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7 Amazing Secret Swimming Holes in Europe

When the sun comes out, UK natives tend to lose the plot. They dress inappropriately and look for somewhere, anywhere, to cool off. The heat wave we've been hoping for has finally happened this summ…

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Great Green Solutions to 5 Common Design Mistakes

At the height of our consumer binge (not so long ago), marble and granite seemed to be on every homeowner’s wish list. Ubiquitous in high-end housing, marble and granite require a lot of energy to…

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Help! Baby Turkeys Are Falling Into The Pond

After the wonderful conversation I had with the Green Gardenista, I thought we had totally exhausted the topic of healthy backyard ponds. But, as the plant life grows at an alarming rate, so does …

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Conserve Water With a DIY Rain Chain (with video)

I was sitting enjoying a warm downpour in my garden screened-in porch when my roof gutter gave way. It was like a dam had broken, and the water started to funnel down like an inverted geyser. I watche…

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Pond Secrets: Create Vibrant Ponds With the Green Gardenista (Interview)

It's not really a secret that ponds take on a life of their own. If you've followed my heron and snake backyard pond escapes, it quickly becomes evident how an ecosystem is formed. It's all there – …

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Help, The Snakes Are Eating My Fish!

"Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself." ~ Zen quote The grass is growing and growing. Spring has certainly sprung, but it is hard to "do nothing" as some of the…

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Help, Great Blue Herons Are Eating My Fish! (With Video)

Do you know what comedian, Robin Williams says about springtime? “Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s Party!” And, what a fun party it is here in the Northeast. The flowers are blooming, the tem…

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