Monthly Archives: May 2013

Go Nuts! Make Homemade Nut Butter

Peanut allergies are serious business these days. If your kids have an insatiable love affair with the classic PB&J, a school ban on peanut products can be a seemingly insurmountable lunchtime tragedy. Grocery store alternatives like soy butter, cashew butter … Continue reading

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Garden Fresh Popsicles

On hot summer days in my youth, we’d make our own popsicles. A little Hawaiian punch in an ice cube tray covered with plastic wrap, toothpicks poked through and frozen to perfection. They weren’t really much more than pink, vaguely … Continue reading

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Grass Guide: Bermuda

This finely textured turf grass is a full-sun variety and will thrive in hot weather and under drought conditions. Because this hardy grass does very well in high traffic conditions, it is a popular choice for use in parks, golf … Continue reading

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Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass

Vibrant color and durability in heavily trafficked areas has made Kentucky bluegrass a popular choice for parks and home lawns since the mid-20th century. Though it is a slow grower in the heat of summer, this medium-textured, deeply green grass … Continue reading

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Grass Guide: Rye

Extremely resilient in high-traffic areas, this fast grower is often used on golf courses and athletic fields. While rye requires ample sunlight and fares poorly in drought conditions, its durability, eagerness to germinate and an erosion-busting dense root system make … Continue reading

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Build Your Own Bluebird House

One of the most welcome signs of spring is the emergence of the cheerful bluebird. Three varieties for this colorful insectivore can be found in North America: the Eastern, the Western and the Mountain. Suffering a population reduction of nearly … Continue reading

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