The following insect biological control tip comes from Craig Endler, who gardens in Santa Clarita. “Sooner or later your garden pots will break, but rather than toss them into the trash, recycle your broken pots into a beneficial critter shelter. I made pieces of my broken pots into lizard community condos. I layered the broken pieces in a remote part of my backyard. There is a large open middle space in the shelter with many openings and exits throughout.
To save an old tree, you may need to resort to inarching, which is the practice of grafting shoots from a young tree into an older one because the roots of the old tree are failing, usually because of disease. You plant the young trees around the older one and bend shoots of the young tree toward healthy growth on the older tree, uniting them through grafting. Thus the healthy roots of the young trees sustain the older one.
In 1925, Rudolph Hass (rhymes with pass) was 33 years old and earning 25 cents an hour as a mail carrier in Pasadena. Originally from Wisconsin, he had decided to come West to seek his fortune. But Hass, who had a young family to support, was barely surviving on his post office paycheck when he saw a picture in a magazine of a tree with green fruit and dollar bills hanging from 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".