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    FROM KITCHEN TO GARDEN

    Pests such as mealybugs often attack Hibiscus and (right) roses. The ladybird help keeps pests at bay. Always check under the leaf for pests such as aphids Here’s how to ward off uninvited guests in your garden with DIY chemical-free pesticides made in your own kitchen What is it that you see when you are […]

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    AN 18TH-CENTURY “SAPPHIST”’S SEXY GARDEN

    Mary Delany’s illustration of Rubus odoratus (purple-flowered raspberry) What could be more prim and proper than an English garden? Filled with intoxicating flowers and aesthetically pleasing delights, they might seem more sensuous than sexual today. But according to Lisa L. Moore, the eighteenth-century gardens of Mary Granville Pendarves Delany, an aristocratic woman with a gaggle […]

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    Be tactful with garden art

    Saint Francis is actually the patron saint of animals. Saint Fiacre is the real patron saint of gardening. However, statues of Saint Francis, usually accompanied by birds and sometimes by a deer, are popular in home gardens. Has anyone ever seen even a single statue of Saint Fiacre? Statues of Snow White are more common, […]

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    Unesco declares Garden Route biosphere reserve; S Africa

    Johannesburg, Jun 15 (PTI) The South African government has welcomed the declaration of the scenic Garden Route in its Western Cape province as a Unesco biosphere reserve. Unesco members voted in favour of the inclusion of the Garden Route as a biosphere reserve at a meeting in Paris today. “The positive response to the application […]

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    ‘They’ve built a garden in the middle of a cyclone’: House Rules couples marvel at their renovated yards after devastating Queensland storms halted production

    The devastation caused by Queensland’s Cyclone Debbie forced House Rules to halt production last episode. But with everything back on schedule on Sunday, the contestants were able to continue with their next challenge- executing two stunning garden makeovers. In a sneak peak released this Friday, the couples were overjoyed to witness their brand new yards […]

  • The Roomba Creator’s New Robot Automatically Weeds Your Garden

    When iRobot’s Roomba was introduced in 2002, it looked like humanity’s first step into living like The Jetsons. People couldn’t believe that for a few hundred bucks you could buy a robot that would vacuum your floors. After the Roomba’s success, its creator, Joe Jones, would invent iRobot’s Scooba, and his new start-up has just changed gardening […]

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    New Orleans home and garden calendar, June 10, 2017

    RIVER RIDGE BROMELIAD SHOW: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Clearview Mall, Metairie. The 35th annual show offers bromeliads and cryptanthus for sale. Free. (504) 495-0371 SATURDAY PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. Free. (504) 505-4113, [email protected] BASICS IN BEEKEEPING: 10:30 a.m. […]

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    Riverside Home & Garden Show this weekend

    This “frog bench” from Padilla’s Patio & Garden Decor is on display at the 2017 Riverside Home & Garden Show. Television personality Nick Federoff will be one of the gardening experts on hand this weekend at the Riverside Home & Garden Show. Federoff will appear 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 10. The event also features […]

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    Turning pages with home and garden books

    Although the official start of summer is still weeks away, Memorial Day weekend serves as the unofficial kickoff to all things summertime. And one of the best things about summer is more time to kick back and read a good book on the beach or in your own backyard sanctuary. But summer reading doesn’t always […]

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    JOHNSONS HOME & GARDEN EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION AS TOP HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE IN WASHINGTON

    Another successful year of serving the community has put Johnsons Home & Garden in exclusive company within the independent home improvement industry. Hardware + Building Supply Dealer (H+BSD), a national publication covering the hardware industry, named Johnsons Home & Garden its 2017 Hardware All Star for the state of Washington. Johnsons Home & Garden, located […]