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Gardening News

Review: Buenos Aires Botanical Garden — Beauty and greenery in the city Special

Buenos Aires - The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires, located in the Palermo district of the capital of Argentina, has species of plants from five continents, five greenhouses, 27 sculptures, a butterfly garden, and dozens of cats.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Be a volunteer gardener

Many people are the unsung heroes of British society, volunteering their time and effort for the good of others. Gardening may not be a pastime which readily springs to mind if you are considering volunteering, but maybe it should be.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments

Photo Essay: Close-ups of garden and wild flowers Special

Every nature lover or gardening enthusiast enjoys the diversity of plants and the forms, features and colors of flowers, which are often regrettably ephemeral. Thus, capturing their beauty in photographs is desirable, but requires practice and patience.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 15 comments

Gardener Apprenticeship follows legacy for SF Golden Gate Park Special

San Francisco - The bit of cold weather that suddenly made its way to San Francisco mid-January did not deter gardeners in Golden Gate Park from attending to the trees at the Music Concourse.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

Elderly gardener survives after impaling eye with pruning shears

Tucson - An 86-year-old man from Arizona has tumbled over in his garden and fallen face-first on the handle of his pruning shears. He had just finished trimming plants in his back garden when the horrific accident occurred.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

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.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Ontario gardeners, beware of what pesticides you use

You have children and pets and a big backyard. In Ontario if you want to use a powerful pesticide in order to make sure your lawn is greener than the neighbours you may be tempted to order something online. That order could make you a criminal.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: All the Philippine government needs is a lesson in gardening

Manila - "...use a weed knife. Slip...blade under the roots of the crabgrass. Lift with the knife as you pull on the foliage of the crabgrass. The crabgrass should slip easily from the soil - roots and all. For large clumps, use a shovel..."
In the Media by Ron de Vera - 2 comments

Guelph man draws international attention for upside-down tomatoes Special

Guelph - Nestled in a neighbourhood where the first Canadian Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald, once owned land lies a not-so-secret urban back-yard paradise where upside-down tomatoes grow.
Digital Journal Report by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Organization wants American students to take up gardening

The Green Education Foundation, based in East Walpole, MA, wants children across the country to tap the environmental and health benefits of gardening.
In the Media by Antonio Pasolini - 1 comment

Gardening Benefits Older Adults

A study has shown that among the other health benefits, gardening keeps older hands strong and nimble. It has already been established that gardening is a useful moderate physical exercise.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments

UN Gardening Project Plants Seeds for New Start for Afghan Women

United Nations gardening and literacy project for Afghan women and ex-combatants seeks to pave the way to peace and prosperity in the war-torn nation.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 8 comments

Overweight? Buy property

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In the Media by Hildegard - 3 comments
 

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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires.  La Primavera  (The Spring). Marble sculpture of Argentine art...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. "La Primavera" (The Spring). Marble sculpture of Argentine artist Lucio Correa. This work is also known as "La Ondina del Plata".
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This photograph depicts a guerilla garden  which helps to transform an urban landscape from bleak to...
Jean-Luc Henry, from Rigaud, Canada
This photograph depicts a guerilla garden, which helps to transform an urban landscape from bleak to vibrant.
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One of three baby robins who spend the day in my  garden dining on a meal of worms. Isn t she adorab...
One of three baby robins who spend the day in my garden dining on a meal of worms. Isn't she adorable?
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 Sagunto . Sculpture made ​​of Carrara marble by Catalan sculptor Agustín Querol (1860-1909). I...
"Sagunto". Sculpture made ​​of Carrara marble by Catalan sculptor Agustín Querol (1860-1909). It symbolizes a historic episode occurred in Sagunto, capital of the province of Valencia, Spain, in which its inhabitants preferred the sacrifice of their lives rather than surrender to the army of Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader who attacked the city in 218 AC. Their heroic resistance is expressed by a mother who, after killing her son, commits suicide with a rapier.
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 Saturnalia . Sculptural group by Italian artist Ernesto Biondi (1854-1917). This is a bronze replic...
"Saturnalia". Sculptural group by Italian artist Ernesto Biondi (1854-1917). This is a bronze replica of the original on display at the Gallery of Modern Art, Rome. It was donated to the National Museum of Fine Arts in 1963, censored by the military dictators for many years. It was placed at the Botanical Garden in 1984. The sculpture depicts a scene of a pagan religious celebration carried out by the ancient Romans, held in honor of the god Saturn.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Many cats abandoned by their owners make the garden their home...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Many cats abandoned by their owners make the garden their home. Cat-loving people bring them food and provide vet care.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A bird drinks water from a tank holding aquatic plants.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A bird drinks water from a tank holding aquatic plants.
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White Hydrangea
White Hydrangea
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the French garden with part of the main conservat...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the French garden with part of the main conservatory in the background.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garde...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garden.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. One of the many cats living in the garden uses a pedestal as a...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. One of the many cats living in the garden uses a pedestal as a high-viewing spot.
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A vegetable garden on Morris Street  Guelph.
A vegetable garden on Morris Street, Guelph.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the Educational Garden.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the Educational Garden.
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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.
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 Prayer of the Tehuelche indian  by sculptor Nicholas I. Bardas  made ​​from patinated cement im...
"Prayer of the Tehuelche indian" by sculptor Nicholas I. Bardas, made ​​from patinated cement imitating bronze. It shows an indigenous woman in prayer. It is the most recent sculpture located in the Botanical Gardens. It was placed next to the main house in 2010.
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In my backyard garden you will find red potatos  tomatos  lettuce  cabbage  green beans  corn  onion...
In my backyard garden you will find red potatos, tomatos, lettuce, cabbage, green beans, corn, onions, squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, watermelons, pepperplants, marigolds and scattered sunflower seeds for the birds.
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My Hydrangeas share the small garden with fruit and veg
My Hydrangeas share the small garden with fruit and veg
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Entrance to the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The exposed-brick English-style mansion in the bac...
Entrance to the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The exposed-brick English-style mansion in the backgroung houses the garden's administration offices, a museum, a botanical library, and a herbarium.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Sculptural group in white Carrara marble by Italian sculptor J...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Sculptural group in white Carrara marble by Italian sculptor Juan De Pari. The sculpture of remarkable beauty shows the the awakening of two girls, one standing and one kneeling.
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Mark McAlpine and some of his upside-down tomatoes.
Mark McAlpine and some of his upside-down tomatoes.
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