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Top 5 Unusual Household Uses For Cola

By Sayward Rebhal, Networx I have it on good authority that each one works like a little bit of bubbly magic. But first, it’s confession time again. See, I don’t actually drink cola. . . ever. So p…

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Delightful Daylilies

Daylily is the common name of the species of the genus Hemerocallis. Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words hemera, meaning "day" and kalos, translating to "beautiful." The flowers of most specie…

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Grow Vegetables Instead of a Lawn (video)

Here’s a family in Pasadena who let their lawn die and planted vegetables, first in their front yard, then in back, and then everywhere, much of it in raised beds. They eat all they can and sell the r…

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Water-Saving Rain Barrels

Water: that precious resource, covering three-quarters of our planet.  It’s easy to take it for granted, but now and then we’re reminded of how much we all depend on it – whether by a well that is fai…

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Get Off Your Grass and Create an Edible Lawn

Americans currently spend more than 30 billion dollars, millions of gallons of gasoline, and countless hours to maintain the dream of the well-kept lawn. An estimated 67 million pounds of herbicides, …

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Two Groundcovers: One for Wet, One for Dry

Determined to come up with a groundcover to replace my lawn, I searched for, and found, a groundcover that would work well (and look pretty) in upstate New York where I live. Meanwhile, I know a lot o…

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Save Water and Time in Your Yard

Annie was so inspired by this good synopsis of water-saving techniques that she is planning to try two this summer: To shrink her lawn and to start collecting rain in a rain barrel. She loves the ide…

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