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Creeping thyme (thymus serpyllum)

Creeping thyme lawn: How to replace a lawn with creeping thyme

Creeping thyme is a low-growing, spreading plant often used as a ground cover. The plant has downy, gray-green leaves and small, fragrant flowers that range in color from white to pink. Creeping thyme is native to Europe and Asia, but it can also be found growing in other parts of the world. The plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil and is relatively drought tolerant. Creeping thyme can be propagated by seed or cuttings, and it is often used in rock gardens or as a border plant. Additionally, the leaves of the plant can be used to add flavor to food or as a decoration.

Hosta "Lunar Orbit" 2019-5-24

Hostas: What are they & how to care for them?

Hostas are perennial plants, meaning they live for more than two years. The most common type of hosta is the genus Hosta, which is native to northeast Asia. Hostas were introduced to Europe in the early 19th century and became popular as ornamental plants in the mid-20th century. Today, they are widely cultivated worldwide and popular for home gardens. There are more than 3,000 species of hosta, with new hybrids being created every year. Hostas come in various shapes and sizes; their leaves can be variegated or solid-colored. They typically bloom in the summer, producing clusters of white or lavender flowers.

Mung Bean Field

Mung bean plants: How to plant mung beans successfully

Mung beans are a type of legume that is native to Asia. They are small, green, and oval-shaped and have a sweet taste. Mung beans are often used in soups and stews, and vegetarian dishes. In addition to their culinary uses, mung beans have a long history of traditional medicinal use. In Chinese medicine, they are used to treat various conditions, including fatigue, anxiety, and digestive problems. Mung beans are also a good protein, fiber, and vitamins.

John Deere riding mower

Riding mowers: What you can do with a lawn tractor vs a lawn mower

Riding lawn mowers can be an excellent investment for homeowners with large lawns. They are more expensive than push mowers, but they can save a lot of time and effort, especially if you have a lot of ground to cover. Riding mowers also tend to be more powerful than their push counterparts, making them better suited for dealing with tough grass and weeds. If you have the budget, a riding mower can be a great addition to your lawn care arsenal. However, if you have a small lawn or live in an urban area, a riding mower may not be worth the extra cost. Ultimately, whether or not to buy a riding mower depends on your individual needs and situation.

Keurig coffee maker

Cleaning a Keurig coffee maker: Clean a Keurig with just vinegar

Over time, mineral deposits can build up in your Keurig coffee maker, affecting the taste of your coffee and reducing the machine’s performance. To clean your Keurig water tank with vinegar, start by filling the tank with a 50/50 mixture of water and white vinegar. Then, run the machine without coffee grounds for a few minutes to allow the mixture to work through the system. Finally, flush the machine several times with fresh water to remove any lingering vinegar taste.

Grove of pony tail palms

Ponytail palm: Care and common ponytail palm questions

The ponytail palm ( Beaucarnea recurvata) is a unique and interesting-looking houseplant that is native to Mexico. It gets its common name from its long, thin leaves that cascade down from the top of the plant like a ponytail. The ponytail palm is a slow-growing plant, but it can eventually reach heights of 6-10 feet tall. While it is related to true palms, the ponytail palm is actually more closely related to agaves and yuccas.

Cyclamen persicum

Cyclamen: How to care for them, what are cyclamen, and when do they flower

Cyclamen is a genus of plants in the primrose family (Primulaceae). There are about 20 species of cyclamen, all of which are native to Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, and Africa. Cyclamens are low-growing plants with showy flowers bloom in the fall or winter. The flowers are typically white or pink and have a distinctive shape with reflexed petals. The leaves of cyclamen plants are heart-shaped and often have a silver or marbled pattern on the surface. Cyclamen is a popular houseplant and is also used as an annual bedding plant in some parts of the world.

Cleaning safely

Getting blood out: how to get blood out of your clothes and other fabric

There are a number of different methods for removing blood stains from clothes. The key to effective stain removal is to act quickly, as the sooner the stain is dealt with, the easier it will be to remove. One option is to use an enzyme-based laundry detergent, which is specifically designed to break down and neutralize blood stains. Another option is to soak the garment in cold water until any visible traces of blood have been removed. If these methods don’t work, you may need to seek professional help.

Snail Rex Begonia

Rex begonia: How to care for rex begonia, how much light & water they need

Rex begonias are beautiful plants that can add a touch of elegance to any home. However, they can be finicky when it comes to care, and one of the most important things to consider is how much light they need. Rex begonias prefer bright, indirect light and will do best if they are placed in a spot that receives several hours of sunlight each day. However, they should not be placed in direct sun, as this can scorch their leaves.