Go to your computer and Google world famous flower shows. The first thing that comes up is a list of the 10 Most Amazing Flower Shows around the world. At number 10 is the Canada Blooms Flower Show in Toronto held each year in March. Pretty cool that a Canadian show is in the top 10. Number nine on the list is the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show held each April. Number eight is the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in Australia held each year in March.
There is no better way to impress visitors and relatives from Alberta than to turn them on to Okanagan fruit production and in particular to a professional family farm such as the Dendy Cherry Orchard farm gate sales depot on Pooley Road. It is amazing to see the production and the hive of activity on this 90-acre historical cherry orchard. The farm has been in the hands of the Pooley/Dendy families for 114 years and is presently operated by Christine Dendy and her son Neil.
We are now into the summer gardening phase and the anticipation of the first ripe tomato is upon us. Every day now I take a wishful glance at the garden looking for the first bit of red. The first ones to come on will certainly be the little grape tomatoes and once they start, we will have from our two plants, plenty for summer salads and my favourite activity; summer grazing as my buddy Charlie Faulkner used to call it.
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".