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How to Turn a Shower Curtain Into Giant Wall Art
How to Turn a Shower Curtain Into Giant Wall Art

Catie has been crafty all of her life, and now she& 39;s ready to share!I received this tip from a friend a couple of years ago and finally was able to bring it to life in my home. We are 21 weeks pregnant, and I was contemplating painting a mural on the baby room’s wall of roses that would be blush and yellow.

How to Attract Toads to Your Garden
How to Attract Toads to Your Garden

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. I love finding toads in my garden. It means that my soil is healthy and bugs won’t be bothering my plants.What are Toads?Toads (Bufo bufo) are just another kind of frog!

Door Rack Painter Review
Door Rack Painter Review

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Cabinet Door Drying RackWhen my painting business started doing more cabinet jobs, I realized pretty quickly I needed to change the system for how I was spraying and storing doors. The old way I went about this process was to place cabinet doors on a sawhorse setup, spray two coats on one side, allow the paint to dry, and flip the door over the next day to paint the other side.

How to Grow a Resurrection Fern, a Native Plant, Indoors or Outdoors
How to Grow a Resurrection Fern, a Native Plant, 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. Who doesn’t like plants that perform tricks? How about one that can literally come back from the dead?What are Resurrection Ferns?Resurrection ferns are epiphytic ferns that are native to Southeastern North America.

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 Care for Monkey Grass
How to Care for Monkey Grass

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. Savvy gardeners know that monkey grass is a versatile plant that can serve many purposes. From groundcover to accenting a border, monkey grass is hardy and can withstand harsh conditions such as drought, standing water and heavy foot traffic.

How to Grow Crown of Thorns Indoors or Outdoors
How to Grow Crown of Thorns 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. I grew up in a home filled with exotic houseplants. One of them that I found particularly fascinating was the crown of thorns. I was intrigued by an ugly thorny plant that had brightly colored flowers year round.

Growing Tomatoes in Containers: A Small Space Bumper Crop
Growing Tomatoes in Containers: A Small Space Bumper Crop

I like to write about DIY gardening and general homesteading tips. I hope to provide readers with ideas and inspiration. The Basics of Growing Tomatoes in ContainersTomatoes are very prolific producers when given the right conditions. It doesn& 39;t matter whether you choose to grow cherry, grape, plum, or gigantic beefsteak tomatoes, they all feed and drink heavy and require full sun.

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.

Wisteria Vine: Types, Care, and Propagation
Wisteria Vine: Types, Care, and Propagation

Megan writes about health issues, among other topics. She writes about many of the health topics she has experienced and overcome firsthand. When I first saw a photo of a wisteria vine, I was taken aback. I didn’t know anything about the plant, but I knew I wanted one in my garden someday. My initial research turned into an obsession—I read every piece of literature I could find about this beautiful (but aggressive) vine, and even drove 70 miles to the Chicago Botanic Garden to see one in person.

Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs for Holiday Blooms
Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs for Holiday Blooms

Linda enjoys tending her plants and flowers. I have written a variety of gardening articles that are about flowers, arid plants, and trees. By the time Christmas rolls around, trees have dropped their leaves and the landscape is pretty bleak. It’s no wonder we’re more than ready to decorate our homes with holiday greenery.

California Lilac Is Vibrant in All Forms: Groundcover, Shrubs, and Trees
California Lilac Is Vibrant in All Forms: Groundcover, Shrubs, and Trees

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM.Ceanothus Arboreus California LilacCalifornia lilac (Ceanothus arboreus) trewithen blue, one of the 60+ species of this low-maintenance, evergreen plant.Various Forms and Colors of CeanothusThe California lilac (ceanothus) provides fragrant blooms from late spring into early summer, and it comes in several forms for inclusion in your landscape.