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Ornamental Grasses: The Life and Personality of Every Garden

Ornamental Grasses: The Life and Personality of Every Garden

By on May 15, 2018 in Gardening | 0 comments

If you want something that is going to last in your garden the entire year, you should consider ornamental grasses. They provide an array of sizes, texture, and color to your garden. Ornamental grasses can be the focal point of your gardens, or you can use them simply for screening and privacy. They can be mixed in with plants and shrubs with dramatic results.

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Replace Your Old Medicine Cabinet to Update Your Bathroom

Replace Your Old Medicine Cabinet to Update Your Bathroom

By on Apr 9, 2018 in Home Skills | 0 comments

When searching for our first home, it was no surprise that the house we decided to purchase had outdated décor because it was 30 years old at that time. I am amazed at how fast time goes by and at how many little things we put off changing because we are so busy. One item that lasted longer than most in our home was the medicine cabinet in our bathroom. Replacing a...

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Fertilizing Flower and Vegetable Gardens

Fertilizing Flower and Vegetable Gardens

By on Mar 23, 2018 in Gardening | 0 comments

Reading the “nutritional information” on a bag of fertilizer is not so mystifying because, thankfully, there are certain rules that the makers of fertilizer must follow when they label their products. Almost always there will be three numbers, separated by dashes, on the front label (for example, 5-5-10). These denote the three nutrients that are of...

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What Are Bedding Plants and How to Grow Them

What Are Bedding Plants and How to Grow Them

By on Feb 19, 2018 in Gardening | 0 comments

December through March is the time many gardeners begin growing their own bedding plants. This not only gives the gardener something to do while Jack Frost is furiously howling outdoors, but it can also be economical and a source of satisfaction. There are many definitions of bedding plants and I’ll give you the one that seems to work best. Bedding plants are...

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How to Build a Simple Triangle Birdhouse

How to Build a Simple Triangle Birdhouse

By on Feb 2, 2018 in Home Skills | 0 comments

Have you ever enjoyed the cheerful singing of a bird in a nearby tree? Did you wonder how you could entice birds to come into your yard so that you could have that enjoyment more often? The answer is simple: build them a home and they will come.

It’s true. If you build a birdhouse and place it in a safe place, a bird will find it and soon make it its home. In no time at all you will have a happy little bird family living and singing nearby.

Building a birdhouse is easy and can be done with scrap lumber. And it doesn’t require a lot of carpentry skills. After all, the birds aren’t going to complain or criticize the house.

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