To say that local garden clubs make flower arrangements for the homes in the annual Historic Garden Week tours is like saying Michelangelo painted a picture for the Sistine Chapel.The floral creations – at least one in every room on the public tour – are anything but … [Read more...] about Historic Garden Week: Its floral arrangements add wow factor to tours
Backyard floods when it rains
VIRGINIA BEACHMic and Rachel Minichiello’s backyard is waterlogged.When it rains, water flows through like a small river and creates deep puddles that don’t evaporate for days. The ground stays so wet that trees in the yard have died, and the Minichiellos have … [Read more...] about A Virginia Beach couple’s dream home turned into nightmare after yard flooded
#1: Recycled containers. The show's decorative flower displays showed that virtually anything can be used to showcase a beautiful garden, no matter how industrial or recycled. Philadelphia-based Moda Botanica converted six shipping containers into an award-winning floral display … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Flower Show Offers Lessons for Everyone’s Backyard
climate change can cause major disasters around the globe. In Somalia, tens of thousands are fleeing the cracked, water-starved land to seek food. In America, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack promised continued multimillion-dollar financial support to farmers affected by … [Read more...] about Protect Your Backyard Garden from Climate Chaos!
For the first time, I see doubt creep into Zuqueto's eyes and freeze his feet. Zuqueto is a two-time world champion jujitsu fighter and a professional free diver who needs only a knife and a lungful of air to battle sharks. I've watched him scramble 40 feet up a coconut tree … [Read more...] about A Wild Workout for the Real World