You don’t see them everywhere, but when you do, it is a moment to step on the brakes and step out to wonder at the beauty of larkspur in spring. That is when I sort of go to pieces over these old-fashioned but elegant annuals that are so easy to grow from seeds. The color range is lovely, white to shades of blue into violet. They make admirable cut flowers for a vase, perhaps combined with other seasonal beauties.
Finally, it is here. The gardener’s best season: autumn. Frankly I thought we would never get here, so long did summer heat and humidity last this year. But when the temperature drops and the air sparkles, energy soars to get things done. And thanks to our Piedmont climate, there is plenty to do. Tasks such as ranking up twigs that seemed onerous just a month ago now are attacked with gusto.
Many of you are shopping for flower bulbs, so tempting are the lovely pictures of the tulips and daffodils on store shelves. That is why it is so easy to go overboard and devote all of your garden space to just one or two things, for example the outstanding red Oxford tulips and yellow Carlton daffodils. One cannot leave those beauties behind, but it is good to allow room for some other things.
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".