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Cycling's attention turns to races in North America

...cycling community, that people understand the magnitude of the fact that the world championships are going to be on American soil. That's a big deal," said Jenn Andrs, executive director of the Tour of Utah. "It's really a testament to the interest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-31/cyclings-attention-t
Weather reporting more than just a hobby for Johnston couple

...As an observer, Berry is required to call the weather service every day and report the high, low and current temperature; soil temperature; and rain total for the day. Those figures are used in weather reports and for research purposes. There is no...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-01/weather-reporting-more-just-h
Rethinking gardens: Help plants survive drought conditions

...proactive about watering plants in containers, he said. "Once the soil has dried out in pots, it's difficult to get it rehydrated. You lose a fair amount of nutrients in that soil, too."A recent survey of landscaping and garden trends by the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-07-30/rethinking-gardens-h
Chinch bugs can damage St. Augustine lawns

...quick and hard to catch. Search in wilted grass at the edge of a dead patch. Part the grass and pull back thatch down to the soil. In thin areas you may find them crawling across the top. If you do not see the bugs, pull up a handful of grass including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-07-30/chinch-bugs-can-dama
Sid Mullis: Limelight hydrangeas show beauty late in season

...sun and afternoon shade would be ideal. Since it prefers moist, well-drained soil, be prepared to provide irrigation during periods of hot, dry weather. Soil pH does not affect its bloom color.Limelight blooms make great cut flowers, both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-07-23/sid-mullis-limelight
Why We've Given Up on Coupons

...point. From our calculations, we get far more value out of an hour spent in our vegetable garden clearing weeds, tending the soil, and treating any sicknesses than we do out of couponing for an hour. We get more value out of doing home maintenance and auto...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2015-07-25/why-we-ve
A catalpa in bloom is like a tree full of orchid blossoms

...has a lot going for it besides beautiful flowers. It tolerates all sorts of growing conditions: heat, cold, wet soils, dry soils, pollution, sun and shade.Catalpa's leaves, as well as its flowers, evoke the tropics. The leaves are large...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-07-09/catalpa-bloom-tree-f
We have been warned

By all appearances, the murder of four Marines in Chattanooga is another act of Islamist terrorism on American soil.And if so, the last thing this nation needs to do is pussyfoot around that inconvenient truth, like the Obama administration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-17/we-have-been-warned
Clueless or heartless?

...attention while other victims, notably Kate Steinle, go unacknowledged?Four Marines and a sailor are gunned down on American soil in an attack with all the hallmarks of domestic terrorism, and this president is unmoved for days.Is he clueless or heartless...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-23/clueless-or-heartless
Keep plants from suffering in prolonged heat

...watering. The problem is, in the heat we have been experiencing, the plants lose the water faster than they can take it from the soil. This is especially true with herbaceous (non-woody) plants.Look around and you will see certain plants that have: lost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-06-25/keep-plants-suffering-pr