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Specialist warns of dangers of invasive plants at Manistee garden club meeting

Compiled by Jeff Zide, Jeffrey.Zide@pioneergroup.com July 21, 2021Update: July 21, 2021 7:00 a.m. Emily Cook, outreach specialist with the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network, spoke to the Spirt of the Woods Club Garden Club on July 12 in Manistee. MANISTEE— Emily Cook was the guest speaker at the July 12 …

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Garden goals! The RHS Tatton Show opens with an explosion of flowers and a bee garden with its own bath in the scorching sun

A colorful floral extravaganza has come to life at Tatton Park, as the RHS Flower Show returns for the first time since 2019. Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Cheshire Park over the next five days for one of the first big events to resume this summer following …

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RSPB urges people to leave fresh water in their gardens to help birds stay cool during heatwave

Time to invest in a bird bath? RSPB urges Britons to leave fresh water in their gardens to help birds stay cool during UK heatwave RSPB says garden birds are hiding during summer months This allows them to grow new feathers, which requires a lot of energy. He advises leaving …

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New Zealand students to build sports facilities using plants

New Zealand students developed durable materials made from the leaves of a local New Zealand tree, cabbage, and a plant whose seeds are often eaten, flax. Sustainable materials are manufactured products that limit their damage to the environment and the amount of resources they consume. They support a long-term ecological …

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St. Paul Regional Water Services calls on residents to reduce their consumption – Twin Cities

Leave the grass clippings on the grass. Let the blades of grass grow a little higher. Wait for new plantings. Take shorter showers. And don’t run the dishwasher until it’s full. Instead, fill the sink and wash most plates by hand without the faucet. In response to widespread drought conditions, …

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The best SPF hats for stylish sun protection

If an SPF of 50+ is the most reliable barrier between your skin and the sun’s rays, consider a protective hat as its stylish sidekick. Whether it’s going to the beach, tending your garden, going for a run, or just spending time outdoors, protecting your face from the harms of …

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The dangers of land runoff

With #PlasticFreeJuly upon us, there has been a needed global focus on reducing plastic pollution and other wastes that come from the land and often end up in the sea. Now in Partnership with Plastic Oceans International, EcoWatch highlights the dangers of another terrestrial source of ecological damage: runoff. According …

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Flashy plants attract more scientists

Scientists and gardeners seem unable to resist the charms of a blazing flower or a towering stem. A new study has found that botanists’ research leans inexorably toward showy plants, as duller, duller and shorter ones are often left behind, even though they are in danger. The analysis, published in …

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Cape Cod still faces drought as rest of state improves

Map courtesy of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. HYANNIS – The Cape Cod region still faces mild drought conditions despite higher rainfall rates recently, including Tropical Storm Elsa, according to the state’s Executive Office for Energy and Environmental Affairs. All other parts of the Commonwealth have been …

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Best Colorful Drinking Glass Sets For Sale

B Becoming popular after the lockdown when we had to run our dining tables twice to make up for being stuck inside, the table setting trend shows no signs of slowing down. Usually reserved for top restaurants, weddings, and magazine photoshoots, sprucing up meals with pretty cutlery, a nice tablecloth …

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