With a new year upon us, deciduous plants have lost most of their leaves. Winter rains have returned and many grasses are turning green in the surrounding landscape. This is a good time to look around outside and picture what would enhance your garden in the spring. Perhaps additional bright yellow forsythia would balance a border, or maybe you would like to add to the pollinator plants in your yard with a butterfly bush (Buddelia).
Just like that, another year has gone by! Going into January is a good time to continue planning for spring gardens, adding to landscape ornamentals and roses. One way to start planning is to get a note pad or paper, go outside and look around your growing areas. Jot down ideas about what you think will grow well in a given area. Consider the right plant planted in the right place at the right time. Think about microclimates on your property.
There's no better plant for the cold months than our friends, the camellias. Camellias are the glory of the winter garden in Tidewater; not surprisingly, Norfolk is a hotbed of camellia enthusiasts. The Norfolk Botanical Garden, internationally recognized for its camellia collection, is also home to the Virginia Camellia Society, which celebrates its 60th birthday next year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".