THIS WOMAN WRITES Irises Don't Smell
Especially if you have teenagers, you can go through each day feeling as if no one listens to a thing that you say, but let me assure you, your words make a difference.
I Love Youis always impactin... Posted on 5/24/13 at 5:22 PM
THE DIRT Jumping the gun
I couldn't help it.
I know it's way too early to plant. And I don't plan on planting anytime soon. The snow just finished melting about a week ago, for Pete's sake.
But I was at a happy hour gatheri... Posted on 5/15/13 at 10:22 AM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Mystery Flowers and Tenacious B.G.
Someone sent me flowers last week!
I'd love to pretend it was a secret admirer, but I'm not the sort of person who gets flowers from secret admirers.
I do get flowers from my parents, and sometime... Posted on 7/30/12 at 10:00 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Yangshuo: Grateful for Rain
Yes, that's right. I was grateful for the "bad" weather during my time there. Crazy, huh? Well, normally I'd wish for blue skies just like the next fella, but something about this place made the rain ... Posted on 6/16/12 at 9:32 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY In the Yard
These little birds are so ugly that only a Mama and Papa bird could love them. Far Guy reported a while back that there was a nest with an egg in it near one of the honeysuckle vines that ... Posted on 6/10/11 at 6:12 AM
Stevie Famulari has brought a bit of Central Park to North Dakota.
The 40-year-old Famulari, a native New Yorker who moved to Fargo five years ago, has created five park-inspired dresses out of living plants that grow, flower and reseed themselves. One of the pieces, an opera gown, has already died once and grown back. Each dress contains more than 5,000 living blossoms.
By Dave Kolpack, Associated Press
, May 09, 2012
Love knows no boundaries and one 19-year-old Gackle woman found that out earlier this month.
Since October, Miriah Corey has been apart from her husband Spc. Juan Corey, 22, who was deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Reserve.
“I think about him everyday, I write him almost everyday too,” Miriah said tearing up. “It gets pretty lonely here, especially in Gackle.”
One of the most recognizable houseplants around is that of the African violet. Not necessarily because it is the easiest plant to grow, but because it is one of the few houseplants that will bloom throughout the entire year with the proper care. That is the key to their success, proper and consistent care.
John Zvirovski, Sun Garden Editor
, January 15, 2011
FARGO — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the killing of endangered flowers near Lisbon by herbicides.
About 200 Western prairie fringed orchids were destroyed in the Sheyenne National Grasslands, U.S. Forest Service District Ranger Bryan Stotts said Thursday. He said the Ransom County Weed Board was spraying in the area last week.
By Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press
, July 02, 2010
Coach Saul Phillips said senior Dejuan Flowers has been suspended indefinitely from the North Dakota State basketball team for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
The 6-foot-7 forward is the team’s fourth leading scorer with 6.8 points per game and second leading rebounder with 6.4 per game.
Phillips said Flowers would not practice or play for the Bison (4-7), who host Centenary on Thursday and Oral Roberts on Saturday.
A flower garden may seem like a frivolous expense in these tough economic times, but experts say there are plenty of ways to cultivate a beautiful and varied collection of blooms when money is tight.
Options for gardening on the cheap range from the labor-intensive — growing flowers from seed — to the neighborly, such as swapping plants with friends or asking a successful gardener down the street for cuttings, cup-of-sugar style.
By Sharon Theimer, The Associated Press
, March 14, 2009
The nation’s second- and third-largest flower and garden shows, which have inspired gardeners in Seattle and San Francisco for decades, will close after the 2009 events unless the business is sold before the end of March.
Gardens can do more than put food on the table or create curb appeal. For some, they’re a reflection of values.
Here are some suggestions for themes that can be fashioned into gardens:
Colonial: Model your garden after the restored Moravian designs in Old Salem, Mass., by dividing a small patch of ground into squares separated by walkways and inter-planted with vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. Or look to Monticello, near Charlottesville, Va., where Thomas Jefferson, one of the more horticultural presidents, grew more than 350 varieties of fruits and vegetables in his mountaintop orchards and gardens, ranging from asparagus to lavender, tomatoes to table grapes.
By Dean Fosdick, For The Associated Press
, January 24, 2009
Many gardeners purchased tulip and crocus bulbs with good intentions of planting them this fall. Unfortunately, they often run out of time before getting the bulbs in the ground. Because the bulbs can’t be stored for the winter and then planted in spring, it is best to use unplanted bulbs for forcing. Forcing refers to a process by which plants, typically spring bulbs, are “tricked” into blooming indoors at a time other than their natural blooming season.
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