Florists in Arp, TX
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Nov 9, 2019
Home and Garden Events Oct. 19-26 - NOLA.com
Evenings With Enrique.^ New Orleans Botanical Garden~, 5 Victory Ave.~ — Patrice Fisher with Javier Olondo, local harpist and guitarist from Cuba, and food from Kitchen in the Garden under the stars in the gardens with the sculptures by Enrique Alferez. www.neworleanscitypark.com. Free admission. 5 p.m.FridayFriends of Longue Vue Design Symposium.^ Audubon Tea Room~, 6500 Magazine St.~ — Designer and author Charlotte Moss, of "Charlotte Moss Entertains," will keynote, with Margot Shaw, founder of Flower Magazine and author of "Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating With Flowers," for lecture, lunch and signing. $140. www.longuevue.com. 10 a.m.Saturday, Oct. 26Garden District Tour.^ 1452 Jackson Ave.~, 1452 Jackson Ave.~ — Explore the architecture and influence of culture, climate, political events and famous figures on the area as well as the enduring statements of mid-19th century Americans in New Orleans. www.friendsofthecabildo.com. $20-$25. 9 a.m.Sprouts.^ Longue Vue House and Gardens~, 7 Bamboo Road~ — Outdoor adventure for ages 18 months to 10 years, plus art, microscopic observation and more before storytime. www.longuevue.com. $5. 9:30 a.m. Saturday.Twilight Mourning Tour.^ Hermann-Grima Historic House~, 820 St. Louis Street~ — Creole mourning customs on display at the house, followed by a tour of St. Louis No. 1 and cocktail and appetizer at Hyatt Centric; black attire requested but not required, 15 and older. www.hgghh.org. $65. 5 p.m. Saturday.
Nov 9, 2019
Columbia Sportswear's 'Tough Mother' Gert Boyle dies at 95 - KTVZ
Mother' held many jobs at Columbia, from seamstress of the first fishing vest to president to advertising icon," a company statement said."Her sharp wit and wisdom helped propel the company from near bankruptcy in the early ‘70s to the global multi-brand company it is today, with annual net sales of almost $3 billion in 2018," the company said. "Her pioneering role as a woman in what was then a male-dominated industry is a testament to her strength of character and ability to persevere through difficult situations.""Gert's humor and business savvy were sought by many people at Columbia Sportswear Company, and she was truly beloved," the statement continued. "Gert was unique, and we feel fortunate to have had her as a leader for over almost 50 years."In lieu of flowers, Columbia Sportsweer asked that you "please consider a donation to Oregon Health and Sciences Knight Cancer Institute. An announcement will be made about a celebration of Gert's life soon. There is much to be celebrated."About Columbia Sportswear Company:Columbia Sportswear Company has assembled a portfolio of brands for active lives, making it a leader in the global active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment industry. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, the company's brands are today sold in approximately 90 countries. In addition to the Columbia® brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns the Mountain Hardwear®, SOREL® and prAna® brands. To learn more, please visit the company's websites at www.columbia.com, ww... Oct 10, 2019
October Companion Plants and the Soil They Love - Prescott eNews
Dig a hole one foot, by one foot, by one foot deep. Place the soil on a tarp or a piece of cardboard.
3 - Sift your soil as you place it back into the hole, counting the earthworms as you go along.
If you find at least ten worms, your soil is considered good. Less than that indicates there isn't enough organic matter in your soil to support a healthy worm population, or your soil is too toxic, acidic, or alkaline to support worm and/or plant life.
Percolation Test – You should know if your garden soil has drainage problems or not. Culinary herbs and most native plants die if their soil is soggy. To test your soil's drainage:
1 - Dig a hole one foot, by one foot, by one foot deep.
2 - Fill the test hole with water and let it drain completely.
3 – Fill the hole a second time with water.
4 – Now, if the water takes more than four hours to drain away completely, you have poor drainage and, consequently, soil that will make gardening difficult.
pH Test - A soil's pH is measured on a scale of 0 - 14, with zero being very acidic and fourteen being very alkaline. The pH or acidity level of your soil dictates how well your plants will grow. Most plants grow best in soil with a neutral pH between 6 - 7.
When the pH level is lower than five or higher than eight, plants won't grow as you expect.
We carry pH test kits here at Watters Garden Center. Once you know your soil's pH, you'll know if you have a problem that requires attention.
These four tests are simple, inexpensive, and dependable in identifying soil issues.
If you've done all of these tests, and amended the soil as needed to correct its issues, and your plants still struggle, it's time for a professional laboratory soil test.
Until next week, I'll be here at Watters Garden Center helping gardeners grow better plants.
Ken Lain can be found throughout the week at Watters Garden Center, 1815 W. Iron Springs Rd in Prescott, or contacted through his web site at WattersGardenCenter.com or FB.com/WattersGardenCenter .
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October 12 @ 9:30 am - Autumn Colors Best Enjoyed at Home - Landscapes in autumn can be stunning, but only with proper planning. This easy-care advice will bring the silver and blues out of the evergreens, showcasing brilliant bright foliage and crazy colored flowers. Make this the brightest fall of all! FREE
October 19 @ 9:30 am - Top 10 Trees and How to Plant them - Privacy, shade, color, evergreen, and bl... Oct 10, 2019
Mitton: Unique native wildflower prairie smoke resembles Dr. Seuss’ fictional truffula trees - Boulder Daily Camera
But none of the others has the pendant urns produced by prairie smoke. Alder-leaf mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus) bears trumpet-style red flowers that flare at the end, with protruding golden stamens and a long, thin style. Both Apache plume (fallugia paradoxa) and cliffrose (Purshia stansburiana) have the simple rose cup of white petals. So, while all four species disperse seeds from flowers that resemble Seuss’ truffula trees, none of the other species could be confused with prairie smoke.
Oct 10, 2019
Invasion: Protectors of Prescott's watersheds wary of non-native plants - The Daily Courier
Unlike teasel, which is a relatively unattractive plant covered in sharp thorns, Vinca is a low-growing plant with soft features and colorful flowers, so it’s sometimes seen as a desirable landscape plant around homes and businesses.
However, once Vinca establishes itself in wild habitats, it can cause serious ecological issues, Byrd said. The plant tends to form a dense cover that prevents growth and establishment of other plant species, thereby lowering species diversity and disrupting native plant communities.
Combatting the spread of plants like Vinca into wild habitats is a difficult task. One tactic Byrd believes is effective is education.
“We can educate people about why these plants are kind of a mess for natural ecosystems, and maybe folks would pull them out of their yards,” he said.
“Our yards aren’t natural areas, but they can be seed sources that get out into natural areas.”
As with many organizations and government entities that work to protect the wildlands, Prescott Creeks maintains a short list of noxious weeds it is actively working to control the growth of in Watson Woods. On that list is the following:
Spotted knapweed, common teasel, scotch thistle, salt cedar/tamarisk, Siberian elm, Dalmatian toadflax, periwinkle, Russian knapweed and Russian olive.
John Mangimeli has been volunteering with Prescott Creeks to help manage such weeds in local wild habitats for about 10 years.
He spends hours every week manually pulling these plants out of the ground along local watersheds.
“It’s important to restore this environment back to its original state and maintain a healthy environment,” Mangimeli said. “Wherever exotic plants are covering it, the native plants can’t grow there and the animals that depend on those native plants can’t live there. They’re taking over our wildlands. We’re going to be a very impoverished environment if we let that happen.”
For additional information about non-native plants and how you can make a difference, contact Prescott Creeks by emailing info@PrescottCreeks.org or calling 928-445-5669.
Follow Max Efrein on Twitter @mefrein, email him at email@example.com or call him at 928-445-3333 ext. 1105.
Sep 19, 2019
Growing your own dahlias is easy | This Week in the Garden - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Berg’s dahlia year starts in early December when she digs the tubers. Using a sharpie, she writes the cultivar name on each tuber and then stores them over the winter in her garage in plastic shoe boxes in barely dampened peat moss. During the winter, the moss is spritzed with water once a week or as needed; if the peat stays too damp, the lids of the shoe boxes are left ajar to prevent rot from attacking the tubers. She checks the stored tubers frequently and removes any that show evidence of decay.
In spring, the tubers are planted in three-gallon plastic pots in high-quality soil to which a handful of bone meal and some bloom-booster organic fertilizer are added. The pots are then sunk up to their rims in sunny areas of the garden. (The pots ensure that gophers can’t get to the tubers and sinking the pots keeps the soil from overheating and rapidly drying.) One stake per plant is placed at planting time to ensure that the tubers aren’t punctured. (In some areas, Berg has used upside-down wire tomato cages to support the plants instead of stakes and twine.) As the plants grow, their stems are tied to the stakes with twine. When the young plants have two sets of true leaves and have grown six to twelve inches tall, Berg pinches out each tip. This produces a much bushier plant with the potential for more flowers. If the desire is to have larger flowers rather than more of them, Berg removes the second bud on each stem, forcing the plant to concentrate its energy on the top bud.
Dahlia April Dawn. (Sharon Hull -- Sentinel correspondent)Dahlia Cornel. (Sharon Hull -- Sentinel correspondent)Dahlia Blyton Softer Gleam. (Sharon Hull -- Sentinel correspondent)Anne Berg with a few dahlias. (Sharon Hull -- Sentinel correspondent)
Most of Berg’s plants are on drip irrigation, with timers set to water every three days for thirty minutes. Twice a month, plants are sprayed with Serenade (an organic treatment that prevents fungal diseases) and as needed for pest control, with Captain Jack’s Dead Bug Brew.