With the promise of La Niña this winter, our gardens are not likely to get frequent help from Mother Nature. That said, climate scientists suggest that when we do get a rainstorm, it could be a doozy. So what is a gardener to do? Be prepared. • Be prepared for dry conditions and be prepared for big rainstorms. Always start from the top. • Hire a certified arborist to evaluate your trees. The concerns include dead or weak branches that could drop and poorly rooted trees that could topple in a big storm.
When the peaches are a memory and the apples are all picked, when the pomegranates are dwindling and the guavas are gone, we get ready to eat oranges, kumquats, grapefruits and other citrus. Though half of all California home gardens have citrus trees, many people know very little about how to grow them. Below are some of the most common citrus questions, and their answers. Q: Why do fruit split and how do I stop that?
October brought some unprecedented dry heat to our region, and many plants suffered. If your winter vegetable garden withered, there’s plenty of time to start again. And if you delayed planting ornamentals in the heat (and I hope you did), you can make up time this month, assuming we have the expected cool temperatures and rejuvenating rains. • Plant trees. Trees are the most important tools when it comes to fighting global warming.
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".