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How to Grow a Corpse Flower
How to Grow a Corpse Flower

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Corpse flowers are big news when they bloom in botanical gardens. People line up by the hundreds to see (and smell) them. You can grow your own corpse flower at home provided you have the patience and the space.

How to Turn a Shower Curtain Into Giant Wall Art
How to Turn a Shower Curtain Into Giant Wall Art

Catie has been crafty all of her life, and now she& 39;s ready to share!I received this tip from a friend a couple of years ago and finally was able to bring it to life in my home. We are 21 weeks pregnant, and I was contemplating painting a mural on the baby room’s wall of roses that would be blush and yellow.

Top Aromatic Plants for a Sweet Smelling Dog
Top Aromatic Plants for a Sweet Smelling Dog

I love pottering in the greenhouse and garden and listening to classic rock with my Labradoodle, Florrie. Last year we had a family holiday in the Cotswolds. Florrie Labradoodle came too.One sunny afternoon, we paid a visit to the local lavender farm near to the pretty village of Broadway. It was quite pleasant wandering through the different pink, purple and blue flowering plants.

My Review of the Zipwall Dust Barrier System
My Review of the Zipwall Dust Barrier System

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Controlling Dust and Over-spraySanding and spray painting produces airborn dust and over-spray that makes a huge mess indoors if a plastic barrier isn& 39;t used to separate the work space from nearby rooms.

How to Use Fire in Your Home's Landscape
How to Use Fire in Your Home's Landscape

Chris is a Certified Green Industry Professional with over 11 years landscape design and build experience in West Michigan.The Constant Debate: Wood or Gas?One of the main questions that I often receive from clients when they are diving into the glorious realm of firepit design is which fuel source to use: wood or gas?

5 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Using Plastic Straws
5 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Using Plastic Straws

Anne is a Washington native, kayaker, hiker, and nature lover. She likes to write about ways to lessen our carbon footprint. Plastic Straws Suck for the EnvironmentIt& 39;s no secret that plastic straws negatively impact the environment. Straws and other single-use plastics have a large carbon footprint, are bad for wildlife and exist mostly for convenience.

Redoing Carpeted Stairs:  From Worn-Out Carpet to Paint, One Couple's Journey!
Redoing Carpeted Stairs: From Worn-Out Carpet to Paint, One Couple's Journey!

Heather is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys camping with family, tackling DIY projects with her husband, and watching her kids& 39; soccer games.Before, During, and After Backstory of ProjectWe had rented our home for nearly 14 years, and after our wonderful landlords experienced some family changes, we were given first chance at purchase.

Open Your In-Ground Swimming Pool for Summer the Right Way
Open Your In-Ground Swimming Pool for Summer the Right Way

Barack is an expert pool chemistry guy and experienced online-based pool maintenance assistant via in-depth articles that top search results Opening a swimming pool after closing it for winter should not be a problem to anyone who closed their pool the right way. In this article, we are going to cover things you need to perform when opening your swimming pool for summer to avoid more pool problems.

Sweet Alyssum: How to Grow and Care for This Flowering Ground Cover
Sweet Alyssum: How to Grow and Care for This Flowering Ground Cover

Megan is a writer and mom of two. She enjoys cooking, running, and gardening. What Is Sweet Alyssum?Sweet alyssum is a ground cover plant with tiny white, pink, cream, or purple flowers. It is classically found in coastal areas, but it will grow in most zones during the growing season. Technically a perennial, it is usually grown as an annual in most regions of the United States.

What to Do If a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Has Stopped Picking up Dirt
What to Do If a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Has Stopped Picking up Dirt

Susan prefers to use natural ingredients whenever possible in the home and garden. It is usually cheaper, easier and greener. My Dyson Has Stopped Picking up Dirt ProperlyAll hoovers and vacuums will stop sucking up dirt at some point. With a Dyson, there are a few simple steps that you should follow to make sure it works properly.

How Often Should I Change My Furnace's Air Filter?
How Often Should I Change My Furnace's Air Filter?

Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. The saying & 34;If I had a nickel for every time I...& 34; applies here. I would definitely be a well to do man if instead of explaining why there isn& 39;t a magic number of days between air filter changes, people just gave me a nickel.

Tips for Spray Painting Walls and Ceilings
Tips for Spray Painting Walls and Ceilings

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Spray Painting Walls with An Airless SprayerSpray painting walls and ceilings is a lot faster than using a brush and a roller to paint them. Using a sprayer to paint your walls also eliminates the task of having to climb up and down a ladder to cut-in corners with a brush, and a sprayer produces a smoother finish.