Tuesday , April 23 2024

Do It Yourself

Tips for growing carrots indoors

During much of his young life, my son carefully checked every food he put in his mouth. You could also call this a picky meal. But one day he happened to want to eat carrots. Even better, if I bought some colorful organic products from the supermarket, he would say: …

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Persian shield: an exotic plant species

STROBILANTHES DYERIANUS Persian shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus) is a stunning ornamental plant that comes from the warm and humid nation of Myanmar and grows there as an evergreen perennial. It belongs to the Acanthaceae family, which mainly consists of flowering tropical plants. With its unique iridescent purple leaves, S. dyerianus has …

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How to draw purple martins in your garden

After a long flight from South America, a bird could use a juicy meal and a place to rest, right? For purple martins, these delicious insects and summer accommodations could be in your garden if you provide a decent home for these attractive and melodious birds. With the exception of …

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