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Five Summer Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. Brew your own, and you can add flavor naturally.<p>First, avoid the …

9 All Natural Ways to Keep Slugs Out Of Your Garden

So you’ve planted that organic garden and much to your dismay, your plants aren’t thriving and you begin to notice holes in the leaves.<p>YOU’VE GOT …

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Epsom salt is a popular supplement in organic gardening. For those interested in “green” living, Epsom salt is an ideal component in an organic …

How To Get Rid of Ants Naturally: House and Carpenter Ants

<b>Learn how to Get Rid of Ants Naturally!</b><p><b>I take pride in my advanced detective skills,</b> and I apply them to almost everything including: figuring out …

Insects

Deter Garden Pests Naturally with a DIY Caffeine Spray

You can rid your garden of pests naturally using a number of clever methods, but when you need to deter insects in real time a caffeine spray can do …

Gardening

9 Natural Ways to Kill Weeds

With numerous kid-, pet- and earth-friendly ways to rid your garden of pesky weeds, here are nine stand-outs to put to the test.<p>By Hand<p>You can rid …

Growing Rose From Cutting In Potatoes

My neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret …

How To Prune Any Plant In Your Garden

<b>Do you prune your shrubs back all the way to the ground or only one third of the way? Do you prune just the old wood? What’s the secret to pruning</b> …

Gardening

Thorny problems: how can I stop rose black spot?

Our gardening agony aunt answers your questions. This week: infected roses and a sprouting fuchsia<p><b>Not rose black spot again</b><p><i>Last year, despite spraying and removing affected leaves to try to control black spot on my rose bushes, I lost the battle and my roses seem more badly affected than ever.</i> …

Thorny problems: why won't my lavender grow?

Our gardening agony aunt answers your questions. This week: growing Mediterranean shrubs in East Sussex and rats in compost<p><b>Lavender failure</b><p><b>Q:</b> I help my son with his garden in East Sussex, which has a brick path running up to his front door and around to the back of the house. Three years ago, I …

Revitalize Your Potting Soil with Compost and Homemade Fertilizer - Organic Gardening

So your container veggie garden did fabulous last year and you are jazzed to start the season strong. You wonder, should I throw out my old soil and …

Gardening

Tap In: Use Water More Efficiently

Expand the reach of your outdoor tap with a simple piece of hardware: an adapter that instantly multiplies the number of hoses you can connect.<p>We’ve …

Ergonomics

Techniques for Repairing Bare Spots in Your Lawn

Bare patches in an otherwise full, healthy lawn may be the result of pet urine, heavy foot traffic, infestations by grubs or other pests, or a …

Gardening

7 Chemical Free Fixes For All Those Lawn Problems You Seem To Have

By some estimates, our chemically addicted lawns are as polluting to our health and to waterways as <b>chemical agriculture</b>. The U.S. Environmental …

EPA

Lawn Care Products and Maintenance - Lawn Tips

Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe on Food52

Dessert

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate pound cake is not quite as common as vanilla pound cake. Vanilla pound cake has a delicate flavor, balancing the floral flavor of vanilla …

Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a standard sized tube pan and set aside.<p>2. Make Swirl Mixture: In a small bowl, whisk together 1 …

Dessert

Tiramisu Brownies Recipe

[pinit]<br>Although my parents divorced when I was a freshman in high school, my brother and I are incredibly fortunate in the fact that they’ve always …

Dessert

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Recipe

This chocolate chip studded bundt cake has all the flavors of the classic cookie. And you only need one bowl to do it.<p><b>Note:</b> Butter should be softened enough to easily blend with the sugar into a creamy paste. I find this to be at about 70 to 75°F.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, …

Mozzarella and Basil Bread

I tend to make a lot of dishes that involve tomatoes and basil during the summer, when my garden is full of fresh tomatoes. Caprese salad is one of …

Make This: DIY Fabric Sandal Makeover - Paper and Stitch

Have you seen any of those summer sandals at Target recently? I usually don’t find shoes there that I like, but as I was wondering through the …

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It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …