Thanks to advances in mobile technology, people are using their phones to help with more tasks than ever. Millennials make up 24 percent of the population, and they're driving this trend. Over 80 percent of them sleep with their smartphones. Many are also trying out gardening or farming. After all, anyone can save money by producing nutritious food or growing beautiful flowers to decorate their home. The powerful Apple iPhone 5 with ultrafast wireless capability gives users access to over 700,000 apps and Siri, a computerized, voice-activated assistant. All this help can make learning to cultivate a stunning indoor or outdoor garden much easier.
It's no secret that we use wood to heat our home. It lowers our heating bills dramatically and creates an inviting and cozy atmosphere in our home. When that fire is blazing, I never want to venture outside. Neither do our pets. Where do you get your wood? If you buy it, you loose any savings you get from burning it, but you need a free source. This year we acquired most of our wood from our neighbor whose tree was struck by lightening. Other years, we're blessed to get wood off my in-laws property in the country. But of course you can't move firewood more than 50 miles, which we didn't. How about you? Where do you get your wood from? Do you cut it yourself? Do you pay for it? All these questions had me asking some tough ones of my own! And I have an idea at the end of this post of how you can get free chunked wood that you probably haven't thought of.
Would it be too weird if I asked you to save your dryer lint for me? Okay. I agree! But dryer lint is highly flammable making it the perfect base for your own fire starters. Got a wood stove? Know someone who does? Ever want to start a bonfire quickly? These are the easiest and cheapest fire starters you can make.
You know how it is. You wake up at 2 a.m. in the morning with a scratchy throat. Shoot. You're getting sick! Then you start stressing about work and getting behind schedule. As a gardener, I have a few tactics that have dulled the sick symptoms and even prevented it. My husband and two daughters have been sick off and on since September. Pneumonia, strep throat, the stomach flu and the common cold have been shuffling from person while I remain okay. Want to hear some of my tricks? Trust me, I used to be the sick one. Yet here I am. Feeling great. And I have Natural Pharm Source in part to thank ~ a supplement company that I rely on, way before I became a blogger. So I reached out to them to do a giveaway and they graciously said yes. I'm so excited for you to win this amazing immunity prize pack loaded in Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Probiotics and even a book. All to keep you well, healthy and happy in 2016. A $150 value!! To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment telling me about what you do to stay healthy. Contest ends February 17th. International readers welcome to enter!
Calm. Serene. Relaxed. That's how we felt visiting the Buffalo garden of Sarah Stanbury and Adam Kostenbauder. It was love at first sight with this succulent wall. Take notice of the succulents in the bottom wood planter as well. Succulents are the trendiest part of gardening right now. Stunning. And you won't believe what they've manage to do with such a small space in their backyard. A tranquil retreat. And did you know? More people visit gardens each year on garden walks than Disney World and Disneyland combined. That's more than Las Vegas! Read More.
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Buffalo, NY. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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