Old Eltham post office update gets stamp of approval

Old Eltham post office update gets stamp of approval

Holiday souvenirs normally involve trinkets, not entire buildings. And not an old post office that you intend to make your home. When Australian-based Maria and David Hancock were holidaying in New Zealand in December 2019, they found the Eltham building on Trade Me. “We came through the back and I saw just the stairs and …

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Gardening by Douglas Boatman: Make most of growing your own

Gardening by Douglas Boatman: Make most of growing your own

With sea and sand and wine But I can’t leave my tomatoes To wither on the vine The cabbage would be heartless The courgettes are wee and thin So until the heatwave’s over I’m better staying in. With the global food production problems and the general cost of living crisis, 2022 needs to be a …

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10 Tips on How to Care for your Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans Massangeana)

Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans “Massangeana”) is an easy-to-grow houseplant that can tolerate a wide range of conditions. It will live in low light or full sun conditions. Similar to other Dracaena plants, it is also known to be an air purifying plant because it is very effective in removing air pollutants from the air. Your …

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Gardeners can find tips at Ag Progress Days | News, Sports, Jobs

UNIVERSITY PARK — A team of Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences experts will be available for consultation in the yard and garden area during Ag Progress Days, which begins Tuesday in Rock Springs. Experts include Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, extension educators and specialists in horticulture, plant pathology and entomology. Master Gardeners from across …

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10 Tips on How to Care for your Dracaena Janet Craig

Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’ (Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’) is an easy-to-grow houseplant that can tolerate low light conditions. Similar to other Dracaena plants, it is also known to be an air purifying plant because it is very effective in removing air pollutants from the air. Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’ has it all – it is an attractive …

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10 Tips on How to Care for your Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema species) are easy-to-grow houseplants. It is tolerant of low light conditions and can take some neglect. Chinese Evergreen is also an effective air purifying plant that makes it great for the home and office. There are many varieties of Chinese Evergreen, ranging from dark green leaves to variegated leaves. If you are …

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10 Tips on How to Care for your Dracaena Warneckii

Dracaena “Warneckii” (Dracaena deremensis “Warneckii”) is an easy-to-grow houseplant with beautiful glossy leaves. If you are looking for an air purifying plant, Dracaena ‘Warneckii’ is a good choice since it is one of the most effective houseplants for cleaning the air. Do know that your Dracaena Warneckii plant is toxic to pets and humans so …

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HEAVENLY HYDRANGEAS: Caring for these stunning flowers is truly rewarding | Home & Garden

This summer’s hydrangeas have been awesome. The traditional mop head blossoms have lost their brilliant blue color, fading to lime green or baby blue. The panicle and smooth hydrangeas are in full bloom, filling our landscapes with exquisite white flowers in various shapes and sizes. The oakleaf hydrangea blooms are now sporting a tinge of …

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Gardening: What’s a garden without birds? Create habitat so they thrive

As I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don’t have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I’ve come to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me in the morning …

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