to start growing that vegetable or herb garden. But there are many types of plants that should mainly be grown during the cooler months. Fall is a great time to try your hand at growing leafy greens, and that makes this a great way to save some money on produce. If you end up with a good harvest, you'll have a bountiful source of vegetables while other people are paying higher prices for greens at the grocery store. Here are 6 cooler weather plants you may want to try your hand at...
  • First Lady Expands Anti-Obesity Campaign to Museums

    05/17/2013 11:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama has expanded her anti-obesity campaign to museums, enlisting them to offer “healthy food options,” and change their menus. Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative is now calling for museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers to “join the call to action,” to decrease obesity among children. The first lady is recruiting these institutions to join the “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens” project because of their power to “influence real and sustained behavior change” on the eating habits of kids. “With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to create...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 13 MARCH 29, 2013

    03/29/2013 2:17:42 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 166 replies
    Free Republic | March 29, 2013 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread ... there is no telling where it will go and...
  • Vanity: National Agricultural Classification Survey - WTF?!

    01/10/2012 7:54:43 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 39 replies
    1/10/12 | dagogo redux
    Well, here’s the totalitarian state, right before my eyes! Today in the mail came a largish envelop for me from The “National Agricultural Statistics Service”, postage and fees paid by USDA Permit No. G-38. A prominant blocked off area on the envelop front stated in large bold letters, “YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW.” Also on the envelop and several places inside I find Obama-style logos for the USDA, and one with “AGRICULTURE COUNTS” around the outside, and at the base of the rolling landscape “NASS,” which stands for National Agricultural Statistics Service. That’s right: now we have a National...
  • The Garden City

    10/10/2011 6:10:05 PM PDT · by navysealdad
    Al Ain Paradise, as it is known, has found its way in the Guinness Book of World Records — which has recognised it as the world's largest garden. Many visitors said it was a unique experience to see millions of flowers in different colours, types, and settings.
  • Gardens were important to ancient civilizations

    09/01/2011 4:50:15 PM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies
    We tend to think of garden design as a relatively new vocation. The truth told by archaeological findings not only lays such thoughts to rest, it tells a tale of a rich and ancient heritage of garden design. One such finding shows a garden of Ninevah, in present-day Iraq, that dates back to 650 BC. There are date palms, trees and shrubs of many types. True, an enemy's severed head is seen hanging from one of the trees, but times were different, or are they? They did like their gardens, however. Our vision of ancient Egyptian temples is one of...
  • Food Fight: Will the Federal Government Control Our Food?

    12/30/2010 8:29:09 AM PST · by opentalk · 35 replies · 58+ views
    Big Government ^ | December 30, 2010 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Amidst the hustle and bustle of the “lame duck” Congress, another law was passed that didn’t quite get the same media coverage as the Bush tax extension “package,” the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the new START treaty. The Food Safety Modernization Act was not steeped in the same level of popular controversy as these other pieces of legislation. Nevertheless, its passage may affect our daily lives even more than these, and in a rather stealth manner. Yes, the week before Christmas, the 111th Congress of the United States gave Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services...
  • A Beautiful Day In Old England…..

    06/13/2010 2:50:52 PM PDT · by sussex · 46 replies · 1,050+ views
    The Aged P.com ^ | 13/06/10 | the Aged P
    We thought we would share my wife’s pictures of the first true summer day of the year in England when we decided to drive from Sussex into Kent to visit Scotney Castle, now owned by The National Trust.
  • How to Grow Your Own Bird Seed in the Garden

    03/14/2010 6:00:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 58 replies · 999+ views
    E-HOW.com ^ | Date Unknown | By Gardengates, eHow Member
    Note: Other gardening articles and videos at the link. How to Grow Your Own Bird Seed in the Garden Member By Gardengates, eHow Member SNIPPET: "How to grow your own bird seed in the garden Watching wild birds is fascinating and delightful. People fill bird feeders in the garden to bring these colorful feathered friends into view. But you can attract your own birds by growing colorful flowers in your garden that will produce their favorite seeds. Here are some ideas on how to grow your own bird seed in the garden." Difficulty: Easy
  • Bill would let more back yards be like barnyards

    03/11/2010 7:15:01 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 119 replies · 1,754+ views
    AJC ^ | 3/10/2010 | Nancy Badertscher
    Some barnyard animals could be moving into back yards under a bill that cleared a House committee Wednesday. The bill would allow homeowners to have chickens, milk goats and rabbits -- as well as sizable fruit and vegetable gardens -- so long as the goal would be to feed their families. Local governments wouldn’t have much room to object, unless they have complaints about things like noise or odor that they're willing to take to court. Subdivision covenants would still apply, said Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta), sponsor of the “Georgia Right to Grow” bill.
  • A Seed Shortage May Come In 2010

    01/14/2010 10:58:57 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 1,393+ views
    Chronicle.com ^ | 1-11-2010 | SUSAN REIMER
    A Seed Shortage May Come In 2010 By SUSAN REIMER THE BALTIMORE SUN Jan. 11, 2010, 10:39AM Will there be a shortage of vegetable seeds for gardeners in 2010? It is possible, says Barbara Melera, owner of the oldest seed house in the country, D. Landreth Seeds, formerly of Baltimore and now of New Freedom, Pa. After back-to-back good years — 2008's salmonella scares and 2009's poor economy send homeowners into the garden to grow their own food — you might expect a backslide in seed sales, Melera said. New gardeners get discouraged or bored. But, she said, “In 2009,...
  • Summer means tomatoes

    06/18/2009 10:11:01 AM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 58 replies · 1,228+ views
    Nmisscommentor ^ | June 17, 2009 | NMC
    So today, I had the first serious round of my great grandmother Hale’s sliced tomatoes, a recipe from the Hale House tea room in Glastonbury, CT from– I’m not sure– the twenties? It’s simple but guaranteed if the ingredients are exactly right– garden fresh tomatoes and basil, in particular. I’m posting this in part to taunt a regular reader in Maine, where high Summer has apparently not arrived to this extent....
  • HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of th

    03/26/2009 12:30:22 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 65 replies · 2,984+ views
    HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of the 10th amendment This bill is sitting in committee and I am not sure when it is going to hit the floor.  One thing I do know is that very few of the Representatives have read it.  As usual they will vote on this based on what someone else is saying.  Urge your members to read the legislation and ask for opposition to this devastating legislation.  Devastating for everyday folks but great for factory farming ops like Monsanto, ADM, Sodexo and Tyson to name a...
  • Obamas Prepare to Plant White House Vegetable Garden [but arugula will make the cut.....]

    03/19/2009 4:38:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 96 replies · 2,942+ views
    Obamas Prepare to Plant White House Vegetable Garden By MARIAN BURROS WASHINGTON — On Friday, Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of White House lawn to plant a vegetable garden, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. There will be no beets (the president doesn’t like them) but arugula will make the cut. While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at time when obesity has become a...
  • Gardens and Birds-A May 08 Garden Tour and the State Bird of Georgia

    06/02/2008 4:52:47 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 5 replies · 224+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 6/2/08 | Pat Fish
    Four weeks after quadruple coronary bypass and with THAT story told, time to pay attention to things that bring about an upbeat attitude. Not to mention an emotion so strong that it equates to nothing less than what life is all about and the joy of being able to live it. First, the state bird of Georgia decided to build a nest in my hedge roses. I was just so honored. We've got pics of both the hedge roses what took over the world and the Brown Thrasher which so availed itself of that thorny bush. Second, a video garden...
  • Green Acres II: When Neighbors Become Farmers

    04/22/2008 3:54:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 57 replies · 269+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22, 2008 | Kelly K Spors
    BOULDER, Colo. -- When suburbanites look out their front doors, a lot of them want to see a lush green lawn. Kipp Nash wants to see vegetables, and not all of his neighbors are thrilled. "I'd rather see green grass" than brown dirt patches, says 82-year-old Florence Tatum, who lives in Mr. Nash's Boulder neighborhood, across the street from a house with a freshly dug manure patch out front. "But those days are slipping away." work. A school-bus driver, Mr. Nash rises at 5 a.m. and, after returning from his morning route, spends his days planting, watering and tending his...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread

    04/18/2008 8:31:09 AM PDT · by Gabz · 120 replies · 423+ views
    Garden Girl | April 2007 | Garden Girl
    Taking an early morning walk this time of year is a singular treat, like Dorothy stepping out of Auntie Em’s house into the color and sound of Oz. The same things that are always there, only instead of Winter‘s drabness, Spring’s full and glorious color. Each walk is accompanied by a symphony of birdsong, a riot of color bursting everywhere. Fallen jasmine blossoms scatter themselves on the ground like the famed yellow brick road, and blooming things pop up everywhere like the fabled Munchkins. And then, as if the colors and sounds aren’t enough, just to add a little spice,...
  • At Jerusalem dig, archaeologists get a peek at palatial gardens

    03/26/2008 4:52:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 632+ views
    CNS ^ | March 26, 2008 | Karin Kloosterman
    JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Ancient kings, armies, prophets and pilgrims have made their mark on the ancient hills of Jerusalem and have left behind some of the world's most important archaeological finds. But with every stone overturned, puzzling questions about the history of modern Western civilization come to light. This is especially true at the Tel Aviv University-owned site of Ramat Rachel, an archaeological site from biblical times. For that reason, Jewish and Christian archaeologists, theologians and volunteers come to dig there year after year. Clues revealed by last year's dig, such as elaborate underground water tunnels, pools, pipes and gutters,...
  • Automower - the robot lawnmower

    11/15/2007 7:07:29 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 32 replies · 295+ views
    www.techdigest.tv ^ | 03/22/2007 | www.techdigest.tv
    I can't say I'm much of a gardener. It's all a bit too much like hard work, especially wasting hot summer days mowing the lawn into neat little lines - I'd much rather get the deckchair out and crack open a can. And now I can - and get the lawn cut with the Automower from Husqvarna. It's a gardener's dream, cutting grass automatically without being pushed or guided - even if there's a tree or two to negotiate. Use the perimiter wire to cordon off flower beds, young trees, ponds and swimming pools and automower does the rest. As...
  • Gardening 'blog

    12/03/2006 9:36:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 81 replies · 3,860+ views
    Our Tiny Little Minds ^ | December 4, 2006 | yours truly, et al
    Zatta Melon
  • Daniel Weintraub: How does a garden grow? State will count the ways (California bureaucrats)

    10/03/2006 12:52:06 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 15 replies · 454+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 3, 2006 | Daniel Weintraub
    Money may not grow on trees, but a bumper crop of paperwork will soon be flourishing in California's newly expanded school garden program. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week signed a bill that will set aside $15 million for grants to schools that want to establish gardens for their students to tend. Instructional gardens can be a perfect place for young students to learn everything from biology and nutrition to elementary math and research skills. Hundreds of California schools already have them. But this well intended legislative gesture makes a colorful illustration of how Sacramento decides what's best for local schools...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....06-27-06.... How Does Your Garden Grow?

    06/27/2006 12:20:07 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 273 replies · 2,113+ views
    6-27-06 | JustAmy
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Spring Comes Earlier to the Northeast

    03/28/2006 8:27:15 AM PST · by cogitator · 35 replies · 700+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | March 28, 2006 | Staff Writers
    UNH Scientist Announce New Beginning of Natural Spring The sun will still cross the equator on March 20th marking the vernal equinox and the official start of spring, but Mother Nature is increasingly getting a jumpstart on the celestial movements. Over the last 150 years, scientific measurements show that events signifying the beginning of spring have all shifted. These events now happen about a week earlier on average in the northeast United States, according to a new report, Evidence of Early Spring, from the group Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP), which today announced the new, first day for "natural spring," March...
  • Spring is in the Air: Gardening 101

    03/11/2006 12:33:20 PM PST · by alisasny · 28 replies · 533+ views
    March 11, 2006 | Alisasny
    Spring is in the Air: Gardening 101 Hello everyone. Spring is coming, I can smell it. Please leave gardening tips and tricks. I am looking to find some very low upkeep annuals this year other then marigolds. I am tired of beheading petunias in my planter boxes to make them last till fall. Also suggestions for vegetable gardens. Good Gardening links also. ENJOY : )
  • Orlando Boy Falls From Roller Coaster After Dare

    02/27/2006 9:20:58 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 63 replies · 1,695+ views
    local6 ^ | February 27, 2006
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A 13-year-old Orlando boy was hospitalized this weekend after falling from a roller coaster ride while acting on a dare from a friend, according to a statement from Cypress Gardens Sunday. Martin Llamas remained in intensive care at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa, hospital officials said. He had been airlifted there Saturday after falling from the Triple Hurricane roller coaster at the Polk County theme park. Hospital officials did not comment on his injuries. According to a preliminary investigation, Llamas was facing the cars behind him as the ride approached a sharp right turn, said Carrie...
  • FREEER FAMILY TABLE - Gardening Part I

    06/03/2005 5:47:47 AM PDT · by Gabz · 69 replies · 983+ views
    me | June 3, 2005 | Gabz
    Good Morning all...........I had originally planned to start today with a topic of camping andother outdoor activities, but it is raining to beat the band and the weather was a bucket of water on my plans :) So, since my outdoor activites for the day have been drowed, I'm back to my drawing pad and am going to try and finish the planning of the rest of my garden. What kind of gardening do you all do? Do you like structured landscaping with beds and plans or are yu willy-nilly? Trees and shrubs, or just flowers? Or are you like...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....04-26-05....How Does Your Garden Grow? II

    04/26/2005 6:35:33 AM PDT · by Billie · 207 replies · 1,510+ views
    Billie
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • America Supports You: Brewery Offers Theme Park Admission (Tell All Active, Guard and Reserves)

    02/27/2005 2:59:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 1,415+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 02/25/05 | Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2005 -- Dan Hartman's "Free Ride" could be the theme song to the Anheuser-Busch Company's latest offer to the military. This month, the brewery announced that once again it will open the gates to its SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place theme parks for free as a way of saying thanks to servicemembers and their families. The company's latest promotion, dubbed "Here's to the Heroes," offers a free single-day admission to servicemembers, including Guardsmen and Reservists, and as many as three "direct dependents," according to Fred Jacobs, senior director for communications at Busch Entertainment Corp. The offer...
  • The 2004 Garden Season Ends-Pictures!

    10/02/2004 4:43:30 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 1,127+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 10/2/04 | Pat Fish
    When the world is too loud and raucous, retire to the gardens of Grandmother's world 09/25/2004 The 2004 Garden Season Ends There will be times, sweet Granddaughter, when you will see a gardener standing on some raised vantage point and gazing out across the plantings. One would hope that the gardener is resting with admiration for the floral, fauna, and foliage throughout. More likely, Kaitlyn Mae, the gardener is dreaming of new plants to come, assessing the sunlight, rating the aesthetics and this time of year, already deep in plan for next year’s garden. Yes, gardening is a constant learning...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....05-13-03...How Does Your Garden Grow?

    05/13/2003 6:31:59 AM PDT · by Billie · 487 replies · 768+ views
    Billie
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...