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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 5, 1998
THANKS TO Patti Cannaday's fifth-grade class, the front lobby at Mount Airy Elementary School has become home to a thriving aquatic ecosystem -- better known to most of us as a water garden.A permanent display, the 50-gallon water garden is representative of a balanced water habitat. Featuring living and nonliving things, the water garden, designed by the children, includes water plants, rocks, Japanese pond snails, tadpoles and goldfish.The pupils worked together to design the water garden in conjunction with a science unit on populations and ecosystems.
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Susan Reimer | June 26, 2013
When Mateusz Rozanski and Kelly Cross planted a tiny boxwood hedge in front of their Maryland Avenue house, they woke the next morning to find all the expensive little shrubs gone. So they planted the twin patches of dirt again, and again the plants disappeared. And again. But they just kept planting. And in a kind of urban miracle, their optimism overwhelmed the vandalism, and the thieves just gave up trying to steal their gardens. "Something just clicked," said Mr. Rozanski, "and it started being respected.
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By Liz Atwood, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
The demise of a large triple-trunk poplar in her backyard 18 years ago created the opportunity for Diana Curran to build her water garden retreat. "It was my husband's idea," says Curran, a dance teacher at Bryn Mawr School. "He said, 'Why don't we get a pond?'" They started with a hole and a mound of dirt. A contractor graded the earth and helped build a stone wall around the pond. Once the pond was filled, Curran began planting around it. She started with unmarked plants she bought at an auction and spent two seasons figuring out what she had purchased.
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By Liz Atwood, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
The demise of a large triple-trunk poplar in her backyard 18 years ago created the opportunity for Diana Curran to build her water garden retreat. "It was my husband's idea," says Curran, a dance teacher at Bryn Mawr School. "He said, 'Why don't we get a pond?'" They started with a hole and a mound of dirt. A contractor graded the earth and helped build a stone wall around the pond. Once the pond was filled, Curran began planting around it. She started with unmarked plants she bought at an auction and spent two seasons figuring out what she had purchased.
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By Beth Smith and Beth Smith,Special to The Sun | September 25, 1994
When Jannette and Skip Lawrence found a brick and cedar contemporary house in Phoenix, they wasted no time buying it.Both lovers of modern interior design, they had been looking for just the right home to decorate with their own contemporary collection of furniture, which was, at the time, languishing inside a two-story Colonial in Harford County. One week after seeing the Phoenix home, they made an offer. Nearly two and a half years later, they have no regrets."I really loved this house when I saw it," says Mrs. Lawrence, a marketing representative with Bell Atlantic Corp.
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August 18, 1996
I can't wait to come home from work and unwind beside my water garden. But my hardy waterlilies are closed by late afternoon. Is there any way to prolong their blooming time?Night-blooming tropical waterlilies would be perfect for your water garden. Blossoms remain open from late afternoon until midmorning of the next day. Many are fragrant, their sweet scent perfuming the night air. They also make wonderful cut flowers.Tropical waterlilies are not cold-hardy, however, and should be considered annuals.
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June 4, 2004
Main Street concerts set in Westminster The Westminster Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring free Music on Main Street concerts at noon every Friday this month on the Locust Lane stage off East Main Street. Scheduled concerts are Eat Your Neighbors today; Mike Selby on June 11; Al Parsons on June 18; and Tony Denikos on June 25. Coffey Music is sponsoring the performers. For information on performers, call 410-848-5003. Information: 410-848-6962. Coffeehouse planned at Finksburg church The Cedarhurst Unitarian Universalist congregation will hold a coffeehouse tomorrow at the church, 2912 Clubhouse Road, Finksburg.
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August 11, 1996
Before we answer today's questions, we'd like to introduce ourselves. We are the horticultural consultants of the Home and Garden Information Center, state employees whose job it is to answer all of your questions about plants in the house and garden.The center, in Howard County, was created six years ago to meet homeowner needs that historically had been met by each county's cooperative extension agent. (Yes, extension agents still exist, but they don't deal with homeowners anymore.) We are a toll-free phone service operated by the University of Maryland's Cooperative Extension Service.
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By New York Times News Service | September 18, 1994
Until Oct. 16, the 7 1/2 -acre park of the chateau of Chaumont-sur-Loire is open for the third International Garden Festival. Twenty-seven individual gardens have been designed by artists and landscape designers invited from France, Japan, Argentina, Sweden, Spain and Germany, among other countries.Three Americans have taken part: Lynden B. Miller and Gail Wittwer, designers, and Bob Wilson, a theater director. Each participant was given a 2,600-square-foot plot on which to unleash his or her fancy on the theme of acclimatization.
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By Beth Smith | March 17, 1996
Swimming pools, ponds, water gardens and fountains bring something intrinsic to the human psyche. Just looking at water seems to soothe the weary soul and spark within one a kinship with nature. For centuries, landscapers have been aware of this phenomena and have responded to it by creating gardens with water features."I think there are a lot of different reasons for adding water to a garden," says landscape architect Carol Macht. "On the practical level, water brings color, light, movement and sound to a garden.
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April 22, 2011
Maryland Relay A presentation about Maryland Relay, a free public service that helps those with hearing or speech loss to communicate, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Captioned Telephone Service is for people who are hearing-impaired and don't have understandable speech. Maryland Accessible Telecommunications distributes free amplified and captioned phones, ring signalers, TTYs and other assistive devices to qualified applicants who have difficulty using a standard telephone.
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By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to the Sun | January 21, 2007
A softly burbling water garden in the family room or a mini-bog garden in the sunroom is like a horticultural hors d'oeuvre; it keeps the garden-hungry gardener from starving during the dark days of winter. It is also a way to whet young appetites for the marvels of aquatic ecosystems. "If you have fish in it, you can watch the gills open and close when water is flowing through their bodies and transferring oxygen," says Carl Sefa, aquatic consultant at Valley View Farms in Cockeysville.
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By JON TRAUNFELD AND ELLEN NIBALI and JON TRAUNFELD AND ELLEN NIBALI,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 5, 2006
WE HAVE HORRIBLE JAPANESE BEETLES ON OUR PLANTS, BUT I KNOW IT'S LATE TO PUT GRUB KILLER ON MY LAWN. DO I NEED TO WORRY? Most lawns never have a grub problem, just the occasional grub here and there, even when beetle populations are high. Grass roots grow faster than grubs can eat, unless we're having a severe drought. Ironically, it's the irrigated lawn in the neighborhood that may have the worst grub problem, because Japanese beetles will flock to it at egg-laying time. Soft, moist soil makes egg-laying easier, and baby grubs will flourish there.
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By BETH BOTTS and BETH BOTTS,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 22, 2006
The 100-square-foot rain garden that Eric and Lusana Cacioppo dug in their Melrose Park, Ill., yard two years ago works like a charm. No more waterlogged lawn, no more standing water and, voila, far, far fewer mosquitoes. The garden is thriving; the goldenrod is so happy it is getting too fat and bushy and will have to be thinned. That tends to happen with rain garden plants: They like the life. What is a rain garden? It's not a water garden. Not a puddle (that's what the Cacioppos had before, kept wet not only by rain but by underground springs)
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June 4, 2004
Main Street concerts set in Westminster The Westminster Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring free Music on Main Street concerts at noon every Friday this month on the Locust Lane stage off East Main Street. Scheduled concerts are Eat Your Neighbors today; Mike Selby on June 11; Al Parsons on June 18; and Tony Denikos on June 25. Coffey Music is sponsoring the performers. For information on performers, call 410-848-5003. Information: 410-848-6962. Coffeehouse planned at Finksburg church The Cedarhurst Unitarian Universalist congregation will hold a coffeehouse tomorrow at the church, 2912 Clubhouse Road, Finksburg.
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By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Chris Guy and Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2003
ROCK HALL - The trolley used to stop at Linda and Richard Schauer's water garden so riders could gaze at the goldfish and lily pads in the gurgling pond. Drivers stopped yesterday to gawk at the swamp left behind by Tropical Storm Isabel, searching vainly for the beauty that once drew the lovelorn to crouch on the stones at night. "It's really hard to believe now, but people in this town used to be proud of this water garden," said Linda Schauer, an illustrator who spent three nights in an emergency shelter before venturing back to her home.
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By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Chris Guy and Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2003
ROCK HALL - The trolley used to stop at Linda and Richard Schauer's water garden so riders could gaze at the goldfish and lily pads in the gurgling pond. Drivers stopped yesterday to gawk at the swamp left behind by Tropical Storm Isabel, searching vainly for the beauty that once drew the lovelorn to crouch on the stones at night. "It's really hard to believe now, but people in this town used to be proud of this water garden," said Linda Schauer, an illustrator who spent three nights in an emergency shelter before venturing back to her home.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 14, 2002
NOT LONG ago, my husband returned from one of his frequent bicycle rides with a question for me. Thinking I might know the answer since I enjoy different kinds of gardens he asked, "What is a gallopoff garden?" This led to me asking him a lot of questions such as how is the word spelled and where did he hear about this. I had no idea what it was. He said that he passed a sign on a fence asking for volunteers who might be interested in working on the therapeutic Gallopoff Gardens. I was intrigued, so I called for an appointment and visited the Windsor and Murphy Stables, located at Andover Farms on Andover Road.
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August 11, 2002
State insurance agency offers help for consumers A representative from the Maryland Insurance Administration will be at the state comptroller's office in Westminster from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at 532 Baltimore Blvd., Suite 306. Residents who have questions about their insurance coverage or who need help filing a complaint against their insurance company are encouraged to attend. Appointments are not required. Information: 800-492-6116. Water garden festival set for next weekend Your Companions Country Store/Reflections of Nature Garden center will hold a Water Garden Festival on Saturday and Aug. 18 near Eldersburg.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 14, 2002
NOT LONG ago, my husband returned from one of his frequent bicycle rides with a question for me. Thinking I might know the answer since I enjoy different kinds of gardens he asked, "What is a gallopoff garden?" This led to me asking him a lot of questions such as how is the word spelled and where did he hear about this. I had no idea what it was. He said that he passed a sign on a fence asking for volunteers who might be interested in working on the therapeutic Gallopoff Gardens. I was intrigued, so I called for an appointment and visited the Windsor and Murphy Stables, located at Andover Farms on Andover Road.
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