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August 10, 2007 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sooner or later, there comes a gardening moment like this: It's hot. We're alone, watering, weeding. The chores are mundane, yet we're at peace, loving the warmth and repetition, the simplicity and silence. The garden, we come to realize, is a sacred place - not a religious experience necessarily, but a place that teaches us to truly see and authentically be. Here, too, among the lilies and tomatoes, we bear witness to ordinary events and stunning miracles - learning, from these plants and tasks, that often they are one and the same.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2016
Deadhead! With all the heat and rain, flowers are busting out all over. But remember, most plants flower so they can set seeds and die, or at least retire to Florida. If you want them to keep blooming, you have to prevent the completion of the cycle by removing flowers as soon as they are done. Snip off dead flowers, and the sticking-out stems as well, to make it all tidy. Revisit your beetle plan. Two weeks ago, I talked about low-tech beetle control - i.e., knocking them off their branches into a coffee can of water - and heard back from the Pheromone Trap Delegation.
NEWS
June 23, 2012 | Choose one .
For gardeners and other plant-lovers, here's a sampling of regional events: Early Summer Native Plant Sale Green Streetscapes Tour How Our Gardens Change " Nursery Tour Send information about gardening and horticultural events to gardenscoop@phillynews.com. Include a contact phone number and send at least two weeks before the event.
FOOD
January 15, 1986 | By LIBBY GOLDSTEIN, Special to the Daily News
Every year about this time - and then again at tomato starting time - I think about really doing my no-work gardening ploy. "Just once," I think, "I'll just do it this year and have a neat green garden with hardly any work. " Maybe this will be the year. After all, this will be the tenth season we've all been gardening on the Southwark/Queen Village Park and Garden. Maybe the soil needs a rest. Maybe I need a rest. (The tenth season! Oh wow.) The no-work ploy is not all no work.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
A couple of teenage pals named Jack and Chester kicked off spring and kicked up some dust in a gritty Trenton neighborhood Tuesday. The handsome pair of Belgian draft horses pulled a plow that furrowed the earth in the Garden of Three Points, delighting Gene Roberson and others eager for the start of planting season. "Watermelon, peanuts, field peas, collards, mustard greens, squash," said Roberson, 74, describing typical crops he'll be putting in "around Mother's Day, when the ground'll be good and warm.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1989 | By Fran Wood, New York Daily News
Let's be brave and assume the rain is over and we can count on a weekend in the garden. That said, the best starting point may be a book, since that's where the best garden and landscaping ideas can be found. As usual, there's something for everyone in the newest volumes. "The Small Garden Book" by John Brooks (Crown, $30) is a misleading title. Actually, it addresses small spaces, which is an appealing challenge no matter what the size of the garden or property. A valuable planning guide, it covers every aspect of planning and executing the small spaces, from courtyards and terraces to rooftops, balconies and alleys, on down to gardening in containers.
NEWS
June 2, 1991 | By Donald D. Groff, Special to The Inquirer
The Montreal Botanical Garden unveils a new attraction this month: a Chinese garden described as the largest outside Asia. Known as the Shanghai-Montreal Dream Lake Friendship Garden, the five-acre landscape has been in the planning stages for 11 years. Besides Canadian workers, the construction of the garden involved 48 craftspeople from Shanghai who spent six months living in trailers at the garden site. The garden duplicates a style popular with wealthy civil servants during the Ming Dynasty.
NEWS
August 11, 1996 | By Paula Deitz
Though I may be a city person, every summer, when the daylilies bloom along the roadsides, I yearn to have the feeling of being once more in my mother's garden near the Delaware River in Trenton. She has been gone almost two decades now, but I remember the day my first cousin telephoned, just before I sold the family house, to ask if she could come by to transplant the garden to her own home across the river. I agreed and was touched by this gesture but thought no more of it as I struggled to dismantle the possessions of my parents' lifetime.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2016
Get up early. This powerful summer heat is dangerous for folks spending too much time outdoors, so take advantage of early-morning hours and get it all done before you go to work. Water well in the morning, and allow yourself the luxury of a little spritzing of leaves, as most moisture will be quickly absorbed, and the rest will burn off in the afternoon heat. If you must be out in the heat of the day, remember to wear a hat and sunscreen and to drink plenty of water. Take frequent breaks in the shade, and think about places to plant shade trees for the future.
NEWS
August 11, 2016
By Walter Bowne It's time to escape. There's no need to shower. I'll be drenched soon enough, especially in the humidity. I slip into the dawn with stained, faded blue jeans and a long-sleeved shirt. Freebie Shoprite gloves, caked in dry mud, flap in my back pocket as I try to discover the location of some happy wren. Dirt from the previous day still stains my fingertips. That's something that eternally abides - the dirt. By the time I encroach on the fields at Barclay Farms, the dimmer switch of the sun slowly reveals the reds and the yellows and the oranges of the sunflowers that grow with an abundance in this garden oasis of Cherry Hill.
NEWS
August 7, 2016 | By Lisa Scottoline, Columnist
You may remember that I wrote recently about wanting to add a little room onto my kitchen so I could look at a blooming garden instead of a stainless steel wall. I went back and forth about whether I was entitled to spend money that was supposed to be for my retirement on a home renovation that I might not even live to see, since I am half-dead already, at 61. Well, thanks to your wonderful, encouraging emails and also my innate selfishness and inability to delay gratification, I am building the garden room, and we just broke ground.
NEWS
August 5, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
The Camden Children's Garden is hosting two free concerts this month, beginning Thursday with a performance by professional singer and Camden native Vedra Chandler. The second concert, on Aug. 25, will feature the band Blues Junior, which plays a blend of soul, blues, R&B, funk, and rock. Doors open at 6 on both nights, and the shows start at 7:30. The "Music Feeds Me" concerts are hosted by Levi's and the New Jersey-born singer SZA. Sponsors include Camden County, the city, and the Camden City Parking Authority.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2016 | By Aleandra Villarreal, Staff Writer
In Akira Kurosawa's Dreams , a young boy hides in the forest, spying on foxes during their wedding procession in the sunlit rain. He was not invited to the ceremony, and his unwelcome attendance may have lethal implications. But in the moment, he enters into this unknown, mystical scenario as a voyeur in awe of nature. Such was the feeling that Klip Collective's Ricardo Rivera tried to emulate when "Nightscape" opened last July at Longwood Gardens. Now, the exhibit returns for a second act Wednesday to Oct. 29. "I wanted to immerse people in a world and for them to get lost in it," Rivera said.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Technology Writer
When the next "War of the Worlds" disaster sends us all careening out of town, I know where I'm going to hide out: Bensalem. More precisely, heading north on I-95 to a WWII-era industrial park on State Road and an unexpected new tech showroom that goes by the clunky name ISPBC (International Self Powered-Business Council) PHL Showcase. Although glass-walled and -roofed, this is a house you can throw stones at. It's built largely of multilayered, "hurricane resistant" photovoltaic windows, a super solar glass that takes a beating and soaks up enough energy to make the 1,100 square-foot building self-powered.
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