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How to Grow Japanese Anemones (Windflowers)
How to Grow Japanese Anemones (Windflowers)

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 perennial flowers are Japanese anemones. They are hardy plants that bloom at the end of the summer when my summer perennials are finished, but my fall perennials haven’t started to bloom.

Eco-Friendly Habits for Your Bathroom
Eco-Friendly Habits for Your Bathroom

What we do on a day-to-day basis matters. As one person, our habits won& 39;t contribute much to global warming and plastic waste that is slowly choking our world. But as a collective, we have the power to greatly reduce human impact on our one and only planet. And it can all start by what we purchase and what we do in our homes.

Tips for Painting Oak Cabinets
Tips for Painting Oak Cabinets

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Can You Paint Oak?Painting oak cabinets is a cheap alternative to buying expensive replacements.Oak is an open grain wood with a porous surface, but the grain can be filled to get a smooth finish when painted.

Tips for Using Wood Grain Filler for Oak Cabinets
Tips for Using Wood Grain Filler for Oak Cabinets

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Why Fill the Grain on Oak Cabinets?Using grain filler on oak cabinets you& 39;re painting fills deep cracks and pores, reducing the natural pattern of the wood for a much smoother finish when painted.

My Review of the Shark Navigator Lift Away Deluxe Vacuum
My Review of the Shark Navigator Lift Away Deluxe Vacuum

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Is the Shark Navigator Deluxe a Good Vacuum?I bought the Shark Navigator about three years ago when my previous vacuum cleaner broke. I bought the lift-away deluxe model.I read several reviews on Dyson and other brands, but settled on the Shark bagless vacuum based on the positive reviews and cost.

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 a Bird of Paradise Indoors or Outdoors
How to Grow a Bird of Paradise 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. The bird of paradise plant looks exotic, but it is one of the most popular houseplants. Properly cared for, it will reward you with year-round bloom.What are Bird of Paradise Plants?

Renovating and Installing a Streetlamp in Your Garden
Renovating and Installing a Streetlamp in Your Garden

Arthur strives to balance aesthetics, functionality, and quality with costs when planning DIY projects in the home and garden.Renovated streetlamp in our back garden.On My Wish ListI’ve always fancied a streetlamp in our garden. Ever since we started hard landscaping our back garden many years ago, I could visualise it as a practical design feature.

How to Replace Cracked or Damaged Floor Tile
How to Replace Cracked or Damaged Floor Tile

Bert spent 25 years working as a home-improvement and residential construction contractor in central Florida. The eyes of a home inspector or prospective buyer often gravitate right to cracks in the floors and walls. A long crack across several tiles indicates a settlement crack in a subfloor. Faulty installation, on the other hand, often causes a single randomly broken tile out in the middle of a floor.

How to Control Central Florida Lawn Pests
How to Control Central Florida Lawn Pests

Bert spent 25 years working as a home-improvement and residential construction contractor in central Florida.The homeowners of central Florida have something in common with lawn pests, they both enjoy the year round benefits of the peninsula& 39;s humid subtropical climate. Summer breezes and quick-moving afternoon storms moderate the sweltering heat, and many find it hard to complain about the winter weather.

When to Harvest Bananas
When to Harvest Bananas

Living on a farm in Brazil, I& 39;ve gained local in-depth knowledge of food, plants, and traditions, which I share through my articles. When to Pick BananasFor those who have never grown bananas, knowing when to harvest can be confusing. You& 39;ve seen green bananas in the supermarket and once home they begin to ripen.

Add Contrast to Your Garden With Silver Foliage
Add Contrast to Your Garden With Silver Foliage

Diana was a Member of the Royal Horticultural Society. She & her family all love gardening. She enjoys photographing & painting plants too.Thinking About Your GardenGardening is quite an art. You need to think about not only whether they are shade or sun lovers and what sort of soil and drainage they need, but also where they should be placed, what time of year they flower, how tall they are and whether they are invasive.