Recent Blog Posts

  • Houseplants for Beginners

    February 15, 2014
    Many people enjoy plants in their homes, from simple flowers to large, leafy bushes or even small, indoor trees. Not all houseplants require the same care or are suitable to every home, however.
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  • Keeping Your Pet Warm

    February 1, 2014
    In winter, pet owners often bundle up or turn up the thermostat when they feel chilly, but pets can't ask for help keeping warm.
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  • Building a Snow Fort

    January 15, 2014
    A snow fort can be a fun family project even on the coldest winter days. Not only is the construction great exercise and ingenuity, but once the fort is built, it provides a great setting for lots of winter fun.
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  • Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    January 1, 2014
    As it gets colder and there are less leaves on trees, birds need more places to hide from predators and where they can get inside to stay warm. A Christmas tree is the perfect fit for those needs.
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  • Caring for Your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

    December 15, 2013
    The key to having a safe Christmas tree is to choose one that is fresh and has been properly stored, then keep it that way. Fresh Christmas trees that are kept watered will not combust easily.
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  • Winter Poultry Care

    December 1, 2013
    Chickens are much tougher than they appear and they only need a little extra care during the winter months. Here are a few essential tips to consider when caring for your chickens throughout the winter.
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  • Forcing Spring-Blooming Bulbs in Winter

    November 15, 2013
    Most spring-blooming bulbs can be forced into bloom. The most common choices are hyacinths, tulips, narcissus, grape hyacinths and crocuses
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  • Gardening Tips for November

    November 1, 2013
    You've raked up the leaves but the snow hasn't fallen yet. There are still things in the lawn and garden that need to be done!
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  • Using Fallen Leaves to Help the Birds

    October 15, 2013
    When you're busy raking leaves every autumn, take a break and use some of those leaves to help the birds! Fallen leaves, or leaf litter, can be very beneficial to birds.
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  • Caring for Garden Mums

    October 1, 2013
    Garden mums burst forth in brilliant falls hues when other perennials are fading fast. Combine them with pansies and ornamental cabbages and kale for a gorgeous fall display that will last well into early winter.
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