Container Gardens: Use variegated foliage to create more visual drama in your container gardens. Here, a simple coleus does the trick, and by dee
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dee Container Gardens: Use variegated foliage to create more visual drama in your container gardens. Here, a simple coleus does the trick, and
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Container Gardens: Here's another example of using a bold plant to create drama. Here, silvery cardoon's size, color, and texture make an by dee
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dee Container Gardens: Here's another example of using a bold plant to create drama. Here, silvery cardoon's size, color, and texture make an
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Container Gardens: Add even more interest to your container plantings by using them to attract butterflies. Here, butterfly favorites, by amy.shen
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amy.shen Container Gardens: Add even more interest to your container plantings by using them to attract butterflies. Here, butterfly favorites,
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Container Gardens: Create a container that will attract attention by using bold colors and tropical plants. Here, a tree-form hibiscus adds by Vic C
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Vic C Container Gardens: Create a container that will attract attention by using bold colors and tropical plants. Here, a tree-form hibiscus adds
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There is a misconception that shade-loving plants lack color. Youll find loads of color and patterns with plants such as caladiums, New Guinea impatiens and coleus. If you are going to use coleus (the red, variegated leafy plant), give it an occasional trim—this fast-grower can overwhelm its container mates if left unchecked. by karla
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karla There is a misconception that shade-loving plants lack color. Youll find loads of color and patterns with plants such as caladiums, New Guinea impatiens and coleus. If you are going to use coleus (the red, variegated leafy plant), give it an occasional trim—this fast-grower can overwhelm its container mates if left unchecked.
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Container Gardens: Create simplicity and elegance with single-color plantings. Here, shades of silver mix and look particularly wonderful by tatertot.mcclellan
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tatertot.mcclellan Container Gardens: Create simplicity and elegance with single-color plantings. Here, shades of silver mix and look particularly wonderful
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Use Flowering Shrubs        We typically think of perennials such as hostas for shade gardens -- but don't forget about the wide selection of flowering shrubs to pack your shady spots with color, texture, and height. Here, a variety of azaleas and rhododendrons provide a big spring punch, and their evergreen foliage keeps the garden looking good in winter.        Discover more shade-loving shrubs in Plant Encyclopedia. by doreen.m
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doreen.m Use Flowering Shrubs We typically think of perennials such as hostas for shade gardens -- but don't forget about the wide selection of flowering shrubs to pack your shady spots with color, texture, and height. Here, a variety of azaleas and rhododendrons provide a big spring punch, and their evergreen foliage keeps the garden looking good in winter. Discover more shade-loving shrubs in Plant Encyclopedia.
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Use Colorful Foliage:   Contrasting foliage colors and textures can create even more impact than using flowers in the garden. This stunning by bettye
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bettye Use Colorful Foliage: Contrasting foliage colors and textures can create even more impact than using flowers in the garden. This stunning
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Container Gardens: Incorporate unusual plants to give your container gardens extra zing. Here, tall lion's ear adds to an already-beautiful by amy.shen
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amy.shen Container Gardens: Incorporate unusual plants to give your container gardens extra zing. Here, tall lion's ear adds to an already-beautiful
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Look stunning by adding a simple adornment to your ensemble. Thissparkling CZ clover necklace does the trick. Tryadding more of your favorite necklaces for a layered statement look. Or wear it alone for a subtle elegance. $48.00 by Max & Chloe
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Max & Chloe Look stunning by adding a simple adornment to your ensemble. Thissparkling CZ clover necklace does the trick. Tryadding more of your favorite necklaces for a layered statement look. Or wear it alone for a subtle elegance. $48.00
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Container Gardens: Create a cottage-garden feel by using soft shades of pink and purple and plants that have loose, open shapes. Here, by Brigid
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Brigid Container Gardens: Create a cottage-garden feel by using soft shades of pink and purple and plants that have loose, open shapes. Here,
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Container Gardens: Use ornamental grasses to add height and texture to any planting. Here, purple fountaingrass adds extra color, too. This by Addona
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Addona Container Gardens: Use ornamental grasses to add height and texture to any planting. Here, purple fountaingrass adds extra color, too. This
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Small garden designs use two basic plans to feel larger and more interesting: simple and open, using surroundings as "borrowed landscape" and staying clutter free by using very few plant species and hardscape materials, or using visual interruption and implied space to create small, interlinked spaces that are intimate and lush with plants and features. by Sirkka
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Sirkka Small garden designs use two basic plans to feel larger and more interesting: simple and open, using surroundings as "borrowed landscape" and staying clutter free by using very few plant species and hardscape materials, or using visual interruption and implied space to create small, interlinked spaces that are intimate and lush with plants and features.
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Need more bookings? Here are a few simple questions to help you create a booking commercial that works! by sherri
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sherri Need more bookings? Here are a few simple questions to help you create a booking commercial that works!
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After your flowers are gone, re-use the blumebox as a silverware caddy. Shown here is a DIY to create a Football-Silverware-Caddy by brigitte
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brigitte After your flowers are gone, re-use the blumebox as a silverware caddy. Shown here is a DIY to create a Football-Silverware-Caddy
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Painting the snow is such a fun way to play and create!  Here are two simple ways to make your own squirty snow paint. by renee
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renee Painting the snow is such a fun way to play and create! Here are two simple ways to make your own squirty snow paint.
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Got the idea from here♥....When going on a trip without your child...use a large weekly medicine container as a daily reminder that you're by rebecca2
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rebecca2 Got the idea from here♥....When going on a trip without your child...use a large weekly medicine container as a daily reminder that you're
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Record Album Bowl HOW TO:  Center a record album on a glass or metal bowl  and place in a 150F preheated oven.  For the next step, you might want to use lightweight cotton gloves to protect your hands from hot spots.  Watch for the 15 seconds (more or less) it takes the record to "flop" into the bowl.  Remove from oven, and quickly "mold" into the shape of the bowl or create your own freehand design.  Fun snack container by RioLeigh
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RioLeigh Record Album Bowl HOW TO: Center a record album on a glass or metal bowl and place in a 150F preheated oven. For the next step, you might want to use lightweight cotton gloves to protect your hands from hot spots. Watch for the 15 seconds (more or less) it takes the record to "flop" into the bowl. Remove from oven, and quickly "mold" into the shape of the bowl or create your own freehand design. Fun snack container
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Usually you have a choice to create more ups than downs. enjoy your family, friends & work. use your time wisely. by Elizabeth Krueger
Elizabeth Krueger
Elizabeth Krueger Usually you have a choice to create more ups than downs. enjoy your family, friends & work. use your time wisely.
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Create a unique look for your home by pairing any of these stylish chairs with your choice of table from our range of dining furniture. Set of 2 H99 x W46 x D56cm Solid ash with plain leather seat Sold as sets with a choice of dining tables to create a unique look All joints are glued and pressed together in the factory, giving more inherent strength than flat pack fittings Why use veneers? Unlike solid timber, veneer does not twist/warp/split to the same degree. £229.00 by Marks and Spencers
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Marks and Spencers Create a unique look for your home by pairing any of these stylish chairs with your choice of table from our range of dining furniture. Set of 2 H99 x W46 x D56cm Solid ash with plain leather seat Sold as sets with a choice of dining tables to create a unique look All joints are glued and pressed together in the factory, giving more inherent strength than flat pack fittings Why use veneers? Unlike solid timber, veneer does not twist/warp/split to the same degree. £229.00
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Create a unique look for your home by pairing any of these stylish chairs with your choice of table from our range of dining furniture. Set of 2 H99 x W46 x D56cm Solid ash with plain leather seat Sold as sets with a choice of dining tables to create a unique look All joints are glued and pressed together in the factory, giving more inherent strength than flat pack fittings Why use veneers? Unlike solid timber, veneer does not twist/warp/split to the same degree. £183.20 by Marks and Spencers
Marks and Spencers
Marks and Spencers Create a unique look for your home by pairing any of these stylish chairs with your choice of table from our range of dining furniture. Set of 2 H99 x W46 x D56cm Solid ash with plain leather seat Sold as sets with a choice of dining tables to create a unique look All joints are glued and pressed together in the factory, giving more inherent strength than flat pack fittings Why use veneers? Unlike solid timber, veneer does not twist/warp/split to the same degree. £183.20
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That Little Art Teacher: Put a Cap on It Use model magic to create a cap for your paint pump. Fits perfectly and no more clogs! by mamie
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mamie That Little Art Teacher: Put a Cap on It Use model magic to create a cap for your paint pump. Fits perfectly and no more clogs!
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Layer on this simple, sheer cardigan when your look needs a little something extra. It features a smocked detail in back to a create a more fitted look. $19.99 by Bon-Ton
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Bon-Ton Layer on this simple, sheer cardigan when your look needs a little something extra. It features a smocked detail in back to a create a more fitted look. $19.99
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Interesting Christmas cracker jokes are here. Notice several innovative ideas for cracker jokes to create your Xmas 2013 more pleasurable. by pritesh123
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pritesh123 Interesting Christmas cracker jokes are here. Notice several innovative ideas for cracker jokes to create your Xmas 2013 more pleasurable.
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Exclusively ours! This simple solid crewneck tee from our own Relativity collection is a great way to flesh out your wardrobe. Use it as a layering piece or wear it on its own to create your perfect look. $36.00 by Bon-Ton
Bon-Ton
Bon-Ton Exclusively ours! This simple solid crewneck tee from our own Relativity collection is a great way to flesh out your wardrobe. Use it as a layering piece or wear it on its own to create your perfect look. $36.00
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A walk along an urban trail is an education in diversity. You'll pass people of many nationalities and dress with one thing in common: they need exercise outdoors. You may notice that the plant world along the way is also inhabited by species from far away places.    Vinca, an evergreen ground cover vine that now inhabits much of North America, is actually native to parts of Europe, North Africa and western Asia. The name was probably derived from a Latin word meaning "to bind." Certainly, as a ground cover, it is very effective for erosion control. In addition, David MacKenzie in Perennial Ground Covers says the tough runners used to be twisted together to form rope.    The trailing, vine-like plant is in the Dogbane family, along with Bluestar (Amsonia spp.), Asiatic Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum), Confederate Jasmine (T. jasminoides) and Mandevilla. Mature height as a ground cover is usually from 8" to 18". The runners root as they go. Flowers may be blue, white or burgundy, depending upon the cultivar. Vinca prefers moist soil in partial shade to full shade, but will also tolerate sun and drought. It is deer resistant.    Two species of Vinca are commonly available: Vinca major and Vinca minor.    Vinca major is so named because the flowers and leaves are larger and the runners longer than Vinca minor. Its common name is Bigleaf Periwinkle. Leaves are oval, green or variegated, 1" wide and approximately 2" long. Simple flowers are up to 2" diameter. It is reliably hardy in USDA climate zones 6 through 9. Recommended soil pH is 5.6 to 7.8. In addition to its effectiveness as a ground cover, it is a fine subject for hanging baskets. Plant 8" to 12"    Vinca minor is commonly known as dwarf periwinkle, creeping myrtle, or death myrtle. V. minor does contain toxic substances, but MacKenzie says that "during the Middle Ages, the heads of criminals who were to be executed were adorned with stems of V. minor, hence the Italian name Fiore di morte (flower of death)." Foliage is about 3/4" wide and 1" long. Mature height is less than V. major; about 4". Evergreen foliage is deep green and shiny. It is fine for erosion control in medium-sized areas provided that water does not flow with such force that the plants are dislodged before established. Vinca minor is hardy in USDA climate zones 4 through 8. Recommended soil pH is 6.1 to 7.8. Plant 6" to 12" apart.    Vinca does well in shallow soil, even where tree roots make it impossible to cultivate. But if possible, prepare the planting bed by cultivating at least 4" deep, removing all traces of weeds. Composted manure may be incorporated into the soil. Fertilizer may be used. If you choose to do so, incorporate 10-10-10 fertilizer at a rate of no more 2 lbs. per 100 square feet into the top 4" of soil. Avoid synthetic fertilizers contacting any part of your plants.    Vinca can be planted any time you have a shovel handy, even bare root plants. It is very tough. Nevertheless, you should water occasionally until the plants become established to avoid drought stress. Maintenance is minimal. Vinca has few pest and disease problems, and tolerates poor soil.    Because it is so common, some folks think that Vinca is over-used, even invasive. But I don't agree; I'm all about diversity. It does what a ground cover is supposed to do; it covers ground. Vinca is popular because it is effective, attractive, and requires little or no maintenance.    Return to Vinca at goGardenNow.com.  Posted by John Marshall at 7:48 AM 0 comments Links to this post  Labels: drought tolerant plants, ground covers, low maintenance perennial, vinca by marcia
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marcia A walk along an urban trail is an education in diversity. You'll pass people of many nationalities and dress with one thing in common: they need exercise outdoors. You may notice that the plant world along the way is also inhabited by species from far away places. Vinca, an evergreen ground cover vine that now inhabits much of North America, is actually native to parts of Europe, North Africa and western Asia. The name was probably derived from a Latin word meaning "to bind." Certainly, as a ground cover, it is very effective for erosion control. In addition, David MacKenzie in Perennial Ground Covers says the tough runners used to be twisted together to form rope. The trailing, vine-like plant is in the Dogbane family, along with Bluestar (Amsonia spp.), Asiatic Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum), Confederate Jasmine (T. jasminoides) and Mandevilla. Mature height as a ground cover is usually from 8" to 18". The runners root as they go. Flowers may be blue, white or burgundy, depending upon the cultivar. Vinca prefers moist soil in partial shade to full shade, but will also tolerate sun and drought. It is deer resistant. Two species of Vinca are commonly available: Vinca major and Vinca minor. Vinca major is so named because the flowers and leaves are larger and the runners longer than Vinca minor. Its common name is Bigleaf Periwinkle. Leaves are oval, green or variegated, 1" wide and approximately 2" long. Simple flowers are up to 2" diameter. It is reliably hardy in USDA climate zones 6 through 9. Recommended soil pH is 5.6 to 7.8. In addition to its effectiveness as a ground cover, it is a fine subject for hanging baskets. Plant 8" to 12" Vinca minor is commonly known as dwarf periwinkle, creeping myrtle, or death myrtle. V. minor does contain toxic substances, but MacKenzie says that "during the Middle Ages, the heads of criminals who were to be executed were adorned with stems of V. minor, hence the Italian name Fiore di morte (flower of death)." Foliage is about 3/4" wide and 1" long. Mature height is less than V. major; about 4". Evergreen foliage is deep green and shiny. It is fine for erosion control in medium-sized areas provided that water does not flow with such force that the plants are dislodged before established. Vinca minor is hardy in USDA climate zones 4 through 8. Recommended soil pH is 6.1 to 7.8. Plant 6" to 12" apart. Vinca does well in shallow soil, even where tree roots make it impossible to cultivate. But if possible, prepare the planting bed by cultivating at least 4" deep, removing all traces of weeds. Composted manure may be incorporated into the soil. Fertilizer may be used. If you choose to do so, incorporate 10-10-10 fertilizer at a rate of no more 2 lbs. per 100 square feet into the top 4" of soil. Avoid synthetic fertilizers contacting any part of your plants. Vinca can be planted any time you have a shovel handy, even bare root plants. It is very tough. Nevertheless, you should water occasionally until the plants become established to avoid drought stress. Maintenance is minimal. Vinca has few pest and disease problems, and tolerates poor soil. Because it is so common, some folks think that Vinca is over-used, even invasive. But I don't agree; I'm all about diversity. It does what a ground cover is supposed to do; it covers ground. Vinca is popular because it is effective, attractive, and requires little or no maintenance. Return to Vinca at goGardenNow.com. Posted by John Marshall at 7:48 AM 0 comments Links to this post Labels: drought tolerant plants, ground covers, low maintenance perennial, vinca
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Create a Jazzy Halloween Playlist for your party! Use the suggested tunes listed here and/or add your favorites. Make copies to hand out as favors. Cute idea! by maggymaes
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maggymaes Create a Jazzy Halloween Playlist for your party! Use the suggested tunes listed here and/or add your favorites. Make copies to hand out as favors. Cute idea!
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Use plastic cups to organize Christmas ornaments.  Just glue the cups to pieces of cardboard that will find inside your plastic storage totes. This keeps all of your decorations organized and because you can stack two or three cups on top of each other, you can store more in your container. by dionne
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dionne Use plastic cups to organize Christmas ornaments. Just glue the cups to pieces of cardboard that will find inside your plastic storage totes. This keeps all of your decorations organized and because you can stack two or three cups on top of each other, you can store more in your container.
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Stylish solid ash chairs with an oak or walnut finish. Create a unique look for your home by pairing them with our dining tables. Dimensions: H86 x W60 x D58cm Solid ash with oak finish Cream fabric seat and back All joints are glued and pressed together in the factory, giving more inherent strength than flat pack fittings Delivered fully assembled placed in room of choice Why use veneers? Unlike solid timber, veneer does not twist/warp/split to the same degree. £229.00 by Marks and Spencers
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Marks and Spencers Stylish solid ash chairs with an oak or walnut finish. Create a unique look for your home by pairing them with our dining tables. Dimensions: H86 x W60 x D58cm Solid ash with oak finish Cream fabric seat and back All joints are glued and pressed together in the factory, giving more inherent strength than flat pack fittings Delivered fully assembled placed in room of choice Why use veneers? Unlike solid timber, veneer does not twist/warp/split to the same degree. £229.00
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How to Recharge Your Cell Phone Using a Banana Did you know that you can recharge your cell phone battery using just a banana? The cell phone companies and power companies dont want you to know this one trick, it works with any phone! Why does it work? The potassium and minerals in the banana create an ionic bond that generates electricity and can fully charge your phone in less than a minute!....what by marcy
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marcy How to Recharge Your Cell Phone Using a Banana Did you know that you can recharge your cell phone battery using just a banana? The cell phone companies and power companies dont want you to know this one trick, it works with any phone! Why does it work? The potassium and minerals in the banana create an ionic bond that generates electricity and can fully charge your phone in less than a minute!....what
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Add a lower shelf to a basic console table to keep clutter off the top surface and create more space for your everyday items. Use vintage suitcases to contain the mess below. by coolnana
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coolnana Add a lower shelf to a basic console table to keep clutter off the top surface and create more space for your everyday items. Use vintage suitcases to contain the mess below.
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