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Tips for growing a healthy garden during drought

Jul. 05, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

Many people try to save water just to do the right thing (and save money too). But when serious drought hits, and state and local governments enforce restrictions, water conservation becomes non-negotiable. So far this summer, nearly 65% of the United States and Puerto Rico is...

Mexican migrant in Texas tragedy hoped to reach kin in Ohio

Jun. 29, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The two cousins returned to the tiny, hardscrabble hamlet they grew up in in southern Mexico about two weeks ago to say goodbye in what has become a rite of passage for generations of migrants from their remote, impoverished mountainous region in Oaxaca state. ...

Alternatives to store-bought fertilizer are all around you

Jun. 28, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

The cost of everything from gas to burgers may be rising, but home gardeners growing produce have found a way at least to avoid paying $4 for a pound of tomatoes. Fertilizing those tomatoes — or cucumbers or flowers, for that matter — is another story, as the cost of soil...

Stars turn out for Dior's 19,000 blooms at Paris show

Jun. 24, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Flowers, art, and Dior’s world-famous ateliers collided on Friday for a sweet-smelling explosion of creativity. The house's Paris Fashion Week show was an homage to late British painter Duncan Grant and celebrated member of London’s Bloomsbury Group, who died in 1978. ...

Embracing native plants doesn't have to be all or nothing

Jun. 21, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

As home gardeners become more educated about the role native plants play in the ecosystem — and their importance to pollinators, wildlife and humans — many are turning to “rewilding.” The term refers to a landscaping approach that depends on the use of native plants to sustain insects,...

After good rise, Tatum, Celtics fall flat late in NBA Finals

Jun. 17, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Jayson Tatum made consecutive baskets to cap a game-opening Boston blitz, TD Garden was at its absolute loudest. It sure got quiet in a hurry. So did Tatum. After climbing back to the top of the Eastern Conference, the Celtics fell...

Hydroponic farm to hire 150 at $120M facility near Atlanta

Jun. 14, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — An Ohio-based hydroponic farming company says it's building a $120 million facility in suburban Atlanta, with plans to hire 150 employees. The company 80 Acres Farms, based in Hamilton, Ohio, said Monday that the facility will be completed in August and start...

How gardeners can control pests and also protect pollinators

Jun. 14, 2022 08:40 AM EDT

Picture this: You’ve planted some milkweed, bee balm or California lilac, and you’re delighted to see bees and butterflies fluttering about your garden. You feel good about nourishing pollinators and love the life those plants attract to your yard. As you stroll past your beds...

Ravenous worm species disrupting Conn.'s forest ecosystem

Jun. 12, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A ravenous species of earthworm has arrived in Connecticut with the potential to cause all sorts of damage to forests and wildlife. The so-called “jumping worms” can destabilize the soil and make it harder for some plants to grow, state scientist Gale...

Site of destroyed church sanctuary now community garden

Jun. 12, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church have found a silver lining since Hurricane Laura’s devastation nearly two years ago by discovering a way to nourish both the souls and bodies within their community. The Rev. Tim Norris said on the remains of what was...