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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.

Propagating Elderberry Plants
Propagating Elderberry Plants

Amelia has been an avid gardener since childhood and enjoys experimenting with natural and sustainable gardening methods. Propagating elderberry is so easy I wondered if I could even write a whole article about it! So, if you have access to this versatile, hardy, and immune-boosting plant, I encourage you to start your own plants or multiply the ones you have.

How to Build and Use Your Own Snake Pole
How to Build and Use Your Own Snake Pole

Living on the edge of the Tonto National Forest, Marcy frequently removes unwanted rattlesnake visitors from her property.Building a snake pole is cheap and easy.There& 39;s no need to pay $40 for a snake pole at the local farm and ranch store. Using materials readily available at Home Depot, you can build one quickly and easily using household tools.

Different Types of Silk Curtains
Different Types of Silk Curtains

Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers. Believe it or not, silk is the ideal fabric for curtains. Although some silks have a delicate appearance they& 39;re surprisingly long lasting and durable fabric for window treatments if cared for properly.

Tips for Buying Healthy Plants
Tips for Buying Healthy Plants

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. Purchasing plants at the home center can be expensive in the short term; that’s why you should check over your plant carefully before making that purchase. You wouldn’t want to put a lot of effort and money into a plant that isn’t at its best.

Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Knotweed
Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Knotweed

I enjoy writing about several subjects ranging from travel to technology. Widely regarded as one of the most damaging plants in the world, The Telegraph newspaper once described it as & 39;The Plant That Ate Britain& 39;. There& 39;s even an old tale about this weed behaving so menacingly that it can & 39;creep over cat& 39;s feet& 39;.

Guerrilla Furniture Design: DIY Cube Lamp
Guerrilla Furniture Design: DIY Cube Lamp

Part-time and freelance writer with plenty of tips for DIY projects. Corrugated cardboard is a solid material largely composed of negative space—the long, narrow flutes that create structure also hold a lot of air. Cutting across the grain opens these voids, allowing light to pass through.The Cube Lamp exploits these properties, laminating squares of corrugated board to create half of a cube, excavated in the center, to cradle a modified light fixture.

Great Plant Choices for Your Poolside Landscape
Great Plant Choices for Your Poolside Landscape

Chris has been professionally developing award-winning landscapes for pools and patios in the West Michigan area for over 11 years. Adding plants around your poolside retreat will help create a lush and inviting place to kick back and relax. Not only will plants add interest around the landscape, there is a direct functional benefit for having them around, too.

How to Grow Tulips for Spring Color
How to Grow Tulips for Spring Color

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. You know that spring has arrived when the tulips burst into bloom. They come in many colors and sizes. There are early bloomers, mid-season bloomers and late-season bloomers so the show just seems to go on and on.

Tips for Painting Soffits and Fascia Boards
Tips for Painting Soffits and Fascia Boards

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. How Often Should You Paint Soffits and Fascia?Wood soffits and fascia boards should be painted every three to five years to protect the wood from the elements.Unless your soffits and fascia trim are made of aluminum, the wood will eventually rot and deteriorate if neglected.

How to Grow a Key Lime Tree Indoors or Outdoors
How to Grow a Key Lime Tree 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. Key Lime pie is most often associated with the Florida Keys but the main ingredient, key limes, are not native to Florida.What are Key Limes?Key limes are native to Southeast Asia.

Growing Romaine Lettuce From Cuttings
Growing Romaine Lettuce From Cuttings

Deborah gardens as a hobby and enjoys organic vegetables in her kitchen. She keeps a variety of edible plants in her garden. Romaine lettuce is one of those vegetables that can be easily regrown from cuttings. All that is needed is the bottom of a stalk of lettuce to allow the root system to spread. Romaine lettuce is a convenient plant to buy for the garden, and one of those edible greens that thrives in a container.