PHOTO: Aztec DahliasWhen Kate Rowe chanced across her first dahlia while visiting a local farmers market, she recalls “falling completely and truly in love” with the flower. Duly smitten, Rowe pursued a dream of becoming a dahlia farmer and now presides over Aztec Dahlias, a Petaluma, California-based enterprise that she runs with Omar Duran.
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. Go From No Garden to New GardenIf you’ve decided that you want to get into gardening, that’s great! There are so many benefits: More time in the fresh air and sunshine, more exercise, and you get to produce some food for yourself.
I love having old-looking statues and ornaments that I can place in my garden. There is no quicker way to make a young garden feel more established than the inclusion of an old ornament.Vintage garden ornaments can still be found at garden statuary auctions and antique stores specialising in garden wares or garden boutiques.
L. Cargill, Medical Laboratory Scientist, ASCP. Retired Blood Banker and Laboratorian. Loves to write about a wide range of subjects. Enjoy! Electric Lawn Mower ReviewThe choice to use an electric or gas push mower for your lawn is a personal one. Going & 34;green& 34; is just one of the reasons to choose electric over gas.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. How a Furnace Works and How It Turns Itself On and OffOften the best way to figure out what is wrong with something is to know how it is supposed to work. If you know the sequence of operations, you can pinpoint where the sequence is being disrupted.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. Inspecting Your Water Tank for LeaksIf you& 39;ve noticed water on the floor under your water tank, start preparing to have it replaced. I know this may not be what you& 39;re hoping to hear but I don& 39;t suppose you& 39;ve searched on this topic to hear lies.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.Shhh! I am going to divulge the secrets to flawless interior design. Well, they’re not exactly secrets. In fact, they’re part of every interior design curriculum. They’re called the seven principles of interior design.
Rob is a pool-service industry professional with over 20 years of experience. What Is pH?pH is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in water. The pH of pool water affects the comfort of swimmers as well as pool maintenance.& 34;pH& 34; stands for & 34;protens hydrogen& 34; or & 34;power of hydrogen.
I& 39;m a counselor and freelance writer with years of online writing experience. My writing covers a large range of topics.Clogged Drains Are Very Common How to Unclog a DrainWhat causes a clogged drain? It is very common for clogs to occur in sinks, especially in the bathroom. Between soap, dirt, grime, and hair, and other yucky stuff, there is lots of reasons for the drain to clog.
Ryan is an academic coach at Central Connecticut State University, currently pursuing a Master& 39;s in Student Development in Higher Education. Eating Wild PlantsThe edible plants we find on our grocery store shelves are all familiar to us. Every image of their origins involves neatly set rows in farmers& 39; fields or spotlessly clean stacks in a plastic-smelling, air-contained atmosphere.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. Improving Fan Motor Performance and EfficiencyCleaning the fan on our furnaces is something that has likely never been done or we& 39;ve paid significant amounts of money to have someone do for us.
With a master& 39;s in sustainable development, Susette helps Southern California water agencies carry out their water conservation projects.I watched rainwater racing down the gutters in our city streets the other day, and was furious at the thought of all that water wasted. I live in Southern California where we are in a drought.
Dan has been a licensed journey-level electrician for some 17 years. He has extensive experience in most areas of the electrical trade.Replacing a Ballast in a Fluorescent LightReplacing a fluorescent ballast is not a terribly difficult job. As a professional electrician, I have replaced hundreds of ballasts, and it normally takes about 10 or 15 minutes if the light fixture itself isn& 39;t something special and difficult to disassemble.
The Organic Backyard Gardeners Credo: Eco-Friendly Habitat MaintenanceA major benefit of organic backyard gardening is the production of food on site, no delivery needed; as well as eco-friendly habitat maintenance. As an organic backyard gardener, I love my frogs, toads, salamanders, and other beneficials and so I would never even consider using sprays or toxins in the garden or anywhere around my home because I know these creatures need my support and protection as much as I need their help.
Mazlan loves sharing ideas to improve home living and live sustainably.Are you planning to build a new house or renovate your house? If you are, will your design ideas turn your house into a home suitable for your old age or will it be a problem? Kid and Elderly Friendly Home: Senior Living HomesTake advantage of this rebuilding and renovating stage to turn your house into a home of the future.
Eugene is an avid gardener and has been passionate about growing things for over 40 years.Twitter @EugenesDIYDen I Need a New Mower - Which Lawn Mower Should I buy?This guide provides some tips on buying push or walk behind rotary gasoline (petrol) lawn mowers. It is by no means a comprehensive guide, but gives you some ideas about what to look out for when you go to a dealer or homestore and are confronted by the various models on display.
John has been a home improvement enthusiast for years. His construction skills have paid off; what& 39;s more important than protection? It& 39;s Never Too Late for Forest Fire Safety MeasuresWith the wildfires, such as the recent Colorado forest fires, it is important to ensure the safety of your home and structures.
The Usual SuspectsBumblebees, honeybees, wasps, yellow jackets and hornets: when it comes to stinging insects, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. To avoid getting stung, it helps to understand “the usual suspects” and what motivates them to attack. BeesWith the exception of Africanized honeybees in some of the U.
Shauna believes that we can all take steps to bring ourselves and the environment back to good health using items you have in your pantry. Howdy all! I hope you’re enjoying your summer so far relaxing, maybe sightseeing and spending time with family. When family comes to visit, we seem to jump into spring cleaning mode to ready our havens for the event.
I have experience in plant maintenance and love giving tips to others on how to take care of their garden. Rhapis palm is one of the most popular interior palm trees available. This plant has fan-shaped fronds with protruding separated ends that look like fingers on a large hand. This characteristic has earned it the common name of Ladyfinger palm.
Eugene writes a variety of articles on the Maven network of sites, covering topics such as gardening, DIY, photography, and STEM.Vinegar is a natural substance containing acetic acid. The two main types are malt vinegar made from barley and apple cider vinegar. It has a wide range of uses around the home as a cleaning agent.