My evolution as a gardener has involved numerous phases. When I started out, I was madly into annuals, any half-hardy plant or tender perennial with a pretty flower. I grew trays and trays of marigolds and pelargoniums, snapdragons and nicotiana, all from seed. For a few years, I was also bonkers about vegetables and I excitedly planted pole beans and bush beans, rows of radishes, beets, lettuce and cabbage.
OK, so let’s say you’re a total non-gardener with no interest in spending hours digging and planting, clipping and pruning. Got it. But you would like a few simple pots of plants on your balcony, deck or patio this summer — some beautiful flowers, a few herbs and perhaps a few vegetables that you can pick or snip as you need them. So, here’s the good news: Three very easy-peasy pots you could put together in less than 30 minutes — for all three — that will look terrific all summer.
Red is a trendy colour for containers this summer. Proven Winners / Vancouver Sun If you intend to plant some beautiful containers for your patio, deck or balcony, the first thing you need to think about is exposure — will the pots sit in full sun or shade of a combination of the two.
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".