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2014-01-30 23:26:29

Stealth grow box systems manufacturer, SuperCloset, just released new LED hydroponic grow boxes into their suite of hydroponics systems and grow cabinet product line. SuperCloset is now featuring these LED grow systems as part of their evolution of innovative indoor sustainable growing solutions for the home hobby gardener as well as for the commercial and master grower. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The Super LED grow boxes utilize a proprietary spectrum to flower large...

2014-01-21 08:23:23

BEIJING, Jan. 21, 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 ("PRC"), today announced the appointment of Ms. Min Lin by the Company's Board of Directors as a non-executive director, effective as of January 15, 2014. Ms. Lin's appointment fills in the vacancy in the Company's Board of Directors from the...

2014-01-20 12:21:31

LONDON, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Hydropower (Large Hydro, Small Hydro and Pumped Storage), 2013 Update - Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape, Regulations and Investment Analysis to 2020 Hydropower (Large Hydro, Small Hydro and Pumped Storage), 2013 Update - Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape, Regulations and Investment Analysis to 2020 Summary "Hydropower (Large Hydro, Small Hydro and Pumped Storage),...

2014-01-19 23:02:05

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce nearly $5 million in federal financial support for Philadelphia’s nationally-renowned Green City, Clean Waters plan to improve water quality and enhance the city’s neighborhoods and economy at 12:45 p.m on Tuesday, January 21. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce nearly $5 million in federal financial support for Philadelphia’s nationally-renowned Green City,...

2014-01-06 23:03:02

Garden Tower Project, LLC released the latest version of the innovative composting Garden Tower, a space-saving patio farm that allows gardeners to grow up to 50 plants vertically and compactly inside a footprint of only four square feet. The patented Garden Tower is unique in containing a central composting core which digests ordinary kitchen scraps and returns organic nutrients to the system offering an easy organic gardening solution to urban and suburban residents throughout the USA...

Urban Residential Desert Landscapes Classified By Researchers
2013-11-19 12:45:38

American Society for Horticultural Science Information helps residents and planners create landscape budgets, manage water resources A new study contains valuable information for homeowners and horticulturalists that live and work in desert regions. The study, the first of its type to classify desert plants into nine common types, includes recommendations for helping to plan and integrate lower water-use plants into urban landscapes. Interestingly, the researchers also determined...

2013-11-15 23:03:42

This book will serve both the landscape architecture professionals and clients and funders of healing spaces. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 As hospital and assisted living facility interiors continue to evolve from white, clinical settings of decades ago to more colorful, patient-centered environments, there has been a similar revolution in the outdoor spaces that these facilities provide. A significant body of research confirms what many people have known intuitively: that...

2013-11-07 23:20:16

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Analyzing the Global Small Hydropower Industry. London (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Small hydropower gives a higher return on investment due to the low capital investment and operational and maintenance costs. Small hydropower plants are easier to construct as the designs are simpler and hence the costs are lower as well. China is the largest market for small hydropower in the world. The small hydropower market in China is driven...

2013-10-23 23:31:53

Take the garden for a test drive before heading to the local garden center with this free online tool. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Beautiful gardens abound on home shows and in gardening magazines—and that Eden of beauty can seem unattainable for the average home gardener. Just how do these experts make landscapes look so beautiful? “Creating a home garden brimming with beautiful blooming color starts with a design plan. It’s okay to ask for help. What looks sweet in the...


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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.