Ask any architect or construction crew and they’ll tell you nothing they design or build will last without a solid base. When it comes to matters of funk you can’t find a more solid foundation than bassist George Porter Jr. and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, the rhythm section of The Meters. The dynamic duo have been playing with an ever changing cast of all-stars as Foundation Of Funk over the last few years, and teamed with John Medeski from Medeski, Martin and Wood and Eddie Roberts from The New Mastersounds at the recent Bear Creek Bayou.Porter and Modeliste helped write the definitive story of the funky back beat with a style often imitated but never duplicated. With big splashy cymbal crashes and syrupy sweet the partnership has endured for five decades for a reason… nobody does it better. Joined by the wizard of the keys John Medeski who delighted listeners and his fellow players with his straight from the soul runs on his organ. Filling the final slot guitarist Eddie Roberts showcased the slinky lead lines that have earned him accolades on multiple continents, effortlessly slipping from support to the front line.Celebrating a rebirth in New Orleans, the Bear Creek Bayou brought together an amazing array of talent for a two day funk-a-thon with dozens of the acts that had the crowd in a state of perpetual motion. Our own Rex Thomson has just received permission to share a slew of videos from the two sets by this amazing line up that includes Meters classics, a guest appearance by noted sax player Khris Royal and even a nod to Professor Longhair. Whether in the office, on your phone or safe at home turn the music up and get down to the sounds of the Foundation Of Funk!“Rolling Stone”“Whatcha Say”“Cissy Strut”“Hey Now Baby”“People Say”
Some plants thrive in almost cave-like shade. Others handle light-filtered shade. It is best to check the yard for shade at different times of the day and throughout the year to see what you really have. A site can be modified with the removal of a few tree limbs.Many vines can thrive in low-light areas and add color. Common jasmine does well in almost any soil condition and can handle moderate shade. It has bright yellow blooms. Carolina jessamine is another good choice. Both vines need support such as a post or trellis. Other vines for shaded areas are honeysuckle, cross vine, trumpet vine and large flowered clematis. Most of the ivies will also do well such as Algerian ivy. Avoid invasive types such as English ivy.For areas that require small plants or ground covers, consider holly fern, lenten rose or even daylilies. Others are pachysandra, periwinkle or possibly mondo grass. Many of these are available in a variegated form, which can brighten dark areas. Ferns certainly top the list for thriving in shaded, moist areas. Whether you choose the Christmas fern, Japanese painted fern or one of the other dozens available, they are sure to provide unique interest with their delicate foliage. Ferns can range in size from a few inches across to several feet.Other moist-area selections include willow gentian. It’s a perennial that grows three feet tall with arching stems bearing ultramarine-blue trumpets in the fall.Bottlebrush buckeye is another possibility for moist shaded areas. It is a native shrub that has white bottle brush shaped flowers. This plant can reach over six feet.Oakleaf hydrangea is a large native plant with spectacular white blooms in the spring that will also survive well in moist shaded areas. This plant is best sited in areas with plenty of room. Mature plants can be eight feet tall with a 10-foot spread.When it comes to shrubs, the list includes short, tall and medium plants as well as deciduous and evergreen varieties. Azaleas and yews are popular shade-tolerant shrubs. Within the world of perennials, the best-known example is the hosta. Hardy ferns of all kinds are easy to grow. Two favorites include autumn fern and cinnamon fern, so named because of its distinctively colored new fronds.Here are a few more shade-tolerant plants:Annuals: begonia, coleus, impatiens, forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica), pansy (Viola)Perennials: astilbe, bleeding heart (Dicentra), bugbane (Cimicifuga), campanula, columbine (Aquilegia), coral bells (Heuchera), foxglove (Digitalis), goatsbeard (Aruncus), hellebore, daylily (Hemerocallis), hosta, Virginia bluebell (Mertensia pulmonarioides), fern, monkshood (Aconitum), phlox, primrose (Primula), lungwort (Pulmonaria), cardinal flower (Lobelia), Siberian iris, veronicaGroundcovers: ajuga, wild ginger (Asarum), sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum), epimedium, lamium, liriope, mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus), pachysandra, spirea, vincaShrubs: boxwood (Buxus), daphne, gold dust (Aucuba), holly (Ilex) hydrangea, mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), leucothoe, Oregon grape (Mahonia), mock orange (Philadelphus), nandina, cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), rhododendron and azalea, viburnum, yew (Taxus)Trees: dogwood (Cornus), Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), stewartia. (Bob Westerfield is the consumer horticulturist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.) By April SorrowUniversity of GeorgiaFew things are more impressive in the landscape than large, majestic oak trees or maple trees bursting with fall color. They add dimension and needed shade in the summer, too. They also provide a challenge to a gardener looking to add color to a shaded landscape.While the list of plants for sunny locations seems to be endless, the shade gardener must be a little more selective to ensure good plant survival. Luckily, there are many plants available to enhance shadowy real estate.First, determine how much shade you have. Is it a couple of hours in the afternoon caused by a few pine trees? Is it dense shade caused by a group of magnolia trees? There is a big difference between what we call partial shade and full shade. There are also areas of shade that fall between these two categories.
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015:Tuesdayâ€¢WHS at Andale.WednesdayNothing is scheduled.Thursdayâ€¢WHS wrestling home at 5 p.m.Fridayâ€¢Finals 5-8.â€¢Wrestling at Marion, 6p .m.Saturdayâ€¢JV wrestling at Rose Hill, 8:30 a.m.Tuesdayâ€™s Lunch â€” Christmas Dinner, Chicken and Dressing, Potatoes with Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Poke Cake and Milk.Wednesdayâ€™s Lunch â€” Soft Chicken Taco, Tortilla Chips with Salsa, Refried Beans, Shredded Romaine, Chilled Peaches and Milk.Todayâ€™s News: *Thespian Conference Attendees: Final payment is due tomorrow with your notarized health form.*STUCO is selling candy cane grams during lunch today for $1 each, or 7 for $5. They will be handed out during 6th hour on Wednesday.Â “4 for you, Glen Coco. You go Glen Coco.”*Reminder- Senior early completers, please remember to turn in your check-out sheet to Mrs. Yates before you leave this week.* It’s Christmas Spirit Week!Â Tomorrow will be Candy Cane Day. (Red and White)* Finals on Thursday, December 17:1st hour final- 7:55-9:352nd hour final- 9:40-11:17Lunch for all students- 11:17-11:473rd hour final- 11:47-1:284th hour final- 1:33- 3:10Finals on Friday, December 18th:5th hour final- 7:55-9:356th hour final- 9:40-11:17Lunch for all students- 11:17-11:477th hour final- 11:47-1:288th hour final- 1:33- 3:10-Students:Â You do not have to take a final if you have 3 or less excused absences and an A in the class. Remember 3 tardies in one class means you have to take the final.*Just a reminder- Please remember to donate to the Eisenhower shoe drive. You can put new or gently used shoes in the big orange box in the commons.*Seniors: The Local Scholarship application deadline is January 8th, 2016 at 3:00. Please turn in applications to the counselors office.* Seniors: Please visit the counselor’s page on the USD 353 website to view information for a Rotary District 5690 Scholarship. There is a short application you need to complete plus you will need two letters of references and your current transcript. You may also pick up a copy of the scholarship in the counselor’s office. The deadline for this scholarship is December 20, 2015. You will then mail all of the documents to the individual listed on the scholarship.*Its’ not too late to sign up to go on the 2017 Spain Trip. Sign up soon to receive a $200 discount! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Groom.* The deadline for entries in the Wellington photo contest is on Friday!Â Remember the subject of your photographs can be anything thatÂ screams Wellington. Photos must be taken by you this semester.Â File size must be at least 16 x 20 inches and cannot be taken with a camera phone. Only 3 entries per person.Â Winners photosÂ will be printed and used to decorate USD 353 central offices.Â There will be cash prizes! Please submit digital files to Mrs. Groom.Fun Fact of the Day:Christmas traditions vary from culture to culture. Finns often visit saunas on Christmas Eve, while Portuguese revelers hold a feast on Christmas Day for the living and the dead (extra places are set for the souls of the deceased). In Greece, some believe that goblins run wild during the 12 days of Christmas, and most Greeks don’t exchange presents until January 1st. Thanks to their geographic location, most Australians and New Zealanders enjoy Christmas at the beach or at barbecues.Follow us on Twitter.
1 Joey Barton Former QPR midfielder Joey Barton expressed his desire to sign for a ‘real football project’ after being released by the relegated West London side.The Hoops endured a season to forget back in England’s top flight, finishing bottom of the Premier League table and returning to the Championship at the first time of asking.Barton, along with several other senior squad members, was released after the climax to the campaign, and the 32-year-old hinted at a few regrets about his time at Loftus Read.“I’ve been on record before – I joined QPR from the outset on reasons that I swore I wouldn’t do again,” Barton told Drivetime.“I just want a real football project and to enjoy my football again. With the manner of the relegation – it was disappointing not go down fighting – I just wanted to get away from it and revaluate things.”Unlike many other fellow professionals, the former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder has embarked on a rigorous warm weather training regime rather than going on holiday, and he revealed he has a number of options at his disposal.“I’ve spoken to a number of teams and there are a few options on the table,” Barton added.