Alyssa is a wife, mom, and coffee enthusiast who loves nature. She enjoys sharing her favorite tips and tricks to enhance your home garden. Hummingbirds are remarkable, and there is something magical and extraordinary about catching a glimpse of these tiny birds. Having a hummingbird feeder in a prime location is the perfect way to get an up-close view of these special birds.
Jill likes cooking, writing, painting, & stewardship, and studies gardening through MD Master Gardener & Master Naturalist programs. I can& 39;t resist collecting seeds.Sometimes I venture out, a paper bag or glass jar in hand, and collect them from our yard.More often, I pick them up wherever I happen to be, so it didn& 39;t surprise my husband too much when I stopped under a row of shedding Gingko biloba trees on our way into a movie theater.
I love growing iris in my garden, it& 39;s important for me to preserve the living history of these plants. Preserving Historic IrisesI am passionate about growing historic iris as a means to preserve a living history in plants.Many years ago, shortly after moving to Colorado, a friend gave me two beautiful bearded iris plants.
David loves to share his passion for gardening and help others delight in the wonders of growing and caring for incredible plants. Unearthed and PottedBonsai, having originated from China, has been introduced to Japan as a way to create living works of art for the social elites. Miniaturization is what the hobby is based upon.
Arthur strives to balance aesthetics, functionality, and quality with costs when planning DIY projects in the home and garden. Our Decision to Double GlazeWhen we bought our house, it was already double glazed, albeit with aluminium windows, which by today’s standards are not as efficient at heat conservation than the modern uPVC units.
Mary is an organic coconut farmer. In her articles, she shares ideas on land management and how to increase the profit from a small farm. Our New Husqvarna TillerHere on our coconut farm in Brazil, we bought a Husqvarna tiller to clear around our trees. With more than 400 trees it is an almost insurmountable task to be done with a hoe.
Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Praying mantises, or mantids, are the largest insects in your garden. Adults can grow up to 5 inches long. They look frightening, but you want them patrolling your garden.
Terrie lives on a farm. She loves to grow her own food. She is passionate about helping others, including animals. We need the bees.All over the world, bees are in danger. Why should we care?There are many of our foods that will not grow without them. You just may be surprised when you learn how many flowering and food-producing plants rely on the existence of bees.
Varsha is an enthusiast writer who loves to write about sustainable living. She loves to share informational content.Compost is natural fertiliser and a source of nutrients for plants. It is a bulky source of organic matter that supplies nutrients in small quantities and organic matter in large quantities.
The mere thought of bed bugs is enough to make your skin crawl. If you’re allergic to them or can feel them bite, it can mean endless weeks of not being able to sleep through the night.Even if you’re not allergic, the thought of tiny bugs living in the cracks a mattress is unsettling. No matter how disturbing that thought is, most people still wind up living with them because they can’t seem to get rid of them.
Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Location, Location, LocationHow many times have we heard that phrase when determining whether or not a new business will thrive? Location, location, location! If you& 39;ve read many of my articles, you probably already realize that I find that to be very important when determining if a flower will grow successfully and flourish.
Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Ladybugs Are Always Hungry!All ladybugs have gluttonous, insatiable appetites for aphids and other insects, and that& 39;s a good thing. Some of them, however, can be more of a nuisance than a benefit.
Minimalism is catching on, and I& 39;m excited about streamlining. I& 39;m sharing what I& 39;ve learned about decluttering and simplifying our lives. Coping With Your Parents& 39; PossessionsWill your children want your treasured belongings when you die? Do you have space and the time to take your parents& 39; possessions right now?
Juli has been gardening in her yard for 18 years. She has almost run out of room for bushes, yet looks for small ones to fill in spaces. Tools You Will NeedLarge shovel or spadeSmall shovel or trowelSturdy glovesSturdy shoesOne bag of compostPerennial plant (comes back every year)Finding the Right PerennialYou want to plant a perennial, a plant that will come back year after year.
IntroductionEvery year, I buy flowers for my garden that I know won’t be eaten by the deer and rabbits that frequent my yard from the woods across the street. However, I also like to plant vegetables too. It is always a struggle to keep them from munching on the leaves of my pumpkin plants or squashing my tomatoes before they even have a chance to ripen.
Jody has been an avid gardener for nearly 20 years and has learned much via trial-and-error. She shares some tips and tricks with you! Spring showers bring summer . weeds?In much of the country, spring is the season of renewal and rebirth as Mother Nature shakes off her winter blanket and begins the first steps towards a green, lush summer.
Ashley represents an independent and locally owned professional plumbing team.As a general rule of thumb, the only things that should go down the toilet are human waste and toilet paper. Regardless of whether it heads towards a sewage system or a septic tank, and no matter how powerful your flush is or if you think the item is too small to cause harm in those big pipes, remember: Your toilet should never be treated like a trash can.
Walter Shillington is an avid collector of mechanical timepieces. While he focuses mainly on watches, Walter also reviews household items. For years, I’ve been cutting my lawn with a Fiskars reel mower. It’s a great unit, but once you turn sixty, the Fiskar’s rustic charm is overridden by the hard work required to push it through the grass.
Juli has been gardening in her yard for 18 years. She has almost run out of room for bushes, yet looks for small ones to fill in spaces. Weeds and WildflowersOnce there was a grandmother who allowed Queen Ann’s Lace (wild carrot) to grow between the evergreen bushes in the front of her house, much to the dismay of her family.
Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. A Handy Tool for Leveling a LadderI bring the Pivit ladder tool with me to jobs where I& 39;m painting from an extension ladder placed on stairs or slopes or when I will be working on a rooftop.