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  • Metal Shaped Into Soundscapes
    Friday May 6, 2016

    Harry Bertoia's sculptures at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City involve clusters of thin metal rods shaped like cattails or elongated brush bristles. When plucked, strummed, ruffled or rubbed, the "sonambients" give off lush, hypnotic sound vibrations. Photo/Video: Denise Blostein.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal: Greater New York
  • Subway Delays, Again, Disrupt Commutes; L.I.R.R. Will Offer Some Discounts
    By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    In what has become a seemingly weekly ritual, a series of problems cropped up across the city during the morning rush, including signal issues and a train with mechanical problems.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • Growing Annual Vinca From Seed: Gathering And Germinating Seeds Of Vinca
    By Mary H. Dyer - Friday Jun 16, 2017

    By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Also known as rose periwinkle or Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), annual vinca is a versatile little stunner with shiny green foliage and blooms of pink, white, rose, red, salmon or purple. Although this plant isn’t frost-hardy, you can grow it as a perennial if you live in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 and above. Collecting vinca seeds from mature plants isn’t difficult, but growing annual vinca from seed is a little trickier. Read on to learn how. How to Gather Vinca Seeds When collecting vinca seeds, look for long, narrow, green seedpods hidden on the stems beneath blooming flowers. Snip or pinch the pods when the petals drop from the blooms and the pods are turning from yellow to brown. Watch the plant carefully. If you wait too long, the pods will split and you’ll lose the seeds. Drop the pods

    Source: Gardening Know How
  • Using Hand Weeder Tools: How To Use A Hand Weeder Tool In The Garden
    By Liz Baessler - Monday Jun 12, 2017

    By Liz Baessler Weeding isn’t fun. The rare lucky gardener can find some zen-like peace in it, but for the rest of us it’s a real pain. There’s no way to make weeding painless, but it can be made bearable, especially if you have the right tools. Keep reading to learn more about using hand weeder tools and how and when to use a hand weeder tool in the garden. What is a Hand Weeder? When people talk about a hand weeder or a hand-held garden weeder, chances are good they’re all thinking of the same tool. A hand weeder is small, about the size of a regular garden trowel. It has a very similar handle in size and shape. Instead of a trowel’s head, however, the handle is attached to a long, thin metal pole that ends in two forking tines that are roughly 1 inch (2.5 cm.) long.

    Source: Gardening Know How
  • Heavy Metal Dino-Rock Band Hevisaurus Makes Kids Roar
    Monday Feb 27, 2017

    A heavy metal band for children called Hevisaurus has become a phenomenon in Finland. The band sings about everything from drinking milk to doing homework. Photo: Agence France Presse/Getty Images

    Source: The Wall Street Journal: A-Hed
  • Controlling Allium Plants – How To Manage Flowering Onions
    By Mary H. Dyer - Wednesday Jun 7, 2017

    By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Allium, known for its pungent aroma, includes more than 500 species, including the familiar onion, garlic, chives and a variety of beautiful flowering plants. Pollinators love the hardy, long-lasting plants, but deer and other critters usually leave them alone. If ornamental alliums are so practical and attractive, how could there be any problems with ornamental alliums in the garden? Read on to learn more. Are Alliums Invasive? Not all allium varieties are well-behaved. Some become weeds that are nearly impossible to get rid of, especially in mild climates. The bad news is that dormant bulbs can remain in the soil for up to six years. The biggest offenders are wild allium (Allium ursinum), wild garlic (Allium vineale), and three-cornered leek (Allium triquetrum). All three spread like wildfire, quickly choking out gentler plants that you try to establish in your garden. There’s

    Source: Gardening Know How
  • What Are Rakes Used For: Different Kinds Of Rakes For Gardening
    By Liz Baessler - Monday Jun 5, 2017

    By Liz Baessler When a lot of people hear rake, they think of the big plastic or bamboo thing used to make leaf piles. And yes, that’s a perfectly legitimate kind of rake, but it’s far from the only one, and not really the best tool for gardening. Keep reading to learn more about the different kinds of rakes and tips for using rakes in gardens. Different Kinds of Rakes for Gardening There are a two very basic types of rakes: Lawn Rake/Leaf Rake – This is the rake that most readily comes to mind when you hear the word rake and think about falling leaves. The tines are long and fan out from the handle, with a cross piece of material (usually metal) holding them in place. The edges of the tines are bent over at about 90 degrees. These rakes are designed to pick up leaves and lawn

    Source: Gardening Know How
  • The Secrets of a Tempura Master
    Monday Aug 15, 2016

    Kyoshi Chikano, a chef at Tempura Matsui in New York City, has specialized in the craft of tempura for 10 years. He is believed to be the city's only tempura master. Photo/Video: Carly Marsh/The Wall Street Journal

    Source: The Wall Street Journal: Greater New York