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How to Grow a Cut Flower Garden

We highlight our favorite gardening tips from florist-farmer Erin Benzakein's new book<p>Have you ever seen one of those mesmerizing photos of the kaleidoscopic tulip fields in Holland? Well, Floret Farm in Washington is the stateside equivalent. Depending on the time of year, you'll encounter …


7 Signs You Might Need a Supplement

#1: Your hair's seen better days.<p>The best way to get all your necessary vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants is by eating a nutritious diet (duh)—but that’s easier said than done. In fact, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that one in 10 people have at …


How To Grow and Prepare Horseradish - Quiet Corner

Horseradish is a perennial root crop, planted from tuberous roots rather than seeds. Once you plant a few cuttings, they take hold quickly, spreading …


What Is the Evidence to Support the Use of Therapeutic Gardens for the Elderly?

1. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2010 Revision [CD-ROM] NY: United …

Why grow your own mushrooms? Because they're delicious

It all started with a bag of mushroom compost bought from Cliff Kane, a grower who sells shiitake and blue oyster mushrooms at the Echo Park Farmers' Market.<p>I had planned on using it for my own compost pile, but Kane said if it was kept moist then it was possible another flush of mushrooms would …

How Melatonin Helps You Sleep

If you’re having trouble sleeping, melatonin is a popular and easy remedy. It’s effective for many people, doesn’t have any serious safety issues, …


Your Tongue Is Trying to Tell You Something Important About Your Health

Luckily, if you’re reading this, you probably do have some sort of access to a medical professional. So grab a hand mirror, open wide, then read the info below to find out what your tongue is trying to tell you—and if you recognize any of these symptoms, check in with your M.D. or dentist for a …

6 Gorgeous Garden Statue Ideas

English, French and Italian gardens have long used these to add interest to an outdoor space.<p>Urns, figures and finials bring Old World romance to any outdoor space.


The Easy Way to Clean Up Every Annoying Pet Mess

Because owning a four-legged friend shouldn't mean your home always stinks.<p>Because owning a four-legged friend shouldn't mean your home always stinks.


DIY Vertical Planter

Lentil Underground: An alternative to the industrial farming system in Montana

"Corporations are in control at the beginning of the food chain, with the seed and with the chemicals, and they're also in control at the other end …


The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …


Belly-Blasting Workout

Get a lean, flat tummy with these slimming moves!<p>Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these …


Buy Olive Trees | Olive Tree

Olive Trees<p>Olive trees have a small, white blossom that usually blooms four years after planting a seedling. Typically, it takes 15 years to get a …

10 tips for growing blueberries in the backyard

WANT TO SUCCEED with blueberries? Ask the guy with a Ph.D. in the subject, author of all the best books on home-garden fruit growing: Lee Reich, a …