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Stargazer Lily: Plant Profile, Flowers, Care and More

Stargazer lilies are a type of oriental lily hybrid that can add stunning colors and fragrant aromas to any garden. Stargazer lily flowers usually bloom from the middle of summer until the end of summer. Their large colorful flowers ranging from light pink to deep crimson colors give off strong scents. Apart from looking stunning, …

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Hallway storage ideas – to create a practical entrance that is neat and tidy

Rethink your hall and under-stairs space and boost storage potential -; stop using it as a dumping ground and make it work harder The hallway is the first room your guests will see as they enter your home but a pile of discarded shoes, coats, umbrellas and keys, which always have a habit of accumulating …

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Eco-friendly flooring – everything you need to know about sustainable floors

Go green from the ground up, with flooring options that are as sustainable as they are stylishly good-looking. With more of a focus on “;green”; living than ever before, many companies are improving the eco credentials of their flooring, making changes to the materials used as well as their provenance. For more ideas to transform …

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6 Ways Gardening Easily Improves Your Mental Health

Gardening has long been considered a therapeutic hobby for well-being. However, science is just now beginning to back up the benefits of getting your hands dirty with research. Mental health professionals have even started incorporating gardening into treatment for substance abuse and alcoholism. “;Horticultural therapy”; has proven to be helpful as an intervention for many …

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27 Tropical & Exotic House Plants You Should Grow In Your Home

Whether you”;re living in the suburbs, a city high rise apartment complex, or rural America, these tropical and exotic houseplants will transport your home to a lush island or vibrant rainforest and bring your decor up a notch. Many of these intriguing plants are deceptively easy to grow and will reward you with spectacular color …

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Why Wheels? A Case for Movable Tiny Houses

The term “;tiny house on wheels”; can be a source of considerable misunderstanding. Ease of mobility is all too closely related to transiency, bringing up creepy connotations for many the traditional home dweller. Also, any structure on wheels is often seen as only temporary. Recreational vehicles are only intended for short term stays; right? Tens …

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5 Things to Know Before You Start Homesteading

Ever wonder why Dorothy kept saying “;there”;s no place like home?”; Seems not even the Emerald City or the land of Oz could compare with her homestead back in Kansas. Dorothy, Auntie Em, and Uncle Henry made living off the land look easy. With more people trying to get back to self-sufficient living, they”;re learning …

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Gardening Is Good for Your Health in Many Ways

Modern living has driven a concrete wedge between us and the natural world, and many are starting to connect the dots, recognizing that a connection with the land is important for our well-being. Scientists have also concluded gardening provides a number of valuable health benefits, spanning from stress relief to improved brain health, better nutrition, …

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Pollinators: Tips For Attracting More Bees + Butterflies

As summer kicks into full gear, it”;s the best time to step outside and take in the glories of nature. Spending time engulfed in your home”;s outdoor oasis is even better when the garden is full of beautiful flowers and foliage to enhance our enjoyment. If your garden is full of plants that attract butterflies …