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Field Guide: Cosmos

Cosmos, <i>Cosmos bipinnatus</i>: “Mexican Aster”<p>With their perfectly ordered petals arranged around golden centers, cosmos flowers look a bit like planets …

10 of the best roses to grow - Telegraph

Gardens: alliums

Lady Farm, in Chelwood, Somerset, is famed for its steppe-style planting. Long vistas of undulating hummocks billowing with grasses and lofty Piet Oudolf-style perennials bring eager visitors flocking from around the globe.<p>But the loveliest sight occurs long before the grasses get under way. In …

Easiest Garden Bed Plans

Designing a garden can feel overwhelming if you're not a professional. Enjoy a...<p>Turn your hell strip into a heavenly oasis of color and bloom with …

Thorny problems: will cutting back my box hedge kill it?

Our green-fingered guru answers your garden questions. This week: box hedging and a speedwell invasion<p><b>A better-looking hedge</b><p><b>Q:</b> We inherited a leylandii hedge 6ft high by 12ft long that screens our conservatory from a busy bus route. The hedge is becoming broader every year. We are in our 60s and …

To Chelsea chop or not?

Wary of the traditional "Chelsea chop"? There are other snips, cuts and less brutal chops that can help your garden grow<p>I've never quite got the perennial fascination with the "Chelsea chop" - the ritual cutting back of herbaceous plants which coincides with the <b>Chelsea Flower Show</b>. The wisdom …

What Is An Annual, Perennial, Biennial?

<b>Annual, Perennial, Biennial?</b><p><b>Annuals -</b> Plants that perform their entire life cycle from seed to flower<p><i>Annual Plains Coreopsis</i><p>to seed within a single …

What’s wrong with my succulent?

Succulents: easy to grow is not the same thing as fail-safe.<p>Succulents are easier to grow than most, but like all plants, they have their problems, …

A Garden in the Shade (Part 1)

Colorful and shade are not to adjectives many people would think belong in the same sentence, but today I want to show you a front and back garden …

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How to Organize Photos in Adobe Lightroom

This article is for new Adobe Lightroom users as well as those who already have photographs stored on their computer and are looking for a better …

New Wonderfully Witty Dog Portraits by Ron Schmidt

Photographer Ron Schmidt just wrote to us to tell us about a new set of photos from his adorable series <i>Loose Leashes</i>. (See older posts, here and here.) Not only does Ron snap cute photos of dogs, he and his wife come up with the most clever names for each of them. (Make sure to look at the …

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Wacky Wednesday The Polka Dot Lovers Kitchen - Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly Long Island Kitchen and Bath Showroom - New York Designers

The Polka Dot Lovers Kitchen:<p>Would You, Could You In The Kitchen — yah or nay?<p>The Emma Bridgewater polka dot AGA Cooker<p>The Emma Bridgewater Dualit …

20 Top Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Photoshop is certainly the best photo editing application on the market. It allows us to create just about anything our minds can dream up. While it …

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35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Two Canadian tourists shoot fantastic video of their Irish holiday

This is a lot better than most of the actual ads we use to try and get tourists here. Hats off to Stephen Parker and his wife.<p>This video is a bit …

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5 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money

Professionals and hobbyists alike realize that photography equipment is expensive. The high costs of gear and accessories is a fact of life for pros …

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

Take 5: Fourth of July at Disney Parks

It’s been a wonderful week thus far at Disney Parks celebrating the Fourth of July. From firework performances of “Disney’s Celebrate America! A …

A Fireworks First: Fourth of July Fireworks Over Three Disney Castles

As Thomas Smith shared earlier today, our Fourth of July celebration officially kicks off here at Walt Disney World Resort on Monday, July 1, with …

Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years

A pilot, a motorcyclist, a skateboarder, a jetman have all braved it.<p><b>On Sunday, Nik Wallenda is scheduled to walk across a tightrope stretched over the Grand Canyon, 1,500 feet above the ground without nets, harnesses, or tethers. The Discovery Channel will air his aerial stroll along a rope the</b> …

5 Ways to Find a New Topic for a Photography Project and Beat "Photographer's Block"

It’s a well-documented ‘fact’ that writers encounter writer’s block. Photographers also run into that creative wall and it can be very discouraging …

Have You Tried the Doofenslurper at Epcot?

Just asking for it makes us smile – The Doofenslurper, a sweet, slushy drink in a cool keepsake<br>beaker that’s perfect for sipping and strolling World …