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Big garden bird watch is this weekend

Each January in the U.K. a survey of birds in gardens and parks us undertaken. Called the Big Garden Bird Watch, the event is organized by the charity RSPB.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Planting gardens reduces landslide risk

Researchers in Mexico have proposed that if the slopes along roads are converted to monumental gardens this will reduce the number of landslides.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Enter if you dare: The Poison Garden of deadly plants in Alnwick

Alnwick - An iron gate at the entrance of The Poison Garden in Alnwick hosts a warning sign, complete with scull and crossbones. Part tongue-in-cheek, part warning the sign reads "These plants can kill".
In the Media by Kirstin Stokes Smith - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Video: Meet Ron Finley — a guerrilla gardener in South Central LA

Los Angeles - Ron Finley is an artist and a designer, based in South Central LA. He is also a guerrilla gardener, planting food in vacant lots, traffic medians and along curbs in the area.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Snoop Lion starts 'Mind Gardens' to feed Jamaicans (video)

The artist formerly known as "Snoop Dogg" recently visited Jamaica and was horrified by the poverty and hunger he witnessed. Now Snoop Lion is doing something about it.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Glorious clematis blooms heralding the end of the southern winter Special

While residents of the northern hemisphere prepare for the fall colors and the first frost of the season, in the southern hemisphere becomes apparent that winter is clearly in retreat, as the early-blooming plants proclaim the arrival of spring.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 13 comments

Beijing’s Summer Palace ‘The Garden of Health and Harmony’ Special

Beijing - Built around 1750 by Emperor Qianlong, the Summer Imperial Palace in Beijing is one of the largest and most beautifully landscaped estates and architectural complexes in China and one of the most elaborate examples of classical Chinese gardens.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

Hammarby: the charming home and garden of the ‘Prince of Flowers’ Special

Uppsala - The old house and gardens of Carl von Linné, located about 15 km southwest of Uppsala, still captivate visitors 233 years after the death of the great naturalist, one of Sweden’s national heroes, referred to as the "Prince of Flowers".
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

Rare Corpse flower to become 29th to bloom in US history Special

Houston - A flower is causing quite a stink in the Houston Museum District. It's called the Amorphophallus Titanum, better known as the Corpse Flower because of its bad odor. Named Lois, she is a rare endangered plant and becomes one of 29 to bloom in the US.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 4 comments
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