A daylily has an excellent reputation for being a disease-resistant, carefree, and dependable flower. The trumpet-shaped bloom opens and fades in a single day, only to be quickly replaced by new blooms. Daylilies have a set number of blooms predetermined by their genes.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of the most interesting places in the United States and host to the most photographed event in the world. There are beautiful mountains, lots of cacti and unique museums to satisfy every visitor's taste. Check them all out when you have the opportunity!
The number of poisonous plants that are growing wild and available at nurseries is staggering. This article will show you which ones to steer away from, because young children (and pets) are tempted to put things in their mouths—and it is up to adults to keep them out of harm's way.
A crepe myrtle tree is beautiful during all four seasons (even in the winter after all of the leaves have fallen). This article will explain how to take cuttings and get them rooted, so you can begin enjoying these trees in your own yard.
The rockrose, native to the Mediterranean, is one of those rare flowers that thrive on neglect. These plants require only a minimal amount of maintenance.
Creating a beautiful garden can be a lot of work, and it can be a back-breaking endeavor. There are things you can do, however, to cut down on the amount of time spent gardening while achieving the results you want. This article will present many ideas from which you can choose.
You shouldn't feel as if fall is the end of the gardening for the year. You should, instead, consider it the beginning of next year's garden. If you want your garden to be "greener" next year, there are things you can do in the fall. This article will offer ideas for tasks that will help.
You can have colorful flowers around your home in the fall, as well as the spring. You just have to know which ones to plant. I hope this article will present ideas for you in regard to the many gorgeous flowers, trees and shrubs that are available for the different growing zones.
It is relentless, and once it stakes claim to your yard, it simply doesn't want to leave. It's crabgrass, which can easily and quickly turn your turf into one big weed patch. This article will help you get ahead of it, and keep it at bay, regardless of where you live.
Buying the correct mulch can be confusing to many people. How much of it is enough? Which one is right for your yard? How do you apply it properly? This article will try to answer those questions and help the reader to understand the many benefits of mulch.
Vegetables that we grow in our gardens certainly have no shortage of insect pests. This article will discuss one in particular: the flea beetle, which can affect many different vegetables by chewing tiny holes in the leaves. Their larvae can also attack the plant's roots, which weaken the plant.
This article is for people who already have established dogwood trees but might be looking for solutions to various problems with those trees.
Much of the pest control in your yard and garden can be by natural means; there are many insects that are more than willing to help. This article will introduce you to three of them and explain ways that they can be beneficial to your gardening success as they prey on the non-beneficial pests.
Some insects are beneficial to your garden, but there are many that aren't. There are also some that are simply worse than others—five in particular of which you should be aware. This article addresses the problems of only these five: aphids, cutworms, Japanese beetles, slugs and snails.
As a Master Gardener, I'm the first to admit that I still have to look up definitions for many terms I hear during the course of gardening activities. For this article, I've selected many that I feel all gardeners should be familiar with and hope this helps in your gardening efforts.
Although there are few Gouldian finches in the wild, there are many being raised by individuals, and you can see them in many zoos. This article will introduce the reader to these beautiful birds.
In some Asian countries, the edible bird's nest (EBN) is a rare delicacy that is both popular and expensive. It is valued as a quintessential food for its reputed health benefits. Would you be willing to try something that is made of solidified bird secretions?
Mourning doves are backyard favorites in many places. Their mournful sound is actually very soothing. This article should explain all you need to know about these beautiful doves that are favorites of ours here in New Mexico.
Living here in New Mexico, we are starting to understand that we simply can't grow everything we want in the ground, which is mostly sand. We are learning to appreciate that we can, however, grow just about anything we want in containers of varying sizes. It's fun and easy!
Raccoons are so cute with their bandit-like mask and human-like hands, but don't underestimate their ability to outsmart you when it comes to scavenging in your garbage cans, and always be aware that they have the ability to inflict serious injury upon you and your pets if they are threatened.
Remember when Bitcoin cost pennies? Those who bought it are flying around in their personal jets now while those of us who waited are writing for a living. Well, here's your chance to do some mining for XYO, a cryptocurrency you can earn while you are out and about in your car.
The Say's Phoebe is unlike the Black Phoebe and the Eastern Phoebe in that it has no need to live around water. Instead, it prefers to hunt for flying insects in areas where there is little or no water since the insects it eats provide it with all the water it needs.
If you need a tall, spiked plant to fill a spot in your garden and create a vertical look, look no further than foxgloves. Their graceful, yet drooping flowers bloom in early summer in many different colors.
Evening primrose flowers (pink ladies, sundrops, snowdrops) are showy and gorgeous but are often unappreciated because they can often be invasive when planted too closely together. Learn when, how and where to plant them to avoid them sprouting up where they are not wanted.
A great-tailed grackle is a beautiful bird that is almost as large as a crow. The grackle is omnivorous and acts a lot like a roadrunner when pursuing its prey. The male birds are an iridescent black and the female is brown. These birds, quite simply, go where the people go.
There are many varieties of petunias available commercially but some of them are simply prettier than others. This article will introduce you to several varieties that you may be unaware of.
Although grown as perennials in warmer regions, morning glories are usually grown as annuals. Growing them from seed is an easy, inexpensive way to have them in your yard. These prolific vines display trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom only once, then give way to other blooms the following day.
Beautiful trees deserve to be cloned. When you grow a tree from a cutting, the resulting tree shares the same characteristics as the mother tree. Leyland cypress trees don't produce viable seeds, so the most effective way to propagate them is by taking cuttings. We will show you how!
We didn't know much about American crows until they discovered the food we put out for other birds in our yard. But once they find a food source, they become regular visitors, which is something most people either love or hate. We are among those who love these noisy, inquisitive, smart birds.
Having a Leyland cypress tree (or two) in your yard can help create a home for your backyard birds. The trees are dense and provide cover from predators and a shield against the inclement weather elements. Our Leyland cypress has been a blessing for our birds who quickly fly to it when threatened.
If you love butterflies and would love to have more of them visit your yard, you have to plant the flowers, herbs, vines, shrubs, and trees that they love. This article will introduce you to the plants that should make your yard a major hit with the butterflies in your neighborhood.
There are many advantages of consuming beets, including the fact that they are a great source of nutrients like fiber, folate, and vitamin C. They have also been proven to reduce blood pressure. And depending on how they are prepared, they are delicious!
There are many vegetables that can be harvested in the winter, many of which actually thrive in the coldest of weather. Most cold-hardy vegetables get sweeter after they have been exposed to colder temperatures. You don't have to wait for early spring; there are four growing seasons. Use them!
All plants need air, light, water, nutrients, and warmth to grow successfully. Mother Nature provides most of the things your garden needs, but it's up to individual gardeners to determine if more or less of those things are needed for each particular plant. Learn to manage your microclimates!
Okra is a delicious vegetable that is grown as an annual. It can grow up to six feet tall with a spread of about four feet so it needs some room to grow. This article will explain how to go about planting your own backyard crop of this sun-loving vegetable and the varieties that are available.
Good soil is the foundation of a successful garden. If you want healthy plants, you need to know your soil and how to prepare it for planting flowers, shrubs, and trees. This article will explain some of the most important things to consider as you are preparing to plant.
The United States Drug Enforcement Agency released its 2018 handbook entitled "Slang Terms and Code Words: A Reference for Law Enforcement Personnel" and this article presents the reader with some of the most interesting parts of the handbook designed to educate and update.
Blackberry lilies can be a plus in your garden each year, especially if you need to have some taller flowers, as they will grow up to four feet tall. The six-petaled orange flowers have red spots and when they are finished blooming, shiny black seed pods appear that resemble blackberries.
There are nine different types of Orioles that regularly visit the United States and Canada. They are insect eaters and are known to hang out at hummingbird feeders trying to get a taste of the sugary nectar. This article will introduce you to these colorful but shy, backyard birds.
Apples are probably one of the most favored snack foods in the world, and the people who grow them in orchards for us to buy at the supermarket have learned how to raise them well. If you are interested in growing your own, however, you might not be as knowledgeable, so this article should help.
Roses are gorgeous but they aren't without their share of problems like pests and diseases. This article will address a few of the common problems that you may be facing with your own roses, and offer solutions that will, hopefully, get your plants back into shape.
Food, shelter, and water are all equally important to birds, particularly during the freezing months. We chose to purchase a heated birdbath so that our backyard birds have the fresh water they need for hydration and bathing, without the need to fly great distances to find a source.
Wood ducks are some of the most beautiful waterfowl in the world, but they are not without their threats, having been almost wiped out in the early part of the 20th century. This article will explain all about these ducks and the threats they face.
This article is all about the native North American Cooper's hawk, often mistaken for the similar-looking Sharp-Shinned hawk. These beautiful birds of prey are found all across the United States, migrating southward during the winter months.
Katydids are solitary creatures. Rarely will you ever see more than one of them at any given time. And, their life is brief - most only live about a year. This article will give you some insight as to how that brief life is spent.
Desert globemallow plants are seen all over the desert Southwest where their orange/apricot flowers are appreciated. They are useful plants for landscapes and soil-erosion prevention. This article will show you what is needed to get one planted in your own backyard.
Polar bears are looked upon by some people as the most beautiful of the bear species. They have thick white fur and a sleek appearance, where most bears appear to be quite stocky. Most of us will only see these beautiful animals in a zoo, but their life in the wild is fascinating.
The lion-tailed macaque is one of the most endangered species of macaques in the world and they are only found in over 20 protected areas in India. Hunters are often a threat to them, and most of their habitat has been eliminated due to deforestation for timber, agriculture, and development.
Before the 1980's, the white-winged dove's area of greatest abundance and density was the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, where it was a popular game species. Since that time, the species has expanded its range as far north as Oklahoma. This article will teach you all about these doves.
Roadrunners spend most of their time running around searching for food. They are fun to watch until they catch larger prey. When they do, they beat it against the ground as long as it takes to break enough bones for easy consumption. This article is all about the most famous bird in the southwest.
Named after the caterpillar's resemblance to an elephant's trunk, the elephant hawk-moth caterpillar interestingly transforms into a colorful moth. Although, when the caterpillar's head recoils, two large eye-like markings behind the head suggest a snake-like animal, often frightening predators.
Plant snowdrop (Galanthus) bulbs in your yard and they will, most likely, be the first of your winter plants to bloom even when snow is on the ground, although when it's time to buy them, they may be the last thing on your mind. Snowdrops usually bloom in January or February (sometimes earlier).
When summer ends, you don't have to wait until spring to see flowers in your yard. If you are yearning for some brightly-colored flowers during the colder months of winter, you might want to consider winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum), a deciduous mounding or vining shrub.
This article will show you the how, when, and where facts for planting colorful biennial pansies to brighten up your garden and get you out of the winter blahs.
If you want to see winter birds flock to your yard, you need to provide the food and shelter that they depend upon for their survival. There are certain plants that you can grow that will turn your yard into a sanctuary for the birds you would like to see in the winter.
In the 19th century, passenger pigeons darkened the skies in flocks that stretched for many miles. There were billions of them. Today, they are extinct. This article takes a look at how it happened and introduces the method for de-extinction that scientists believe is possible.
Amaryllis flowers are available as singles and double. They come in reds, pinks, salmon, near-orange, creamy yellow, and white, all with some outrageously beautiful designs. With minimal care, they will come back year after year. This article shows you how to plant them properly outdoors.
An informative article about mind-controlling fungi called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis sensu lato that only affects ants in the Camponotini tribe causing strange behavior and ultimate death to any ant infected.
Whirligig beetles are fun to watch as they scoot across the top of the water but when they feel threatened, they actually earn their name, as they swim erratically and wildly in circles. They can fly but prefer an aquatic life. This article explores all aspects of their life.
If you don't know which type of soil you have, you won't know which types of flowers, shrubs, and trees you are going to be able to grow with any success. This article will review the different soil types, show you how to determine which type you have, and show ways of amending it.
Hydrangeas are big, bold, colorful, and very popular with gardeners. You can actually change the color of bigleaf hydrangeas by adjusting the pH of the soil in which they are planted. There are hundreds of cultivars of the bigleaf hydrangeas from which to choose.
A pseudoscorpion closely resembles a poisonous scorpion, but this tiny guy is harmless to humans or pets. They are about a half-inch long (including pincers) and feed on insects and other arthropods.
In the dead of winter, you may not see certain animals running around that you are accustomed to seeing. Everyone knows a bear hibernates, but it isn't the only animal to do so. Chipmunks, skunks, bees, snakes, bats and groundhogs are a few of the animals that spend the winter in hibernation.
The genus of adenium plants consists of 10 or 11 distinct taxa (species and subspecies)—weird-looking plants that are considered "fat" (caudiciforms). Even a novice gardener should be able to successfully grow any of the adenium species with the information provided here.
The Abutilon menziesii is a native plant in Hawaii, endemic and federally listed as a critically endangered species with only about 500 plants remaining in fewer than 10 naturally-occurring populations throughout the Hawaiian islands. This sprawling shrub is known as Koʻoloa ʻula in Hawaii.
As the weather gets cooler, ornamental cabbage and kale are leafy plants that produce bright foliage that gets more intense the colder it becomes. Both plants are close relatives to several vegetables, including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, and mustard greens.
Clematis is one of the hardiest, most disease-free plants around, and there are over 300 species from which to choose. So what's not to love about this noble plant, which produces the most colorful and climbing vines and aids in producing jaw-dropping container displays?
Colorful passionflowers appear to be so delicate that if you were to touch one, it would fall apart in your hand...but this is not so. They are actually pretty tough and are great in arrangements. Plus, when they ripen, they produce some edible and delicious egg-shaped fruit.
There are a variety of jasmine garden species (around 200) to choose from, and not all jasmine is scented. Some are chosen simply for their star-shaped, showy flowers and cascading branches. But if you are looking for the most fragrant of all jasmine species, try the common white jasmine.
The Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is a popular flowering shrub that grows hardy in zones 5-9. There are over 200 species of flowers in the hibiscus genus and the Hibiscus syriacus is just one of those.
Gunslingers were the beating heart of the old west. Some were good guys and some were bad to the bone, but many books have been written about the folks who were the chosen subject for many authors.
An article about black-footed ferrets, one of the most endangered species on the planet, and how they depend on prairie dogs as the sole providers of both their food and housing.
An article about the Sydney funnel web spider (found in Sydney, Australia), which is one of the world's most deadly spiders. Unlike many other spiders, this one will actually charge its victim and deliver a full dose of painful venom, so it is best to avoid them whenever possible.
There are over 400 different species of sedum—a flowering plant of leaf succulents that is often cultivated for its hardiness and beauty. This article explains the four methods of propagation (seeds, leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, and division) for sedum.
An article that explains why cowbirds are considered "nest parasites" and a threat to many other bird species. They are common across North America and there are over 100 million of them worldwide. We will explain how one of their child-rearing actions threatens other bird species.
A Bullock's oriole is a beautiful sight to behold, especially when they land in your own backyard to feast on nectar and fruits. This article explains all about their feeding and nesting habits and suggests ways you might attract them to your own backyard.
There are many colors and forms to choose from when you are buying primrose plants. They bloom in early spring and can be used as borders, planted in containers, or grown at the focal point of your entire garden. This article will explain how some are able to grow them as perennials.
An instructional article on how, when, and where to plant colorful dahlias, which are hardy in United States Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 10.
Their name implies that the Goliath birdeater tarantulas eat birds, and they do, but not as often as you might think. They also eat a lot of other things, such as lizards, frogs, insects, and pretty much anything else that's smaller than they are, which is a pretty long list.
The very colorful stinging nettle catterpillar will eventually become a very drab-looking moth, but while it is colorful and in the larval stage, stay as far away from it as you can because it's sting is extremely painful.
Saddleback caterpillars are great to look at, but not so great if you pick one up. They are loaded with extremely irritating venom and their hairs that will stick in your skin are their delivery system. So, stay away from them and teach your children to keep their distance from all caterpillars.
The California lilac is easy to recognize with its explosion of lilac-blue flowers, although it is not a true lilac (the genus of which is syringa). It is native to North America but found in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Mexico.
The wild prairie rose is the state flower of both Iowa and North Dakota, but it is a beloved plant all over the United States. It is often chosen for landscaping because of its spectacular beauty and easy maintenance.
You won't want to bother stink bugs in any way because you'll regret it. The resulting smell can be less than pleasant. This article shows how to identify the stinkers, how to keep them away, and how to get rid of them should you need to.
With its shredded bark and white flowers, the Apache plume shrub is a favorite in the Southwest where it is a native plant. They bloom in the spring and in the fall (ever-blooming) and can be grown from seeds or bought partially established in containers from a nursery—whichever you prefer.
Blanket flowers (Gaillardia), native to prairies across the United States, are beautiful and require very little care. They do require a lot of sunshine, so if you have a sunny spot you need to fill, they might be the perfect flower for you to plant this year.
The female tailorbird is an extraordinary creature. She builds a cradle for a nest by actually sewing leaves together using materials that she gathers from various places, including a spider's silk and plant fibers. She builds the nest in such a manner to hide her young from predators.
If you want to see a lot of birds in your yard, there are certain trees that you can plant that will provide just the proper incentive for birds—the types of food they love.
There are more than 300 known species of rhinoceros beetles, and they are among the largest of beetles, with some reaching lengths of more than six inches.
Orangutans have been on the list of endangered species since 1970. They are only found in Asia and zoos across the world and could be extinct in the wild in less than 50 years.
Many fascinating people have lived throughout history, but none more so than the legendary Willis Ray (Willie) Willey, who was called a "fixture" in Spokane, Washington for most of his adult life.
Most people confuse bees, wasps, and hornets, but there are several significant differences between the three. This article was written to educate you about those differences.
Mother Nature provides beauty all over the world in many colors, although most people, thinking about things in nature, tend to visualize browns and greens. Thanks, Mother Nature, for the blues!
We often run across photos of animals we would like to see out in the wild, and lemurs are some of our favorites. They are endemic to Madagascar, a small island off the coast of Africa.
The portia spider is an intelligent jumping spider that feeds on other spiders and insects. Species of this spider with a legendary predatory reputation are found in many countries across the world.
This article highlights some success stories of various members of indigenous tribes who lived unspeakable lives when they were young, but have excelled in various fields despite the obstacles.
There's a lot to know about chipmunks—the cute little animals that people love to watch and photograph, but hate when they start digging up a garden or burrowing holes near a house's foundation.
Napoleon was a French statesman, self-crowned emperor, and one of most significant people in world history. He was a highly successful military leader during the French Revolutionary Wars.
This article deals only with the outer beauty of women in the 21st century when they were at their most beautiful. These women are probably as beautiful today as they were in years gone by.
Burdock plants are edible and some recent studies show that they contain phenolic acids, quercetin and luteolin - all considered to be powerful antioxidants. You could be growing your own!
Firefighters deserve to be honored, and fires need to be respected at all times. One retired firefighter, Mark Chavez, chose to honor both at the site of a large fire by creating a series of chainsaw sculptures.
When you think of famous movie stars, it's easy to assume that they trained all their lives for their professions. But in reality, many of them wanted careers in something different altogether.
Surfing the web affords us the opportunity to learn about things that we may be confused about, such as leucistic and albino animals. Some mistakenly assume all white animals have albinism.
There are many reasons people love their pets, but the ones who are particularly cute, funny and easy to get along with are favorites of ours. We hope you'll find our photos entertaining and funny.
The Jerusalem cricket is an interesting insect with bizarre looks that can be pretty frightening, but as long as you don't provoke them unnecessarily, they won't bite - and they aren't poisonous.
Halloween is a time when the creative juices start flowing for the person who is able to dream up a great costume. The ones featured here are probably not going to be found in stores.
There are many reasons why mosquitoes bite some people and not others and this article will address several of those, such as the pests preferring blood Type O over all other types.
If you're not afraid of bugs, you might be after you read this article and find out what they look like up close. Brave photographers have made that possible, using macro photography.
There are countless modern remedies and medicines that are based on the continuous study and knowledge of the different plants and herbs used by wise Native Americans for thousands of years.
Robert Redford, founder of the Sundance Film Festival, turned 81 on August 18, 2017 , and has been referred to as the "godfather of indie film." This article will explain why.
There are people who like cats and those who adore them, but there's no group of people that work harder for them than the Alley Cat Allies of Bethesda, Maryland. This article is a tribute to them.
There's likely no adult alive that hasn't seen the 1939 classic film 'Gone With the Wind' and there's only one building left standing from that movie, The Old Mill in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Everyone seems to love hummingbirds and are happy to see them when they come to visit - especially these great photographers who have captured them in some stunning pictures.
Sunflowers are large, daisy-like flowers that open up to reveal hundreds of seeds in the middle. When you see a sunflower in your garden, you know that summer has finally arrived.
This article will introduce the reader to several flowers that don't exactly look like flowers, but more like...something else.
Over the years, there has been much debate about what to do about the wild horses of the lower Salt River area in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona, but today, they are protected from harm or abuse.
Hickory horned devil caterpillars look huge and ferocious, but are harmless; and being a caterpillar simply puts them closer to becoming beautiful, regal moths, so don't be afraid of them!
Trumpeter Swans are found in the Midwest, but during several months each year, a certain large population of them call an area near Heber Springs, Arkansas, their winter home.
Minimal maintenance is reason alone to grow a wild plum tree, but the fruit that it produces is edible as well and found in many Native American recipes. Plant your own wild plum tree and make your own jellies and jams using the fruit.
The Bleeding Heart (dicentra) has surely got to be one of the most romantic flowers of all time. Find out how you can grow them in your garden using either seeds or root cuttings.
If you are interested in picking up some extra "dough," delivering groceries for Instacart could turn out to be the ideal job for you. This article will explain how you can make about $100 a day!
The only way to tell if a hummingbird is happy is to see it returning...again and again. There are ways you can initially attract hummingbirds to your yard, as well as ways to keep them coming back.
Love-in-a-Mist flowers are a spectacular specimen that you will instantly fall in love with. This article will show you the best way to plant and grow them for ultimate bursts of beauty.
Your reward when you grow California Poppies properly is a garden filled with long-lasting, bright colors of orange, red, and yellow. This article will present you with ways to plant them and keep them looking spectacular!
Hummingbirds and butterflies love hollyhock flowers, so if you want some "visitors" to your garden that aren't nuisances, plant some of these beauties. You will be so glad that you did!
Ladybugs are your friends in the garden. They do no damage, yet eat most of the pesky pests that do! Release some ladybugs and keep your flowers and plants growing beautifully.
Planting Sea Holly in your garden will attract butterflies, while at the same time deter deer. Plus, they are very low-maintenance, beautiful and require little water. What more could you ask for?
If you are looking for a tree that is drought-resistant, while at the same time stunning to look at, you might want to think about a pomegranate tree. As you can see, they are a spectacle of beauty.
Columbine Flowers have a very unusual shape to them, but you don't have to simply admire them when you see them in botanical gardens. You can grow gorgeous flowers like these in YOUR garden!
Not only does the Butterfly Bush attract butterflies, but hummingbirds seem to love it as well. This article will show you how to grow a healthy, beautiful summer lilac, aka butterfly bush.
This article highlights the various roles that the very colorful, herbaceous poppy plants have played throughout history and continue to play in religion, politics, medicine and mythology.
Lavender looks great, smells great and is a very low-maintenance plant that is drought-resistant and only needs good air circulation to thrive. Plus, you will be astonished at its many uses!
The key to creating a successful flower garden is finding plants that will thrive in your given conditions. This article will assist you in finding flowers that are perfect for dry conditions.
This hub takes a look at the colorful city of Ketchikan, Alaska, the Salmon Capital of the World and Alaska's first city. If you are planning a vacation, check out the features of this quaint city.
Apple scab disease is the most prevalent disease in the world for apple trees. Learn to recognize the signs, manage the infection and always strive to prevent this awful disease from infecting your apple crop. This article will show you how to do just that.
Peach leaf curl can affect your peach crop and ruin your yield. Don't be blindsided by this disease. Learn to recognize the signs and learn how to prevent it in the future. This article will show you how to do just that.
The term "Faberge' Egg" is synonymous with luxury and Peter Carl Faberge's eggs are regarded as masterpieces of the jeweler's art. This hub tells a tiny bit of his journey to become world famous.
If you have plants damaged by Japanese Beetles, this article will show you how to deal with them. Try to avoid growing the plants that they love, and stick to the ones that they DON'T love.
A how-to tutorial on how to successfully grow fuji apple trees. Fuji apples are about the size of a baseball and are about 10% sugar, so they are a tasty choice to grow.
This is a tutorial on how to make your own moth repellent using an orange, cloves, and some spices that you probably already have on hand. Don't use smelly mothballs! Make your own!
When you cut fresh flowers to display in a vase, you want them to stay gorgeous for as long as possible. This is a tutorial on how to keep cut flowers looking great longer.
If you love your coleus plants outdoors, you will go wild for them when they are grown indoors. Properly potted and cared for, coleus makes a beautiful addition to your houseplants. This article will show you what to do.
Aphids are tiny little insects, but they can do a lot of damage to your plants. This article will show you where to look for aphids and how to get rid of them once they are found.
Booklice do not bite, transmit disease, or damage food or fabric, but holy cow...are they aggravating! This article will show you how to find and get rid of them.
The best way to propagate a beautiful big-leaf maple is from cuttings, and here is exactly how to do it. "Clones" have exactly the same characteristics as the tree from which you took the cuttings.
If you have a beautiful dieffenbachia plant, you can actually clone it by taking cuttings and have more plants with the exact same characteristics. If you don't own one already, the purchase of one from a garden center can be a good investment, as they can grow indoors for many years to come.
This is a how-to article on growing camellia flowers from cuttings. If you have a beautiful camellia plant, you can actually "clone" it!
This article will show you how to pan for gold, and suggest places you can go to do so in Oregon. Everything you will need to pan for gold and the best methods for panning in known gold-bearing areas.
If you love the taste of home-grown strawberries, you need to read this article, which will show you how to grow them all through the summer months.
This article will explain exactly how to grow gorgeous, tasty bell peppers, which are low maintenance and easy to grow. No green thumb necessary.
Garden slugs...they are slimy, nasty and they eat your best plants. Kill them...all of them, then go and take a nap.
This article will show you how to plant and care for hosta plants, which are shade-loving plants selected more for their foliage than for the flowers they produce. Hostas are also called plantain lilies and they are perfect for adding color and texture to your landscape.
If you love Lenten roses, this article will show you how to plant and care for them. They are a winter-blooming perennial flower that loves the morning sun.
You can propagate your beautiful roses from cuttings. This is a tutorial that will show you exactly how to do it! Using cuttings, your new roses will have the exact same characteristics as the mother plant.
Find out how much you really know about Alexander the Great by taking this free multiple-choice quiz on him. Designed to aid homeschoolers and all students studying Alexander the Great.
A multiple-choice quiz and study guide on the American Civil War. Designed to aid homeschoolers and all students studying American History. Find out how much you REALLY know about the Civil War.
This is a Hubpages free multiple-choice quiz on the chemical symbols on the Periodic Table of the Elements. Homeschoolers, high school students and trivia buffs should find this quiz helpful.
This is a quiz on World War II designed to aid all students studying the war. Homeschooled students should find this particularly helpful, along with trivia buffs interested in our nation's wars throughout history.
A photographic and video celebration of the beauty and uniqueness of the endangered birds of North America.
Bed bugs are nasty and dangerous. This article will show you photographs of bed bugs found in various places, and how to get rid of the little bloodsuckers!
Detailed instructions on how to "clone" your favorite geranium plant from a cutting. It's easy to do, and each new plant has the same characteristics of the first so there will be no surprises!