Recent Blog Posts

  • Planning Your Garden

    March 1, 2013
    To create a garden with beauty and balance, begin with planning, not digging. A way to start a plan is by drawing a sketch of all garden areas.
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  • Starting Seeds Indoors

    February 15, 2013
    Start your garden early by sowing seeds in containers indoors. Any container that drains well can be used, but many gardeners prefer peat pots or pellets placed in flats or plastic flats with many sections that are sold specifically for the purpose.
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  • Dog Training Basics

    February 1, 2013
    Whether you send your dog to school or train him at home, consistency is the key to good behavior. You and your dog may seek training for a variety of reasons: obedience, conformation or agility. Many different options are available to suit both of you.
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  • Creating and Maintaining Rosemary Topiaries

    January 15, 2013
    The pungent and aromatic rosemary has long been used in recipes and natural remedies. More recently, the perennial herb with pale blue flowers has become a favorite as a home accessory. Because rosemary is so easy to grow, gardeners train the plant into topiaries.
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  • Winter Birding Essentials

    January 1, 2013
    When the weather outside is frightful, birding can be delightful. To attract the greatest number of species in the winter, it is important to have a number of different feeders available.
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  • Rake Your Roof

    December 15, 2012
    A roof rake is an essential tool in any area that can see substantial snowfall, whether it is from the occasional heavy storm, lake effect snowfall, or just consistent flurries all winter long.
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  • Decorating with Pointsettias

    December 1, 2012
    There are many ways to decorate with these beautiful plants, and with a bit of creativity, poinsettias can be part of all your holiday adornments.
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  • Wood Pellet Facts

    November 15, 2012
    Did you know that every ton of pellets used vs. oil reduces CO2 emissions by about 1.5 tons? Total emissions offset this year will be nearly 4.5 million tons of CO2. Learn more interesting facts about wood pellets.
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  • Choosing a Bed for Your Dog

    November 1, 2012
    Most dogs sleep for 12 hours a day. Choosing the right bed is essential. New dog owners are often shocked by how much their dog sleeps. Most dogs sleep for 12 hours a day, and some breeds will doze for as much as 18 hours.
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  • 11 Fall Pet Dangers to Avoid

    October 15, 2012
    The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, that means changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and lots of holidays. But along with all that excitement comes some dangers for your adorable pooch and kitty. Find out the top 11 fall pet dangers to avoid.
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