I often hear from folks that they are not organized or that they don’t plan ahead, but as gardeners I have to say this is not true. Everything we do today will affect our gardens down the road. We plant a tree knowing it will provide shade for us as it grows. The best example of this is what we do this time of year. As we clean up the garden, cut back the perennials and toss the annuals we start to plan for spring.
With cold nights, it’s time to think about bringing in tropical or house plants. Here are a few tips that will help with the move indoors. After spraying the plant, put it inside a plastic bag for a couple of hours to makes sure everything has a chance to die and not fly away and return. After that, hose the plant down really well with water washing off all the dust, grime and such. I also soak the soil well, washing out all unwanted visitors.
Whether we like it or not trees are starting to changing colours and fall is here. But there is still lots we can do in our gardens this time of year. If you want to add some new plants to your garden now is the time to do it. There are still lots of great plants waiting for a home and many of them are on sale. If you are trying to work within a budget, these sales will come in handy. Or if you want to experiment and try something new, your investment will be less.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".