Category: Summer

maggie and milly and molly and may

              10 maggie and milly and molly and maywent down to the beach(to play one day) and maggie discovered a shell that sangso sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and milly befriended a stranded starwhose rays five languid fingers were; and molly was chased by a horrible thingwhich raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and may came home with …

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3 Easy Steps to a Delightful Bird Seed Garden

Wild bird habitats have been shrinking rapidly, but it’s easy to help restore some of that essential area right in your own backyard. So let’s get started! 1. Make a Plan Decide on the size and shape of the area you will be planting. For a backdrop and built-in bird gathering area, a section or two …

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5 Ways to Teach Kids to be Environmentally Friendly

Have you ever thought about what you can do to be more green? A great way to start is by teaching your kids about foods and gardens to help them build a deeper appreciation for the environment. 1) Teach your kids about seeds and where they come from. A good starting place is putting a bean …

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Cutting Flowers and Keeping Them Fresh

Even if you haven’t specially created a planting plan that focuses on those flowers best grown for cutting, there will still be plenty of flowers during spring and summer that you can pick from the garden and bring into the house. But whether you pick home grown flowers or buy from a shop, there is …

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Summer Safety: Poison Ivy

Whether you are out hiking, camping or simply up at the cottage, chances are you may run into some poison ivy, or actually, your child may run into some poison ivy. There really is no way around it, beside keeping your child locked in the tent throughout the entire trip and I often follow the …

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When It’s Too Hot to Chew: Gazpacho

Beauty shall be edible or nothing. -Salvador Dalí Maybe you think of soup as something to eat on a cold winter’s day, served in a mug you can cling to with cold hands. Or perhaps you think of soup as an accompaniment to a sandwich, something cooked in a single pot of simmering leftovers. Think …

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Recipe: Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Mint

Our cold cantaloupe soup will soon be a summer staple. Simple, refreshing and oh-so easy, this 5-ingredient starter is packed with vitamins A and C and cancer-fighting carotenoids. These phytochemicals found in most orange and red fruits and vegetables may inhibit cancer cell growth, work as antioxidants and improve immune response. Garnish with seasonal mint …

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Brighten the Summer Garden with Flowering Clematis

We cannot fail to love clematis. This showy climber produces huge blooms over a long period during the summer months, providing colour and structure to our borders. The clematis is a very versatile climber, growing well in both borders and containers and climbing up obelisks, trellis and pergolas. Here are a few growing tips and …

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Perfect Yoga Positions to Reach Your Summer Samsara

**Before embarking on any new exercise adventures, it is recommended you consult a medical professional, in order to avoid hurting yourself or otherwise putting your physical wellbeing in harm’s way. Yoga is great for everyone, but, just like skateboarding or luge racing, it works best when practiced safely.** In the middle of the year, when …

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Summer Flowering Bulbs for Outdoor Planters

Whether you want to add some color to herbaceous borders without taking up too much room or simply brighten up a corner of a patio, summer bulbs provide the ideal answer. This article will focus on planting summer flowering bulbs in outdoor planters and will include varieties particularly suited to this purpose. It doesn’t really …

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