Now the nightingale, the pretty nightingale, The sweetest singer in all the forest quire, Entreats thee, sweet Peggy, to hear thy true love's tale: Lo, yonder she sitteth, her breast against a brier.
–Thomas Dekker (c. 1572–1632)
Keeping the Summer Yard Looking Great How do you deal with tall grasses and weeds around the mailbox, front steps, fences, and flower beds to care for your property? How do you keep brush in your backyard at bay? How do keep grasses from creeping into your flower bed or driveway? Do it yourself—in mere seconds—and whip that landscape...
Bask in fragrant, colorful, whimsical flowers. Dahlias, Begonias, and Callas are a wonderful addition, boasting large, sun-loving blossoms. Summer-blooming flowers are a perfect way to brighten up the day as you stroll through your garden at home.
Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants Although Japanese beetles are known to feed on more than 300 types of plants, some are more appealing to them than others! Here’s a list of the best and worst plants to grow when dealing with Japanese beetles.
How to Build a Chicken Run Chickens need a safe place to spend their days. Although most predators hunt by night, there are daytime threats to a backyard flock, including dogs, foxes, hawks, and eagles. Building a chicken run is a good way to keep your chickens secure and happy.
Mosquito Repellents and Bite Remedies Discover natural mosquito repellents that work—and also safe. Plus, find out why mosquitoes bite (it’s only the females!), 5 tips to keep mosquitos to a minimum in your yard, and how to quickly and naturally provide relief from mosquito bites and soothe that itch!