When homeowners are contemplating a remodeling project, they may experience some sticker shock when they start getting bids. They may even be tempted to take a chance on that guy that their neighbor’s cousin knows who supposedly does great work even though he’s not licensed because he’s offering a deal that sounds almost too good to be true.
Eugene is an avid gardener and has been passionate about growing things for over 40 years.Twitter @EugenesDIYDenWonderful World of WillowWillow, osiers and sallow are groups of several hundred species of deciduous trees and shrubs from the genus salix. Because they are fast growing, flexible and easy to propagate, they have been used since ancient times for construction and crafts.
Scientist and author, Beth is also a keen home cook. She enjoys trying new recipes.Keep Your Oven Clean and Spatter-FreeCover food during cooking; stops splashes and spills.Keep a roasting tin on bottom oven shelf; acts as a drip tray.Line a baking sheet with foil; provides a disposable lining.Clean spills immediately; grease wipes away easily.
A Garden on Your Back PorchFor garden-lovers living in an apartment, it can be difficult to satisfy the desire for flowerbeds and home-grown veggies. However, growing tomato plants in planters on your porch or patio is not only possible, but very beneficial. Plants growing on a porch are more shielded from harsh weather like gusting wind or scorching midday heat.
Januaris is an expert gardener and author of farming guides. He loves to write about crops, pest control, fish farming, and beekeeping.Cowpea (also known as a black-eyed pea) is grown mainly for its edible beans, but what many people don’t know is that the crop can be grown as a vegetable. Its tender leaves and young pods are also edible and can be used to make delicious and nutritious vegetable dishes.
Rosie is a library media specialist. An avid reader and life-long learner, Rosie enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise in many areas. The ClematisThe clematis has been around since the 1800s. Today there are more than 300 varieties of clematis. They are perennials—returning year after year—growing larger and covering more area.