Recycle Sponges in Potted Plants

December 3, 2009

Recycle your old sponges in your potted plants. Especially good for keeping outdoor soil pots moist, old cellulose sponges make the perfect bottom component of planted pots. 1. Rinse the old sponge throughly to remove any soap residue. 2. Cut sponge to fit into plant pot, place in pot, then cover with potting soil, and […]

Batteries Not Included

March 5, 2009

This is a neat toy – and also a good learning tool – a jumping frog toy that runs on solar power. The kit teaches about solar energy through the assembly of the solar cell, plastic body, gears and parts. Check out this solar frog toy plus other solar toys & lights at:

Clover in Lawns

May 28, 2008

Clover is good for lawns. Really. It is considered by some to be a weed, but the reality is that clover is good for the soil as it’s roots slowly release nitrogen. If you’ve seen a lawn with clover patches in it, you’ll notice that the grass is always greener near the clover. So don’t […]

Using Rechargeable Batteries

March 14, 2008

I use rechargeable batteries in all my appliances. Who wants to throw away battery after battery? I use NiMH rechargeable batteries in our wall clocks, my wireless keyboard, our digital cameras, and any other battery powered electronics. I find it strange that disposable batteries are still so popular and have the widest selection, while the […]

Paperless Marketing – Email Newsletters

February 21, 2008

The web has opened up a large selection of new paperless marketing methods that not only save trees and resources, they also save you money! It costs anywhere from 40 cents to several dollars to physically mail out printed pieces to your client – and most likely it will end up in the trash (or, […]

Houseplants Help Clean Indoor Air

January 25, 2008

Source: By: Deborah L. Brown Extension Horticulturist Our space program has led the way to a fascinating and important discovery about the role of houseplants indoors. NASA has been researching methods of cleansing the atmosphere in future space stations to keep them fit for human habitation over extended periods of time. They’ve found that […]