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By: Admin    March 26 2018 , 10:19 pm
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Category: Seasons , Gardening
Spring is for planting and rewards those who wait!With some planning and know-how you can avoid disappointment from early spring cold snaps.With spring newly arrived, we as gardeners and horticulturists cannot wait to get our hands dirty! However, to achieve success and to avoid disappointment we must be patient and keep a few key things in mind before meeting shovel to soil.WeatherWe must remember to listen to the weather, and more importantly temperature, above all else.Temperature is a key deciding factor in plant success and growth. In fact, it is wise to look out for a constant minimum nighttime air temperature of 50 degrees F for at least one week before planting tender warm-season bedding plants, vegetables, and seedlings. Planting before that temperature consistency results in stressed plants, making them needlessly prone to disease and insects. Your plants will not grow, or they may be da...
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By: Admin    February 16 2018 , 11:12 am
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Category: Seasons , Gardening , Nature , Garden
Spring is just around the corner…It is time to start prepping your garden! During the winter months, our gardens tend to become rather messy without maintenance. It is important not only to prepare the land, but also to set aside time to plan your crops, make sure you have the right equipment and supplies, and repair any gardening fixtures such as fences or greenhouses.Caring for Existing PlantsBefore thinking about all the new and exciting plants you are going to grow this spring, do not forget about any winter plants that are in need of attention! If you have perennial flowers such as roses, and you live in a warmer climate, January and February are great times to prune them. If you live in a colder climate, it is best to wait until closer to April. Start by using a sharp pair of pruners at the base of the plant and cut at a 45-degree angle, about 1/4 inch above a bud that is facing toward the outs...
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By: Admin    November 27 2017 , 08:41 pm
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Category: Outdoors , Nature
There are Countless Benefits from Being OutdoorsThere is no doubt that spending time in nature improves a person’s mental and physical health.This is not a new discovery: studies have been performed for years proving nature’s positive impact. We have been told ever since we were little that “fresh air will do you good.” Why exactly is fresh air a good thing and how does it affect our mental and physical states? Even more, if it is so beneficial, then what are some good ideas and suggestions on how to spend time outdoors? This article will explore answers to these questions and hopefully shed some light on the wonders of nature.Nature’s HealthinessNature is healthy for a number of reasons:Oxygen – Fresh air brings about more oxygen. Oxygen is like the food for a happy body. The body’s cells and brain need oxygen to stay healthy and thrive. Plus, oxygen is known to increase serotonin levels...
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By: Admin    November 25 2017 , 08:18 pm
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Category: Sustainability , Garden
Galactic Gardening Gets its StartA recent study investigates whether growing plants in space could significantly improve astronauts’ moods and help them with stress management. It would appear that gardening in space has helped some astronauts fight the blues already. An article from Geek.com interviewed astronaut Peggy Whitson:“It was surprising to me how great [six] soybean plants looked,” Peggy Whitson wrote in an email, describing her reaction to an agricultural experiment aboard the ISS in 2002. “I guess seeing something green for the first time in a month and a half had a real effect,” she continued. “From a psychological perspective, I think it’s interesting that the reaction was as dramatic as it was.”NASA has been taking this very seriously. They have been growing plants aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for years now. According to NASA’s website:"Gr...
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By: Admin    November 20 2017 , 05:35 pm
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Category: Road Trips , Nature , Landscape
Travel in the United StatesThe United States is home to some of the most stunning natural landmarks known to mankind. From rivers and mountains to canyons and oceans, there are so many places to explore!You can find any destination in the United States that appeases your travel bug!The Grand Canyon277 miles of sheer beautyThe Grand Canyon is a massive natural landmark in the United States. Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon Natural Park has over 1 million acres! The rock layers contained within the Grand Canyon date back millennia. Because of the timelessness of the Canyon, it is a hub for historic and scientific discovery and receives over 5 million visitors a year.Natural BridgeThomas Jefferson called it “the most sublime of nature’s works”Located in Virginia, this Natural Bridge formed out of rock is over 215 feet tall. Not only is the Natural Bridge a gorgeous natural wonder, but it has som...
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