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Composting – How to Create Organic Soil

There is a secret to growing a magnificent garden. In fact, using the concept can make a novice gardener look like an expert. Composting is the secret to being a victorious gardener. It isn’t hard to do; anyone can...

Does Smoke Affect House Plants?

Smoke, which is a combination or mixture of gases, organic compounds and particulate matter, causes plants to drop leaves and causes epinasty, which is a downward curvature of leaves, due to its ethylene content. Ethylene causes lateral swelling, reduces...

Buying Seeds Online – Planting a Garden

One of the biggest temptations for an avid gardener is browsing online. And not just browsing anywhere, but on gardening websites and heirloom seed dealer pages. How can one resist all of those alluring descriptions and promises of great...

Growing Herbs Indoors

Whether you are a gardener or a gourmet chef, you are bound to be hooked on having fresh herbs at your disposal. If you haven’t got into the herb craze yet, you are missing out. In modern recipes, you...

How To Make Flowers Last Longer

A little extra care makes any flower arrangement - or fresh bouquet - last longer. Part of the appeal for fresh cut flowers is the fact their beauty is fleeting... it makes them all the more precious to us;...

Did You Know That Flowers Speak

There’s little doubt that flowers are beautiful, many have perfume aromas that stir the senses, and the act of giving and receiving flowers is woven into the very fabric of our culture. But did you know each flower has...

Ordering Flowers Online

With a passion for flower gardens, you are likely to find the varieties of bulbs, seeds and flowering bushes that are available locally to be limited. If you have a vision for a flower garden that includes certain flowers,...

Tips for Successful Germination

Germination is the most difficult part of growing plants, especially for new gardeners. There are many advantages to growing your garden from seeds, especially if you are growing a vegetable garden. Seeds are less expensive and you will find...

Treating Acidic Soil – What is the Condition of your Soil

The soil is a major consideration in the health and success of your garden. If you will be planting a garden, you will want to have the soil tested. A common problem in home gardens is acidic soil. Most...

Selecting Potting Soil – A Staple for Growing Plants and Flowers

No gardener can have a green thumb without a little help. That help, okay, maybe it is a lot of help, comes from the soil in which the plants grow from. Even the best of plants and bulbs will...

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Removing Stains from Clothing

There are two important steps before removing stains from clothing. The first step is to identify the type of fabric. For example, if the fabric is made of rayon, silk or delicate Belgian / Parisian lace, you will want to take that fabric to a reputable dry cleaner. If...

Energy Efficient Washing Machines

It’s not just energy efficient washing machines that have created the buzz in the last decade. We also have energy efficient homes, energy efficient windows, energy efficient TV sets – anything that’s built or manufactured it seems has to have the word “energy” written all over it. Of course...

Removing Pet Odors – Dog and Cats Odors within the Home

Everyone at some point in their lives has entered a pet-friendly home and thought ‘pee-uw, it stinks in here!’. Oily, dirty dogs, cats with that lingering fishy smell, cough-inducing kitty litter reeking of ammonia, and everyone’s favorite – the carpet that has been peed on too many times without...