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Rochester Garden Club Gives Outdoor Camp Scholarships

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Chace catches a "keeper"
Chace catches a “keeper” (from Kristen Browe)

The Rochester Garden Club has initiated a new scholarship program for elementary school students in the Rochester area this year. As a part of its mission, the club supports environmental education and is especially interested in helping students of all ages experience the natural world. Graduating seniors receive scholarships toward college degrees in environmental studies, middle school students are sent to a weeklong 4-H sponsored sleep away camp for environmental education and now elementary students can attend the “Nature Discovery Camp” hosted by the City of Rochester Hills.

In late June, Chace Browe (age 7) enjoyed his outdoor experience with the help of naturalists at Bloomer Park. He had great fun observing “the biggest crayfish” in the water and wanted to pet the wild turkeys they found

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6 ways to turn your garden into a cosy outdoor cubbyhole

This year, our gardens have become places of solace where we can escape daily stresses and enjoy some fresh air, nature and green fingered activities. As nights draw in, leaves start to fall and season change, we can still make the most of our precious outdoor spaces by turning them into warm and welcoming garden rooms.



a bunch of items that are on display: With fire pits, blankets and mood enhancers


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With fire pits, blankets and mood enhancers

“People want to give their garden a cosy feel this year, truly making it an extension of indoors,” says Jonny Brierly, CEO of Moda Furnishings. “With the introduction of softer outdoor-use upholstery, lighting, accessories and fire pits, they are applying the same interest in the design of their homes to their gardens.”

So, on that note, here are some great ideas for extending the season and turning your garden into an outdoor haven.

1. Create shelter



a statue of a person


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If you’re going to enjoy your garden

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Trump plans to hold outdoor event at White House while still possibly infected

  • President Donald Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House on Saturday with hundreds of people in attendance, even though he hasn’t released a negative test for COVID-19, ABC News and The New York Times reported. 
  • The outlets said Trump would address a crowd gathered on the White House lawn from one of the White House’s balconies. 
  • Trump also plans to travel to a rally in Florida on Monday. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

President Donald Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House on Saturday with hundreds of people in attendance before he has released a negative test for COVID-19, outlets including ABC News and The New York Times reported on Friday.

ABC and The Times said Trump was set to give an outdoor speech from one of the White House’s balconies to a group of supporters attending a separate event

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$2.5M Glass House in Illinois Blurs the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

For those with any trepidation about living in a glass house, an Illinois home may change your mind.

The listing agent for a glass house in Northfield, IL, which is on the market for $2.5 million, says its design is likely to surprise you.

The home was designed by the architect Thomas Roszak, who was named one of the country’s best residential architects by Architectural Digest in 2005. Roszak’s other projects include Parkline Condos in Chicago and InterContinental Miami.

“The way that he designed it made it feel very intimate. You don’t feel like you’re in a glass house,” says Carrie McCormick of @properties.


It’s had just a single owner since it was built in 2002—the architect himself. He designed the 5,500-square-foot pad, which consists of glass cubes stacked atop one another. There’s very little a buyer will need to do except to move on in.

One reason is

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Pence defends ‘outdoor’ Rose Garden event linked to coronavirus spread

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White House Quietly Told Vets Group It Might Have Exposed Them to COVID

On the same day President Donald Trump acknowledged contracting the coronavirus, the White House quietly informed a veterans group that there was a COVID-19 risk stemming from a Sept. 27 event honoring the families of fallen U.S. service members, the head of that charitable organization told The Daily Beast.The White House warning, which came on Oct. 2, is the earliest known outreach to visitors of the complex that there was a risk of coronavirus emerging from the grounds where the president, the first lady, and at least 17 of his aides, according to Politico, have now tested positive for the virus.The Sept. 27 event to honor Gold Star families came the day after the White House hosted a celebration for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett that appears to have been an early source

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Inside Salman Khan’s Luxurious Chalet With An Outdoor Garden

Bigg Boss 14: A still from Ashley Rebello’s video (courtesy ashley_rebello)

Highlights

  • ‘Bigg Boss 14’ is all set to premiere on Saturday
  • Salman Khan will host the show this year as well
  • So far, the only confirmed contestant is Jaan Kumar Sanu

New Delhi:

Just a day ahead of the Bigg premiere, fans got treated to a detailed tour of Salman Khan’s chalet on the sets of Bigg Boss 14. Designer Ashley Rebello shared a video of the interiors of Salman’s house on Instagram and wrote: “His little Bigg Boss 14 chalet , a sneak peak for you.” To start with, there’s nothing “little” about the villa, which opens into an outdoor garden, equipped with multiple seating areas. The decor of the house is as quirky and edgy as it can get with indoor plants and a colour theme of yellow and grey. Moreover, we all

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Kinytech Outdoor TV Enclosure – Creates a great Outdoor Home Theater Entertainment.

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Los Angeles, CA ( TS Newswire ) — 27 Sep 2020

Creating a TV or movie watching environments in your garden is becoming more and more popular. Many families spend time outside with their kids & friends through the spring, summer, autumn, even winter with some favorite garden furniture. But how to make full use of the best season is a big challenge. The children are at home and want to invite their friends here on holiday. There will be a swimming pool in your backyard, or you can barbecue outdoors. So far, when you have a barbecue in the open air, most of us still have to go back to the house to watch our favorite TV shows, sports, or games.

Well, Kinytech outdoor TV enclosure and outdoor projector

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Stunning Wheaton Home With Outdoor Fireplace And Kitchen

WHEATON, IL — Nestled on two picturesque acres near Illinois Prairie Path, this palatial Wheaton home has everything you’ll need to entertain guests year-round. A large stone fireplace and outdoor kitchen are just some of the amenities you’ll find in this exquisite property, which also features a bar, wine cellar and outdoor basketball court.



a street sign on top of a lush green field: With an outdoor fireplace, indoor bar and wine cellar, you can entertain guests year-round.


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With an outdoor fireplace, indoor bar and wine cellar, you can entertain guests year-round.

  • Address: 701 Plamondon Rd, Wheaton, Illinois
  • Price: $1,849,000
  • Square Feet: 8650
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5 Full and 2 Half Baths
  • Built: 2007
  • Features: Perfectly situated on nearly 2 acres of rolling pastoral grounds and nestled between the renowned Chicago Golf Club and coveted Illinois Prairie Path, rests this elegant coastal colonial estate. Embellished to the highest degree and designed to inspire comfortable family living and entertaining inside and out. Stunning detail and craftsmanship are featured throughout this open floor plan
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Options for Beautiful Outdoor Garden Lighting

Applying outdoor low voltage lighting to gardens is a specific application of low voltage landscape lighting. Every garden is unique and reflects both the gardener and the particular landscape effects the garden creates. In fact, there are just as many definitions of a garden as their are gardeners.

Most people today refer to flower gardens and not vegetable gardens when they talk about lighting. But gardens can be hedges, or trees, or cactus, or various combinations of any of these.

Most experts agree that gardens should be lit vertically rather than horizontally. This means the lights should shine up and down, or preferably from above or below the plants to get the effect of the sun shining down on the plants or a reflection of the sun from underneath. This is considered to be the most natural way to light a garden. To achieve this effect, lighting fixtures can be … Read More

Tips on Choosing an Outdoor Garden Fountain

SIZE of the garden fountain should be the first thing to consider. A fountain may be great to look at but more importantly it needs to fit into your garden landscape. If you have a relatively small garden, it doesn’t make sense to install a grand fountain that covers most of your garden views. The fountain must not stand out and be the sole focus in your garden. It should either blend in with the rest of your garden or the garden must enhance the fountain. Picking the right size outdoor garden fountain is vital.

SHAPE of the garden fountain is the next important thing to decide. This has less to do with garden space and more to do with you and what you prefer. You need to determine what suits your garden and more importantly, what expresses you and your lifestyle. Garden fountains come in a variety of shapes … Read More