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2012-06-07 06:29:43

LONDON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than half of Brits spending more time at home to save money[1] as the recession continues to bite, the garden is becoming an even more important extension of our living space. Indeed, 57% of Brits will be using their gardens to relax and entertain throughout summer, as revealed in a recent survey by garden design specialist Floral & Hardy. Interestingly, gardening is Britain's third favourite summer garden activity with...

2012-05-29 02:22:19

NEW YORK, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/-- China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC) ("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 that it will hold its first quarter 2012 financial results conference call at 9:00 am ET on Friday, June 15, 2012. The Company anticipates releasing its financial results after the market close on June 14, 2012. To attend the...

2012-05-23 23:00:15

MojoPages, a leading online business directory, announced today its winners of the 2012 MojoAwards for Best Landscaper. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 MojoPages, a leading online business directory, announced today its winners of the 2012 MojoAwards for Best Landscaper. Voting took place in large metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as in small towns across America. Final votes for the MojoAwards for Best Landscaper were counted on May 19th at midnight. Voters...

2012-05-22 02:22:28

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Passion for gardening, and great weather, has the nation outdoors early. Spring arrived sooner than expected in most regions of the country this year, which means that the growing season is already in full swing. From Maine to Florida to Texas to California, gardens are being planted, thriving and soaking up those beneficial rays everywhere. Get outdoors and have fun in the garden! Growing your own produce is not just a trend; it is a great way...

2012-05-21 10:21:22

NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 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 ("China"), today announced the Company has received tariff increases at four more of its hydroelectric power projects. These tariff increases are in addition to the recently announced tariff increases for two other power projects in Fujian...

2012-05-18 02:22:21

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Artist Mike Weinmaster, of the design firm Green over Grey, gained inspiration from high altitude cloud formations to create the artwork of the main central Living Wall (also referred to as a Vertical Garden, Green Wall, Biowall or Plant Wall). For the upper walls, Weinmaster based his designs on famous Canadian paintings by The Group of Seven and Emily Carr. The colours, patterns and textures were not created using paint but instead...

2012-05-14 15:32:13

Research shows that street furniture, barriers, parks, public spaces and neighborhood architecture can stir up powerful emotions in local residents. This should be taken into account in programs designed to reduce tensions and foster community cohesion. Four cities - Amsterdam, Beirut, Belfast and Berlin were chosen as the location of the research as each has a different social history and underlying tensions. The project was undertaken by Dr Ralf Brand of the University of Manchester and...

2012-05-14 10:22:56

NEW YORK, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 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 ("China"), today announced the Company has received a tariff increase of RMB 0.021 per kilowatt hour for two of its hydroelectric power projects in Fujian province: Banzhu, with 45 megawatts ("MW") of installed capacity, and...

2012-04-27 10:21:39

NEW YORK, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) (the "Company"), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") its Annual Report on Form 20-F, which includes its audited financial statements as of and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. The Annual Report 2011 Form...

2012-04-26 06:21:32

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil and MISSISSAUGA, Canada, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - MEK Engenharia announced today that it has joined forces with the Hatch Group--one of the world's leading engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) firms--to serve Brazil and Latin America's dynamic power sector. MEK Engenharia becomes a member of the Hatch Group of companies. "The link with Hatch is a perfect match for our company and will enhance our ability to deliver high-quality...


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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