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Anacampseros - Anacampseros is a genus consisting of a number of species of small perennial succulent plants, native to South Africa with one species from Australia. The botanical name Anacampseros is an ancient one…
Anacampseros Rufescens - Family: PortulacaceaeGenus: Anacampseros anakKAMserosSpecies: Rufescens rooFESenzHeightCan grow to just under 6 inches 15 cmHardinessWill excel in USDA Zones 9b11 25F4…
How Not to Cut a Tree - There is so much information on the Internet on how to cut trees, but you will seldom find information on how NOT to cut a tree. If you do not follow the rules of tree felling, especially in London, y…
Too Many Dogs AsksI have several dogs that have torn up the grass in my back yard; I also foster d - Tina from California RespondsI really cannot think of anything that would compete against dogs; my best suggestion would be to divide the space into two or more yards that you could alternate using …
HyperFerret from Arkansas AsksMy fountain has green algae constantly growing on it; I keep cleanin - Dianne from Texas RespondsI was thinking of getting a bird bath or a fountain so I was doing research on placement, cleaning, mosquito's etc.What I found on algae build up is part placement, par…
Rita from Ohio AsksI'm not sure what the differences between Sedums and Succulents are; I would li - Joclyn from Pennsylvania RespondsA Sedum is a succulent, but not all succulents are sedums though. There are even some plants that have both succulent and nonsucculent varieties such as the peppero…
Connie from Iowa AsksI am trying to figure out what plants, if any, will grow beneath and around o - Jiffymouse RepliesIf you were in the south I'd say Carolina Jessamine, Confederate Jasmine, Azaleas, and Dogwoods. There are low growing Azaleas, the dogwoods are lacy and not "view blocking", and t…
Charlie from Alabama AsksI have some rose bushes in the flower bed that have looked really healthy - Dianne from Texas RepliesBrown or Black spots are a sign of fungus due to humidity. I too have to deal with that every Spring Here in Texas; the leaves get wet and stay wet throughout the day creati…
Forum Upgrade September, 2016 - We have been beta testing the initial builds of the new version of the UBB.threads forum software here for some time; one thing that's been holding us back from the latest updates which also include …
August 2016 Front End Update - In the coming weeks we'll be applying updates to the main site not the forum which can break several sections; we're aware that certain areas may not even work until the update has been completed.…
Server Update - It has come to our attention that the Captcha image on the forum hasn't been loading for all users due to an inconsistency with the ImageMagick library on the server; this issue has been rectified thi…
Code Refresh 20141006 - We've updated the site coding today to reflect our latest changes and features; generally some new User Interface updates such as making the content borders smaller, adding the rounded corners on con…
More friendly submission pages. - Today we've spent a lot of time on the content submission pages; making them a little cleaner by adjusting how the category parentchild hirearchy works and displays.Before we just threw a list …
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Baked Zucchini Chips - Ingredients1 Large Zucchini, sliced into thin rounds2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil1 Teaspoon Pink Sea Salt or sprinkle to taste1 Teaspoon Pepper or sprinkle to taste1 Dash of Paprika to tas…
Salisbury Steak - Ingredients 1 10.5 ounce Can condensed French Onion soup 1 12 Pounds ground beef 12 Cup dry bread crumbs 1 Egg 14 Teaspoon salt 18 Teaspoon ground black pepper 1 Tablespoon allpur…
Green Grout Cleaner - Ingredients12 Cup Baking Soda14 Cup VinegarDirectionsMix in a small, open, container. Using a toothbrush apply paste to grout. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then rinse off.
Green Tub Cleanser - Ingredients12 Cut Grapefruit14 Cup Kosher SaltDirectionsPlace salt directly on grapefruit half and scrub tub.
Green Glass Cleaner - Ingredients14 Cup Rubbing Alcohol14 Cup White Vinegar1 Tablespoon Cornstarch2 Cups Warm WaterDirectionsCombine ingredients in a clean, reusable, squirt bottle and shake well to mix.
Fiskars Uproot Weed and Root Remover - Fiskars' standup weeder makes it easy to remove invasive plants from your lawn without kneeling, bending over, or using harsh, costly herbicide. Serrated, stainlesssteel claws penetrate tough soil t…
Bucket Boss Extreme Gear Bucket Organizer - The Bucket Boss Extreme Fatback Bucket Tool Organizer transforms a 5 gallon bucket into a well of organization. It's made of 1680 denier nylon for industrial quality, and it features over 60 pockets, …
Don't Throw It, Grow It!: 68 Windowsill Plants from Kitchen Scraps - Magic and wonder hide in unexpected places a leftover piece of ginger, a wrinkled potato left too long in its bag, a humdrum kitchen spice rack. In Don't Throw It, Grow It! Deborah Peterson reveals …
Energizer LED Folding 360 Area Lantern with Light Fusion Technology - Powerful & PortableA compact light with a bright light output, the Energizer folding lantern is ideal for outdoor entertaining on a back deck or patio and feels right at home on family camping trips…
Droll Yankees Flipper 4Port Hanging Bird Feeder - Hanging bird feeder with microban antimicrobial technology 4 feeding ports can be easily accessed via the perch ring; internal baffle Squirreltriggered motor spins the feeder to quickly remove s…
Meter - A Meter US, or Metre internationally is a unit of length in the International System of Units. One Meter is equivalent to that of 3.28 Feet or 39.37 Inches.
Vermiculite - Vermiculite is a sterile soil amendment created when the mineral "mica" has been heated to the point of expansion like popcorn through exfoliation. Vermiculite makes a good addition to container pot…
Variegation - Variegation is the appearance of differently colored zones in the leaves, and sometimes the stems, of plants. This may be due to a number of causes. Some variegation is attractive and ornamental and g…
Umbel - An umbel is an inflorescence which consists of a number of short flower stalks called pedicels which spread from a common point, somewhat like umbrella ribs. The arrangement can vary from being flat…
Tuber - Tubers are various types of modified plant structures that are enlarged to store nutrients. They are used by plants to survive the winter or dry months, to provide energy and nutrients for regrowth du…
Teddy Bear the Porcupine's Halloween Feast - Pumpkin, pumpkin, and more pumpkin! What respectable porcupine could resist this Halloween feast? Teddy Bear, the talking porcupine, sure can't resist he indulges! Listen carefully, as he's talking…
Faster and Safer Cutting of Cherry Tomatoes Cooking Hack - How to cut tomatoes quickly and easily using plates and a sharp knife. Great cooking and kitchen tip, and a fun life hack. Perfect for small cherry tomatoes, and ideal if you need to cut a lot of them…
SpiralCut Your Hot Dog for Grilling - CHOW.com's Blake Smith shows how the simple technique of cutting a spiral pattern into your hot dog before grilling it will not only improve the wienereating experience, but will also transform the d…
How to Peel a Potato with Your Bare Hands - CHOW.com's Deborah Lewis shows how to peel a potato in seconds without having to use a vegetable peeler.
Peel an Apple with a Power Drill! - Handimania shows us how we can peel an apple with a power drill in just a few seconds; this has to quite possibly be the quickest method to peel large quantities of apples!
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