This plant is ideal for containers or as a colorful edging.No garden is ever complete without Zinnias. These colorful showstoppers are excellent for cut flower gardens.The interesting flowers and foliage of Foxgloves earn these plants a welcome place in the garden; however, foxgloves are considered poisonous so keep young children away.One look in grandma garden and you sure to find some old fashioned Hollyhocks. These summer blooming beauties have found popularity in informal country settings or growing alongside fences and other structures.Violets have been around awhile and well loved for some time.

Today Birthdays: Actress Betty White is 96. Former FCC chairman Newton N. Minow is 92. Horse arena lighting systems should minimize energy use while at the same time producing plenty of light. Fixtures need to be durable and produce no glare or shadows. Look for fittings that will not rust.

It’s kind of amazing that we’re living in an age when you have so much choice that there are actually hundreds of different kinds of computer mouses to choose from. Most people have never used anything other than a standard roller ball mouse with two buttons on top, and for them it probably works fine. If you’ve ever cursed your mouse for jamming up or not rolling smoothly, however, you might want to take advantage of all that choice and look into upgrading to an optical mouse..

Collecting autographs of baseball stars is usually a habit that starts in childhood and can continue into adulthood. Most who participate in autograph collecting get into it because it is a pleasant diversion that allows them to feel involved with their baseball “heroes.” However, some become obsessed with the hobby and will stop at nothing to get an autograph that they consider valuable. There nothing wrong with wanting the autographs of past or present stars like Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz, but the autograph seeker should always act with dignity and honesty.

The 45 teams of entrepreneurs initially occupying the Startup Lab are embarking on a wide range of high tech and more traditional startups, from fashion and food to technology, neuroscience, and E commerce. They receive discounted office space, business infrastructure, and practical business support. Each startup team was selected through a Columbia competition recognizing creativity, social impact, and economic potential for New York City and beyond.

After mastering the technology, the students prepared maps that fell into one of five categories. Some tried to hew as closely as possible to current district lines, others to draw compact districts based on political subdivisions. Still others tried to maximize political competition or to achieve proportional representation by producing districts that reflected the state’s partisan divisions.