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Water-Wise Gardening: Make the Most of Every Drop

Water-Wise Gardening: Make the Most of Every Drop

Amber Pollei

Whether you’re caring for a container garden or keeping a homestead vegetable plot alive, using water efficiently and mindfully is important. In many places, water restrictions are common — especially during the summers. But even if your area isn’t experiencing drought, follow these simple steps to conserve one of our most precious resources.

Collect water inside the house

In our house, half-full glasses of water either get added to the dog’s water bowl or dumped on a parched houseplant. And on those days when I forget my water bottle in the hot car, I empty it on a plant. Even cleaning old, glacier-like ice from the icemaker is an opportunity to water the garden. On a bigger scale, keep a bucket in your shower to collect water for your plants. Let it catch precious drops as the water warms up, and even while you shower (provided you use eco-friendly, biodegradable bath products)... Read More

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Crate and Barrel Inspired Village Black Armless Bench

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Crate and Barrel Inspired Village Black Armless Bench
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Cher-Ann Texter

Village Armless Bench

Project Details

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Crate and Barrel Inspired Village Black Armless Bench. Simple lines, beautiful features, this bench has it all... Xx.. Rayan

Estimated Cost

$25-$50

Dimensions Tools

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer

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DIY Trellises: If You Build It, They Will Grow

DIY Trellises: If You Build It, They Will Grow

Amber Pollei

Trellises are essential for vining plants, such as pole beans, peas, and some varieties of squashes or cucumbers. (Check the tag or the seed packet. Varieties that don’t need a trellis are usually called “bush” variety.)

Providing a trellis allows these plants room to grow up — and makes harvesting easier. There are plenty of store-bought versions, in just about any material (wood, plastic, or metal), but you can make a custom support system with just a little bit of effort. You can even find creative things to reuse!

Build It: Fancy Style... Read More

Nicolas' Garden Launch: Day at the Farm

Nicolas' Garden Launch: Day at the Farm
Nicolas' Garden Launch: Day at the Farm
05-19-2013 - 05-19-2013
 
Possibility Media Group
https://www.facebook.com/events/598206856857096/
 
Admission: $5 *Day at the Farm by Soil Born asks for a donation at the event opening per family member to fund the farm *Arrive early for best parking Look for the booth titled, Where healthy food is fun!
 
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Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation in cooperation with the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present a special fundraising event titled “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair at the Mansion” on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The celebratory evening event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m.

La-Z-Boy Hosts Free "7 Layers of Design" Seminars

La-Z-Boy Hosts Free "7 Layers of Design" Seminars

Learn why the number seven is the magic number in interior design!  Don’t miss a special -- and complimentary -- Design Seminar “The 7 Layers of Design” on Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. to learn from talented local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries designers who can demonstrate how to use the concept to transform the shell of any room into the haven of your dreams.  

The Design Seminar is happening at two locations simultaneously -- in Sacramento at 2248 Watt Avenue and in Roseville at 396 N. Sunrise. This fun and inspiring seminar will explore wall and floor options, room planning and furniture selection, color and fabric choices and how to add the finishing touches with lamps, artwork and accessories!

For more information, visit http://www.la-z-boy.com/sacramento.

 

Weekly Challenge: Making your "Fitness Appointments"

Weekly Challenge: Making your "Fitness Appointments"