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A guide to ordering plants online

The internet can never replace a nursery, but it can make plant shopping much easier<p>Megan Hansen is a self-described "plant nerd."<p>"My favorite thing to do in the world is to go to the nursery," she says. In 2009, Hansen, a user experience consultant based in Portland, Oregon, merged her love for …

Ideas for Pallet Garden

I think that a lot of work has been done on the ideas for pallet garden. We have had countless pallet garden ideas in many of our previous projects …

House Design

Surviving Cancer Without the Positive Thinking

The author of a new book says she didn’t beat her disease—science did.<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams was just 44, a staff writer at <i>Salon</i> and a mother of two who was freshly reunited with her husband (from whom she had separated two years earlier), when she noticed a bump about the size of a pencil eraser …

Cancer

Let dandelions have their day in the sun

Compared to spinach, dandelions are easier to grow and much richer in vitamins – plus they pack a more flavourful punch<p>I am an obsessive collector of vegetable gardening books. I have been since I was eight years old. Yet there is something I find curious about all of them. Almost without fail, …

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

A $1,000 garden igloo promises to transform your backyard into a year-round paradise

The all-weather dome can act as a Jacuzzi cover, greenhouse, play space, garden shed, or a gazebo.<p>The stylish pop-up style igloo features a transparent, cold-resistant cover that is made from recyclable PVC plastic tubing. It's also super easy to assemble.<p>For sale by a Germany-based design company, …

Landscaping

Gardens: Alys Fowler’s top 25 indestructible plants

Fill tricky spots and barren corners with a blanket of blooms all summer<p>No more excuses, no more bare, broken concrete, no more empty beds denuded of life, no more forgotten corners. Even if you’re just calling it home for the summer, even if you’ll never have your name on the deeds, even if you …

Recipes

How Palm Springs Became Hipster Central

It used to be the desert town for the retired rich, and older celebrities like Bob Hope. But Palm Springs has gotten younger and cooler.<p>People who …

Father John Misty

Top 10 best plants for long-term flowering

<b>1. Geranium psilostemon</b><p>Easily the most dramatic cranesbill, it produces startling, black-eyed, magenta flowers from May until October.<p>Buy now<p>2. <b>Polemonium</b><p>New Jacob's ladder with dark-chocolate leaves and deep blue flowers. Sterile hybrid so continues to flower until the frosts.<p>Buy now<p>3. <b>Astrantia</b> …

Why Vertical Gardening is Awesome and How to Do It for Next to Nothing - One Green Planet

Vertical gardening is a term that is cropping up more and more often as cultivating food at home has become a growing trend in urban and suburban …

Gardening

Caryopteris: a Star Shrub in the August Border

As we move into August, lots of plants in the garden have passed their prime. The fall bloomers aren’t out yet, and many of the summer perennials are …

Gardening

Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is and Receive the Best Response Ever

The Twitterverse lost their marbles Monday night over a fabulous in-joke from the tech wizards at Apple. Feel the burn.<p>Siri has always been too …

Siri

Ditch the Riviera For The 10 Most Smashing British Beaches

Skip Saint-Tropez and Santorini and head to Britain this summer for beaches that offer beautiful views, oyster feasts, and--of course--fish and chips.<p>…

Scotland

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

Recipes

Carla Hall’s Christmas Day Treat: Rum Balls

Christmas Day is one of indulgence and sloth. Make a batch of these rum balls, climb into a onesie, and let your favorite movie do the rest.<p><b>Servings:</b> …

Book Bag: Reading Your Way Out Of Grief

After her 12-year-old son died, author Anna Whiston-Donaldson discovered a small but potent shelf of books whose wisdom and shared experience helped …

All 20 Lobster Rolls from Tasting Table's Lobster Roll Rumble

GalleryAll 20 Lobster Rolls from Tasting Table's Lobster Roll Rumble<p>Last night marked Tasting Table's Annual Lobster Roll Rumble, with seafood restaurants and clam shacks from New York and all over the country selected by the Tasting Table crew to face off in a battle of knuckle, claw, and tail. …

England

In Honor of Summer's Perfect Dish: The Top 10 Most Mouthwatering Lobster Rolls in the US

Lobster rolls are a longtime New England delicacy, but this fish sammie has been clawing its way far from Maine and onto menus across the U.S. From …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

Cooking

Roasted Kale Salad

You all know I’m a huge fan of raw salads, but sometimes I crave my greens with a little warmth. For this salad I roasted the kale in the oven which …

Recipes

Sriracha-Buttered Shrimp

Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons butter<p>6 tablespoons Sriracha<p>3 cloves minced garlic<p>1 pound head-on shrimp<p>1 tablespoon lemon zest<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh basil<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whip butter with Sriracha and melt in skillet.<p>Sauté minced garlic in it and toss in shrimp. Just …

Thai Larb

Larb is one of our favorite recipes to make for friends and family. Adjust the amount of chiles and Sriracha as needed.<p>Ingredients<p>Dressing<p>1/3 cup fresh lime juice<p>2 tablespoons fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam)<p>2 tablespoons (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce<p>Chicken<p>1 1/2 …

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients<p>1/2 cup Sriracha<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/4 cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)<p>1/4 cup red currant or strawberry jelly<p>12 large chicken drumsticks<p>Kosher salt<p>1 cup rice flour<p>1 tablespoon cornstarch<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Bring Sriracha, rice vinegar, mirin, and jelly to a boil in a small …