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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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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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 kristanluneau
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kristanluneau 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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Beautiful flower boxes - Use White to Add Elegance!  A Single color -- here, white -- accented with variegated foliage is graceful and beautiful in a simple window box.  A. Geranium (Pelargonium 'Orbit White')--1  B. Ivy (Hedera helix 'Glacier') -- 4  C. Bacopa (Sutera 'Snowstorm') -- 3  D. Impatiens 'Xtreme White' -- 2 by rebecca2
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rebecca2 Beautiful flower boxes - Use White to Add Elegance! A Single color -- here, white -- accented with variegated foliage is graceful and beautiful in a simple window box. A. Geranium (Pelargonium 'Orbit White')--1 B. Ivy (Hedera helix 'Glacier') -- 4 C. Bacopa (Sutera 'Snowstorm') -- 3 D. Impatiens 'Xtreme White' -- 2
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Living paycheck to paycheck is not fun. Use the three simple steps to create more abundance in your life! by dee
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dee Living paycheck to paycheck is not fun. Use the three simple steps to create more abundance in your life!
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Use this trick to get the most 'drama' out of your mascara by angelina
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angelina Use this trick to get the most 'drama' out of your mascara
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Living paycheck to paycheck is not fun. Use the three simple steps to create more abundance in your life! by dee
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dee Living paycheck to paycheck is not fun. Use the three simple steps to create more abundance in your life!
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One HGTV fan created the cottage garden feeling in just one container. Several varieties of coleus plus Mexican feather grass among the plants helps create a soft, free-form look. From Cottage Gardens We Love by francisca
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francisca One HGTV fan created the cottage garden feeling in just one container. Several varieties of coleus plus Mexican feather grass among the plants helps create a soft, free-form look. From Cottage Gardens We Love
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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 Hercio Dias
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Hercio Dias 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: 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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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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I think rubrics are a developmental thing and not all kids are ready to use them effectively in 3rd grade.    I feel that having 4 samples to compare their work to will make them much more accountable.    It’s visual. I will be able to say, “which sample does your writing most look like and why?” and ALL students can verbally respond to that. I don’t feel the same is true for a text-only rubric. by deloris
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deloris I think rubrics are a developmental thing and not all kids are ready to use them effectively in 3rd grade. I feel that having 4 samples to compare their work to will make them much more accountable. It’s visual. I will be able to say, “which sample does your writing most look like and why?” and ALL students can verbally respond to that. I don’t feel the same is true for a text-only rubric.
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Photographer Dennis Calvert does not use digital manipulation for any of his pictures. With the right exposure on his camera, he swings around glow sticks in a dark room or outdoors at night to create his desired visual effect. by josephine
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josephine Photographer Dennis Calvert does not use digital manipulation for any of his pictures. With the right exposure on his camera, he swings around glow sticks in a dark room or outdoors at night to create his desired visual effect.
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Once you get your students into Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) here are some verbal cues I often use in a 5 breath hold to bring more awareness and enjoy a deeper experience of the pose.  CLICK here to read more... by gabrielle
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gabrielle Once you get your students into Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) here are some verbal cues I often use in a 5 breath hold to bring more awareness and enjoy a deeper experience of the pose. CLICK here to read more...
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Festuca Boulder Blue - Discovered in Colorado, Boulder Blue has a much brighter steel-blue foliage color than the more commonly available Elijah Blue. This hardy, perennial grass forms tufts of metallic-blue fine foliage from early spring through late fall & even into winter.  Festuca Boulder Blue takes intense heat & drought without losing its blue color and makes the perfect addition to patio/deck container gardens.  Special Features: Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Fast Growing by gay
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gay Festuca Boulder Blue - Discovered in Colorado, Boulder Blue has a much brighter steel-blue foliage color than the more commonly available Elijah Blue. This hardy, perennial grass forms tufts of metallic-blue fine foliage from early spring through late fall & even into winter. Festuca Boulder Blue takes intense heat & drought without losing its blue color and makes the perfect addition to patio/deck container gardens. Special Features: Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Fast Growing
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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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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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Love this!!! I got tired of listening to "you" and all the drama that you knew about an the drama that "you" created... Oh but wait you don't talk or gossip.. Well I'm here to tell you that everyone does and if you deny it then your a liar! :-) by adela
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adela Love this!!! I got tired of listening to "you" and all the drama that you knew about an the drama that "you" created... Oh but wait you don't talk or gossip.. Well I'm here to tell you that everyone does and if you deny it then your a liar! :-)
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Container Vegetable Gardens: Many different kinds of vegetables will grow well in containers; generally more compact varieties are the best choice. Make sure the appropriate depth of soil is provided for each crop. Here are some successfully examples of: Tomatoes,Potatoes, Lettuce & Greens, Runner bean, and Radish ~ they give Eggplant varieties to use, but no pic of them by Ayuna
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Ayuna Container Vegetable Gardens: Many different kinds of vegetables will grow well in containers; generally more compact varieties are the best choice. Make sure the appropriate depth of soil is provided for each crop. Here are some successfully examples of: Tomatoes,Potatoes, Lettuce & Greens, Runner bean, and Radish ~ they give Eggplant varieties to use, but no pic of them
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The Problem: Your avocado is turning brown - The Solution: Olive oil The trick here is to address the problem: Avocados turn brown because of oxidization, so to limit that people tend to use plastic wrap or some lemon. The best seal, however, is actually olive oil — rub some over the cut side, store in a plastic bag, and your avocado will stay green longer. by diane.smith
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diane.smith The Problem: Your avocado is turning brown - The Solution: Olive oil The trick here is to address the problem: Avocados turn brown because of oxidization, so to limit that people tend to use plastic wrap or some lemon. The best seal, however, is actually olive oil — rub some over the cut side, store in a plastic bag, and your avocado will stay green longer.
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Its often the simple fixes that make a shop more enjoyable to work in. Here are some reader submitted tips for you to put to use. by herminia
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herminia Its often the simple fixes that make a shop more enjoyable to work in. Here are some reader submitted tips for you to put to use.
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Container Gardens: Plan properly if you need to keep a container in a tough spot. Here for example, canna, lantana, and maidengrass stand by dee
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dee Container Gardens: Plan properly if you need to keep a container in a tough spot. Here for example, canna, lantana, and maidengrass stand
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A simple trick to get more hanging room in your closet! I love anything to do with re-purposing. by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 A simple trick to get more hanging room in your closet! I love anything to do with re-purposing.
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Use these pantry items to create a sweet smelling sugar scrub! This sugar scrub recipe is easy to re-create and does wonders on your skin. by lawanda
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lawanda Use these pantry items to create a sweet smelling sugar scrub! This sugar scrub recipe is easy to re-create and does wonders on your skin.
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Variegated Agave, Lavender, & Japanese Roof Iris: Vary the heights of your containers for greater visual interest. This garden features planters in a range of heights and materials, adding to its ecclectic cottage personality. by gail
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gail Variegated Agave, Lavender, & Japanese Roof Iris: Vary the heights of your containers for greater visual interest. This garden features planters in a range of heights and materials, adding to its ecclectic cottage personality.
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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.
Sensory Activities for Kids
A simple trick to using Dawn in the dishwasher by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 A simple trick to using Dawn in the dishwasher
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21 Create Bold, Dramatic Container Garden plant ideas Use our plant-by-numbers guide to create bold, beautiful, and eye-catching container gardens. By Kelly Roberson by myrtle
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myrtle 21 Create Bold, Dramatic Container Garden plant ideas Use our plant-by-numbers guide to create bold, beautiful, and eye-catching container gardens. By Kelly Roberson
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When you feel like your home is a mess use this quick tidy up trick using a laundry basket, to stroll around your house and get everything back in its place quickly. Simple but brilliant! {Household Management 101} by jill
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jill When you feel like your home is a mess use this quick tidy up trick using a laundry basket, to stroll around your house and get everything back in its place quickly. Simple but brilliant! {Household Management 101}
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If you overbake your cookies a little, OR, if you just want to keep them fresh and soft, use this trick.  Store them in an airtight container with a slice of bread. by fkysunw
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fkysunw If you overbake your cookies a little, OR, if you just want to keep them fresh and soft, use this trick.  Store them in an airtight container with a slice of bread.
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