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How to Grow Swiss Cheese Plants (Monstera) Indoors or Outdoors
How to Grow Swiss Cheese Plants (Monstera) Indoors or Outdoors

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Many modern homes have high ceilings. Rather than a bunch of smaller plants on shelves, try growing one large, tall plant. The Swiss cheese plant, with its interesting leaves, is a great choice.

How to Grow Castor Beans
How to Grow Castor Beans

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Castor beans have gotten a bad rap as a source of the poison ricin. The truth is that the beans have been used for thousands of years. The plants also add a tropical touch to your garden.

How to Turn an Extra  Bedroom Into a Guest Suite
How to Turn an Extra Bedroom Into a Guest Suite

Sadie Holloway enjoys discovering simple ways to stay organized and manage her time better at home, at work, and out in the community. 7 Tips for Setting Up an Inviting Guest RoomHave you got company coming for the holidays? Do family members like to drop in out of nowhere to stay the night? Here are some easy, affordable ways to turn your spare bedroom into a cozy home-away-from-home for your guests.

Traditional Design Style in Home Furnishings and Accessories
Traditional Design Style in Home Furnishings and Accessories

Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers. What Is Traditional Design and How Can I Achieve It?Traditional style highlights the finest in historical detail spanning centuries and countries the world over. Some of the more familiar traditional influences of the 18th and 19th centuries include neoclassical, Greek revival, French provincial, Georgian, and regency.

Your Soil Is the Foundation of Your Homestead
Your Soil Is the Foundation of Your Homestead

I like to write about DIY gardening and general homesteading tips. I hope to provide readers with ideas and inspiration. Why Is Soil So Important?Soil, or rather, the fertility of your soil, is THE 1 most important thing to consider when undertaking any projects involving live plants or grazing animals.

Adding Old World Style to Your Home
Adding Old World Style to Your Home

Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers. The trademark of old world style is comfortable, dignified and suggestive of European manor homes, estates and villas. Details like hand troweled plaster walls, exposed surfaces and rugged wooden beams are some of the main interior elements.

Tips for Successfully Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets
Tips for Successfully Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

Linda is hands-on involved in home improvement projects, organization, storage and house cleaning tips and ideas. Refinishing cabinets is a DIY project that requires plenty of time and elbow grease. If you follow these tips your kitchen will look fabulous and you can restore your original cabinets instead of spending big bucks replacing them.

Do You Really Need to Change the Water Filter in Your Refrigerator?
Do You Really Need to Change the Water Filter in Your Refrigerator?

Tom Lohr loves holidays, just not Christmas. He is still bitter about not getting the GI Joe Gemini capsule as a present in the mid-60s Why Do Manufacturers Recommend Changing Your Filter Every Six Months?Water filters are the real cash cow of the appliance industry. Like clockwork, the “change filter” light comes on every six months prompting you to change your water filter.

Tips for Painting Knotty Pine Cabinets White
Tips for Painting Knotty Pine Cabinets White

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Can You Paint Knotty Pine Cabinets?I personally love the rustic look of knotty pine for tongue and groove paneling and newer cabinets, but in an older home, or cabin, pine cabinets can look worn out and obviously old.

DIY Organic Pesticides for Natural Gardening
DIY Organic Pesticides for Natural Gardening

Melanie has a BS in physical science and is in grad school for analytics and modeling. Her research is in computational chemistry. Growing an organic garden allows you to have tastier fruits & veggies, healthier meals, and to reduce pollutants in the environment. Go you! You& 39;ll probably find that insects (and other pests) also love the taste of the fruits and veggies growing in your garden.

Best 4 String Trimmers 2020: Electric, Gas, and Brush Cutter
Best 4 String Trimmers 2020: Electric, Gas, and Brush Cutter

Paul has had a variety of jobs, including running his own lawn maintenance company. Born in the UK, he& 39;s now a freelance writer in Florida. Once you& 39;ve mowed the lawn, your work is not over—you still have to get out your string trimmer to finish the job. String trimmers are great for:Tidying grassy areas around gardens, trees, fences, or other obstacles, such as swing sets or decking.

How to Plant and Care for Azaleas
How to Plant and Care for Azaleas

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. Azaleas thrive in well-draining, acidic soil. Before planting azaleas in your garden, ensure the soil has been treated with compost. When done planting, consider adding a top layer of pine straw or mulch to further enrich the soil and keep moisture levels high.