The vast majority of women, and many men too, will receive flowers at least once in their lives. Even if no-one buys them for you, you can always treat yourself. Flowers can be used to convey so many emotions including love, empathy and happiness. There can be very few people in this world who do not feel special when they receive a bouquet. What type of flowers do you like to receive?
If there is one technological concept that will undergo huge improvement during the next three years, it is battery power. While there have already been notable innovations in this market over the course of the last 18 months, we will soon see concepts such as wireless and Wi-Fi charging begin to impact the consumer electronics market. We will also see the current proposition of cordless power enjoy a huge improvement between now and 2018, with a growing percentage of the consumer electronics industry embracing lithium-ion battery technology. As this is refined, we will see larger cordless products become increasingly reliable and powerful.
Here's the problem. Numerous spatula's reside in my kitchen drawer but the only one I reach for is my Product of GIR ultimate spatula. I freak out if it's not there! My pep talk doesn't work. "Laura, just use a different spatula." Every fiber in my being revolts against this idea. Please spatula don't be in the dirty dishwasher. It's kind of like chocolate. You munch on a Hersey's bar and it is good. You try a Ghirardelli bar and find it tastes even better. Then you sample a Scharffen Berger bar and your taste buds marvel in delight. It's the same way with Product of GIR. These high-end, luxury kitchen tools will have you drooling because they "get it right". So I'm thrilled for your chance to win a 4-piece spatula, flipper, and scraper set from Product of GIR. Over a $50 value! To enter, LIKE Raise Your Garden on Facebook or follow us on Pinterest. For two entries, do both. Let us know in the comment section what you've done. All readers are welcome to participate including my international friends!!
And I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. He is risen! My girls were just thrilled too that the Easter bunny visits Florida. Filled baskets certainly made the drive from Florida to Buffalo a lot easier. But it was beautiful in the Carolina's and Virgina's yesterday for sure...almost 80 degrees! How was your Easter?
Master gardeners who think they know everything are vexing. That's not me. It's try and test. And then I do what works best. So I've learned a few things over the years and bet you have too. These are my tips for those of you just getting started out on your gardening journey. As you start to dream about summer splendor, try to be realistic so your garden doesn't annoy you come August. I hope it's a spectacular year for you and the harvest is bountiful! Just avoid these ten gardening pitfalls first.
I'm a budding tree enthusiast. I love trees! Not only for the shade they provide, but the park-like vibe they give my yard and landscape. The problem? My white birch tree finally bit the dust and Tom sawed the remnants down. Now I have no clue what to replace it with. Each year, for Mother's Day, I ask for a magnolia tree. For whatever reason, it never happens. Yet those pink trees are gorgeous while the smell is unbeatable. So I stroll down the street and savor one of my neighbors blooming magnolia trees. The fragrance is overwhelming. I'm ecstatic because you can win your own jane magnolia tree courtesy of Nature Hills Nursery. A $110 value! To enter share this post on your Facebook page or sign up for our newsletter using the green bar on the top of the site. Let us know in the comment section if you did one or both.
It's that time of year again. Time to start thinking about which plants you'll start from seed and which you'll just purchase. I love to grow annuals, in particular annual flowers from seed. One pack of seeds can produce hundreds of plants costing so much less than a four-pack from the local nursery. You also have a greater variety and choice since you are not limited to what you can find at the local garden center. And if they don't work out, seeds are inexpensive. Want to save some money by planting a few seeds with me this year? Here's how.
Contemporary. Chic. Sleek. Growing green is trendy. Use containers. Try pots. Consider raised beds. Even grow carts. Small scale gardening for urban dwellers and all alike is the new wave. No longer do you have to be a homeowner with lots of land to garden. You can live in a townhouse, condo, small apartment or mansion from New York City to Guam and still be green. All are welcome to try their hand because all you need is a tiny bit of space and a big imagination. We are so excited to be partnering with Eartheasy again because they are giving away a swoon-worthy Herstera wheeled metal trolley. Salad garden? Guacamole garden? Salsa garden? How about growing onions on your porch, patio, deck or balcony? To enter, LIKE Raise Your Garden on Facebook or follow us on Pinterest. For two entries, do both! Let us know in the comment section what you've done. And we'd love to hear what you'll be planting this year. And Canada, you are welcome to enter too!
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It's a good time to "force" your paperwhites. That is, time to plant these stunning bulbs in an indoor pot. Paperwhites planted in small vases make the best shower or wedding party favors. This project is easy and inexpensive to do. Fragrant paperwhites just need to be potted and watered. That's it! Have an elderly aunt, grandma or even a sick friend? Ever need a hostess gift? Perfect. Tall, elegant, and striking in appearance they will be appreciated. And the fragrance? Mind-blowing. So let's enjoy a few blooms before our outdoor spring flowers blossom.
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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