Native Plant Meadow of the San Francisco Botanical Garden and the wall plantings in the lower garden at the University of California Blake Garden in Kensington (www.blakegarden.ced.berkeley.edu).
The book lists three Northern California resources: Annie’s Annuals for annuals and perennials (www.anniesannuals.com); Digging Dog Nursery for mostly perennials (www.diggingdog.com); and Greenlee Nursery for grasses (www.greenleenursery.com).
On the weed front: Most regional gardeners recognize Cape oxalis (Oxalis pes-caprae), a weed that, while it has pretty yellow flowers, will dominate a garden for five months, fall to spring, if not controlled. While it doesn’t seed in California, it reproduces by bulbs deep in the soil. If you pull the plants out, or, better yet, dig them out when you see them between now and March, before new bulbs can mature, you will gradually reduce the number that infest an area.
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She replaces Dr Mike Robinson, who has left to become director of public health for Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea councils.
Ms Flowers is a former deputy director at Public Health England before which she worked for the Greater London Authority.
She was also joint director of public health for Newham Council for almost five years, becoming England's first environmental health officer to be appointed to the position.Rachel said: "I'm excited by the prospect of working in a borough that places public health at the top of any agenda."Croydon's work in public health is well documented, being both a British Heart Foundation Heart Town and also one of only two Food Flagship boroughs in the capital."I see my role as changing the conversation about health and well-being, and firmly embedding it within Croydon Council and all its stakeholders. I might not even use the word health."What I want more than anything is to work with all to reduce health inequalities and improve the health of the people of Croydon."Nathan Elvery, the council's chief executive, said: "We're very pleased to be able to announce the appointment of somebody of the calibre of Rachel Flowers."She has an incredible breadth of experience, across a number of disciplines and environments, and is certain to have a lasting, positive impact on the health of the people of Croydon when she takes up her post."
In June, Chancellor George Osborne announced a local authority public health funding cut of £200m.
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Flint Police Department.
The victim told police he was watering his flowers at 8:08 a.m. on Sept. 18 in the 1100 block of Kensington Avenue when a juvenile suspect approached the man with a gun, the report said.
Police said the juvenile took the victim's vehicle.
Flint police found the vehicle seven minutes later in the area of South Dort Highway and Mohawk Avenue more than 2 miles away.
A juvenile suspect was arrested.
No other information was released by police.