There are delicate roses and hardy roses. Here are the stories of two hardy roses, one extremely cheap and one free. Both have done well with almost no special attention.
A crapapple tree that mysteriously would flop over in windy weather leaves a legacy.
My trials trying to get butterfly bush, a common plant in the South, to grow in my yard. Includes links for finding your own online and for raising butterflies.
Taking out small personal loans with a local bank or credit union is the best way to establish a good credit rating. It's possible even without a co-signer but it takes some planning. Do it before you actually need money so that when you're in a pinch, you've got a lending institution on your side.
Getting a first credit card should be a planned and strategic move rather than something done on an impulse or in desperate times.
My adventures covering a six foot fence with greenery, with photos.
It takes two, the inside and the outside, to make a successful garden pond.
Summer of the pumpkin dynasty and the walking water lily water lily.
When gardening, small mistakes often result in big labor. This hub is about attempting to ameliorate problems with the land itself.
The first step in transforming a lawn to a garden is killing the lawn. In my case, my success backfired in a couple of different ways.
A personal essay about hating lawns and conceiving a vision of great things for my yard. Part 1 of a Slipshod Gardener series of tales about wrestling with my yard as I transform it from lawn to, well, something else.
A critical review of the movie that resulted from the book.
Scientifically silly explanations for some of the inexplicable things cats do.
About the necessity of creating a positive online image for the career-minded. Two steps to beginning the process. Start now. Don't wait until you're unemployed!
A personal essay about the place of foraging and discovery in my life generally and in family bonding.
Yes, introvert, you may some day be asked to share what you know. Here are some tips for preparing for and surviving the experience.
An overview of current (2011) medical options for fibroids intended to save others the trials of searching for alternatives doctors often won't tell you about.
Whether to become streaked or not to streak? To allow the natural frosting or keep a uniform color? I lean toward letting it snow.
Coloring isn't just for children! Here's your encouragement to return to this soothing, rewarding activity. It's a great way to give your inner artist a little stroking when life is either too harried or too bland.
365project.org provides glimpses into the lives of people all over the world.
Nasal rinses work great for nipping colds in the bud and they're not as gross or uncomfortable as you might think.
Don't automatically turn your back on old poetry anthologies assuming they'll either be full of poetry you've already seen or that poetry that hasn't stood the test of time can't be any good.
Take a look and my list of brief,engaging reads and leave your own suggestions.
A look at Howard Weeden, a woman poet and painter who tried to capture the voices and faces of the African Americans around her in the later half of the 19th Century--and yet sentimentalized the pre-Civil War relationship between master nad slave.