The most wonderful time of year can look so different from home to home, space to space, style to style. I love that we all resonate during this season of time with family and friends, cozy nights in under a blanket, & sneaking some late night sweet treats just because… but the space we surround ourselves with can look so different & that’s the beauty of design. I have decorated and found inspiration from spaces centered around the greens from garlands, reds from bows, and whites from the twinkle lights scattered around. I have also found ways to display my cozy collections through neutral spaces of all white Christmas trees, vintage Saint Nick dolls, and some cute Papa Noel mugs. Each year I love adding a little to my collection through one of a kind finds at antique shops or checking out some of my favorite stores online. If you

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July 9th, 2022
Posted In: Gardening know how

To deadhead plants, you simply cut off dead or dying flowers.

Deadheading is one of the easiest, yet most effective, gardening techniques. It’s also the best way of ensuring that your garden is full of blooms for as long as possible.

But there are a few things you need to know.

Deadhead flowers to keep plants blooming for longer

This stunning border at Borde Hill Gardens in Sussex is full of plants that will flower for longer if they are deadheaded frequently. That includes campanula, anthemis, roses and hardy geraniums.

Why do you deadhead plants?

When flowers die, the plant uses its energy to turn the dead flower into a seed head.

If you remove that dead flower, then the plant will concentrate its energy on producing the next flower. If it’s a repeat flowering plant, such as cosmos, most roses and dahlias, then you will get more flowers

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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. 

Rose of Sharon vs HibiscusPin

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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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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I’m in week six of my eight week hand building ceramics class at a local studio and I’m very inspired by what I’ve learned. I’ve studied different kinds of clay, different methods for construction, as well as the kiln and glazing processes. I have a new appreciation for the medium and how much time and talent goes into making functional and sculptural pottery. My next class will be all about how to throw on the wheel, I’m excited to learn that technique.

Lately I’ve discovered some skilled artists that I wanted to introduce you to, ones you may not be aware of. Take a peek at their portfolios and online shops and consider them as sources for gifts for this upcoming holiday season. Each has their own unique style, I’m sure you’ll want to bookmark/pin a few favorites.

Gina Zycher Ceramics



Paula Casella



Tamara Bryan Pottery

Lisa Fleming Ceramics





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