Posted in: REVIEWS

Review Hiland HLDS01-SSHGT 48,000 BTU Propane Patio Heater

Review: Hiland Propane Patio Heater Product Name: Hiland HLDS01-SSHGT 48,000 BTU Propane Patio Heater Price: $199.04 Size of: 33.5 x 33.5 x 87 inches Power Source:  propane Weight:  20 pounds Guarantee:  One year limited warranty Manufacturer:  AZ Patio Heaters LLC; company has a complete line of replacement parts and full service repair center My Rating: […]

Posted in: DECORATING

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas – In Harmony With Nature

Ah, the fall! Crisp blue-sky days filled with puffs of white clouds, cool starry nights, warm blankets, open fire pits, warm cider, hay rides, fall festivals, and Halloween. What’s not to like?? Fall arrives with shorter days filled with sounds of chirping crickets and cozy nights. What better way to welcome Autumn than with great […]

Posted in: PLANTS & FLOWERS

What Flower Bulbs to Plant in the Fall – Spring Beauty

The temperatures are cooling, the days are getting shorter and your flower garden is looking a little tired. Now is not the time to give up on your garden. There are a few things you can do this time of year to keep you busy outside. How about doing a late summer clean-up and then […]

Posted in: INSECTS

Chrysanthemum Pests and Diseases – What to Look For

Hardy chrysanthemums are just what their name implies, very hardy and vigorous plants. They rarely get diseases or pests. However, if not treated well, they can succomb to fungal or bacterial diseases and pests. In this post I will explore some common chrysanthemum pests and diseases and how to cure your plants of these maladies. […]

Posted in: PLANTS & FLOWERS

How to Grow Chrysanthemums – A Symbolic Flower

When I think of Autumn, I envision beautiful chrysanthemums. They dot the landscape with varying shades, from whites and yellows to deepest burgandies and purples. It is a reminder that cooler nights and days filled with brilliant blue skies scattered with puffs of white clouds are on the horizon. There are many different varieties of […]

Posted in: HERBS

Best Way to Grow Cilantro – An International Herb

Whenever I talk about cilantro with friends, I always get the same reaction. Either they love it or they hate it! Those who love it like to make fresh salsas and bean salads with it. Those who hate it say it tastes like soap. For me, though, I happen to love it. Since the majority […]

Posted in: HERBS

Best Way To Grow Rosemary – An International Herb

Whenever I think of rosemary I think of my mom’s special pork loin recipe. She had a knack for making the best roast pork on a rotisserie. I can still smell the aroma of the pork wafting from the open charcoal grill during the course of the day. I couldn’t wait until dinnertime! Now that […]

Posted in: TYPES OF GARDENS

Fall Flower Gardens – After the Summer Cleanup

Alas! The hot, muggy, dog days of summer are slowly coming to an end. And what better way to celebrate the end of summer than by welcoming Autumn? It’s time to rip out the old and bring in the new! Fall flower gardens are lovely, especially after the summer cleanup. Let’s begin recreating your outdoor […]

Posted in: HERBS

How to Grow Tarragon – An International Herb

I have used tarragon for all my adult life. The aroma is wonderful and it adds a specific sweet flavor to your favorite dishes. I especially like adding tarragon to chicken soup. One can describe it’s aroma as almost licorice-like, similar to anise. Read on to learn how to grow a tarragon plant and see […]

Posted in: REVIEWS

Outdoor Fountains – A Review of 4 Water Fountains

Why We Need the Sound of Water Have you ever wondered why being around a body of water or just listening to the trickling sound of a babbling brook makes you feel calm and relaxed? There is a biological explanation. Water is so calming because it triggers a deep immediate response in our brains. “The mere […]

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