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National Arboretum - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

National Arboretum - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
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Poisonous Plants in the Home Have no fear of growing plants in your home; most are perfectly safe. But if you have inquisitive children and pets who may want to chew or crush plants, there are a few varieties to avoid: the handful of plants that can cause allergic skin irritations, stomach upsets, or worse. Some plants are more toxic than others. If you suspect that a child or pet has been poisoned by eating or touching a houseplant, call your doctor or veterinarian, go to an emergency room, or call the 24-hour National Capital Poison Center at 800-222-1222. Use care when growing and displaying these common poisonous plants in your home.

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) Adapted from Pub. NE 208 published by the Cooperative Extension Services of the Northeast States History of Herbs Herbs have played an important part in man's life for countless years -- in his politics, romance, love, religion, health, and superstition. Celery was used by the Abyssinians for stuffing pillows. Some herbs were given magical properties, probably because of their medicinal uses. Chives, still a common herb often found growing wild, had economic importance throughout Asia and many Mediterranean countries. Mint, another popular herb today, also had its beginnings early in history. Mustard was lauded by Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, and Shakespeare called it a desirable condiment in several of his plays. Other herbs with importance dating back to early times include basil, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and thyme. Herb gardens were almost an essential feature of pioneer homes. Definition, Number, and Types of Herbs Available Definition of Herb Culinary Herbs Herb Types

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.

Onions Onion is a bulbous perennial or biennial herb believed to be native to western Asia. Numerous varieties are cultivated worldwide. Onion bulb has been used as a food for thousands of years. It has also been used medicinally. Onion is used for loss of appetite and prevention of atherosclerosis and age related change in blood vessels. Onion bulb contains numerous organic sulfur compounds, including trans-S-(1-propenyl) cysteine sulfoxide, S-methyl-cysteine sulfoxide, S-propylcysteine sulfoxide, and cycloalliin; flavonoids; phenolic acids; sterols including cholesterol, stigmasterol, b-sitosterol; saponins; sugars; and a trace of volatile oil composed mainly of sulfur compounds, including dipropyl disulfide. Unless otherwise prescribed: 50 g per day of fresh bulb or 20 g per day of cut dried bulb, pressed juice from fresh onions and other oral galenical preparations. HYG-1616-92 Marianne Riofrio E. Climatic Requirements A constant supply of adequate moisture is necessary for best results.

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!