Coral Bells

first_imgI was hiking around Blue Ridge, Georgia, not long ago and came across a few terrific-looking heuchera, or coral bells, which I had only seen previously for sale in garden centers. All heuchera species are native to the United States, including this Heuchera villosa, which is native to the Southeast from Arkansas to Georgia and north to New York.Heuchera was the Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial Plant of the Year in 1991, and since then, more hybrids and varieties, colors and variegations have been produced than we possibly could have ever imagined.When you look at a plant tag, or a plant for that matter, it is next to impossible to identify which ones have DNA from a species native to your state or region. But then there are times when you think, “By George, there it is!”A variety like ‘Caramel’ is labeled as a hybrid variety of Heuchera villosa. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying everyone in the country should choose ‘Caramel’ or one of the other varieties that might be identified as H. villosa. But to me, it does give a clue that it might have a little more heat tolerance, since Savannah, Georgia, is far from ground zero for the heuchera.Heuchera are considered perennial in zones 4 through 8 and tend to be evergreen in the warmer climates. The plant prefers moist, fertile, organic, rich soil that drains freely. In the landscape, promote sun to partial sun in the North and partial sun to shade in the South. If you are in the South, you must try them as a sunny, cool-season component plant, similar to what you might do for a flowering kale, cabbage or mustard. It will look attractive until around the end of June, which is long after the brassicas have bolted and flowered.Treasure the foliage, but know that the plants produce tall, airy flowers in pink, coral, red or white. Many have foliage so colorful and ornately shaped that it will cause you to stop dead in your tracks, and you couldn’t care less if they ever bloom. These spikes of blossoms do bring in hummingbirds. The plants reach 12 to 16 inches tall and should be spaced 15 to 28 inches apart or as recommended by the variety tag. Varieties like ‘Amber Waves,’ ‘Caramel,’ ‘Crème Brulee,’ ‘Georgia Peach,’ ‘Lava Lamp,’ ‘Mocha,’ ‘Palace Purple’ and ‘Peach Melba’ are just a tiny sampling of those heuchera that have mesmerized me the last few years.No matter where you live in the country, you have a season where the heuchera can perform as a stunning filler plant in your mixed containers. That being said, it’s still rare in my travels for me to find them used in such an artistic endeavor. It is also still rare that I find heuchera in the landscape, as gardeners usually choose other materials.Heuchera is an outstanding plant that deserves a place in the sun, partial shade or shade. Plant them along woodland trails, in front of shrubs. Great combinations can be made with wood fern or autumn fern. Let your artistic nature shine and use them with hostas. But if you are in the South, you must try them as a sunny, cool-season component plant.Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru. For more information about the UGA Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, go to www.coastalgeorgiabg.org.last_img read more

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Chester Borrows: Parents ‘really need to know’

first_imgNZ Herald 29 May 2015THE power of one person to change their world can start with the smallest conversation.During the election campaign, I held a public meeting in Stratford. A mum approached me about a tragic situation involving her daughter, who had been referred for an abortion facilitated by the public health nurse via her school. The parents were not informed and were lied to by the school as to the daughter’s whereabouts.The girl was never counselled post the termination but just dropped off at home. With no knowledge of what had gone on, the parents were left to deal with a sudden irrational change in her behaviour.They placed themselves on suicide watch and worried their way through this terrible situation. The daughter’s behaviour degenerated and involved excessive drinking, anti-social behaviour and self-harm (cutting herself), culminating in a suicide attempt.It was then that it came out that she had been pregnant as a 15-year-old and the school had arranged intervention by the public health nurse, who had taken her to Family Planning which led, inevitably, to an abortion.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503423&objectid=11456738last_img read more

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Raspberry Star Dessert.

first_img Share Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens Share Raspberry Star DessertThis beautiful dessert will be the center of attention at any holiday party. A jiggly gelatin star is drizzled with sweet marshmallow-sour cream sauce to create a pretty treat that will surprise guests with its raspberry flavor and fancy appearance. You can also use this recipe to make a tasty salad.Ingredients:1 6-ounce package raspberry-flavored gelatin2 cups boiling water1 16-ounce jar applesauce1 10-ounce package frozen red raspberries in syrup, thawed1/2 cup tiny marshmallows1 to 2 tablespoons milk1/4 cup dairy sour cream5 cup star-shape gelatin mold Share Tweetcenter_img 44 Views   no discussions Food & DiningLifestyle Raspberry Star Dessert. by: – July 9, 2011 Directions:Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Let stand about 30 minutes to cool. Stir in the applesauce and raspberries with their syrup. Pour into a 5- to 6-cup mold. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours or until firm. Remove from mold.For drizzle, in a small saucepan combine marshmallows and milk. Cook and stir over low heat until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat; let stand about 10 minutes. Stir in the sour cream.Place mixture in a clear plastic bag. Snip off a corner of the bag and drizzle the mixture over the salad. Chill in refrigerator about 1 hour or until firm. Garnish the salad with the drizzle up to 4 hours before serving. Makes 8 servings.Frosted Raspberry Salad: Prepare salad as above, except pour gelatin mixture into an 8x8x2-inch pan. Cover and chill salad as directed. For topping, combine 2 cups tiny marshmallows and 1/3 cup milk. Cook and stir over low heat until the marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in one 8-ounce carton dairy sour cream. Spread over the gelatin. Chill at least 1 hour or until topping is firm. Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Westport Husband, Wife Arrested On Drug Charges

first_imgA Decatur County couple is facing multiple drug offenses after a year long investigation by police.Michael Lawles and Tammy Lawles were arrested after a search of their home in the Westport area revealed marijuana and other drugs, police say.The investigation was launched in 2012 when detectives from the Greensburg Police Department observed higher than normal purchasing patterns of cold medication containing pseudoephedrine by Michael Lawles.Then in September of this year, Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen contacted Greensburg Police with information that Lawles may have been in engaged in dealing marijuana from their home on State Road 3.According to Greensburg Police Chief Stacey Chasteen, shortly after receiving the information, detectives received additional information that Michaels wife, Tammy was working at a local eatery in Greensburg, and allegedly distributing methamphetamines while on the job.Westport Police received numerous tips about high volume traffic coming and going from the Lawles residence, as well as leads on who may have been purchasing marijuana from the home.Police in Greensburg and Westport began working a joint investigation, and as a result of the intelligence collected,  a search warrant was issued.On Thursday, officers executed the warrant at the Lawles home.“With the assistance of Westport Police Department canine Keno, over 470 grams of marijuana was located inside the residence,” Chasteen said.“The marijuana was packaged consistently in the manner in which marijuana is shipped by Mexican drug trafficking organizations to the United States. Additional evidence located indicates that the multiple bricks of marijuana were being broken down into smaller quantities for distribution/ sale from the Lawles residence,” Chasteen added.Michael Lawles was charged with possession of methamphetamines (class B felony) and dealing in marijuana (class C felony).Tammy Lawles was charged with possession of a controlled substances (class C felony) and dealing in marijuana.last_img read more

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Twisters And Eagles Split Baseball Doubleheader

first_imgOA at JCD Baseball DH (4-12).Game 1.OA          010 010 0              2   5   1JCD         000 050 x              5   2   0OA Hitting-Nick Bischoff 1-4, rbi; Corey Schuman 1-2, run, bb; Jacob Kessens 0-2, rbi; Tanner Alley 1-1; Tyler Hesselbrock 1-1, run, bb, hbp;and Bryce Ahaus  0-2, bb.OA Pitching-Jacob Kessens 4.2 IP, 4 runs, 0 earned, 0 hits, 4 k, 6 bb  Loss; Tyler Hogg  1.1 IP, 1 earned run, 2 hits, 1 k, 0 bb  wild pitch.Game 2.OA          301 412 0              11   11   4JCD         152 000 0              8    11    3OA Hitting-Nick Bischoff 0-4, run, 2 bb; Matty Hurm 1-4, run, bb, rbi, sb; Josh Kinker 3-4, 2 runs, rbi; Corey Schuman 2-5, run, rbi, reached on E twice; Drew Kloepfer 2-5, 2 runs, reached on E; Jacob Kessens 0-1, 3 bb, hbp, rbi;  Aaron Huber  run; Tanner Alley 1-3, 2 rbi, hbp, bb; Chase Hogg  run; Tyler Hesselbrock 0-3, run, 2 bb, rbi;  andBryce Ahaus 1-3, run, 2 rbi, double, 2bb, sb.OA Pitching-Corey Schuman 4 IP, 8 runs, 3 earned, 9 hits, 0 k, 2 bb, wild pitch, Win; Tyler Hogg 3 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 k, 2 bb  save.Varsity Record: 1-2Next Game: 4/19/14 vs. S. Dearborn at Union County Invite.Submitted by OA Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

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Watford revival continues with win over Wolves

first_imgRelatedPosts Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs Spurs sign right-back Doherty from Wolves Ten-man Watford continued their fine run of form under new manager Nigel Pearson with a 2-1 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday. The win boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation from the 2019/2020 English Premier League. Gerard Delofeu and Abdoulaye Doucoure fired Watford ahead before Pedro Neto pulled one back for Wolves. The visitors though failed to capitalise on a numerical advantage in the last 20 minutes after defender Christian Kabasele was sent off for the hosts. Deulofeu opened the scoring with a neat 30th minute finish when he beat goalkeeper Rui Patricio with a crisp low shot into the far corner after good work by Ismaila Sarr. Doucoure made it 2-0 in the 49th minute when he cut inside from the left and found the top corner with a firm drive. The shot clipped Wolves defender Conor Coady and left Patricio stranded. Neto reduced the arrears on the hour with a heavily-deflected effort which sailed over Ben Foster. Wolves then piled the pressure after Kabasele was shown a straight red card following a VAR review. The centre-back was originally booked for hauling down Diogo Jota just outside the penalty area. But Watford held on in the closing stages to celebrate their third league win coupled with one draw under Pearson.Tags: Abdoulaye DoucoureGerard DelofeuNigel PearsonPedro NetoWatfordWolverhampton Wandererslast_img read more

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No date set for Russia clash

first_img Northern Ireland would prefer a different date as their British-based players will have been in their off-season for several weeks by then. Reports had suggested June 11 had been decided upon, but a spokesman for the IFA told Press Association Sport: “No date has been set as yet for the Northern Ireland v Russia game. Discussions are ongoing.” Press Association The Irish Football Association have denied reports that Northern Ireland’s postponed World Cup qualifier against Russia has been rearranged for June 11.center_img The fixture was called off on successive days last month due to heavy snow and ice at Windsor Park. The rival associations have been discussing potential dates, with Russia favouring the June window as they are already playing Portugal on June 7. last_img read more

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Ferguson future announcement expected

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson has arrived at Manchester United’s Carrington training complex amid massive speculation an announcement will be made about his future. Press Association United did not respond to any requests for information about Ferguson’s position on Tuesday night. However, for a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, it is impossible to imagine reports that such a senior figure is considering whether to end his long association with the Red Devils can go unchecked. The announcement could come as early as Wednesday morning, although there was no hint of anything different from Ferguson as he swept into Carrington, on the outskirts of Manchester, just before 7am. center_img Ferguson confirmed on Friday that he would attend Chester Races on Wednesday along with his playing squad, which follows on from their golf day on a course quite close to United’s plush training ground. The present silence from United has allowed Ferguson’s status to be questioned in a manner never previously witnessed. Only last weekend, in his programme notes for Sunday’s Premier League defeat by Chelsea, Ferguson insisted he was intent on carrying on indefinitely. Basking in the triumph of his 13th Premier League title, he said: “This team of champions is not going away – we are here for the long ride. We will get better and if we apply ourselves in our normal fashion I see our 20th league title as nothing but the start of another decade of success. “Whether I will be here to oversee another decade of success remains to be seen, but I certainly don’t have any plans at the moment to walk away from what I believe will be something special and worth being around to see.” However, chatter over his future dates back 12 months to the nosebleeds he suffered at a dinner in his native Scotland, which caused him to be taken to hospital. Although Ferguson himself insisted there was no problem, having been told he had taken too many short flights by the United team doctor, Wigan chairman Dave Whelan pointedly claimed this season would be the Scot’s last. Ferguson subsequently failed to travel to pre-season matches in Sweden and Germany and also sat out a mid-winter training camp in Qatar. Then, last week, United privately confirmed Ferguson had been booked in for hip surgery in August, after the club’s pre-season tour, which involves trips to Thailand, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. It seemed strange timing given the former Aberdeen manager could have had whatever procedure he requires immediately. Repeatedly over the last few years, Ferguson has said his health would be the key to his own longevity. On Monday night, there was a massive gamble on David Moyes to join United in the summer, with further speculation that he would leave Everton to become Ferguson’s assistant. last_img read more

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Bannon Addresses Arrest “Fiasco” After Pleading Not Guilty to Fraud

first_imgSteve Bannon, former adviser to President Trump, had some strong words for detractors on Thursday, after pleading not guilty to fraud charges and leaving a Manhattan courthouse.“This entire fiasco is to stop people who want to build the wall,” he told reporters.Earlier in the day, Bannon and three individuals from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service who organized a group called “We Build the Wall,” had been arrested on a yacht near Connecticut.Federal prosecutors charged them with defrauding donors in order to help pay for Trump’s border wall with Mexico.The 66-year-old, who served in Trump’s administration during its first seven months, pleaded guilty via video conference in the courthouse.Oops! But who cares, somebody up There likes me…— Steven Bannon (@SteveKBannon) August 20, 2020 He was then released on bail, which includes a $5 million bond.Bannon also agreed to bail conditions that keep him from from traveling on private airplanes, yachts or boats without the court’s permission.Meanwhile, each of the individuals involved was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering.Each of the counts carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.President Trump says he was unaware of the group and its effort.last_img read more

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Indian Premier League Ashwin fined for slow over-rate against Delhi Capitals

first_img New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow-over rate during the Indian Premier League match against Delhi Capitals here.”As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Ashwin was fined Rs 12 lakh,” read an IPL statement.Ashwin is the fourth captain to be fined for slow over-rate in the ongoing season of the IPL after Mumbai Indian’s Rohit Sharma, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli and Rajasthan Royals’ recently-sacked skipper Ajinkya Rahane. Kings XI Punjab lost to Delhi Capitals by five wickets on Saturday night here at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground.Meanwhile, after losing to Delhi in a close encounter, Kings XI Punjab occupies fourth spot in the points table winning five games and losing as many. With four games still to go, Punjab needs to win at least three to qualify for the playoffs. Last year, they lost the momentum at this very stage and finished in the bottom half of the table. However, the head coach believes that destiny of the team is in their own hands. Punjab will play their next game against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on April 24. (With Inputs: PTI) Ravichandran Ashwin fined for slow-over rate against Delhi Capitals. Punjab has lost five games and won as many. Punjab will play their next game against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 24.  highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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