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This undated photo shows Zahara Yellow zinnias in New Paltz, N.Y. Zinnias are one of many members of the Daisy Family, many of which can brighten up a garden with their sunny faces. (Lee Reich via AP)

Daisies bring a sunny look to the garden

Jul. 7, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

Give a child a box of crayons and a piece of paper, and ask for a flower, and you very likely will get a picture of a daisy. Daisies also hold attraction for poets. Geoffrey Chaucer, English poet of the 14th century, wrote "...of all the floures in the mede, Thanne love I most thise floures white and rede, Swiche...

In this 2011 photo provided Martha Benedict, a bench around a tree and raised flower and vegetable beds, all built by landscape designer Katharine Pinney from discarded scaffolding, are shown in a kitchen garden at a home in La Canada, Calif. Homeowners can transform an ordinary looking landscape with some imagination, design, and perhaps the help of a local agriculture extension service, landscape professional or private nursery. (Martha Benedict/Katharine Pinney via AP)

Simple design steps can take your garden to the next level

Jun. 23, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The flower beds are finished, the vegetables are growing, and yet something could be missing from the backyard landscape: That “wow” factor. Adding a personal touch to the lawn and garden doesn't have to be complicated or break the family budget. Homeowners can...

Former Oregon chancellor to lead Nevada university system

Jun. 18, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former Oregon University System Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose will take over as chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education in September after the state Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve her four-year contract on Thursday. Rose arrives as Nevada prepares to...

Michigan family plants 4-acre poppy field to honor late son

Jun. 17, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

FENNVILLE, Mich. (AP) — The sea of poppies a couple in central Michigan planted to honor their late son who was deployed in Afghanistan is bringing comfort to many visitors during moments filled with national unrest. The seemingly endless field of red, white and blue flowers stretching across 4 acres (1.5...

Alaska rally supports gay couple denied service by florist

Jun. 10, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Residents rallied in a small Alaska city to support LGBTQ rights after a florist declined to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding. Tommy Varela said Heavenly Creations in Ketchikan told his mother the business would not provide flowers for his wedding ceremony after learning there...

Pedestrians pass a street crossing Friday, May 22, 2020, in Tokyo. Tokyo is still under a coronavirus state of emergency until the end of May though there have been no hard lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo's state of emergency

May. 25, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan set to remove state of emergency from Tokyo, 4 other...

Teacher wants to make rare flower available for landscaping

May. 23, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brigham Young University professor Mikel Stevens will never forget the day when he stumbled across something that was unlike anything he’d ever seen throughout his passion for plants. Stevens had started studying the penstemon flowers of Utah when he made the discovery. He was...

Martha Schebaum shops for flowers at the Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe in Schoharie, N.Y., Friday, May 15, 2020. The Apple Barrel geared up its nursery business as New York allowed selected businesses to re-open in some parts of the state just hours away from pandemic-stricken New York City. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)

Beginning to bloom: New York creaking back to economic life

May. 15, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Idled contractors girded for long-awaited jobs and shoppers browsed spring flowers -- though masks made stopping to smell the roses a problem -- as New York state began slowly restarting its economy Friday in areas spared the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Smaller cities and...