Violas, violets, and pansies are all part of the same beautiful family. Imagine a grand family reunion held in an opulent mansion with hallways lined with portraits of ancestors and relatives, each radiating distinct charm and elegance. The Viola family is akin to such a distinguished lineage of … CONTINUE READING about Viola, Violet, and Pansy: Close Relatives But Distinct Flowers
In the Garden
Hemerocallis 'Purple De Oro' adds gorgeous pops of purple and gold color. With its vibrant purple blooms, unique leaf shape, and exceptional hardiness, the Purple D'Oro Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Purple De Oro') is a must-have addition to any avid gardener's collection. This enchanting perennial … CONTINUE READING about Purple D’Oro Daylily: A Regal Touch of Elegance
Garden shears are an oh-so-important tool - choose wisely! Gardening shears are a vital tool for any avid gardening enthusiast. The right pair of shears can significantly impact your gardening experience. Therefore, it is crucial to consider various factors such as blade material, handle design, … CONTINUE READING about Gardening Shears: Selection, Care, Use, and Maintenance for Gardeners
Bird, Bees, and Butterflies, Oh My!
A worldwide study warns that urbanization around the world is actively destroying pollinator colonies–a dire impact on our ecosystems.
The great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) is a captivating and iconic nocturnal bird of prey that inhabits diverse landscapes throughout North America. With a striking appearance, haunting hoots, and unparalleled hunting prowess, this majestic owl commands admiration and intrigue.
By understanding more about how to attract the Eastern Bluebird to nest near your yard, you will enjoy a season of their antics and songs.
Herbs and Natural Wellness
Ginger has science-proven health benefits--ginger shots are a tasty way to enjoy it. Have you wanted to try a ginger shot but did not know how to make them? This concoction is a potent elixir revered for its remarkable health benefits. Bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, … CONTINUE READING about Ginger Shot Recipe: A Natural Elixir for Health and Vitality
A poison ivy rash takes time to heal, but these traditional medicines can soothe the burn. Poison ivy, for many nature lovers, is an unwelcome resident of our woods, fields, and even backyards. Known scientifically as 'Toxicodendron radicans', this plant, with its notorious leaves of three, can … CONTINUE READING about Poison Ivy: 7 Time-Honored Natural Remedies to Ease the Itch and Rash
Unleash the fullness of spices and herbs. Welcome to the fascinating world of herbs and spices, where nature's aromatic treasures enliven our senses and elevate our culinary experiences. While some people use the two terms interchangeably, they are not synonymous. This blog post will … CONTINUE READING about Herbs and Spices: Understanding the Differences Adds to Your Culinary and Natural Wellness Knowledge Base
In recent years, making informed choices about our food has gained significant attention. One topic that has sparked debates and concerns is genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are organisms with genetic material altered using biotechnology techniques. As the demand for natural wellness … CONTINUE READING about GMO Seeds Versus Non-GMO: Key Differences and Ethics
Master your food dehydrator to store more--like summer squash, zucchini, and more. Dehydrating yellow squash is a savvy way to preserve this nutrient-rich summer vegetable for year-round use. Not only does dehydration enhance the flavor and sweetness of the squash, but it also reduces weight and … CONTINUE READING about Dehydrating Yellow Squash: An step-by-step guide
Dehydrated eggs, aka powdered eggs, are a simple way to store away a protein-packed food staple in a minimal amount of space. You will find them egg-ceptionally (pardon me!) easy to make, albeit the many steps do take many hours due to the dehydration process. Regardless of the time … CONTINUE READING about Dehydrated Eggs (Powdered Eggs) in 6 Easy Steps
You will be pleasantly surprised to find out exactly how easy it is to dehydrate potatoes. In fact, you can make this process happen in only four easy steps. I will grant you that they are very time-consuming, especially the many hours in the electric dehydrator. Why Would You Want to … CONTINUE READING about Dehydrate Potatoes in Your Electric Dehydrator in 4 Easy Steps
With those still rising food costs--and economists predicting the grocery inflation to hang on for a while--you might be looking for ways to cut your weekly food costs. Who isn't, right? If you dehydrate apples when they come into season or when you can find them at a reasonable price, you can shave … CONTINUE READING about How to Dehydrate Healthy Apple Slices in 5 Easy Steps
Clean Up Your Act
Clean your floors with a homemade, non-toxic cleaning solution. In our quest for a clean, hygienic home, many of us turn to a commercial floor cleaner solution that promises to make our floors shine and sparkle. While these products can certainly do the job, they often come with a hidden cost: … CONTINUE READING about DIY Floor Cleaner: A Natural Choice for Squeaky Clean Floors
Make this effective homemade cleanser for a lovely sparkle and refreshing fragrance. In our journey to healthier living, it's not just what we put inside our bodies that matters but also what we use around our homes. More homeowners are realizing that many conventional cleaning paste or scouring … CONTINUE READING about Sparkle and Shine: Non-toxic Cleaning Paste for Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks
Learn how to clean white shoes. White shoes are a favorite summertime footwear for many. They are extremely versatile, and you can match them up with any outfit. In the eighties, pairing white sneakers with denim was all the rage. Now, this eighties trend promises to make a comeback. But … CONTINUE READING about White Shoes: 4 Easy Tips to Clean Your Favorite Summer Footwear
A carpet can be a beautiful part of your home décor and look impressive for years if well maintained. But let's face it--a carpet stain can happen in the blink of an eye. Besides staining, unstained carpets may collect dirt and other harmful microorganisms that can’t be removed even by vacuum … CONTINUE READING about The Best Way to Remove a Carpet Stain Quickly, According to Type
Our Favorite Product Picks
Investing in a few small electric appliances can help you create and cook delicious meals and make kitchen tasks less overwhelming. Here, we'll talk about some of the most helpful tools you can add to your kitchen lineup. Microwave ovenFood processorCoffee grinderAir fryerRice cookerElectric … CONTINUE READING about 6 Most Useful Small Electric Appliances for the Kitchen
Vitamin C Serum could be the game changer you have been looking for to boost your skincare routine. If you battle dull-looking skin and you want a healthy glow, please consider adding this to your daily beauty regimen. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps your skin fight free radicals and … CONTINUE READING about Vitamin C Serum: 7 Great Reasons to Add it to Your Beauty Routine