Seaweed compost supplements and “manure” made from beans will be among the top garden trends of 2023, the Royal Horticultural Society has predicted.

As regenerative gardening becomes fashionable, experts in the horticulture charity’s gardens have been demonstrating how to tend beautiful plants in a more eco-friendly way, protecting the soil rather than extracting it from it.

People will also learn how to attract creatures previously malignant as pests into their garden for the unexpected benefits they can bring. The RHS said its garden advice service was receiving more inquiries about encouraging a greater abundance of wildlife to their gardens to fend off more troublesome species. These include wasps that predate on caterpillars, slugs that can help recycle decaying material, and aphids that provide food for ladybirds, and lacewing and hoverfly larvae.

Dr Mark Gush, head of environmental horticulture at the RHS, said: “Regenerative gardening is all about improving the environmental

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‘Pride Night at Winter Garden a Glow’ at The Idaho Botanical Garden, is billed as a family-friendly event.

BOISE, Idaho — Pride Night at Winter Garden a Glow at The Idaho Botanical Garden, is billed as a family-friendly event that is put on by Boise Pride and features the Boise Gay Men’s Chorus and Boise Women’s Chorus, free holiday snacks, photos with memorable holiday characters and a variety of other festivities.

However, on social media, there’s been a call from certain groups like the Idaho Liberty Dogs, that bill themselves as, “a grassroots group of citizens standing up for our constitutional rights and freedoms,” to protest the event. Their followers have been calling the Garden and some comments on their Facebook page calling for arming themselves and shaming any parent who brings their child to the event.

“Call the Idaho Botanical Garden and demand them to cancel Drag Santa

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High lettuce costs are coming for Olive Garden’s never-ending salad.

Darden Restaurants, which owns the casual dining chain in addition to Longhorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and other restaurant chains, said that a spike in wholesale lettuce prices led to a big hit in the quarter ending November 27.

“It was, call it, $4 million to $5 million impact in the quarter,” Darden CFO Raj Vennam said during a Friday analyst call discussing financial results. “That’s meaningful.”

He pointed to “poor growing conditions and weather-related events” as reasons for the price increase.

Extreme weather like droughts and flooding, in addition to produce and animal diseases, has squeezed supply and led to wild price swings across food items this year.

Olive Garden's parent company said high lettuce costs had a $4-$5 million impact in the quarter ending November 27.

The price of eggs, for example, has been soaring because of a deadly avian flu that’s harmful to egg-laying hens. In Florida, a disease called citrus greening

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This holiday season, more than 500,000 lights brighten Longwood Gardens.

friday, the lights were named the best in the country.

The Kennett Square site won the best botanical garden holiday lights in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice contest. This is the fifth year the garden won the contest.

Longwood Gardens competed against nine other gardens with holiday lights, from Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens to River of Lights at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A panel of experts and 10 Best editors picked the nominees. The top 10 were selected by public voting.

Longwood Gardens’ holiday lights have a botanical splendor theme. They’ll be up through Jan. 8. Here’s a look at the lights plus a quiz.

Test your knowledge of Longwood Gardens Christmas, the best botanical lights in the country [quiz, video]

Longwood Gardens celebrates the holidays with lots and lots of lights: lining a tunnel, wrapping tall trees, floating in the water and dangling overhead.

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It was morning in the valley, and I knew it had hailed outside and all the water was ice. The birds were frantically feeding on all the seeds; there’s a group of about 30 that come here often. When I went out to feed them, I saw there was a goldfinch that was frozen. It was a few minutes away from death!

My dad and I brought the bird inside. She wouldn’t open her mouth to drink. We started to worry, so we piled her up in warm blankets. There was still a chance she could stay alive, and just then she started to drink. She was really thirsty so we got her a dropper and some warm water, and I looked up how to save a freezing bird. I was scared that she might be in pain. She was so gentle, small and fragile.

Summer with the frozen goldfinch.
Summer with the frozen
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On a weekend morning in mid-August, customers trickle into a St. Paul driveway for a mini farmers market.

The incentive to arrive early is not just to nab the freshest of the fresh produce — it also betters the odds that you’ll walk away with one of Betty’s pies. And, no, this is not Betty’s Pies of Two Harbors fame.

Rather, these pies are baked by Betty Lotterman, who hosts driveway markets and makes fresh baked goods from the produce she grows. Blueberry pies and muffins were the special of the day.

“I like the pies because they’re not too sweet,” said neighbor Kim Strain, who shops there for the food and for the greater-good business model. “It’s Betty’s interest in growing organic and not creating waste. She believes that everyone has the right to good food.”

To Strain and others who shop there, Lotterman, dubbed the Pie Lady, is

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Flourishing houseplants, bountiful herbs and dried flowers are among the gardening trends set to bloom in 2023, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has predicted.

The annual predictions, based on horticultural trends and gardener inquiries, focus on planet-friendly gardening. According to the RHS, next year will see green-fingered enthusiasts dabble in innovative sustainable techniques, encourage more wildlife onto their patches, and be more water-wise following a summer of droughts.

‘In 2022 the charity predicted the rise of red-fleshed apples which this year benefited from extreme summer temperatures making them sweeter and even more rich in color, and confident planting with the RHS’ Flower Shows celebrating a riot of reds, purples and yellows, ‘ says Guy Barter, RHS Chief Horticulturist.

‘Next year we expect gardeners to garden more than ever with nature and the environment in mind, a trend that has been swelling year on year and is set to become the

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a collection of wildflowers in a meadow in the hazy summer sunshine

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The RHS have shared their predictions on what will be big in the world of gardening and horticulture in 2023.

As with all areas of life, the RHS predicts that many of the UK’s 30 million gardeners will be looking for more sustainable techniques to use while gardening. They will also garden with nature in mind. They suggest people will be looking to improve soil health, to conserve water and to encourage wildlife.

Other predictions include non-traditional lawns, green landscaping and welcoming weeds.

The RHS’ 2023 gardening predictions:

1. Thriving houseplants

    Winter spells cold aside, the climate is generally warming, meaning we will be using our central heating less across the year. This is good news for our houseplant friends as they don’t like the dry and hot air from our central heating.

    2. Regenerative gardening

    2024 will see the ban of peat-based bagged compost

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    Kentucky couldn’t get the job done tonight vs. UCLA, but the Big Blue Nation in Madison Square Garden did its part. Shoutout to the fans who made the trip to New York to cheer on the Cats. Your presence was heard! I hope you’re out enjoying the city right now, but if you’re upset and scrolling like the rest of us, here are some pictures from the game along with notes from the 63-53 loss from UK Athletics.

    Kentucky vs. UCLA Game Notes

    Final Scores: No.

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    The “Keep Calm and Travel to Japan” image by Mojtaba Yaghoobi is among the showcase posts that captured the most attention in the past two years! And today, I’m delighted to showcase the making of this fantastic work. Enjoy!

    I am Mojtaba Yaghoobi from Sari, Iran. I’m quite willing to give you some details on this personal project, which shows my pure interest in the unique, mesmerizing traditional architecture of Japan.

    But first, I would like to appreciate Ronen, who has provided such a superb connection among all 3D artists worldwide and had a significant role in developing this industry. I’m deeply grateful for having such a magnificent opportunity provided by him.


    The project name is “Keep Calm and Travel to Japan”. This project has been done in less than one day, and I’ve tried to put my deepest feelings and efforts into it. The principle of my work

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