Q: What green beans do you like best?A: I have become a fan of filet beans, those long, skinny beans that originated in France. Growing to 6 or 7 inches long, they are usually picked when about as big around as a pencil, although they are still tender and stringless if forgotten for a day or two longer. I find the flavor delectable.For several years I have been growing the filet pole bean called Emerite.
Q: I thought that the stems of redtwig dogwood would be bright red during the winter, but their color is disappointing. Is it the cold climate, or what?A: It is not the climate. Do you cut prune the dogwood every year? The brightest color on any shrub appears only on young stems. To keep your dogwood an intense red, cut a third to half of its stems to the ground late this winter, including all the biggest ones. Next year's new stems will be brilliant red a year from now.
Q: We have some wild land along a creek where there are willows growing. I would like to use some of the willow stems to make baskets. How do I get the willows to grow the long, straight canes I need?A: You are quite right in thinking that you have to convince the willows to grow the straight and supple stems you want. The technique you need to practice is called coppicing. It has been practiced in many parts of the world for many centuries.
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".