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What's in Bloom: The Rocket

...sunny summer afternoons - something that rarely happens here in cloudy Southeast. The Rocket is not a plant for small gardens, however, as it forms clumps that can be more than four feet across with leaves up to twelve inches across.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/whats-bloom-rocket
Outdoors
Urban Decay Part III: Downtown Juneau's progress

...organization is doing to revitalize downtown.Twilight Cafe won that award this year for its improved storefront, including a garden, outdoor seating and bigger windows."We've been thinking about (doing more improvements) for a long time," co-owner...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/urban-decay-part-iii-downtown-juneaus-p
Local
Teen summer program grows veggies and leaders

...backyards, but from 10 raised beds, a small "farm" in the arboretum's 16-acre Agricultural Village, and assorted other gardens.They include those cultivated by the formidable Herman, 53, of Mount Airy, a longtime proponent of healthy cooking and...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-27/teen-summer-program-grows-veggies-a
Neighbors
Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

...about $25 million to renovate a historic gas works building into a brewery, packaging and distribution center, restaurant and garden set to open late next year or early 2016. Escondido, California-based Stone - one of the top 10 biggest craft breweries...

http://juneauempire.com/alcohol/2014-07-27/thirst-us-craft-beer-grows-overseas
Senior roommates: a growing US trend

...program at Open Communities in the Chicago suburbs. "They don't want to be just with other seniors. Maybe they love their garden, their tool shed, and they would have to give that up if they move into senior housing."At the New York Foundation for...

http://juneauempire.com/ambrose-housing-aid-center/2014-07-27/senior-roommates-g
The evolution of 'Godzilla': Japanese fans weigh in

...ambitious American news reporters, a French spy, a scientist studying Chernobyl and a bunch of Godzilla eggs in Madison Square Garden.A big no-no to Godzilla fans was the monster's fate at the end of the movie.Yoshihiko Horie, 54, hated the 1998 film...

http://juneauempire.com/actor/2014-07-27/evolution-godzilla-japanese-fans-weigh
What's in Bloom: Bighead Knapweed

...Arboretum when it's in bloom. While many knapweeds are listed as highly invasive, C. macrocephala is well-mannered in gardens here in Southeast Alaska. However, in Washington and Alberta, Canada, it is listed as a noxious weed. This large perennial...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/whats-bloom-bighead-knapweed
Outdoors
Growth through gardening

...only things growing in the Glory Hole's garden.Behind the shelter rests a vast terraced garden, now in its fifth year, and in the heat...to it than that."Ever since we had the garden, the space around the Glory Hole really improved...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/growth-through-gardening
Local
Twilight Cafe named most-improved storefront at Storefront Star Awards

...added a covered entryway, took down a barricade and planted a garden out front. Their work paid off: The business owners took home...love flowers, and he does very good planting."Although the garden took a small financial investment, it has improved the look...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/twilight-cafe-named-most-improved-store
Local
Gustavus meadows

...four of 'em!), song sparrows, tree swallows, robins, hummers, and even two very new, tiny spotted sandpipers in the garden, plus a nest full of barn swallows almost ready to fledge, we set out to poke around in some of the wet meadows that lie on...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/gustavus-meadows
Outdoors

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