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7 Beautful & Low Maintenance Window Box Flowers

     One of the favourite trends for summer when it comes to flowers is growing them near windows. Window boxes are the perfect choice for anyone who has sunny windows and wants to experiment with decorating the exterior with some plants. Although the window seems like the perfect environment, not all plants are suitable for the purpose. Don't let your window box project fail by choosing inappropriate plants. Do your homework in advance and prep yourself with the best…

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Added by Abby Lees on July 18, 2016 at 7:24am — No Comments

5 Handy Ways to Kill Weeds

The garden is the place where people with houses like to spend most of their free time. It's nice to have a garden where you can spend some time relaxing or taking care of different vegetables and fruits. Nowadays most people live such fast and full of stress lives, that it's actually nice to be able to spend some time in nature, even if it's only a few steps from your house.…

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Added by Jane Wilson on July 12, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments

How to Grow an Orchid Flower

The orchid flower is one of the most beautiful additions a garden may have. It is the mark of the caring and expert gardener, a flower that proves that your reliable gardening can get you places. Adding one to your own garden will greatly improve the landscape and will make heads turn in envy. And for all its greatness, the orchid flower is also one of the most capricious things you could grow in the garden. Its different varieties – all 30,000 of them – usually require different treatment…

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Added by Aimee Howard on July 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Be Fancy! Cook With Flowers For Gentle Taste And Modern Look

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Added by Evelyn Jenson on July 5, 2016 at 1:36am — No Comments

Canning

Our family has started the canning season with fresh strawberry jam. After we sanitized the jars we are left with a filmy glass. Does anyone have any suggestions. We are using filtered water to boil and clean them. I read vinager, but my wife is worried it might leave an additional test behind.

Added by Dave on June 18, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Do Black Roses Actually Exist In Nature?

The short answer is No, but the long one is way more interesting.…

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Added by Ian Bennett Morrison on June 13, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

New ducks

Our family recently got a duck(Lilly)It loved following us around the yard and would sit by our side. A friend of ours has lots of ducks and had a female that would get attacked everyday by one other duck. Our family welcomed her in our family so she could be happy. But ever since Lilly won't come by us and only wants to be around the other duck. When we let the two out the second duck wonders far off and Lilly is close to follow. We are not sure if we should keep the second duck. I think over… Continue

Added by Dave on June 12, 2016 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Quick and Painless Pickles

I admit, I've always been intimidated by making pickles. The process seems like it requires too many ingredients, the most important of all being patience. I was thrilled to find this recipe for pickles from the New York Times that has only FOUR ingredients and barely that many steps. The whole process takes about forty minutes, fully half of which is doing nothing. This recipe yields about two…

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Added by Sophie Friedman on June 3, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Fascinating Types of Gardens

I'm sure that everybody would love to have a garden of their own. The garden is a great place, where you can rest, plant things, get in touch with the earth and think things through without being bothered by the outside world. Everybody likes gardening at some point of their life. But have you ever thought what kind of garden you want…

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Added by Jane Wilson on May 20, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments

Some Coolest Celebration Themed for 19 to Make Memorable Birthday

Turning 19 this year? Don't simply release this unique day by like some other conventional day. Your last year as a teenager most likely calls for a celebration! Experience this Buzzle concentrate to get some cool thoughts to commend your nineteenth birthday. Try not to let the eighteenth and 21st birthdays dominate your nineteenth one! Experience magazines, check online, and keep yourself overhauled on how your most loved youngster celebs commended their nineteenth birthday. Who knows, you…

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Added by lauren Johnson on May 18, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

Bonsai Growing for Beginners

   Bonsai growing is an ancient art form that has its roots in horticultural practices of Ancient China but was redeveloped in part under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism. The word "Bonsai" is actually a Japanese word which quite simply means planted in a container. People have been practising the art for more than a thousand years. It has become increasingly popular in the West and although it's considered an art form you shouldn't let this discourage you from…

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Added by Joanne Watson on May 12, 2016 at 9:11am — No Comments

Young & Green: Corey on the Job Search and Summer Squash

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on May 11, 2016 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Innovative DIY Ways to Give Attractive Look to Your Plants

Whether it is backyard garden which is sprawling with greenery or just a tiny part on your windowsill, the ideas given here will give an edge to the decorations. See one fact is quite simple – the way your plants are positioned indoors can provide an enhanced sense of interior…

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Added by lauren Johnson on May 4, 2016 at 6:03am — No Comments

7 Ideal Healthy Gift Ideas for Forthcoming Mothers Day

This present Mother's Day, avoid the flowers and give your mom something she truly needs—the gift of good health. There are numerous things you can do to give your mom a help as far as her physical (or mental) prosperity. Most moms will really value that your Mother's Day gift is gone…

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Added by lauren Johnson on May 3, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Popular Types of Bonsai Plants and Its Benefits

Bonsai is the Japanese art of growing artificially dwarfed varieties of shrubs and trees in pots. These Bonsai trees are available online, however, growing it is an overwhelming experience. It can be gifted on any occasion. The recipient would be more than delighted to have this amazing and natural gift.…

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Added by lauren Johnson on April 30, 2016 at 7:38am — No Comments

Small tree stump removal guide

It turned out that the removal of a tree stump is a job which even a woman can do without facing any significant difficulties. With the right tools by hand, you can quickly get rid of the…

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Added by Sasha Middleton on April 28, 2016 at 6:04am — No Comments

Young & Green: Will's Advice for Future Youthmarket Managers

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on April 26, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

3 Clever Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

I'm a firm believer that gardening is an art. Not only does it take skills to successfully grow fruits and veggies but a garden can be designed and cultivated in a beautiful way. In a sense, gardens feed more than the body, they feed our soul.

When I first started gardening I thought there were really only two kinds of gardens: the traditional in ground…

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Added by AliLawrence on April 21, 2016 at 11:10am — No Comments

3 Practical Tips to Improve Your Hardwood Floor Cleaning Process

Maintaining a hardwood floor can be quite the challenge, but seeing the beautiful finish after all of your hard work can make all the hard work worth it. Whether you prefer to use hard floor sweeper or microfiber cloths, the way you use them, as well what products you decide to use, can impact the…

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Added by Sania baker on April 5, 2016 at 2:11am — No Comments

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