Anil Nair

23,463 Flips | 41 Magazines | 3,358 Likes | 122 Following | 1,938 Followers | @anilize | Cat dad. Animal lover. Nature lover. Vegan. Atheist. Creative type. Avid gardener.

Did the dog throw up in your mulch or is that just slime mold?

Oh, no! The dog threw up in the mulch. You may have seen this strange looking mass in landscape beds, in the vegetable garden or even around trees. …

Shade-Loving Perennial Flowers: 15 Beautiful Choices for Your Garden

While shade may feel like a limiting factor when it comes to colorful garden plants, it simply isn’t. Yes, your plant palette may not be quite as …

The Three Sisters: Planting corn, beans, and squash together

<b>This classic companion planting combo encourages each of the three to thrive. Here's why and how to do it.</b><p>Companion planting is brilliant. By placing …

The pre-fab tiny Skyview Cabin is crafted from all-natural and low-impact materials

The modular Skyview Cabin is a rustic, yet sophisticated tiny cabin made out of all-natural and low-maintenance materials. Designed by Arno Schuurs …

Ken Thompson: why are monster-sized leaves typically tropical?

Let’s assume you would like your garden to have a “tropical” look. What do you do? As everyone knows, tropical plants tend to have big leaves, so you grow the plants with the largest leaves you can find: banana (Musa), cannas, palms, ferns and such.<p>But why do tropical plants have big leaves? To …

27 Cheap DIY Fence Ideas for Your Garden, Privacy, or Perimeter

Are you in need of a fence that doesn’t cost high? Maybe for your backyard, or around your garden, or maybe it is an entire perimeter fence? Well, I …

Landscaping

How Long Does It Take To Grow Potatoes?

Potatoes are probably some of the most inexpensive vegetables you can buy at the local supermarket. They are used as the base of many main dishes or …

Grow Hydrangeas in Pots

Over the years, I’ve experienced a love-hate relationship with the South’s beloved French aka bigleaf hydrangea (<i>Hydrangea macrophylla</i>). Like you, I …

How to use Activated Carbon for Ponds (And Best Carbon Products)

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<br>• Google+<p><b>What is Activated Carbon (charcoal)?</b><p>Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, is a material used for the chemical …

What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Cat’s Litter Box? It’s Dangerous For Both You & Your Furry Friend

If you have a cat, especially more than one of them, then you already know that cleaning their litter box is the biggest downside to owning them. …

The Surprising Link Between Procrastination and Threats to Your Health

Hypertension? Cardiovascular disease? Time to get cracking on that project you've been putting off.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know the negative consequences of procrastination firsthand; we wait too long to start a project, or delay that important …

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Biomedicine

8 Tips For Bonding With Your Cat The First Week You Get One

There are a lot of stereotypes about cats out there, and as a cat person with three of her own little fur babies, I find many of them to be quite …

This Hidden Button Gives You More Room in a Plane's Aisle Seat

If you prefer the window seat on planes, you undoubtedly have your reasons—the view, using the wall as a head rest, not having people climb over you …

25 Expert Gardening Tips, Ideas and Projects that Every Gardener Should Know

We’re right in the middle of spring, the perfect time to start planting flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more! Gardening season is upon us and it’s in …

Gardening 101: Pothos

Pothos, <i>Epipremnum aureum</i>: “Devil’s Ivy”<p>Despite being a garden designer and certified plant enthusiast (read: borderline obsessed), I don’t grow many …

Good gardening begins with great equipment

Gardening advice,Life and style,Shops and shopping<p>Get down to earth with this collection of colourful kit

So Shady: 10 Crops That Can Be Grown Without a Lot of Sun

Okay, raise your hand: How many of you would like to grow more food at home? Now, how many of you have at least six hours of direct sun in your yard? …

Made in the Shade: Tropical Trees and Plants That Ain’t Starving for the Lime’s Light - The Permaculture Research Institute

February 19, 2016 by Jonathon Engels & filed under Design, General, Plants<p>I’m getting excited. I can’t help it. The deal is in the works, and my wife …

Make Your Summer Garden A Way Station For Monarch Butterflies

Gardening curator Bob Elrich offers tips on attracting monarch butterflies to your garden at the Evergreen Park Library on May 26.<p>EVERGREEN PARK, IL …

Learn About Growing Bidwell Casaba Melons

Bidwell casaba melons are attractive, football-shaped melons with a creamy texture, pleasant aroma and a flavor reminiscent of orange sherbet. At 15 …

Growing Mint In Containers, Backyards, Indoors

<b>Introduction to Growing Mint In Containers:</b> Amazing fragrant herbal plant with dark to light green colored toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or …

Plants and Tips to Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

What Should I Plant to Attract Bees?<p>The first step is to choose plants for your garden that attract bees and plant them in a sunny spot. There are so …

How Neem Oil Works Wonders For Your Plants & Garden

Neem oil is a natural pesticide extracted from the seeds of Neem (<i>Azadirachta indica</i>), a tropical tree native to the Indian subcontinent. All parts …

20 Borderline Genius DIY Ideas For Repurposing Five Gallon Buckets

I love a good repurposing project and I am always looking for new ways to use old things. Recently, I noticed that I had several five gallon buckets …

Everything You Need to Know About Grass Block Pavers

Joni Mitchell wasn’t kidding when she said you could wreck paradise with a parking lot. You can damage it with a driveway, too, especially the …

10 Drought Tolerant Plants That Grow In Lack Of Water

All plants require water to survive, but some plants “drink” less water than others. Certainly, there are plants that grow in a lack of water. They …

View-Friendly Cable Railings from Feeney

Have you ever sat down on a deck surrounded by beautiful scenery, hoping to take in the sights, only to discover that a chunky railing is obstructing …

Whatever You Do, Don't Put Coffee Grounds in Your Garden

There's nothing like eating veggies you grew in your own garden. But gardening is a big investment: there's the daily watering, the careful pest …

Gardening

20 DIY Flower Bed Ideas For Your Garden

Having a garden is indeed a gift for a family since not everyone is blessed with an outdoor space. We all know that some people live in condominiums …