The Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is known as “Althea.” It is one of the wide varieties of Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis). It is a member of a vast genus of plants that may be tropical, perennial, or deciduous.

Hibiscus, in general, are often referred to by the common names Rose of China or Chinese Hibiscus. The flowers and foliage of H. syriacus and H. rosa-sinensis look quite similar, but there are many differences in the hardiness levels and ideal settings for each. 

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In this article, we will discuss those differences and explain the uses of the Rose of Sharon and Chinese Hibiscus. Read on to learn more. 

Hibiscus Belong To The Mallow Family Of Plants

There are nearly 250 genera and more than 4000 species within the Malvaceae (mallow) family of plants. The various members grow wild in most tropical settings. However, they are not naturally occurring in cold

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Today, folks, you will learn the RIGHT way to make your bed. At this point in my styling career, I can say that I am a bed-making (styling) expert, just like my parents dreamt for me as a child. I did it, mom and dad!! But like anything, when you’ve done something for years and when you’ve made HUNDREDS of beds, you forget that it’s not that simple for everyone. There are a million ways to make a bed, but not all of them look good, so we have some formulas that are fool-proof, GUARANTEED to work and give you that inviting bed of your dreams. Plus there are likely a few mistakes and misconceptions that you should know to avoid.

First, the most challenging element of the bed – THE PILLOWS.

Formula #1: 4 Sleeping Pillows + 1 Extra Long Lumbar =

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Picture of a green and nature themed kitchen

One of the pleasures of summer is propping the back door open and spending a sunny day moving effortlessly between your kitchen and garden as you enjoy living and eating outdoors. But what if there was a way you could enjoy this feeling of connection with nature year-round?

We’ve put together ideas for how you can bring nature into the heart of your home with popular kitchen décor choices that ensure you get the benefits of nature in your daily life; a calmer, more relaxing space that is set up for easy cooking, dining and entertaining whenever you’re ready.

3 nature-based kitchen design ideas to inspire you

1. Creating a living wall

Picture of a living wall

So what is a living wall? A wall where plants are hung vertically, either close together to create a block of greenery or arranged in separate planters or pots. For an easy way to add eye-catching vibrancy to

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Gaming computers have increased in popularity over the last decade. While PC gaming has existed despite the Console Wars for decades, more people than ever are switching over as console lovers move to PC.

But what if you have a gaming PC that you’re ready to get rid of?

There’s no sense in letting your gaming PC sit in your closet and collect dust. If you’ve been trying to figure out how to sell a gaming PC, we’re here to help.

Read on for a brief guide on how and where you should sell your PC.

How To Prepare Your Gaming PC To Sell

One of the first things you should decide is how you want to sell your gaming PC. You have two options.

Selling Your Whole Gaming PC

The first option is to sell your computer as a single, whole machine. This is the condition that your gaming

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