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An Easy Way to Create a Perfect Color Palette
An Easy Way to Create a Perfect Color Palette

Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers. Coming up with a visually pleasing color scheme for a room isn’t as difficult as you might think. Get rid of your color wheel and your books on color theory and just have fun.

Pollinate Your Garden With Native (Mason) Bees
Pollinate Your Garden With Native (Mason) Bees

Tritrain is an avid gardener and aspires to have a homestead of several acres in the USA.About the Mason BeeMason bees are native throughout the Americas, and there are over 300 species in North America alone. They are part of the Megachilidae family in the Osmia genus. They took the name & 34;mason& 34; due to their tendency to use mud or & 34;masonry& 34; when building their home.

Good vs. Bad Ladybugs in Your Garden and How to Tell the Difference
Good vs. Bad Ladybugs in Your Garden and How to Tell the Difference

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Ladybugs Are Always Hungry!All ladybugs have gluttonous, insatiable appetites for aphids and other insects, and that& 39;s a good thing. Some of them, however, can be more of a nuisance than a benefit.

How to Grow and Harvest Chicory
How to Grow and Harvest Chicory

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. The Fourth of July is known for fireworks. Some of the most spectacular fireworks happen along the roadsides when bright blue chicory flowers burst open. But only in the mornings.

How to Grow Spectacular Hollyhocks
How to Grow Spectacular Hollyhocks

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Hollyhocks: One of the Edible FlowersAccording to the National Gardening Association, hollyhocks are edible, having a bland to a slightly bitter flavor, and they are very simple to grow from seeds, which only need to be planted right below the soil (about 1/4-1/2& 34; deep).

5 Best Annual Garden Flowers That Are Easy to Grow
5 Best Annual Garden Flowers That Are Easy to Grow

I love pottering in the greenhouse and garden and listening to classic rock with my Labradoodle, Florrie. The simplest and easiest way to get a garden full of flowers is to buy annual bedding plants. They are called annuals because they live for just a year. They grow from seed in spring, flower in summer, then die back in late autumn.

How to Clean Your Roomba Robot Vacuum
How to Clean Your Roomba Robot Vacuum

Tom Lohr is a futurist and hates cleaning. He is still waiting for his flying car. Welcome to the 21st CenturyI love living in the 21stcentury. There has never been so much access to information, entertainment and communication. One of the best aspects of living in yesterday& 39;s future is the availability of machines to so some of our more mundane chores.

Prevent Foundation Cracks: Water Your Basement
Prevent Foundation Cracks: Water Your Basement

Author Kathy Batesel writes about topics she has experienced, worked with, or researched thoroughly. About House FoundationsIt doesn& 39;t matter if we& 39;re talking about businesses, relationships, or buildings; we all know the importance of a good foundation. Nothing can last with a weak foundation.

How to Grow a Drought-Resistant Desert Globemallow Plant
How to Grow a Drought-Resistant Desert Globemallow Plant

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Decorations in the Desert SouthwestThe stunning desert globemallow plant (Sphaeralcea ambigua) is a familiar sight all over the desert Southwest and a popular attraction for the native bees and butterflies.

Sherwin Williams CHB Paint Review
Sherwin Williams CHB Paint Review

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. CHB Interior Latex PaintChicago Home Builders (CHB) is an inexpensive interior paint made and sold by Sherwin Williams. For new construction painting, CHB was the paint my employer used for spray painting new drywall.

Acesleep Mattress: The Best Memory Foam for Side Sleepers?
Acesleep Mattress: The Best Memory Foam for Side Sleepers?

Kate is a mother of two and holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from Sonoma State University. She& 39;s also a passionate researcher. My wife and I haven’t been terribly satisfied with the bed we have lately, so we decided to reach out of our comfort zone and try a new “mattress in a box” memory foam bed.

How to Take Care of a Bonsai Tree
How to Take Care of a Bonsai Tree

Kate graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biology. She currently resides in Sonoma, California. Bonsai is a special Japanese art form that is used to create dwarfed trees that resemble real trees but are small enough to keep in houseplant-sized pots. These trees have been used for centuries as part of the décor in many traditional Japanese homes.