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Planting a Rain Garden

Many Americans are searching for things that they can do to improve their environment, such as participating in community cleanups and driving more efficient cars. One great thing that almost any homeowner can do to make a big difference is to plant a rain garden. Rain gardens naturally absorb and filter large amounts of rainwater during …

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How to Collect Rainwater

Many of us are trying to be environmentally conscious these days and water conservation is part of that. If you are like me and have a number of plants to water, there are several ways you can accomplish that task while saving water at the same time. Rain Barrels One of the most obvious ways …

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Butterfly Habitat Rain Gardens for Learning and Global Improvement

In the age of social media and keywords-turned-catch-phrase, those of us who garden and those who hope to garden, as well as those who are only mildly garden curious, are intrigued with the variety of gardens one can plant. There are Zen gardens, tranquility gardens, lasagna gardens, pizza gardens, native habitat gardens, memory gardens, rain …

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July 12th Birthday Love: Pablo Neruda

Happy birthday to one of the most widely read poets of the Americas, Chilean poet-diplomat Pablo Neruda, born on this day July 12, 1904 in the city of Parral in Chile’s Maule Region. Gabriel García Márquez once called Neruda “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.” Neruda achieved recognition as a writer at the …

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