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2014-09-04 08:24:01

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- West Chester-based Contech Engineered Solutions announced today that it has acquired the assets of Filterra Bioretention Systems from Americast, Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120208/CL49625LOGO The purchase includes the Filterra product line and all related intellectual property. The Filterra system is an advanced stormwater treatment technology that utilizes enhanced bioretention for the removal of pollutants from...

2014-07-31 23:20:07

Dress up the backyard with simple summer containers filled with annuals that shine all summer long. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Outdoor celebrations are in full swing. From weddings to a simple family barbeque, the nation’s backyards and outdoor spaces will be places of sparkling sophistication and leisurely fun. To dress up the great outdoors for any special occasion, party throwers can decorate patios, decks and balconies with The Suntory Collection by creating summer...

2014-07-28 23:01:06

With the excessive heat, lack of rain, increased foot traffic, and insects, it can be a challenge. The Grounds Guys offers professional landscaping suggestions on how to nurture a lawn in the summertime. Waco, TX (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 A lush green lawn offers the perfect setting for backyard barbecues and family playtime during the summer. However, the summer heat, lack of rain, foot traffic, and insects can often cause a lawn to become brown, weak and unhealthy. The Grounds Guys...

2014-07-24 12:25:41

The garden of the villa is among the most spectacular and scenic examples of the Italian baroque FLORENCE, Italy, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Carlo Collodi spent his childhood at Villa Garzoni and its wonderful gardens, which are located in Collodi, Tuscany. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/697778-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/697778-b ) It is in these magical surroundings that Pinocchio, the world's...

2014-07-23 23:29:00

Garden Media hosting Flower Crown Workshop July 24 to celebrate BlogHer’s 10th anniversary. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 As interest in outdoor living and decorating continues to grow, especially in the blogosphere, Garden Media Group once again will introduce new content, plants and garden products to thousands of key bloggers at the 10th annual BlogHer Conference in San Jose, California. Some 4,000 social media experts in food, parenting, health and wellness, entertainment,...

2014-07-09 23:13:39

B&D Rockeries, a landscaping company specializing in rockeries and rock retaining walls, has released an article showcasing a variety of hearty flowers and shrubs that can enliven a dull rockery landscape. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Gardeners that have struggled with knowing how to dress up their rockeries and rock retaining walls can look to B&D Rockeries for quick inspiration. In their recently released article, B&D Rockeries addresses the common problem that...

2014-07-03 08:21:38

BEIJING, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) ("China Hydroelectric" or the "Company"), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China, announced today that, at an extraordinary general meeting held today, the Company's shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to authorize and approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger, dated as of January 13, 2014 (the ''Merger...

2014-07-02 12:23:58

PORTLAND, Ore., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stormwater pollution is a dilemma all across the country--Selecting the right Best Management Practices (BMPs) is crucial for protecting and improving watersheds, but understanding the array of choices and the conditions in which different BMPs are most effective can seem overwhelming. Are you prepared to make informed decisions and to conform to the rules and regulations for environmental compliance or develop infrastructure to control...

2014-06-24 23:10:36

LED grow box systems manufacturer, SuperCloset, just released the LED SuperStar to overwhelming praise from the grow box community. The LED SuperStar, has quickly become the fastest selling grow box hydroponic system within the indoor gardening industry. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The LED SuperStar grow box stands at 60”Hx24”Dx24”W and utilizes the KIND LED’s proprietary spectrum to flower large yields in tight spaces. These large yields are due to the 3 Watt LED’s...

2014-06-05 23:16:00

An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Newark, N.J. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Georgeen Theodore, an...


Latest Landscape Reference Libraries

Container garden
2013-08-21 10:16:39

A container garden consists of plants that are grown in pots, boxes, or other containers rather than directly in the ground. Containers can be made of terracotta, wood, plastic, ceramic, or other material that will hold soil and water. There are many forms of containers from the old worn out shoe, tea cups, terracotta pots, window boxes, or the more sophisticated methods with automatic-watering systems. Container gardening is good for growers who do not have adequate soil, growing...

Flower garden
2013-08-21 08:27:49

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower gardens suitable for plants requiring shade. A haphazard flower garden is one that is allowed to...

Cottage garden
2013-08-21 07:55:58

Cottage gardens, developed in England as functional gardens attached to cottages of the working class were simplistic in style and left to grow at will. These gardens contained vegetables and herbs, fruit trees, beehives and some livestock, such as pigs and chickens. Flowers were used as fillers for the empty spaces but soon gardens were designed just for the flowers. Cottage gardens were closed in with arbors or fencing made from hedges keeping the garden private. Gardeners will dress up...

Wildlife Garden
2013-08-05 11:00:54

A wildlife garden (or wild garden) provides a natural habitat for many species of wildlife/animals. Wildlife gardens can be parcels of land allowed to grow naturally or created by individuals with an interest in wildlife habitats. Gardeners will grow a wildlife garden in conjunction with their production/cash crop gardens as a means of attracting various species of wildlife to help control the pest and pollinate the flowers. Creating natural habitats that have otherwise disappeared will...

Naturescaping
2013-04-02 09:12:32

Naturescaping is a term that is in reference to a method of landscape design and landscaping that allows people, as well as nature, to exist. By including certain plants, particularly the native ones, into ones yard, one can attract beneficial insects, birds, and other creatures, and aid in keeping our rivers and streams in a healthy state. Widespread urban growth and urban sprawl over the last century has had an important impact on habitat that birds and other wildlife once called home....

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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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