23
Jun

Gardening Sheds

In 1994, David Hahn, a 17-year-old American scout, came up with a novel way to earn a merit badge in Atomic Energy. He tried to build a miniature nuclear reactor in his mother’s garden shed in a Detroit suburb. Hahn extracted radioactive material from lamp mantles and soldered together the americium from 100 discarded smoke detectors. Although his “reactor” never

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23
Jun

Jungle Ropes

Jungle Ropes The ropes that Tarzan swings on are called lianas (from the Latin ligare, meaning “to bind”). They snake up trees towards the light and then twist their way around the canopy and bind the treetops together. They can live for hundreds of years and reach half a mile long.     Leading by Design . . . As

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22
Jun

Video: Year round use Backyard

Video: Year round use Backyard Enjoy a video: Year round use Backyard. From Covered Outdoor Living, Fireplace, Fire pit, Outdoor kitchen, Pergola, large patio, and Pizza oven this space has Year round appeal! Leading by Design . . . As a design based Landscape Company, Paradise Restored is committed to identifying our client’s views through design. Homeowners do not always know

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20
Jun

Various record breakers and such…

The largest rose in the world resides in Tombstone, Arizona. The rose was planted in 1855 at the Rose Tree Inn. It now covers over 8,000 square feet on a very large trellis. It blooms in April. If you are ever in Tombstone, Arizona this is a must see! The most expensive flowers: – a hyacinth bulb from a variety

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20
Jun

Ants and Woodpeckers

Ants and Woodpeckers Ants are a delicacy for woodpeckers! While watching a woodpecker sometime, watch and see if it picks up ants with it’s beak! They’ll do this and then crush the ants on their feathers. The purpose for this strange behavior is to protect themselves from parasites! During the crushing process, tannic acid is released and kills any parasites.

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20
Jun

Don’t Forget to Stop and Smell the Flowers!

Roses – All roses have the symbolic meaning of “I love you”, but the different colors also have a meaning all of their own. For example, yellow roses mean “joy”; red roses mean “passion”, burgundy roses mean “unconscious beauty”; orange/coral roses mean “desire”; pink roses mean “grace and gentility”; red and white roses together mean “unity”; white roses mean “worthiness”.Daisies

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20
Jun

What temperature is it?

What temperature is it? What temperature is it? You can tell the temperature outside by listening to a cricket! Count the number of chirps in 15 seconds, then add 37. The sum will be the approximation of temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. The male cricket does most of the singing by rubbing his wings together, usually to attract a female, but

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17
Jun

Pinching Plants

Pinching Plants Pinch back: Mom always said that if your sister pinches you, you should not pinch her back, but many gardeners know that pinching back some plants helps direct their growth. “The most common reason for pinching back a plant is to make it bushier,” states Wallace Pill, Ph.D., professor of horticulture at the University of Delaware. “When you

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17
Jun

Bank Robber Dressed As A Tree Caught In N.H.

Bank Robber Dressed As A Tree Caught In N.H. Bank Robber Dressed As A Tree Caught In N.H. – MANCHESTER, NH Police say they’ve caught the man who dressed up as a tree and robbed a bank in Manchester, New Hampshire.  A man duct-taped tree branches to his head and body and walked into the Citizens Bank on Elm Street just as

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16
Jun

3 types of Wild flowers

Three types of Wildflowers To understand how wildflowers grow and reproduce, it’s important to know which type of plant is being discussed. These plant types, of course, apply not only to wildflowers, but to all the thousands of hybrids that have been “made” from them as garden flowers we all enjoy. Remember, every flower is descended from a wildflower (or

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