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National Arboretum - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

National Arboretum - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
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Learn2Grow 10 simple tips for making your home wifi network faster There's a good chance that you're reading this article over a wifi connection. And if you are, it's quite likely that from time to time, your wifi network doesn't perform as well as you'd like. But there are some very simple steps you can take to make it better. We often think of wifi networks as virtual, uniform fields that fill our living spaces. For evidence of that fact, take a look at this wifi map that physics grad student Jason Cole made of his apartment: (Jason Cole) Clearly, where you put your router — and what's around it — make a big difference in the strength of your network. 1) Put your router near the center of your house A router sends out signals in all directions, so putting it in a corner of your house or apartment — or near a window — means that a significant amount of its signal is wasted. You might only have a network connection in one spot, but long network cables can be pretty cheap, and moving your router can dramatically improve performance. (Scott Beale)

The Blue Jay's Perch | Blog for the Community Garden at Johns Hopkins Eastern index Man Converts Dumpster into Deluxe Backyard Pool (Video) © Stefan Beese Whether it's for wasted (but still edible!) food or recreation, dumpsters and diving seem to go quite well together. While the "dumpster pool" meme has taken root in places like Manhattan as a form of public wading, New Orleans-based production designer and architect Stefan Beese has also transformed one old dumpster into an upscale-looking private pool in his backyard. According to The Times-Picayune, 42-year-old Beese is no stranger to reusing old metal containers; for the city's annual Voodoo Music Experience, he adapted shipping containers into the event's stage design. I wanted it to be a contemporary modern component in the garden. To create his dumpster pool, Beese cleaned and coated the steel container with anti-corrosive paint, placing it into a shallow hole dug into his backyard, which had a layer of limestone to protect the soil underneath the pool.

Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food New Home Page Funniest Clothing Tags Ever (click twice) Be honest, when was the last time you read the label on your favorite t-shirt or most comfortable pair of jeans? Probably a while ago, right? These clothing labels will convince you to look again - they aren’t your usual “do not mix with colors” or “do not boil me in water over 60 degrees, thanks very much” kind of thing. Some offer serious life advice (seriously, we aren’t joking!) If you’ve ever come across any similar labels, please submit them. Show 18 more Add Image Drag Image Select File Rules: 1) no ugly watermarks 2) no borders 3) no low quality images Ooops! National Garden Bureau|Gardening Information