Life Style & Travel

Bedding Plants That Defy Seasons

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UNITED STATES—Bedding plants that go into the garden in spring are generally warm season or summer annuals. They should perform through summer until the weather gets too cool for them the following autumn. Bedding plants that go into the garden in autumn are generally cool season or winter annuals. They should perform through winter until the weather gets too...

Multi Trunk Trees Seem Natural

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UNITED STATES—For several years in the late 1960 and early 1970s, European white birch were trendy. Most lived in ubiquitous groups of three. Where three did not fit, a single multi trunk tree, typically with three trunks, was a popular option. Each multi trunk tree provided as many trunks as a few single trunk trees. For these particular white...

Food Refuel

UNITED STATES─Food it is the one thing that we all must have to keep moving. Food is an essential need, without it you cannot live people. However, there are food items that are good for the body and others not so much. With that said, I have recently had a food refuel. Why? I’ve been sick lately, to the...

Nature Gets Too Much Credit

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UNITED STATES—Vegetation make people feel closer to nature. It is, after all, what most of us expect to see out in the wild. Most vegetation that is observed in forests and undeveloped areas really is natural. Much of the associated insects and wildlife are natural as well. Such flora and fauna know how to survive within their respective ecosystems....

Seed Of Doubt Gains Popularity

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UNITED STATES—Many of us who are still sowing spring seed know the doubt. Seed for warm season vegetables and bedding plants is presently scarce. Consequently, we doubt that all the varieties that we want are still available. Many unusual varieties that we purchase by mail order or online are sold out. Some more popular and reliably obtainable varieties in...

Lost (6)

UNITED STATES—Upon the purple divan under a pile of fleeces, the erstwhile ‘80s star, Rhett Thornton, sat propped up on front of the tryptich of three massive widescreen TVs. He was wound up. Sleep happens when there is no life. And having no life, he had taken three Corvalis trying vainly to woo sleep and all it did was...

How Next-Gen Telehealth May Look Like?

UNITED STATES—The scope for telehealth is expanding rapidly in the days of lockdown due to COVID-19. The prospective ability of the consumer market is appealing to policy makers, healthcare providers, fitness companies, and technology firms alike. The innovation of telehealth lets these entities give more individualized, patient-centered, convenient, and low-cost access to healthcare by means of new devices, drugs,...

True Blue Is The Loneliest Color

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UNITED STATES—The majority of common pollinators are not impressed with blue. Otherwise, more flowers would be blue. After all, floral color appeals to pollinators. Each type of pollinator prefers specific colors. Plants customize their floral color to their preferred pollinators. If more flowers could attract more pollinators with true blue, they would do so. Instead, they rely on colors...

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors Delivers Sustainable Style

UNITED STATES─Sustainability is top of mind these days. More consumers are making mindful choices when it comes to the products they are using in their homes – for example, choosing low VOC paints, using LED lighting, and installing energy-efficient climate control systems. To inject a sense of warmth and authenticity into the home, many homeowners are also turning to...

Gravitropism Gets Germinating Seeds Oriented

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UNITED STATES—Germinating seedlings know which way is up. Perhaps they just know which way is down. They cannot see, hear, taste, smell or feel anything like we can. Nonetheless, they know which direction to extend their first root and stem. One thing that they can perceive is gravity. Gravitropism, which was formerly known as geotropism, is how they respond...
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