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How to Grow Primroses, a Cottage Garden Favorite
How to Grow Primroses, 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. I get teased a lot about the amount of research that I do about plants. But it pays off. Case in point: primroses. When I bought my last house, I was excited about the little path that ran from the driveway to the backyard.

Trending in the Great Indoors
Trending in the Great Indoors

Andrew has been an online writer for around three years. His articles often focus on home repair and DIY projects. Marble is sweeping through the design world (not just interior design, but graphic design, fashion, print art, etc.). In fact, marble texture has found its way into almost every major category of aesthetic design.

Gardening Jargon Explained: Plant Life-Cycles and Their Ability to Survive Weather Conditions
Gardening Jargon Explained: Plant Life-Cycles and Their Ability to Survive Weather Conditions

Over the years I have used gardening as a retreat from the rush of everyday life. Gardens offer a year round place of exercise and enjoymentGardening JargonIt can often feel like experienced gardeners have a secret language all of their own. The jargon they use might include plants and flowers with long-sounding Latin names, different terminology for types of plants that handle different growing conditions and climates, etc.

How to Encourage Birds to Visit Your Yard
How to Encourage Birds to Visit Your Yard

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. Not only are birds interesting to observe, they are beneficial to the garden for a variety of reasons. Birds are natural pollinators, meaning that they transfer pollen from one plant to another.

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.

How to Care for a Kalanchoe Plant
How to Care for a Kalanchoe Plant

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. Although kalanchoe is typically grown as a houseplant, it can be planted outside in warm regions successfully. The kalanchoe is also commonly grown as a ground cover or planted in rock gardens for a nice splash of color.

Furnace Smells: How to Reduce or Eliminate Odors in Your Air Ducts
Furnace Smells: How to Reduce or Eliminate Odors in Your Air Ducts

Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution.Freshening Up the Air in Your Home Common Causes of Furnace OdorEveryone likes the air in their home to smell fresh and clean. Many even want it to smell apple-ish, or lavender-ish, or even patchouli-ish, but no one I& 39;ve ever known has said, & 34;I love the musty smell my furnace provides.

How We Turned a Shed Into Our Home Office
How We Turned a Shed Into Our Home Office

Amanda has years of varied DIY experience, having owned and updated multiple homes, including her 1930& 39;s farmstead.Shed lots seem to be popping up all over the place! You may have seen a bunch of sheds, garages, or mini barns sitting in an abandoned parking lot or on the corner of an intersection.

5 Ways for Your Small Homestead to Turn a Profit Quickly
5 Ways for Your Small Homestead to Turn a Profit Quickly

I like to write about DIY gardening and general homesteading tips. I hope to provide readers with ideas and inspiration.Whether you need to come up with money fast, or you are trying to plan a short-term return to fund life on the homestead, you have come to the right place. The five methods I am about to show you can bring in profits in under 60 days time!

Adenium (Desert Rose) Plants: Beautiful Flowers on Some Strange-Looking Trunks
Adenium (Desert Rose) Plants: Beautiful Flowers on Some Strange-Looking Trunks

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM.Adenium Multiflorum Novice Gardeners Take Note!Even the most novice gardener should be able to grow adenium plants. These & 34;fat& 34; plants (caudiciforms) are easy to grow because they are adaptable to a wide range of conditions, which makes them forgiving when they receive less-than-optimum care.

All About Septic Systems
All About Septic Systems

Ashley represents an independent and locally owned professional plumbing team.Looking for a new home is a daunting task in itself, but finding the perfect location only to realize it has a septic system can often cause worry in buyers unfamiliar with them. However, this system isn& 39;t quite as complex or scary as it lets on.

Effects of Interior Lighting on the Colors We Paint Our Walls
Effects of Interior Lighting on the Colors We Paint Our Walls

Working as a professional interior designer for many decades, I& 39;ve been involved in design-and-build residential building projects. The creative use of interior lighting and its components on internal wall surfaces is one of the most aesthetically pleasing features of any interior space, considering the fact that interior walls are one of the most important prerequisites in the architectural designs of building interiors.