PHOTO: ShutterstockAn early memory of my outdoor exploration was catching grasshoppers in my grandmother’s backyard. She’d given up gardening at that point in her life, but she was happy that I removed an animal that had been a competitor when she raised her own vegetables and cattle. She grew up on a farm that barely survived the dust bowl days, so it was no wonder she cheered me on as I became a skilled and stealthy grasshopper hunter.
Below are my care and propagation tips for mother-in-law& 39;s tongue along with my very own photos! The mother-in-law& 39;s tongue (sansevieria trifasciata) is a very popular house plant that originates from West Africa. It goes by names such as viper& 39;s bowstring hemp, Saint George& 39;s sword, or snake plant, but don& 39;t confuse it with the nassauvia serpensIt.
When she isn& 39;t in the kitchen or listening to music, Kaili loves to be in the garden with all the living things that call it home. Nature’s bounty extends to many things, including vegetables and flowers. The thing about a bounty is that it is just that—a whole bunch of something all at once. You know how it works, as you scramble to cut, clean and freeze the mountains of rhubarb that appear overnight in your garden, or when your tomato plants have so much fruit on them that even your neighbors aren’t accepting any more “gifts” from you?
Managing the household, from minor repairs to clearing rain gutters and general household cleanup all fall within Liz& 39;s responsibilities.Super-Duper Mega-Booster Extra Filter Vacuum Cleaner!That& 39;s what they all say. If you listen to the ads touting the advantages, each claims that their vacuum cleaner boasts the newest, best, and fanciest technological advances.
Sean has been in the industry of gardening and landscaping since 2006. He is also a certified arborist that specializes in plant health. Jade is a succulent plant native to South Africa, and is a very common houseplant. Jades are evergreen plants with smooth, round, fleshy leaves that grow in opposing pairs along the branches.
I& 39;m a dad, husband, and Christian first. The rest are just life& 39;s add-ons: an educator, administrator, learner, & development professional. What comes to mind when you hear the words exotic plants? Chances are you imagine a rare plant found in some secret forest in the tropics. Well, that’s how I first thought of them.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. High and vaulted ceilings are definitely a popular design in our homes and buildings. They give the room a much more open feeling and lend well to a more & 34;grand& 34; looking room as well.
I enjoy doing DIY crafts and decorating projects, and love giving advice on how to use colors. Using the Color PurpleNo, this doesn& 39;t have any thing to do with the very popular movie The Color Purple, starring Oprah Winfrey, but it does have everything to do with my favorite color and tips on how to decorate with it.
I have dabbled in home improvement projects and like giving advice to others on what not to do.I must start this article by disclaiming any particular expertise with washers. But I seem to have stumbled onto something worthwhile in this area. Perhaps it can help you out, too, if your washer is sitting there, mocking you with a tub full of water and almost-clean clothes, doing nothing.
After experiencing extreme frustration with my HOA, I decided to write them a letter and give them a piece of my mind. Pros and Cons of HOAsOver the years, I& 39;ve listened to many stories about the Homeowners& 39; Associations of America. The dreaded HOA who seem to go above and beyond to pester residents of communities.
Call it global warming or some other natural phenomenon, but the summers seem to be getting hotter and drier. These conditions can make a once colorful and blooming flower garden turn brown and dry up if you do not have the right plants selected for your conditions. These plant recommendations will help ensure a beautiful but low maintenance flower garden in your yard.
Rachel worked as a farm manager for 3 years in Pennsylvania. She owned and operated a small farm in Minnesota for 5 years, until 2019. Chopping Firewood the Real WayThis article will teach you (almost) everything you need to know about chopping firewood by hand, whether you’re dealing with smaller branches or huge rounds cut from the trunks of great trees.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.Laundry duty ranks pretty low on the list of household chores. For the most part, laundry rooms are strictly utilitarian spaces void of personality. Many are equipped with outdated appliances, dimly lit, and relegated to the basement or garage.
Melody is a volunteer for the Center for Disease and Control Prevention. She enjoys sharing her personal experience with others.Do You Have a Plan? Planning Against Bed BugsIt& 39;s a good thing we have so many tools right at our fingertips. Bed bugs are a creature of swiftness. Human response must be equally as swift.
Angela, though not a natural green thumb, has studied gardening in order to better care for her yard. To grow a garden that blooms all year round, you need to understand what flowers prefer and what are the best climates for them. Spring flowers combined with fall flowers allows your garden to contain color all year round, or you can get the same effect by using flowers that are resilient regardless of climate.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution.A/C Repair Costs Are on the Rise for Older Units!As most of us already know, the cost of having service work performed on our air conditioner is never cheap, but it is far from where it is heading, making our A/C maintenance even more important.
When the gophers in our garden started munching on our vegetables, I had to find a solution. Here& 39;s what I came up with. Gophers in the GardenIt can be very depressing to have a home garden that is under attack from gophers. Gophers are little rodents, usually about six inches long, that create underground tunnels to get around.
25 years in the auto business & hiking a lot with my kids (who have a knack for getting sap everywhere) has taught me how to deal with sap.Unusual Low-Voltage Outdoor Lighting Installation TipsThe outdoor lighting installation tips I will cover here are not usual for low-voltage landscape lighting, and you probably won& 39;t find them on any other website promoting low voltage outdoor lighting.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.Merriam-Webster defines a valance as “a short drapery or wood or metal frame used as a decorative heading to conceal the top of curtains and fixtures.” This basic description doesn& 39;t do justice to the variety of fabric window valances available today.
Dan has been a licensed journey-level electrician for some 17 years. He has extensive experience in most areas of the electrical trade. Why Bend PVC Pipe?There can be a variety of reasons to learn how to bend PVC pipe or conduit. It can be quite artistic and can be used as artwork. It can also be used as support for other items.
I am a Texas native who has dealt with the ordeal of cicada killer wasps nesting in my yard. If you live in Texas, you might have seen what looks like a wasp on steroids flying around your backyard. These ground digger wasps, or cicada killers, are menacing looking insects. They put bumblebees to shame when it comes to size.