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How to Grow Bleeding Hearts, a Cottage Garden Favorite
How to Grow Bleeding Hearts, a Cottage Garden Favorite

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Bleeding hearts have been a favorite of mine since I was a child. There was a large one growing just outside our backdoor. It would come up every spring and send out the most glorious sprays of pink flowers.

Bird Feeders and Inviting Habitat  Bring Avian Friends to the Garden
Bird Feeders and Inviting Habitat Bring Avian Friends to the Garden

Ilona has gardened actively for most of her life and has been a writer and webmaster online since 1998. Homeschooled all 10 of her children. Should We Provide Food for Wild Birds?Did you know more than 40 of Americans regularly feed birds? But there has been controversy whether that is a good thing or not.

7 Cost-Effective Garden Vegetables That Save You Money
7 Cost-Effective Garden Vegetables That Save You Money

Helena Ricketts enjoys looking for ways to save money and make money. She shares her findings with her readers. There Are Many Benefits to Planting a GardenPlanting a vegetable garden can do so many great things for you besides providing the freshest and tastiest vegetables you will ever eat. When you plant a vegetable garden it will also provide you with fantastic exercise; you& 39;ll get a daily dose of vitamin D from being out in the sunshine and can literally lift your mood.

Clearing out 2020 Items in 2020
Clearing out 2020 Items in 2020

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. The Challenge of Clearing Out ClutterI joined a Facebook group that has the goal of clearing out 2020 items of clutter from your home in 2020. Wow! Many of us really need this kind of inspiration.

How to Regrow Herbs, Vegetables, and Fruits From Scraps at Home
How to Regrow Herbs, Vegetables, and Fruits From Scraps at Home

Terrie has a certificate in fitness and nutrition. She has a passion for helping others learn about health and wellness.Why Should I Grow My Own Food?Well, the most amazing things happen when you grow your own food!Great for apartments or houses: Teach your family or yourself how to grow food, even in a small apartment or using containers on the deck or patio.

Battery Operated: A Ranking of 4 Cordless Impact/Drill Systems
Battery Operated: A Ranking of 4 Cordless Impact/Drill Systems

Just a small town conservative accountant, Jeff Vickery loves to hunt, talk politics, and drink sweet tea. Cutting the CordWhether you have a construction job, a repair job, or you work on things around the house, a cordless impact or drill can always come in handy to speed up the task. I& 39;ve been an equipment repairman for five years now, and I& 39;ve had my fair share of cordless impacts and drills—some quality, some junk.

How to Grow Rosemary in Pots in a Northern Climate
How to Grow Rosemary in Pots in a Northern Climate

Sharon is a largely self-taught herbalist who has been growing and studying herbs and making herbal preparations for several decades. The Pleasures of Growing Fresh RosemaryThe joy of cooking with fresh herbs is only exceeded by the joy of cooking with your own home-grown produce. Growing herbs, in containers or a small patch of ground, is more practical for city dwellers or apartment dwellers.

Protect Your Home With Doberman Security Alarms
Protect Your Home With Doberman Security Alarms

David has had a variety of life experiences which he loves to share with his readers. Protecting your home shouldn& 39;t feel like you are being robbed. I& 39;ve always wanted to use an alarm system, but didn& 39;t want to pay the high cost for it. Instead, I opted to use security devices from Doberman Security.

How to Deep Clean the Lint Trap on a Clothes Dryer
How to Deep Clean the Lint Trap on a Clothes Dryer

Alexandria likes maintaining her clothes dryer and giving it a deep clean.Getting Down to the Linty-GrittyIf you& 39;re anything like me, then you probably have little hidden chores you know you should do but never seem to get around to. For me, these not-so-noticeable chores include cleaning my bathroom drawers, dusting the ceiling fans, and deep-cleaning the lint trap in my clothes dryer.

DIY Art Mural for a Child's Room
DIY Art Mural for a Child's Room

Leah is a science geek who writes mostly about health and biology. She also enjoys writing about pop culture, cooking, and DIY projects. Even the most accomplished amateur artists need a little help sometimes. Although I have some basic cartoon drawing ability, when tackling a mural for my baby& 39;s nursery, I wanted to give myself a break for a number of reasons.

Wild Flowers: Poison Hemlock
Wild Flowers: Poison Hemlock

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade.This spring I noticed a strange plant growing along the edge of the woodland in my backyard. It looked a lot like Queen Anne’s Lace but much larger. Valerian perhaps?

How to Plan and Build the Perfect Garden Deck
How to Plan and Build the Perfect Garden Deck

Arthur strives to balance aesthetics, functionality, and quality with costs when planning DIY projects in the home and garden. Starting With a Blank CanvasThere’s no better way to start than with a blank canvas and let it evolve over time, albeit an existing furnished decking can be rearranged and enhanced at your leisure.

How to Install a Bathroom Exhaust Fan
How to Install a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Bert spent 25 years working as a home-improvement and residential construction contractor in central Florida. A properly working bathroom exhaust fan replaces contaminated air in one room with fresh air from a neighboring room or hallway. A bathroom without proper ventilation suffers with foggy mirrors and unpleasant odors.

How to Paint Outdoor Metal Railings and Light Poles
How to Paint Outdoor Metal Railings and Light Poles

I am the author of three middle-grade children& 39;s books, and I blog on the side. My favorite topics are movies, writing, and pop culture. Harsh weather can take a toll on outdoor metal, particularly metal railings and light poles. Over time, the paint fades and chips off, exposing an ugly coat of rust that makes your railings rough to the touch and your light poles an unattractive ornament in your front yard.

How to Make Homemade Organic Fertilizer From Bananas
How to Make Homemade Organic Fertilizer From Bananas

Mazlan acquired his love of gardening at a young age, and it has been his passion for over 55 years. Organic Liquid FertilizerThis homemade organic fertilizer recipe is simple and easy to do. It uses only two ingredients: overripe banana and brown sugar. That& 39;s all to kick-start the fermentation process.

7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants: How to Repel Ants Humanely Without Killing Them
7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants: How to Repel Ants Humanely Without Killing Them

Jorge has been an avid reader of personal development literature for years. He likes to blather on about what he& 39;s learned. There Are Many Natural Ways to Get Rid of AntsHave you taken a vow against killing any of Earth& 39;s creatures? Do you feel bad for the little bugs that have wandered into your midst?

Eight Ways to Add Color and Flair to a Modern Room
Eight Ways to Add Color and Flair to a Modern Room

There is something so timeless and chic about a modern living room. The minimalist approach adds extra space, the black and white furniture pieces can coordinate perfectly with anything, and everything always seems to have a nice, clean look.Those crisp lines can easily become cold and unfeeling, though.

Saving Money With Small Plants
Saving Money With Small Plants

Landscaping with perennials can be expensive in the short run, but really pays off in the long run. Fortunately, there are ways to save in the short run, too. I have used both plants culled from neighbors’ yards and plants from nursery stock catalogs to save money on landscaping. Though this delays fruition, it has allowed me to get a large area started at once.

Guide to Growing Sweet Potatoes in a Container
Guide to Growing Sweet Potatoes in a Container

In addition to being a certified herbalist and aromatherapy consultant, Gina finds the unrelenting allure of gardening very strong. Sweet Potatoes: A Super foodThe sweet potato is often considered a staple food at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and has been referred to as a & 34;super food& 34; due to the large number of vitamins and antioxidants it contains.

Plants That Need Acid Soil Conditions Exclusively
Plants That Need Acid Soil Conditions Exclusively

Plants that Require Acid Soil Conditions ExclusivelyAcid Soils OnlyMany plants are listed that thrive on acid soils, but on closer inspection can also cope with neutral or even alkaline conditions. This is not particularly helpful if you& 39;re looking for plants that require an acid soil exclusively.