Teen visits mother’s grave on his graduation day

Inspired Stories 05/18/21, 19:22

In our lives, sometimes we have some important moments, such as wedding, graduation... At that time, we usually feel emotional and need to share our joy, especially with loved ones. Graduation is an important milestone in everyone's life because it is the day we enter the adult world—a day of laughter, ...

Father of baby found dead in LA area sought in her death

U.S. 05/28/19, 20:43

The father of a baby girl found dead outside a Los Angeles-area mortuary is a person of interest in her death, authorities said. Officials are seeking Alexander Echeverria of South Sacramento after his daughter's body was found late Monday morning outside the Funeraria del Angel Bellflower Mortuary in suburban Bellflower. The Los ...

Save the bees (and time and money) by creating a bee lawn

U.S. 05/28/19, 07:39

Flowering "bee lawns" that attract pollinators are a compromise between fastidious turf management and the more casual yard approach. They add biodiversity to the landscape and need less maintenance. That makes them cost-effective, too.Bee lawns are turf grasses blended with low-growing perennials that bloom again after mowing. They're cared for ...

White House Spring Garden Tour—in pictures

Culture 04/16/19, 09:49

The White House hosted the 2019 Spring Garden Tours on April 13 and 14, 2019. The Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, and the White House Kitchen Garden were accessible to guests for several hours each day. The National Park Service was in charge of distributing tickets. The event was free ...

Dutch farmers to tourists: Don’t trample our tulips

Europe 03/27/19, 07:33

Dutch farmers have a message for tourists: Please don't trample upon our tulips.Bulb fields close to the Netherlands' North Sea coast are a major tourist drawcard each spring as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other flowers bloom and transform the region into a patchwork of vibrant colors that provide the backdrop ...

Tens of thousands converge on California ‘poppy apocalypse’

California 03/18/19, 19:53

Like Dorothy in the "Wizard of Oz," the Southern California city of Lake Elsinore is being overwhelmed by the power of the poppies. About 150,000 people over the weekend flocked to see this year's rain-fed flaming orange patches of poppies lighting up the hillsides near the city of about 60,000 residents, ...

Rain brings 2nd California super bloom in 2 years

California 03/08/19, 11:59

It started with the desert lilies in December. Since then a wave of wildflower blooms has been crescendoing across Southern California's Anza-Borrego desert in a burst of color so vivid it can be seen from mountain tops thousands of feet above. Two years after steady rains followed by warm temperatures caused ...

Philadelphia Flower Show has ’60s vibe with ‘Flower Power’

U.S. 03/01/19, 15:39

From a floral recreation of Woodstock to an exploration of the optical effects of psychedelia, the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show reinterprets 1960s counterculture in a spectacularly trippy way. This year's show, aptly named "Flower Power," opens Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and runs through March 10. Some highlights: ___ SUSPEND DISBELIEF The flower show's ...

Petal to metal: Rose inspections didn’t stop during shutdown

U.S. 02/13/19, 01:13

Throughout the five-week government shutdown, one essential government service continued at Miami International Airport: checking for exotic bugs in bunches of roses destined for Valentine's Day bouquets.U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture inspectors kept up their round-the-clock inspections without pay just as the pre-holiday rush of flower imports started to ...

Their daughter was crushed by bridge. They long for answers

U.S. 01/05/19, 03:01

For 20 minutes, Orlando Duran swallows his sorrow in the flower aisle at Publix.Picking the perfect bouquet is paramount.One by one, he inspects the posies for firm and sturdy stems, tight buds and bright, green leaves. Petals must be healthy, no discoloration or wilting."There it is, this is the one," ...

Funeral for ‘Baby Jane Doe’ found near California highway

California 12/09/18, 15:36

Dozens of people bearing flowers or stuffed animals attended a funeral for a newborn girl found dead last summer along a Southern California highway. Authorities in Riverside County continue to investigate the death of the baby whose identity remains a mystery. The service on Thursday was organized in part by police officers ...

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