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Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Peculiar Peanut Butter Fruit
Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Peculiar Peanut Butter Fruit

The author lives in a quiet seaside community in lower Puna on the Big Island. He& 39;s an avid gardener, traveler, and photographer. Peanut butter fruit (botanical name Bunchosia grandulifera) is a small tropical fruit tree native to South America. It is grown in gardens and farms in Hawaii, mainly as an attractive ornamental plant.

How to Grow Radishes
How to Grow Radishes

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. One of my fondest memories as a child is sneaking into my father’s vegetable garden and eating the radishes. I loved pulling them out of the ground, washing the soil off of them using the sprinkler that was watering the garden and then eating them right in the garden!

Mouse in the House
Mouse in the House

Donna wrote for the Durban Mirror back in the 80s when news had a lifespan of up to 30 days. She now writes because that& 39;s what writers do.Of Man and MiceThe Stages of Mouse Awareness and ControlSignsDenial. The scratching could be aliens. The smell could mean a cat visits and sprays.Acceptance. Mice have moved in.

Tips for Painting Vinyl Shutters
Tips for Painting Vinyl Shutters

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Painting Plastic Shutters vs. Buying ReplacementsVinyl window shutters that are badly faded from the sun can either be painted or replaced, but replacing them can be costly. The price for a two-pack of plastic window shutters costs anywhere from $40 to $100 each, depending on the size and style.

How to Wash and Dry Clothes at a Laundromat
How to Wash and Dry Clothes at a Laundromat

With a Master& 39;s degree in Sustainable Development, Susette has taught herself, and now teaches others, how to live a sustainable lifestyle.For many people, buying a home washer and dryer is not feasible. Whether it& 39;s too expensive, you have no room, or you& 39;re worried about buying a used one and having it break down all the time, there are plenty of legitimate reasons not to have your own washer and dryer.

How to Care for Tulips
How to Care for Tulips

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. Tulips are one of the quintessential flowers of spring. When people see those brightly colored cup-shaped blooms in the yard, they know that the cold season is over and that warmer days are ahead.

Home Decor DIY: Two Ways to Refinish an End Table
Home Decor DIY: Two Ways to Refinish an End Table

Tori is a 28-year-old, three-time animal mom and DIYer living in Northern Atlanta with her boyfriend. Getting Started and Getting MotivationI love home DIY projects (clearly). I had not done any in a while, so I decided that I needed to start again. To try to satisfy my DIY craving, I refinished a few pieces and resold them after I was done to turn a little bit of a profit.

Tips for Painting Kitchen Cabinets White
Tips for Painting Kitchen Cabinets White

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Should You Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets White?White is the most popular color choice for the majority of my cabinet-painting projects. It is a timeless color and coordinates well with practically any other color in a kitchen, but there are several things to take into consideration before painting your cabinets white.

Top 10 Must-Read Interior Design Blogs for Interior Designers
Top 10 Must-Read Interior Design Blogs for Interior Designers

Mary is an aspiring interior designer. She runs a personal photography blog that focuses on unique architecture of London. Inspiration is never in short supply when it comes to searching for those furnishings or flourishes that can set an interior apart.It& 39;s the quest for perfection among interior designers that has sent the world of blogging lovely living spaces and dreamy decors into overdrive.

Tips for Painting Popcorn Ceiling Texture
Tips for Painting Popcorn Ceiling Texture

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Can You Paint Popcorn Ceilings?Perhaps you& 39;re unhappy with the color of your popcorn ceiling, or the surface is damaged and needs repair. You& 39;ve probably considered removing the cottage-cheese-like texture from your ceiling, but you don& 39;t want to deal with the messy work.

Growing Impatiens in Ohio
Growing Impatiens in Ohio

Teri Silver is a journalist, commercial copywriter, editor, broadcast anchor, and Public Relations Specialist.Flowering impatiens grow in a variety of bright and pastel hues; they are a great choice for Ohio’s shaded or partially sunlit yards, gardens, and landscapes. Colors include vivid and pastel tints of pink, purple, yellow, red, blue, orange, coral, white, and combinations.

Hurricane Season Is Just Around the Corner
Hurricane Season Is Just Around the Corner

Andrea lives in Florida and is familiar on how to prepare for hurricane season. Start Preparing For Hurricane Season NowIf you live in Florida or Texas or any other state that has experienced the wrath of a hurricane, you know the importance of hurricane preparedness. The hurricane season lasts from June to November.

How to Grow Swede Seeds in Your Garden
How to Grow Swede Seeds in Your Garden

L.M.Reid is an Irish Writer who has published many articles. She is a keen gardener with lots of experience. How to Grow Swede in the GardenSwede is easy to grow once you get the soil conditions right.I show you where to sow the seeds.How long it takes them to grow and when they are ready to harvest.

How to Grow Pansies for Spring or Fall Color
How to Grow Pansies for Spring or Fall Color

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. One of my favorite spring flowers are pansies. I just love their happy little faces. But they didn’t always have faces.What are Pansies?Pansies (Viola tricolor var.

How to Get Rid of Cutworms
How to Get Rid of Cutworms

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. You just planted all those vegetable plants that you purchased at a local nursery or plant sale, and the next day, a number of them have been sliced off at ground level and killed.

How to Care for the Gerbera Daisy
How to Care for the Gerbera Daisy

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. The Gerbera daisy is larger and available in more colors than its smaller cousin, the traditional yellow or white daisy. Gerbera daisies also have thicker, sturdier stems than smaller daisies and are available in colors such as white, yellow, orange, and salmon.

Finding the Perfect Countertop
Finding the Perfect Countertop

The Nettles have been changing every room in their home and also remodeled their past homes. Finding the best, for a good deal is the goal.During a remodeling project, there are a lot of questions to be answered. Colors and designs must be selected and materials decided upon. This can be a very daunting task, and people do not consider the issues until they are smack dab in the middle of them.

How to Grow English Ivy
How to Grow English Ivy

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist.English ivy thrives best in cool, shady locations with rich, organic soil. As ground cover, English ivy can grow six to nine inches in height and up to 90 feet in length. When used as a climber, English ivy can grow up to 50 feet tall, thanks to their aerial rootlets.

Everything You Need to Know About a Furnace Pressure Switch
Everything You Need to Know About a Furnace Pressure Switch

Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. Why Won& 39;t My Furnace Light?I get this question a lot from readers and while there are various possibilities, they usually believe it& 39;s the igniter or the gas valve that is failing.

Apache Plume Shrubs Are Showy, Native Western Favorites
Apache Plume Shrubs Are Showy, Native Western Favorites

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM.Apache Plume Flower in Bloom A Native Plant in the SouthwestNative to the Southwest, the Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) is a small deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub with shredded bark and beautiful white flowers, such as the ones pictured within this article.