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Easy Herbs to Grow in the Garden
Easy Herbs to Grow in the Garden

Deborah gardens as a hobby and enjoys organic vegetables in her kitchen. She keeps a variety of edible plants in her garden. There are many kinds and varieties of herbs, many of which grow quite easily in the garden and require little maintenance. Here is a list of the most common ones grown for culinary dishes:BasilMintChivesParsleyRosemaryOreganoDillYou can buy any of these from a garden store or nursery and transplant them.

How to Care for Tuberous Begonias
How to Care for Tuberous Begonias

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. Begonias come in over 1,500 species and over 10,000 hybrids, with new cultivars being introduced every year, notes GardeningKnowHow. It is quite likely that you’ll find just exactly the right type of plant you are looking for.

Trees to Plant That Will Attract Birds
Trees to Plant That Will Attract Birds

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Attracting Birds to Your YardI love to look out in my backyard and find a dozen or more birds in my trees. If you want to attract them to your yard, these are some of the trees that will attract them.

How to Garden in Small Spaces Using Hay Bales
How to Garden in Small Spaces Using Hay Bales

Kerri is an avid dog lover and artist. She is a true DIYer who tries new things from floor installation to gardening.Hay Bales Create Space for Gardeners in Confined AreasThe warm spring days always bring out my inner gardener. I love spending these days outside in the sun communing with nature. Unfortunately, I have limited gardening space, which puts a real cramp in my green thumb.

How to Wash Laundry Without Electricity
How to Wash Laundry Without Electricity

The author is in the process of building a tiny house. They are always looking for more sustainable ways to live. If you find yourself in a grid-down scenario, the power goes out, or you are living an off-grid or nomadic lifestyle, you have to find new—or very old—ways of doing things.Managing the functions of life is important to feeling human and in control of things.

How to Grow Snowdrops
How to Grow Snowdrops

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. By the end of February, when I am sick of snow and cold, you will find me eagerly searching my garden for the first snowdrops. When they start blooming, I know that spring is near at hand, and the rest of my colorful spring bulbs will soon be making their appearance, brightening my garden after a long winter of drab brown.

How to Propagate Sedum Using Seeds, Division, and Leaf or Stem Cuttings
How to Propagate Sedum Using Seeds, Division, and Leaf or Stem Cuttings

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM.Sedum Groundcover The Division Method of PropagationDividing your sedum plants is by far the best method to use for propagating if you are a home gardener because it is usually very successful and easy.

The Best Tips on How to Let Go of Your Favourite Clutter
The Best Tips on How to Let Go of Your Favourite Clutter

Jana is a frugal DIY addict who is always testing fitness and work-from-home ideas as well as natural health tips for both humans and pets. Hello, I Have a ProblemMaybe you& 39;ve had it forever. You know, that pebble with the strange patterns. Perhaps, you never read a pile of letters but hoard them because a beloved (now deceased) uncle wrote them.

How to Plant Camellias in the Garden
How to Plant Camellias in the Garden

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. The camellia is a woody shrub which tends to bloom in the cooler months of fall through early spring. One of the things I love most about the shrub is how the dark glossy green leaf complements the colorful rose-shaped bloom.

2 Easy Ways to Seal Your Leaky Ductwork (With Pictures)
2 Easy Ways to Seal Your Leaky Ductwork (With Pictures)

Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. How Do You Fix Leaky Ducts?Homeowners are looking for any way possible to shave money off their energy bills as well as not waste energy to minimize their ecological footprint.

How to Plant and Care for Primroses as Annuals or Perennials
How to Plant and Care for Primroses as Annuals or Perennials

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Growing Primrose as Perennials or AnnualsIn order to survive, plants have to adapt to the environmental conditions under which they live, and primroses are no different.

Growing Peaches in Ohio
Growing Peaches in Ohio

Teri Silver is a journalist, commercial copywriter, editor, broadcast anchor, and Public Relations Specialist. Juicy, tart, sweet, and tangy peaches grow on trees in Ohio orchards and fruit groves—but you can also cultivate them in your own backyard.Peach trees (Prunus persica) thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 to 9; Ohio is in zones 5 and 6.

Review of Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioner
Review of Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioner

Krzysztof is a lifelong future tech junkie investigating the latest stories from companies like Apple, Samsung, Google, and Amazon. What& 39;s the Madoats Air Conditioner?The 9.5& 34; Madoats Mini Portable Air Conditioner Fan is one of the hottest personal cooling fans on the market.It functions as both a mini fan and a humidifier with up to three different speed settings, all in a unique, tiny package.

How to Plant, Harvest, and Cook Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd)
How to Plant, Harvest, and Cook Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd)

After living in the city for 30 years, EC moved to the countryside. He writes about life in the mountains, dogs, plants, and cooking. Also known as bitter gourd, ampalaya is a plant that produces long, green melons with many beneficial properties. I plant ampalaya in our garden because its folate and vitamin C promote cardiovascular health.

How to Plant and Grow Hardy Perennial Geraniums
How to Plant and Grow Hardy Perennial Geraniums

I have enjoyed gardening for at least 30 years and enjoy sharing my experience with others. Gardening is my time to meditate and unwind. I love any plant that returns year after year. The perennial geranium will do just that and grow even larger and with more blooms than the year before. Unlike what we usually think of when we hear the name geranium, these plants are true perennials that return every year.

Pseudoscorpions: Tiny, Harmless Creatures With a Menacing Appearance
Pseudoscorpions: Tiny, Harmless Creatures With a Menacing Appearance

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. You& 39;ll Have to Look Closely to See ThemYou may go through your entire life and never see a pseudoscorpion, although there are over 3,000 species of them worldwide.

A Review of the Black & Decker LST540 Brushless String Trimmer
A Review of the Black & Decker LST540 Brushless String Trimmer

Walter Shillington is an avid collector of mechanical timepieces. While he focuses mainly on watches, Walter also reviews household items. Last year, I replaced my Fiskar reel mower with a battery-powered unit from Black & Decker. There was nothing wrong with the original mower; Fiskar manufactures high-quality products.

How to Plant and Care for Winter-Blooming Pansies
How to Plant and Care for Winter-Blooming Pansies

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Somewhere, right now, there are pansies blooming, as they are truly a flower for all seasons. They flourish in the winter in the far South and are gorgeous in the summer in the North.

What to Do With a Closed off Fireplace
What to Do With a Closed off Fireplace

DIY home improvement is a very satisfying activity. Once a project is done, it makes your life better every day. About a month ago, I left my home, a small town in northern California, and moved to a small town in North Carolina. I have been lucky enough to rent a grand old house that dates from 1910.

Do You Have a Bed Bug Infestation?: Tiny Black Bugs in Bed
Do You Have a Bed Bug Infestation?: Tiny Black Bugs in Bed

In my childhood, I adopted a puppy that changed my life and attitude towards animals—I have since become a lifelong animal lover. As the fastest growing pest emergency in the developed world, bed bugs are quickly becoming one of the most pressing concerns for millions of people. The name bed bug might make you think that they only live in beds.