Nadea Cheung

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Alibaba raked in a mind-boggling $14.3 billion in the 24-hour Singles Day sale

SINGAPORE — China's Singles' Day, which has become the world's largest online shopping event for the past three years, netted Alibaba 91.2 billion …

eCommerce

15 No-Effort Plants for a Foolproof Landscape

What homeowner wouldn't want a lush and colorful garden just outside the window? But while a garden definitely boosts your home's curb appeal, it …

The 9 Best Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Gardening is a great hobby to take up; it gets you outside, burning calories, and produces rewarding results. Whether you're looking to grow some delicious produce or beautiful flowers, these 9 tips and tricks for beginners will get you started off on the right foot!<p><b>1. Start Up Gardening</b><p>Container …

9 Creative Composting Ideas From Across the Country

Composting is a truly democratic method of recycling, doable no matter where you live and what size your home is. Exactly how you compost will vary depending on your state's regulations, climate and amount of rainfall. Here are 9 creative home solutions from composters across the country (and one …

10 great plants for a living roof

Rooftop gardens keep your abode cool in summer, add a layer of insulation in winter and create funky, fragrant, butterfly- and hummingbird-filled …

This Genius Cheat Sheet For Gardeners Tells Where And When To Plant Your Vegetables

If you've never planted a seed in the ground before, chances are that the thought of growing your own vegetables -- no matter how exciting -- incites feelings of anxiety. The general principle is easy: plant seed, add water and watch the vegetable grow. But the logistics are complicated. When do …

How to build unheated greenhouses for winter harvests & year-round gardening (Video)

If you are aiming for a more self-sufficient way of life, growing your own food usually fits somewhere into that equation. For those of us living in …

DIY: Backyard composter from a garbage can + what can be tossed into it

Many cities around the world now have composting programs so household food scraps and garden clippings can be mulched rather than ending up in …

These modular, hydroponic micro-farms highlight the future of high-tech urban ag

<b>Cityblooms' urban agriculture solution is a high-tech approach to hyperlocal sustainable produce. They call it "The Internet of Farms™"</b><p>In urban …

Hardscaping 101: Edible Gardens

There’s a reason more than half of all gardeners plan to grow edibles this year. Food you grow tastes better, is healthier for you, and fills you …

Gardening

How to grow orchids at home

You don't need a green thumb to make them re-bloom. Promise.<p>You went to the grocery to get a quart of milk and came home with an orchid. How did that …

Gardening in the Subtropics - Easy Garden and Lifestyle

<b>The Seasons of the Subtropics Explained</b><p>Gardening in the subtropics is new to me so this has been all a steep learning curve. Here are my …

How to Organize a Small Apartment

Here are some tips on how to organize a small apartment. Before you read any further, we’re talking <i>tiny</i> apartment, as in, less than 500 sq ft. I’ve …

How to get your Hippeastum to Re-bloom

Learn how to get your Hippeastrum to re-bloom<p>in this simple tutorial…<p>I’ve always wondered how to get my Hippeastrum to re-bloom the next year. It …

Is your garden ready for typhoon season?

Is your rooftop container garden ready for the typhoon season??<p>Typhoon season is coming! It’s nearly here! I’m still reaping the benefits of my …

Why it is Vital to Meet the Soil Requirements for Plants

Meeting the soil requirements for plants is a very important first step for the success of your garden. Have you ever wondered why your plants were …

What kind of soil structure do you have and what are you doing to make it better?

Awesome plants begin with awesome soil structure.<p>Soil structure is a fascinating subject! (Yes, it is so!) Generally speaking, awesome plants begin …

Do your African Violets need help?

Chamomile tea rejuvenates African Violets<p>Are your African Violets tired, droopy and fed up? I used to apply food every time I watered mine, but it …

The Ultimate Spot Remover

Are you a spot magnet like me, (and my hubbie)? I’m talking about grease, fat and just about anything else that leaves spots on your clothes. I’ve …

Unusual Floral Fashion at Hong Kong Flower Show 2015

This year I had the chance to go to the Hong Kong Flower Show in Victoria Park. While I was there I saw some very unusual floral fashion. For a city …

Are you up on the top garden trends for 2015 across the world?

It’s anyone’s guess what the top garden trends for 2015 will be, but here are a few strong contenders. Who decides what a garden trend will be? It’s …

How to make great compost

Anyone can improve their soil by learning how to make great compost. Lately, a friend of mine told me that he thought he’d ruined his soil by adding …

7 Ways to Conquer Clutter in a Small Space

If you look at a lot of New York apartment listings (which often include photos of the previous occupants' stuff, because brokers are hot to get …

Are these beautiful lettuce and tomatoes really organic? The debate over an agricultural innovation.

Consumers associate the word “organic” with healthy and safe, and that sounds simple enough.<p>But exactly what kind of food should get the U.S. Department of Agriculture's “organic” label has been the subject of repeated controversies, and some of the fiercest divisions have opened recently over the …

How to grow microgreens, sprouts and shoots on your kitchen counter

No matter what time of year it is, Elizabeth Millard always has fresh vegetables. The author of <i>Indoor Kitchen Gardening</i> grows everything from carrots …

Gardening

Early blooming perennials: 10 favorites

Come summertime, there’s no shortage of perennials to pump up the color in your garden. But what about the early spring? You may be surprised to …

Gardening

Visually Impaired Gardens – How To Create A Fragrant Garden For The Blind

Visual impairment, whether mild or complete, affects many millions of people worldwide. While some people might think that such a handicap would …

Landscaping