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Op-Ed: Zombie bees terrorize Bushwick

Brooklyn - Near Roberta’s in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the bees, like the freaks, come out at night. Earlier today the whole neighborhood was abuzz with talk of swarming bees near Roberta’s Pizza at 261 Moore St.

Photo Essay: Beauty and Serenity at Savannah Botanical Gardens Special

Savannah - The Savannah Botanical Gardens is a 10-acre oasis in the middle of the City of Savannah, Georgia offering fountains, gardens full of flower and ferns, and one of only two pre-Civil War farmhouses in the Savannah area.

Photo Essay: Spring comes to the UK Special

Spring took its sweet time this year with temperatures being well below average during much of March and April, but finally there are signs that warmer weather is coming to the UK as the bulbs first planted in Autumn have started to come into bloom.

Op-Ed: Smithsonian's Mary Livingston Ripley Garden ─ A peaceful haven Special

Washington - The Mary Livingston Ripley Garden is located in downtown Washington, sandwiched between two Smithsonian Museums. It's worth stopping in for a visit when walking on Independence Avenue either while touring or on a lunch hour.

National Park Service's tulip garden showing bursts of color Special

Washington - As temperatures kick into a summertime feel, the National Parks Service's Tulip garden in Washington, D.C., is also blooming into season.

Photo essay: My tropical garden where summer lasts forever Special

Lagos - Natives of the cooler regions of the world picture paradise as a place of perpetual sunshine, but for natives of tropical Africa, paradise is the "cool spot" with snowfields and happy children playing outdoors.

Hokkaido University Botanic Garden — An oasis in downtown Sapporo Special

Sapporo - Located just a few minutes from the main transport hub of Sapporo, the Hokkaido University Botanical Garden offers visitors several historic buildings and the unique beauty, serenity and harmony of one of the most appealing natural spots in the city.

Eat The Big Apple — Literally Special

New York - New York City is one of the most densely populated places in the world, but it also has a vibrant food production scene. Author Robin Shulman profiles it, and the people behind it, in her new book.

Op-Ed: Springtime blooms at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Va. Special

Leesburg - Over 200 years ago, a man named George Carter inherited a large parcel of land in Northern Virginia, over 3,400 acres. On this land he built a plantation, complete with a mansion, with the primary crop being wheat.

Unemployed Illinois man finds $150,000 in his garden

An unemployed carpenter in Illinois made a surprising discovery when he went to his vegetable garden to pick broccoli for dinner and instead found a duffel bag stuffed full of money that totaled over $150,000.

Toronto's Harbourfront Centre wins $12,500 for garden project Special

Toronto - The Harbourfront Community Centre in Toronto had a dream, to have a multi-level garden that everyone in their community would be able to enjoy. In order to fund that dream they entered the Share Your Care contest.

Carnivorous plant kills, eats a blue tit in UK garden

A killer plant growing in a garden nursery in Somerset, England has trapped a blue tit bird and devoured it. It is believed to be only the second time such an event has been documented anywhere in the world.

Toronto's Music Gardens give quiet beauty to visitors Special

Toronto - There's beauty in the sound of a soft breeze flowing through the flowers at Toronto's Music Gardens. Inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello the gardens have been in the city for a decade.

Harbourfront Community Centre enters Share Your Care contest Special

Toronto - The Harbourfront Community Centre in Toronto is part of the Share Your Care contest. Share Your Care is a community funding project from Evergreen and Fido to increase public green spaces for the entire community to enjoy.

Op-Ed: The Spring planting season begins for Italian gardens in Ohio Special

Old world traditions still live on in Trumbull County, Ohio where Italians still garden, can, and make great use of home grown produce.

Update on Ontario garden bomb case

Oakville - On Sept. 20 a resident of Oakville in Ontario returned from a walk to find an incendiary device in his garden about the size of a running shoe. Halton Regional Police have arrested a man in connection to the case, the very man who called it in.

Toronto's Arcadia Co-op celebrates new green roof garden Special

The residents of Arcadia Housing Co-op on Queen's Quay in Toronto celebrated a new green space this Sunday. The artist community's back yard has been transformed from a cement slab into a garden area for neighbours to gather and enjoy nature.

Bomb found in Oakville garden

Oakville - Oakville was the scene of an incendiary device found in a garden this week. A man found the device in his garden after returning from a walk Halton Regional Police said.

FDA lettuce recall - Interested in a safe, healthy alternative? Special

Spring has sprung in my neighborhood and that means garden season has begun. Bunny rabbits and baby robins are feeding in the fresh tilled garden in search of their daily dinner. It also means one FDA vegetable recall after another headed to my in box.

Kitchen Gardens International a gardener's social network Special

Roger Doiron is the founding director of the nonprofit Kitchen Gardeners International and was active in the White House kitchen garden campaign.

Early wild flowers mark spring in carolinian Ontario Special

Guelph - Winters can be relentless and spring frustrating on the northern edge of the carolinian forest in south-central Ontario. All is forgiven when the wildflowers of spring begin to bloom.

Guelph's Gosling Gardens brings nature into the garden Special

Guelph - The University of Guelph's Arboretum includes a small section known as the Gosling Wildlife Gardens. The five gardens illustrate various aspects of urban and suburban gardening.

‘Condom Park’ Proposed in north Indian city

One public park known as a love haven for couples has been planned to be converted into a “Condom Park” by the municipal authorities in the Indian city Lucknow.

Dutch Doorstep Garden Has A Hidden Surprise

A Dutch man was surprised when local police informed him his prized begonias had a crop of marijuana plants concealed. The man believes local teens planted their weed inside his garden.

If lawn mower doesn't start, just shoot it?

A Wisconsin man was arrested after he shot his bad lawn mower with a sawed-off shot gun. He told police, that it is his lawn mower he can do whatever he wants.

Award-winning garden trashed after Facebook party

Facebook users organized an outdoor party in Leeds, England, with more than 350 participated. It went awry and they destroyed an award-winning garden built in honor of Nelson Mandela.

Middle School Teens Who Mess Up Get Sentenced To Flower Duty

A Freeport, TX judge has found a way to help instill a sense of accountability and work ethic into young criminals while bettering our environment. Put them in a garden. The 6-month labour serves to wipe their records clean.

Woman Gardening Finds Rare 1793 Penny

Cheryl Corbin thought she had found a quarter at first, while she was gardening in June. Then she saw the date and thought maybe it was just a bicentennial coin. So she took it to work and showed them.

The Territory That Jack Built

Never let it be said that the humble tabby cat - friend to the family is really just a soppy old domesticated feline - as when it came to a black bear intruding in on home turf, the tabby of the house, Jack, stood his ground

White-Tailed Deer in Toronto Garden

Two video clips of white-tailed deer running around in a Toronto neighbourhood.
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with courtyard gardens
with courtyard gardens
December bloom
December bloom
Photo from Hawa island in South Korea.
Photo from Hawa island in South Korea.
This blessing sign at the entrance to the church garden down the block reads   Peace & Grace Be ...
This blessing sign at the entrance to the church garden down the block reads, "Peace & Grace Be Unto This Place," and the sunny, flowery welcome juxtaposes with wrought iron bars.
Photo from Hawa island in South Korea.
Photo from Hawa island in South Korea.
A box designed to grow a single square watermelon
A box designed to grow a single square watermelon
My garden 6/2/12
My garden 6/2/12
Lush green colors
Lush green colors
A pretty walled garden in Ballina  Ireland.
A pretty walled garden in Ballina, Ireland.
A vegetable garden on Morris Street  Guelph.
A vegetable garden on Morris Street, Guelph.
Floral bloom all year round
Floral bloom all year round
Beautiful floral sights year round
Beautiful floral sights year round
The garden behind the gallery where an inscription was found  in Greek  about the Christians killed ...
The garden behind the gallery where an inscription was found, in Greek, about the Christians killed in Nicomedia in the Fourth Century A.D.
Photo from Hawa island in South Korea.
Photo from Hawa island in South Korea.
Like everyday life  ornamental kale glows brighter in the morning  still moist from a night of wild ...
Like everyday life, ornamental kale glows brighter in the morning, still moist from a night of wild storms.
This chemical and e-coli free vegetable garden measures 30x30 and will feed the average family throu...
This chemical and e-coli free vegetable garden measures 30x30 and will feed the average family throughout the summer months and it to the fall.
Black racer or black rat snake
Black racer or black rat snake
Photo from Hawa island in South Korea.
Photo from Hawa island in South Korea.
A picture of my beautiful orange lilies in early summer.
A picture of my beautiful orange lilies in early summer.


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