01 November 2009

Sunday Night Tidbits

Here's the Sweetspire Henry Garnet on our driveway. The October-November color is spectacular this year - must be all the rain - Henry Garnet does like to be wet.
Spacing Toronto - Understanding the Urban Landscape, has a Worldwide Wednesday feature where they send readers to interesting sites.

One in the Oct. 21 edition is a blog called Urlesque that can be congratulated for a post on the World's Coolest Bus Stops. Check it out and you may join me in wondering why they can't all be this fun.

In our town, the public transportation officials can't figure out how to increase ridership. There are no identified bus stops. Not even the bland kind with just a simple sign. Can you imagine the impact on ridership with creative, artistic bus stops like these?
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The Philippine Star online has a great October 31, column (in English) on Euphorbias by Kevin G. Belmonte. If you grow some of the 3,000 varieties, you'll be interested in his knowledgeable piece.
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Kate Copsey's show, "America's Home Grown Veggies" on Internet Radio Sandy Springs is a hoot. Scroll down the page and look through the archives of shows and enjoy listening to any or all of them on your computer while you work. Click on the cheerleader megaphone to listen.
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In 1933, three million men in the Civilian Conservation Corps planted trees, built parks and flood control projects. Monday at 9 there will be a program on tv about the CCC. Find out more at this PBS link.
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Donna Dawson has been operating tours for plant lovers since 1998. In 2010 destinations include Ecuador in January, Thailand in February, India in March, China in April and Chelsea in May.
Here's the link but you have to at least consider taking me along if you get to go.
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State-by-State Gardening, the magazine, now sends out a monthly email with gardening tips that I've found useful. The company publishes gardening magazines for Alabama, Arkansas, South and North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia.
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The Cultural Landscape Foundation site is another rich resource for people who think. Look at this link called Shaping the American Landscape.
"Organized under the theme, Shaping the American Landscape, this year's program spotlights great places designed by seminal and regionally influential landscape figures, which are threatened with change. These estate gardens, public plazas, institutional grounds, park systems, and cemetery designs have influenced our country's collective landscape legacy. With this latest Landslide effort, these landscapes vividly come alive, with stories of those pioneering individuals who created them and those championing their survival today."
Check it out.

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