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April 12, 2011 | Comments (0)
Elegant outdoor furniture
can mean formal and expensive to some people but beautiful and inexpensive to others. Elegant outdoor furniture
is basically how you want to decorate your outside living area and how you are planning on using the outside space.
I am sure you would like all of your outdoor furniture to last for a long period of time.
Some of you may choose elegant outdoor furniture that allows you only to entertain family and friends. Some may not only want to entertain but also have a place to eat as well as entertain. How you intend to use the furniture will help you figure out the type of furniture you want to purchase. If your furniture is going to be used mainly by adults you may want to have a better quality than those that are going to be used by children. Very sturdy constructed garden furniture is probably the best bet to use for children.
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March 14, 2011 | Comments (0)
The health benefits
of bananas are quite numerous causing the banana to be classified as the most perfect food. Some of the health benefits
of bananas make them an ideal source of energy whether immediate or slightly prolonged.
Bananas have an amino acid call tryptophan that gets converted into serotonin which will help fight depression. They high iron content help the hemoglobin function in combating anemia. The high fiber content helps to restore our bowel function to a normal state. The soluble fiber pectin helps the movement throughout our digestive tract. Diarrhea depletes the electrolytes in the body, most importantly potassium, and fortunately for us bananas are high in potassium.
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November 30, 2010 | Comments (0)
Home weather stations
may be just the things for those who plan their days activity. Home weather stations
are resources with meteorological equipment and instruments for making observations of weather conditions in the atmosphere. The observations are actually a measurement of the conditions used to predict weather forecasts, along with the capability to study and explain the climate and weather.
Some important measurements that are observed include the temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, precipitation, evaporation, and wind speed. If you are fortunate enough to visit a meteorological station, you will be able to see that the instruments meteorologists use are quite expensive, of high quality and most accurate. Those
instruments generally are not for home use. In today's market several companies are making affordable weather instruments for observation that are ideal for using in the home.
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October 19, 2010 | Comments (0)
for the inside of our homes add a little life into each room they are in. As ornamental as flower plants
and green houseplants are they also provide us health benefits by increasing the humidity and purifying the air we breathe. Flowering houseplants also bring in some color and sometimes a beautiful aroma in our home decorating.
There is nothing more enjoyable than coming home after a hard days work to the aromas and visions of blooming flowers right there in our homes. We can always have plants growing on window sills or under some grow lights blooming for us even if we are just renting our homes. If everything is planted well we can probably have some sort of flower blossoms all year long. Listed below are some of the most popular flower house plants that are available:
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September 29, 2010 | Comments (0)
Using the right indoor garden lights
your indoor gardening can flourish with beautiful blossoms and vegetables. Indoor garden lights
are designed to help your indoor plants grow, as well as, to supply them with light and focus attention on them.
Artificial lighting can be arranged just about anywhere for your plants, in a living room that only gets sun in the morning or even in a basement that does not get any sun at all. You can grow plants and vegetables almost anywhere that you can keep the temperature over 65 degrees F. and you can install lights. If you happen to have an old bomb shelter on your property, you can re-make it into a greenhouse by installing some artificial lighting.
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May 22, 2010 | Comments (0)
To lower blood pressure naturally
with herbs is the ideal way to manage hypertension. If you want to lower blood pressure naturally
with herbs always check with your doctor first to find out the best way to get started. The herbs that are used for high blood pressure are an effective and safe way to return our bodies to a state of balance. Taking medications, on the other hand, will only manage the condition making us dependent on prescription drugs for a lifetime.
Let's take a look at some of the high blood pressure home remedies that help to lower blood pressure naturally without medication:
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May 08, 2010 | Comments (0)
or baker's racks come in every style and size. Kitchen racks
are wonderful additions for any kitchen or decor. Some kitchen racks have built in wine racks and/or pull out drawers.
No longer are they just stuck in the kitchen, kitchen racks come a wide range of styles and sizes that are suited to almost every room in your house. They have been used as baker's racks by commercial bakers as a storage place for cooling of baked goods since the seventeenth century. The concept of having open shelves was an important part of the design in helping to speed up the cooling process.
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April 20, 2010 | Comments (0)
Now that spring
has finally arrived outside we also want to bring it inside our homes. During spring
we have a lot more sunshine, the flowers and trees are now budding, and there are beautiful vivid colors around us. We want to bring all the newness to the inside of our homes.
Nature has already put us in into the spring mood and how better to brighten our indoor living than to bring in some of the season's plants and flowers. If you do not have the herbs growing in the garden as yet you can always get them started in the kitchen. You can start them by buying seeds or already potted seedlings. Bring out some of the pots that you have stored away in the basement or garage and give them a fresh coat of paint to brighten up your kitchen windowsill or dinning room table.
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March 30, 2010 | Comments (0)
Which water storage tanks
are ideal for collecting rainwater? There are different kinds of water storage tanks
specifically for rainwater harvesting. It is a good idea to understand the disadvantages and advantages of the different types of rainwater collection tanks.
The most popular tanks that are used for collecting rainwater are Polyethylene rain water storge tanks. These tanks are used most often due to their advantages. They can be used below ground as well as above ground. The polyethylene water storage tank is less expensive than some of the other varieties. They are also UV resistant, light weight and easy to carry.
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March 20, 2010 | Comments (0)
We want to get rid of the indoor air
that has been cooped up in our homes all winter long. So now that spring is now upon us and the temperatures are starting to warm up we want to open up all the windows and doors to let in the so called fresh air. We want to get rid of the stale indoor air
of winter and replace it with new air.
So now we start spring cleaning; with a clean house we assume we can start breathing easier. indoor air pollution is a serious concern. The Environmental Protection Agency states that one of the top five threats to the environment is the quality of indoor air. The US EPA indoor air quality report has stated that indoor air is much more contaminated than the outdoor air.
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February 13, 2010 | Comments (0)
The health benefits
of beets are probably something most of us have not thought much about. These health benefits
are a great build up to our bodily well being, boost up our immunity, shelter us from cancer, and a great source of iron. Once we learn more about the beet we discover that they are naturally sweet and are very low in calories. Some of us may have to acquire a taste for them just as we do for wines and cheeses.
Beets do not have any Trans fats or saturated fats besides being low in calories. You do not have to consume fresh beets for all its benefits. Canned beets will give you all the same nutritional value and are inexpensive. They can be purchased whole, sliced, or julienne style. They can be chilled and eaten right from the can or placed on a salad for enjoyment.
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February 02, 2010 | Comments (1)
Some of the health benefits
of strawberries can help all of us in one way or another. We can enjoy the health benefits
of strawberries by eating them on a regular basis. We all know they are delicious, but also nutritious, and it would be great to have them as part of our daily diets. Unfortunately we are unable to purchase fresh strawberries all year long. Sometimes we need to buy frozen or dried strawberries.
We all know that the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that all Americans should eat at least five helpings of fresh vegetables and fruits every day, unfortunately most of us do not come close to that. If we could add strawberries to our daily diet, whether fresh or frozen, in smoothies, salads or alone we could possibly get enough fruit servings daily that our body needs for a healthy immune system. Most of us recognize the strawberry as having a sweet juicy taste but the nutritional value of strawberries is also good for us. Like many other fruits they have plenty of nutrients and antioxidants for a healthy body. The best fact yet is that the calories of strawberries are exceptionally low and they are a better choice than some cookies, a piece of pie, or a cupcake when you experience a snack attack.
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January 12, 2010 | Comments (0)
Growing an indoor garden
of herbs is a very rewarding way to efficiently grow some fresh herbs. When you have an indoor garden
of herbs there are a few things that need to be kept under control in order to have the best results. Once this management is achieved you can grow almost any herb indoors even if they are difficult to grow outdoors.
The herbs that will grow very well indoors consist of basil, oregano, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, mint, angelica, lemongrass, chamomile, fennel, dill, chives, coriander, fennel, geranium, and lavender. The things that you will need are the herbs, either plants or seeds, a good quality soil or
compost, and some suitable containers. Choose a good all purpose compost as your herbs will be relying on it for their nutrition. The containers will be much easier to select. Most home and garden centers and garden nurseries will have a wide selection. You can also use containers that you already have on hand such as an old coffee mug with a broken handle or a small child's pail.
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January 05, 2010 | Comments (0)
Miniature rose bushes
grown indoors means we do have to be deprived of those beautiful flowers during the winter. Miniature rose bushes
attune to indoor life quite easily. These rose bushes will require more light and humidity than some of the other flowering indoor plants.
Mini rose bushes are actually a smaller version of the full sized rose bush. These mini bushes can range in size from 5 inches or less to about four feet tall. Their flowers can be from 1/2 to 2 inches across and have a vast array of colors. For miniature rose bushes that are grown indoors you many want to acquire the smaller versions and you want to purchase containers that are about 4 to 8 inches across as the original pots are far too small.
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December 07, 2009 | Comments (0)
Indoor pest control
, what some indoor gardeners seem to forget about when it comes to their year round growing of vegetables and fruits. Indoor pest control
is a very important factor to remember when using hydroponics for indoor gardening. Since the majority of hydroponic plants are fruits and vegetables, if we do not have good pest control habits these plants will not be worth eating.
Indoor pest control products are sometimes included in the expansive hydroponic kits. Otherwise you will need to purchase them as part of your hydroponic gardening supplies. You have the option of selecting organic or chemical based remedies for controlling the pests in your hydroponic gardening. The invasion of insects when it comes to hydroponic systems can have a much more destructive impact than for those grown outdoors.
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November 23, 2009 | Comments (0)
come in various forms such as the poinsettia, holly, Christmas rose, ivy, mistletoe, amaryllis, and of course the Christmas cactus. These are all beautiful Christmas flowers
but I want to touch on the history of the Christmas cactus in this article.
The Christmas cactus is a common sight in many homes during the holidays throughout Europe and North America. The history and origin of the Schlumbergera Christmas cactus however, is of more tropical and exotic climates. The cactus received its name because it would always bloom during the Christmas season.
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November 21, 2009 | Comments (0)
Wooden porch swings
, I know, but it is still winter. Believe it or not wooden porch swings
will be hung back up and be put to good use sooner than we think. I can remember growing up in the mid-west years ago that every other house that had a front porch also had a porch swing. Those that did not have one had some sort of lounge chair for relaxing in the evening.
A front porch swing can be a very valuable item for your home. Have you ever walked by a house with a wooden porch swing and seen everyone sitting on the swing having a good time? The swing just screams out fun and relaxation. Swings can be a lot of fun, but now days there are too many newer homes that do not have front porches to place those porch swings. We can place a wooden porch swing just about anywhere. The hanging type will need a front porch roof, a very sturdy patio cover, or a couple of strong branches from a couple of side by side trees to attach the chains.
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November 09, 2009 | Comments (0)
probably got started back in the Victorian era. Indoor gardening
at that time probably only consisted of a few different plants. A couple of which was the palms and hibiscus. The families that could afford to purchase these plants would fill their entertaining rooms with these beautiful plants. After that period of time people did not want to keep live indoor plants in their homes and so the tradition faded away.
Indoor gardening was reintroduced again during the 1970's but the basic houseplants were foliage plants such as ferns, grape ivy, and spider plants. Today there is a larger selection of plants and many of them are flowering houseplants which include the orchid, geranium, gardenia, begonia, African violet, and bougainvillea. These indoor plants not only bring in color but also pleasant aromas into our homes.
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November 07, 2009 | Comments (0)
The Aero Garden
grows an indoor garden for the beginner gardener. An Aero Garden
uses what is called aeroponics which means the roots of the plants are dangling in moist air and they get nourishment from a water reservoir that is periodically fed nutrient tablets. This aeroponic way of growing is also classified as a hydroponic garden, there is absolutely no dirt involved in the Aero Garden.
The manufacturer of the Aero Garden, AeroGrow International, offers a number of seed kits so that you can grow herbs, peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, and flowers. If you are one of those people who have not developed a knack for gardening, the Aero Garden will help, it is basically foolproof. The best part about this growing system it is 30 to 50 percent quicker than if planted in soil.
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November 01, 2009 | Comments (0)
All of us probably have many paintings and artwork as wall accessories
and we most likely have a few indoor plants as well. Here is a new concept: use a living wall as wall accessories
. I am sure we would all like to have something different and unusual for decorating our homes and by using a living wall as wall accessories adds quite a conversation piece to any room; this is a way of combining wall art and living plants together.
The living green wall is a fairly new idea for any interior designer to add to their repertoire. All a living wall consists of is plant arrangements designed to give the effect that the plants are growing on the wall or growing out of the wall. I am sure you have seen many buildings that have vegetation or vines growing up the side of them. A living wall is basically the same type of concept except it is made for indoors.
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October 26, 2009 | Comments (0)
Indoor water fountains
are one of the most soothing decorations for your home and in an office environment. In the office they are not only calming but it takes away a lot of the stress of an office. Some indoor water fountains
can also be installed outdoors on your garden patio.
Some people find it a little worrisome to think that there is water running in their living rooms. The truth is they are completely safe and will create a soothing feeling to everyone in the room. You can place an indoor water fountain just about anywhere in a room; on a table top, free standing on the floor, or on a wall.
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October 18, 2009 | Comments (0)
The Christmas cactus with its flowers
is an epiphytic cactus that is a native of the country of Brazil. It is a very popular houseplant with segments that are flat and jointed and with rose purple flowers. These beautiful flowers
usually bloom in winter. The Christmas cactus with its flowers can be found in the wild growing in the forks of the limbs of trees; this is where they will feed off decayed leaves.
A Christmas cactus is given its name because, when it is properly cared for, will be in full bloom during the Christmas holiday season. It is crucial to maintain the correct temperature during the fall. They are usually house plants and it is important to keep the inside temperature around 50 degrees F. The
plant needs to be away from heating vents and doors that open to the outside, if this is not accomplished the plant will not produce flowers.
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October 08, 2009 | Comments (0)
and aromatherapy treatment is a matter of healing not just a fragrance. When using aromatherapy, you use aromas for therapeutic reasons. The high concentration of extracts from flowers, herbs, and other plants are used for healing. The extracts are usually known as essential oils. The specific properties of these oils create healing effects from within the human body. Once these fragrances are deeply inhaled or applied on the skin some valuable results can occur. Let's take a look at the basics of aromatherapy
and aromatherapy treatment.
Some of the best known advantages of aromatherapy are extended energy, delightful memory association and relaxation. Some of the other advantages can include heightened immune system, stimulants or suppressants of appetite, management of weight and the ability to regulate hormones. Learning how to use aromatherapy to acquire these benefits is important.
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July 02, 2009 | Comments (0)
Have you ever thought about purchasing Reforest Teak furniture
? It is teak that is grown in Costa Rica and other parts of Central America, which is actually from re-foresting, not de-foresting. It is land that once was cleared of all trees in order for cattle to graze in. The land eventually was unable to retain water during the dry season which caused soil erosion during the wet season. All that has changed with planting a new forest, as a result, a new product has been born, Reforest Teak furniture
Our forests are complex ecosystems that nearly cover 30% of the earth's surface. They are the centers for biodiversity and shelter more than two-thirds of all plant and animal species. They also protect watersheds with the filtering of excess nutrients from the soil and purify the precious air that we breathe.
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June 20, 2009 | Comments (0)
Sometimes our gardening rituals take us indoors. The secret to growing indoor plants
is to provide the right conditions of light, heat and humidity. You need to keep this in mind when choosing the indoor garden plants you want different rooms of your house.
The reason that indoor plants have been so popular is, in general houses provide more favorable conditions for plant growth. The plant assortments are enormous and the concern for our natural environment has soared.
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June 01, 2009 | Comments (0)
Since our technology is highly advanced, devices or advanced weather instruments
are now being made and promoted. But advanced as they are so are their technical problems. Home weather stations now can record temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind strength and direction, and rainfall in one small device. Choosing a wireless home weather station will take all the hassles out of where all the wires will go.
Logically, watching the weather conditions in your area is very basic
day to day thing aside from receiving them technologically on
television, on your cellphone, or the radio or through e-mail or the
paper. Being able to know the upcoming weather helps you in a lot of
ways from taking care of your garden or livestock to what to wear before
venturing out of your home.
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June 01, 2009 | Comments (0)
Reforest Teak is an exceptional line of furniture
made from top quality teak with excellent joinery and hardware. Its gentle curves and hand finishing offer unprecedented comfort and beauty. The teak comes from forests that are rebuilding, not destroying, the fragile ecosystems.Quality
Most teak is made with Class C wood which contains holes, cracks and/or imperfections that are filled with putty and stained. Some of the furniture is actually built with a veneer over lesser wood. This grade will look good to start, it will quickly age, crack, loose joints and have a rough surface.
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June 01, 2009 | Comments (0)
is a must for outdoor gatherings with the arrival of warm weather. Why not entertain your guests while they are relaxing on a patio sectional? Now is the time to find great deals on all outdoor furniture
that you have been searching for, for a long time. Anytime is a good time to accent your landscape. Why not try the perfect arbor, or garden benches, or a fire pit or outdoor TVs and swings?
Garden decor, along with things related to our gardens, usually provide a return to nature, a sense of spirituality, and a return to earth as we journey on our quest for significant meaning. Our garden accessories will become symbolic of our life's blessings as we encourage each other to enrich our surroundings. Let our individuality shine as we select our decorative accents that transform our gardens into the most meaningful experiences.
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June 01, 2009 | Comments (0)
Your indoor living
can have a new life with come trendy new furniture or art pieces. Indoor living
can also become alive by adding indoor plants or houseplants. This will improve the quality of the air that you breathe.
If you are not a gardener, no worries, with the right guidance, you can probably develop a green thumb. It will take a commitment to watering and feeding but you will be rewarded with cleaner air and reduced dust.
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June 01, 2009 | Comments (0)
Today's ornamental kitchen garden
generally is smaller and less formal than the traditional potager (puh'-tuh-zhay) that originated in 16th Century Europe. With the typical French chateau potager, a tasty tapestry of herbs, fruits, flowers and vegetables was planted a few feet from the kitchen door and delivered dew-fresh to the table.
Record high food costs have made vegetable gardening more popular, but that doesn't mean gardeners must work from miniature farm production plots -- rectangular in shape with plants aligned in parallel rows we can do it all in the kitchen. That's a proven arrangement, to be sure, but it's also uninteresting.
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June 01, 2009 | Comments (0)
The right garden footwear and apparel
... the clothes, head coverings, gloves, shoes and boots you wear while gardening are important to comfort and sometimes even safety while tending the flowers and plants in your garden areas.
From head to toe ... let's take a look at some of the garden apparel you'll be wearing and just what to look for. Overall, you want gardening gear to be comfortable and form-fitting yet not restrictive. This goes for gloves, shirts and pants especially.
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June 01, 2009 | Comments (0)
The roots of Aromatherapy and spa
use can be traced back more than 3,500 years before the birth of Christ, to a time when the use of aromatics was first recorded in human history. In reality, the history of aromatherapy is inexorably linked to the development of aromatic medicine, which in the early days was itself combined with religion, mysticism and magic.
This was a time when the ancient Egyptians first burned incense made from aromatic woods,
herbs and spices in honour of their gods. They believed that as the smoke rose up to the heavens, it would carry their prayers and wishes directly to the deities. Eventually, the development of aromatics as medicines would create the foundations that aromatherapy was built upon.
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