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I love flowers, the more the better! When we moved out to the country I had all the room I needed to plant all the flowers I wanted and I went crazy! I created more flowerbeds than I could keep up with. I knew that I wanted to plant mostly perennials so I would not have to re-plant each year. I spent hundreds of dollars planting flowers that I really knew nothing about. After several years of trial and error, and learning a lot, I have found several perennial flowers that are not only hardy, but also very easy to care for. These are what I consider to be the best perennial flowers for spring gardens. They are hardy plants that need little care.
In the early part of the 1900’s, the Pit Bull Dog was known as the “Nanny Dog”. Why, you ask? If you wanted to keep your children safe, the pit bull was the most faithful and loving dog of any breed, especially with children. They were strong and loyal and loved children. If your child had a pit bull dog as a pet, you felt that they were safe. So what happened?
Ironically enough it is the wonderful qualities of the pit bull that have attracted it to the “criminal element” that have victimized this wonderful breed of dog. The Pit Bull breed is strong, and very intelligent. They are loyal and courageous. Their main goal is to please their owner. Yes, they look tough, but they have not been referred to as the “Nanny Dog” for almost 100 years for nothing! At one time the pit bull dogs were the most beloved dogs in England and the United States. Read more ...
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Growing a vegetable garden is not as difficult a thing as many people make it out to be. My husband and I have grown a garden every year for the last 25 years. There are three basic things that are needed to grow a successful vegetable garden. Once you have mastered these basic needs for your area, you just let nature do the rest.
I think one of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to grow a vegetable garden is making the garden bigger than they can properly take care of. Start small and as your garden becomes successful you can enlarge it the following year. Now let’s look at the basics. Read more...
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Best Vegetables for Canning or Freezing and How ToIf you have a vegetable garden, most likely you want to store some of your harvest for use throughout the year. The best way to do that is through canning or freezing them. After 25 years of growing, canning and freezing my vegetables, here is my choice of the 6 best vegetables for canning or freezing for use all year round.
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Bird photography is one of the favorite genres of nature photographers. Who can resist taking pictures of these beautiful and graceful creatures? Not only do they come in different sizes from the great bald eagle to the smallest hummingbird, but also they range in so many different colors and patterns. Bird photography can be fun as well as rewarding. I don’t claim to be a great bird photographer, but I have learned a few things that may be helpful to the beginner. Here are several tips you need to know to capture those really good bird pictures. Read more...
If you have a bird feeder at your house to attract birds, you probably have attracted some squirrels also. I love feeding and watching the birds, but the squirrels were scaring away the birds and eating most of the food. I needed to find a way to squirrel proof my bird feeder.
I love to attract birds to my yard, so my husband put up a bird feeder right outside one of our windows. This does attract many different birds to our house, which I love to take pictures of, but it also attracts the squirrels. I don’t really mind feeding the squirrels, but they chase of the birds and eat all their food. I was filling up the bird feeder everyday!
Let me take just a moment and give you a little history on myself. I recently worked for a very reputable debt settlement company for about 8 years. (I am now retired.) I have talked to thousands, yes thousands of people who are in debt of anywhere from as little as $5,000. and up to more than $100,000.00. in just credit cards. I have helped an array of struggling people from doctors and teachers, police and fireman, blue-collar workers, preachers and college students. Anyone can fall in to the credit card trap. I no longer have anything to do with any type of debt-company. I am here to give you some information to help keep you from becoming one of those people who are going to need outside help because of the credit card trap!
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We all like to take pictures when we go to the zoo. We take tons of pictures while we are there, but when we get home, most of the pictures just don’t do the animals justice. Hopefully I am going to give you some tips here that will help you take better pictures at the zoo.
Are you looking for a original gift for Valentine’s Day for that special lady in your life, but you want to give something a little different? Instead of giving her roses that will die in a few days, why not give her roses that will last forever?
Instead of giving a vase of cut roses, give her a miniature rose bush! She will still have the beauty of roses and that special feeling of love on Valentine’s Day, but will have them to look at forever! I told my husband years ago, don’t spend money on something that I will only be able to enjoy for a few days, get something I can plant and enjoy forever! Miniature roses are a great and original idea! You can buy a pretty red pot and place them inside. They can remain in the pot until the weather allows you to plant them outside. They can be re-potted easily and will be beautiful all growing season. Read more ...
Hummingbirds are amazing little birds. They are the smallest of the bird family and the only bird that can fly backwards. They can even hover like a little mini helicopter! They can flap between 15 and 200 times per second! Photographing these little speeders can be quite a challenge! Here are a few tips on how to take pictures of hummingbirds. Read more ...
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Wouldn't it be great if you could cut your grocery bill in half, or more? With the economy down the way it is right now, everyone is trying to save money where they can. Your grocery bill is probably one of largest expenses you have each month. Here are a few ways you can really save on your grocery bill each month. Read more ...
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