All Blog Posts Tagged 'Gardening&Conservation' (9)

Stained with Blood

The dogwoods are blooming – not where I live in coastal Houston, but farther north and east, in the woods throughout the South. They are the trees in my childhood memories. I was raised in Vestavia Hills, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. Every April, since 1964, the city has held a Dogwood Festival to commemorate…

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Added by Leigh Ann Thornton on April 9, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

CONSERVATION: Nature Talks & A Garden Walk to Help You "Spring Forward"

Who doesn’t love springing forward?  It is always the most beautiful time of the year… when the blossoms are poppin’ and the animals come alive...  So, no more hibernating, nature friends.  It’s time to go outside, learn a few things, and have some fun!

GSTC’s “ON THE WILD SIDE” LECTURE SERIES

On The Wild Side

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Added by Ramey Shirah on March 12, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Antiquing in New Orleans

New Orleans is one of those magical places that oozes inspiration for all of the senses. Your ears will be treated to the rhythmic tunes of jazz and soulful blues in the Quarter. Your tastebuds will be tantilized by the mouthwatering flavors of beignets, seafood gumbo and crawfish etouffe′. But it is your eyes that are inspired the most as they feast upon the architectural and…

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Added by Interior Canvas on November 13, 2013 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

“There’s a Firefly Loose Tonight…” from “Firefly” Lyrics and Music by Ed Sheeran

Do you want to see fireflies? I asked my 9-year-old daughter.

“Oh, yes!” she answered.

“There’s a Firefly Walk this Friday night at Armand Bayou Nature Center. I’ll sign us up.”

And so we went - me, her, and my mother. We arrived in the early evening of an early May day, before the Houston…

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Added by Leigh Ann Thornton on September 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wonderful Wall Coverings!

There's something about a wall covering that adds that extra element of color, energy and texture to a room. From smooth, suede walls in a study to a gingham wallpapered ceiling in a child's room, wall coverings provide a way to unite a space together  and enhance its overall effect.  Fort Worth's Emily Gilbert, of …

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Added by Interior Canvas on September 11, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Farmers Market Florals | Adding Color & Texture to Your Next Fete

arrangement by Front Field Farms

During our first three years of marriage my husband Chris and I lived in Colorado. During our time out west, I developed an unusual but entertaining hobby. I was in Boulder one sunny afternoon, when I snapped a quick picture of…

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Added by Sarah Chancey on August 21, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

My 5 Favorite Fabric Lines!

If you want to stop an interior designer in their tracks, ask them what their favorite fabric lines are. Although the textile industry competition is getting fiercer and fiercer, most people in the design business have their favorites. We thought it would be fun to get one designer to spill the beans on her top picks, and she was all too happy to do it!  Former Nashvillian now…

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Added by Interior Canvas on August 14, 2013 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

Huntsville's Urban Farming Renaissance

Before it was the Rocket City, Huntsville was a sleepy agricultural town known for its cotton and watercress. Today, many residents are returning to those roots by planting community gardens.



By Diana LaChance for Spark Magazine…



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Added by Anna Claire Vollers on October 26, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

CONSERVATION: Track beach trash from Georgia to North Carolina

Beachcombers, residents, and volunteer groups can now use a smartphone application to help track litter on the beaches during clean-ups.  The Georgia Sea Turtle Center (…

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Added by whitney long on July 18, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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