Gardening with Mulch

Mulches, in addition to adding aesthetics, provide many benefits to our gardens. They suppress weed growth, retain water and nutrients in the soil, moderate soil temperature and control erosion. Additionally, organic mulches break down and improve the soil by adding...Continue reading

Gardening with Cats

I love many things in life and two of those things are my cats, Julian and Princeton. No matter the external or internal factors that affect my mood my cats can always give me a boost. Not only can they...Continue reading

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Learn Seed Saving Tips

Seed saving our favorite traits in crops led to the shift from being nomads to an agrarian society which propelled our civilization exponentially. Artificial selection or selective breeding is the purposeful breeding of individuals in a population that have desirable...Continue reading

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Cooking and Growing Parsley

From ancient Greece to medieval home gardeners, parsley (Petroselinum crispum) was associated with death. With a wreath of parsley placed on a Grecian tomb, the expression De’eis thai selinon, “to need only parsley,” was added. The expression was equivalent to...Continue reading

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Tricks and Tips For Great Pet Photos

The days are getting longer and more sunlight means more opportunities to take great pet photos. By utilizing sunlight we can achieve more natural expressions and composition. Lighting is essential for great pet photos, and with fast moving animals, lighting...Continue reading

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Build Trust in Pets

  Learning how to build trust in pets and people should be one of those items you add to your New Year’s resolutions. Recently I watched a “pet show” at a major amusement park in Tampa, Fl. The actors prior...Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pets

A 2007 study, of New Year’s Resolutions, by Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol, showed that 88% of resolutions fail, although 52% of the people were confident in success. This year include your pet in the resolution which will...

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Motivate Your Pets

It is cold and snowy and you don’t want to get out of bed. It’s a lack of motivation that is keeping you underneath those warm, comfortable blankets. Perhaps thinking about a mouthwatering breakfast or a refreshing shower might just...Continue reading

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Growing Bananas

Five years ago I started growing banana plants They were all free from Craigslist transplants Except for one, which was special, so I decided to pay It was an unusual variety and it was my birthday It cost twenty-five dollars...Continue reading

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