A Pumpkin & Plant Fall Mantel

I’m approaching fall slightly less complicated this yr. Nicely, easy for me. By now I most likely would’ve finished 6 totally different seems in our front room alone, however this yr I’ve slowed approach down.  I’ve talked about just lately that the home is between just a few massive initiatives… feeling caught for a short while, I needed to remind myself that I can discover methods to make cozy within the mess. In case you go to the weblog incessantly I really like beginning my new seems for the subsequent season on our fire mantel. I like it as a result of it’s such a focus for our house, however a good way to show a palette and design to encourage different folks’s house whether or not that be on a mantle like mine or one other focus like built-in cabinets or a TV stand. Immediately’s look is all about

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Can Aphids Fly? Do Flying Aphids Exist?

Aphids (superfamily Aphidoidea) are a number of the commonest pests you’ll encounter within the backyard or on houseplants. Roughly 5,000 species of aphids are on the market, and all of them wish to suck your crops dry.

However you may need heard some folks describe aphids doing one thing peculiar. Are the tales of winged aphids true, or is there a mixup with one other pest occurring?

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Do Aphids Fly?

Nicely, they do, they usually don’t, relying on a number of elements. As a common rule, nevertheless, aphids don’t fly or have wings.

So When Do Aphids Get Wings?

Some aphid species are able to growing wings. Nonetheless, this potential is restricted and can solely occur when a inhabitants grows uncontrolled.

Because the infested plant turns into overcrowded and begins to die, the species able to flight produce eggs that can hatch into alates.

An alate is a

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Our Journey To Mexico With Youngsters… And A Canine!

Final week we vacationed within the Yucatán Peninsula area of Mexico with our two youngsters (ages 8 and 12) and sure, even our canine Penny got here! This was our second time touring internationally as a household, so we positively don’t qualify as skilled world vacationers or aspiring journey bloggers. However similar to the final time we went overseas, we wished to share the main points for anybody who’s contemplating one thing comparable – particularly if it’s your first time going to Mexico. So listed below are a bunch of solutions to the commonest questions we bought. We’ll additionally cowl the place we went, what we ate, and the way we navigated the logistics of bringing a pet with us.

Sherry With Penny Dog In Front Of Colorful Mexican Storefront

Oh, and as common, no a part of this journey was sponsored. We paid for all the flights, lodging, meals, and actions ourselves (thanks partially to numerous saved bank

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Tree-Procuring Suggestions – FineGardening

A tree is a giant funding, so it’s value taking a while to search out precisely the precise tree to your backyard. Earlier than you start buying, it’s a good suggestion to analysis the cultural wants of any bushes you might be contemplating and take into consideration how properly these wants match up with the circumstances at your planting web site. Is the tree well-suited to your area’s local weather? How properly will it adapt to the soil and light-weight circumstances which can be accessible within the spot the place will probably be planted?

newly planted autumn moon Japanese maple
Give your new tree a location with good soil and loads of house to develop. Picture: Carol Collins

Discover the precise planting web site

Discovering the precise planting web site to your new tree can also be essential. The spot you select ought to be at the very least 3 ft away from pavement and fences,

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Black + White Botanical Artwork

It’s a common reality that black and white botanicals won’t ever exit of favor. Artwork tendencies change from decade to decade however black and white botanicals stay timeless. Consider drawings by Matisse, charcoal and line artwork, or florals painted in excessive distinction black and white.

Fortunately interesting art work is reasonably priced and obtainable from a number of sources. I spied this black and white botanical print at Anthropologie and it’s dramatic however wow is it costly. There are such a lot of different lovely alternate options on the market for a lot much less. I launched two new black and white artwork prints to my my print store under. I additionally rounded up extra black and white botanical favorites from on-line retail sources and Etsy retailers.

New in my store:

stem in shadow / bouquet noir

I even have this traditional pair that I sketched final 12 months, I

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