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  • Ways To Take The Sweat Out Of Landscape Maintenance

    Ways To Take The Sweat Out Of Landscape Maintenance
    Hot and sweaty is the best way to describe residents tending their landscapes in Florida’s 90 degree weather. Frankly, under these conditions, gardening may not be that much fun anymore. What you need is a plan – a way to have an...
  • On Gardening: Mariposa stunning by all measures

    The Mariposa coleus stands so tall and picturesque next to our blue-glazed Vietnamese-glazed containers. It was everything I knew it could be, but now in retrospect it seems like it was such a long journey. You see it was well over a decade ago that I...
  • 'Chasing a dream': Still waiting for a break, singer-songwriter refuses to give up on his gift

    FORT WORTH, Texas On a balmy spring evening a few weeks ago, Kyle Redd stood for two hours at the corner of Crockett and Currie streets, singing and playing his acoustic guitar. Street musicians are a regular feature of that tony neighborhood and are...
  • Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places

    Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places
    Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say. Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed...
  • Try some of these shade-loving plants

    I've been describing the options for the shade garden over the last few columns. Here are a few more that have survived in the shady sections of our yard. Tiarella or foamflower is native to North America and Asia. It is a small plant with heart-shaped...
  • Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'

    Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'
    In his best-selling "The World Without Us" (2007), the veteran journalist Alan Weisman painted a startling portrait of what might happen on Earth if human beings suddenly vanished from the planet. In Weisman's exhaustively researched vision of a...
  • Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers

    Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers
    By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours. He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked up the pace...
  • West, Texas, to mark anniversary of deadly fertilizer plant blast

    A year after a massive explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15, including 12 volunteer firefighters, the city is still trying to come to grips with the disaster that has left a deep imprint on the rural town. “I miss...
  • Deadly Texas fertilizer explosion was preventable, authorities say

    The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday. Preliminary findingsĀ from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...
  • Prevent further stress for suffering Leyland cypress

    Prevent further stress for suffering Leyland cypress
    My row of Leyland cypresses suffered terrible winter burn this year. Will fertilizer help them recover faster? A couple of them look dead. Is that possible? Some Leyland cypresses were killed by this severe winter or are still in the process of dying...
  • Bay health rates a 'C' for second year

    Bay health rates a 'C' for second year
    The Chesapeake Bay's health remained steady overall last year, despite heavy rains that normally flush pollution into its waters, University of Maryland scientists reported Friday. Declines in Eastern Shore rivers, however, indicated problems with...