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Introducing Tools · Have you ever found yourself wondering the best way to figure out how to convert from one unit to another? Perhaps you're interested in figuring out how many cubic yards of material you'll need for a rock path or how much bark chips you'll need to cover your garden bed.…
Updates Galore · We have been doing major updates to the system that drives the site for several months now, and at the end of all of the coding updates comes more data. I'm happy to say that we just finished adding over 80 new terms to our Terminology listing, as well as…
Gallery Overhaul · I'm happy to say that I've just put the finishing touches on the Gallery system; it'll now properly list items by their pages, and the newer design makes it a lot easier to navigate. Due to some Facebook updates over the last couple of months, several portions of the original…
Hardiness Index Overhaul · This week we have overhauled the Hardiness Zones feature of our site to support International Zones, we also have a cleaner display for the various North American zones that we've listed in the past. We have also added some data for Baltic States, Scandinavia, and some parts of Europe more…
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 updates for mobile users has been that the new date coding hasn't been completed and…
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Double Boilers: What they are, and how they're used! · A double boiler is one of those pieces of kitchen equipment that always seems to crop up around the holiday seasons, and generally there is little information included on how a newcomer is even supposed to begin. They are quite simple to use, and you can accomplish the same task…
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 for herbs supposed to restore lost love. The plants form clumping and bosal rosettes of smooth or hairy…
Anacampseros Rufescens · Family: Portulacaceae Genus: Anacampseros anakKAMseros Species: Rufescens rooFESenz Height Can grow to just under 6 inches 15 cm Hardiness Will excel in USDA Zones 9b11 25F40F Sun Exposure Sun to Partial Shade or Light Shade Bloom Color Flowers will be pink and will be about 23 of an inch long…
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, you could injure yourself or cause damage to your property. Hence,…
Spearo from Chesterfield, VA asks, "For the first time this… · Bestofour from Monroe, NC Responds Hi Spearo, and welcome. Usually sweet potatoes are ready to harvest when the leaves and ends of the vines have started turning to yellow, but you can leave them in the ground up until the fall frost. The vines definitely take up a lot of…
Emily asks, "My recipe calls for Cooking Sherry, I have… · Well, Emily, if you have Apple Cider on hand you could use it as a direct replacement, or if using apple cider vinegar, cut the amount to onehalf of what is called for and replace the remainder with water.
Too Many Dogs Asks, "I have several dogs that have… · Tina from California Responds I 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 to let growth recover. Not a perfect solution, I know. I have a pair of foster…
HyperFerret from Arkansas Asks My fountain has green algae constantly… · Dianne from Texas Responds I 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, part lack of enough oxygen, and part cleaning; a water source placed in full sun…
Rita from Ohio Asks, "I'm not sure what the differences… · Joclyn from Pennsylvania Responds A 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 pepperomia, for example. Margaret from New York Responds A "Succulent" is the general word for a water storing plant;…
What is the "What Did I Send" "What Did… · The "What Did I Send" and "What Did I Receive" boxes are for you to note for both the user and the administration what you sentreceived. The sender will not see your note until you mark that you received your package. The recipient will not see your note until they…
I cannot see the user information! · On a User to User event you'll have access to user information once a user has been assigned to you. On an Organizer event, only the specified event organizer has access to user information. On an open event, all users have access to the address listing. The link for the…
I can't join an event! · There are a couple of things to check: Are you logged into your forum account? You must be logged in to your account on our forums to use the Exchange System. Do you have 50 posts? To join in an event you must have contributed at least 50 posts on…
Who can participate? · In order to participate in an event you must: Be a Member of our Forums. Have at least 50 posts.
Who can see my information? · As the exchange system is meant to share your information, the issue of privacy may arise. Depending on the type of event, your information is available to: User to User Event This type of event is for items like a gift exchange; only User A and User B can…
Slow Cooker Chai Spiced Applesauce · Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 6 Hours Ready In: 6 Hours and 15 Minutes This Chai Spiced Applesauce is awesome sauce; it is packed with the scrumptious flavors of fall, and it is incredibly easy to make! Ingredients: 8 lbs of apples peeled cored and cut into large…
Pasta Primavera · Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 20 Min Ready In: 30 Min Servings: 12 Ingredients: 3 8 ounce packages dry pasta 34 cup margarine 3 envelopes dry vegetable soup mix 1 tablespoon and 112 teaspoons allpurpose flour 412 cups milk 14 cup and 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Bring…
Lasagna · Prep Time: 30 Min Cook Time: 2 Hrs 30 Min Ready In: 3 Hrs 15 Min Servings: 12 Ingredients: 1 pound sweet Italian sausage 34 pound lean ground beef 12 cup minced onion 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 2 6 ounce cans tomato paste 2…
James' Kicken Teriyaki Sauce · Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Corn Starch 2 Tablespoons Cold Water 1 Cup White Sugar 1 Cup Soy Sauce 12 Cup Cider Vinegar 2 Cloves Garlic, minced 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger 12 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper Directions: In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the cornstarch, cold water, sugar, soy sauce,…
Jagerschnitzel · Prep Time: 15 Min Cook Time: 25 Min Ready In: 40 Min Servings: 6 Ingredients: 112 cups plain bread crumbs 1 tablespoon and 112 teaspoons allpurpose flour salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 pork steaks or cutlets, pounded thin 2 egg, beaten 2 medium onion, diced…
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Water Wiggler Water Fountain Agitator · Title: Water Wiggler Water Fountain Agitator Price: 31.60 Description: Attract birds, not mosquitoes, to your backyard birdbath Creates continuous ripples in water that prevents mosquitoes from laying eggs Runs silently on 2 D batteries sold separately Casts soft glow of rainbow colors after dark for an eyecatching appearance 6month warranty…
How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When… · There's a new threat in town, and it's only twelve inches tall. How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack is the only comprehensive survival guide that will help you prevent, prepare for, and ward off an imminent home invasion by the common garden gnome. Once thought of as harmless yard…
Handmade Swedish Tomte, Santa Scandinavian Gnome Plush · HANDCRAFTED AND SCANDINAVIAN DESIGNED Gnome, also known as a Tomte or Nisse, is originally designed by Swedish artist. Each one is individually handmade with lots of love! HOLIDAY GIFTS The adorable plush gnome is traditionalist and perfect for spreading holiday spirit. He would be the festive addition…
RaisedBed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple · Framed raised beds and a modular approach to growing vegetables means more production in less space and with less work. Whether you live in a small city apartment or on a large country estate, youll find something in this book to help with your specific gardening challenges. Nones shows you…
Bird Quest 18" Super Twirl Spiral and Twirl a Squirrel… · Patented spiral perch attracts more birds and allows more birds to feed TwirlaSquirrel feature is safe does not harm birds or squirrels Squirrel's weight on feeder activates a motor which gently twirls him off! No need to purchase "special batteries" operates on three standard…
Bract · Modified leaves growing just below a flower. Often confused with the flower itself.
Cambium · The thin membrane located just beneath the bark of a plant.
Catkin · A slender, spike like, drooping flower cluster.
Chlorophyll · The green pigment in leaves. When present and healthy usually dominates all other pigments.
Conifer · A cone bearing tree with tiny needlelike leaves.
Copper Plant · Botanical Name: Acalypha wilkesiana Some common names for this plant are Copperleaf, Fire Dragon and Jacob's Coat. The copperred foliage is the hallmark of the Copper Plant; however, there are dozens of cultivars, such as: Varieties with leaves streaked, splashed and edged with pink, red, bronze, purple and green. Mooreana…
Coleus Plant · Botanical Name: Coleus blumei or Solenostemon scutellarioides The Coleus plant, also known as the Painted Nettle, is often grown outdoors as an annual because it is frosttender; but it iss easy to grow indoors if you can provide bright light. With its distinctive leaf shapes, intricate patterns, and rich colors…
Coffee Plant · Botanical Name: Coffea arabica The coffee plant is the source of the world's most popular breakfast beverage; not many realize, however, that it makes a beautiful house plant that is easy to grow. This member of the Rubiaceae family is one of 90 in the Coffea genus. Coffea arabica is…
Clubmoss · Botanical Name: Selaginella kraussiana Selaginella requires high humidity, so unless you live in the tropics, you'll want to put this plant in a terrarium to keep it lush and green. Its mounding habit is made up of creeping stems that spread quickly across the soil, forming a dense mat of…
Christmas Palm Tree · Botanical Name: Veitchia merrillii The Christmas Palm Tree looks like a miniature of the Royal Palm; the giant palm trees that you see lining the boulevards in South Florida and California. It grows from a single trunk, which supports a crown of arched, pinnate leaves; at the base of the…
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