How to Grow Coleus Plant

Coleus plants, made popular as Victorian bedding plants, made a huge comeback during the 1990s and show no sign of fading back into anonymity. These lovely foliage plants give us all-season color in full sun, shade, and everything in between, and are the ultimate in low maintenance. Coleus is a tender tropical plant, native to areas … Leggi tutto

Croton Plant Profile

The croton (Codiaeum variegatum) appears to have it all: colorful foliage, nearly limitless leaf forms, and even a cultish following. But these plants have a drawback: They’re difficult to please indoors. In their native habitats, crotons like humid, warm conditions with dappled light and plentiful water. The primary challenge when growing them indoors is maintaining … Leggi tutto

15 Top Architectural Styles

The built environment is a rich and varied architectural tapestry with overlapping styles and movements that have often traveled around the world, adapting themselves to different climates, landscapes and cultural needs. Here is a rundown of 15 popular architectural styles throughout history. An umbrella term that refers to the building styles that originated in ancient … Leggi tutto

English Ivy Plant Profile

To the ancient Greeks and Romans, glossy-leafed, dark green ivy was sacred to the god Dionysus (Bacchus in Rome). The pagan druids reflected on ivy in the Christmas carol, “The Holly and the Ivy,” where the plant represents female divinity. This plant clearly had an impact on ancient cultures but did not stop there. The … Leggi tutto

43 Porch Ideas for Every House Style

Does the word  porch  make you think of a summer evening, sitting in a comfortable chair and watching the world go by as you sip a tall, cool beverage? While houses have become more oriented to the back rather than the front yard, porches have never completely gone out of style. Like any outdoor room, … Leggi tutto

How to Grow Red Tip Photinia

Red tip photinia (Photinia x fraseri) is an evergreen shrub that gets its name from the striking red color of its young leaves, which change to a dark green as they mature. It is a hybrid plant, a cross between Photinia glabra (Japanese photinia) and Photinia serratifolia (Chinese photinia). Also known as Fraser photinia, it … Leggi tutto

Bullet Journal Ideas for Beginners

Tons of bullet journal layout ideas that you find on the internet can help you determine what collections to include in your journal. However, these page ideas don’t necessarily help beginners figure out how to set up their bullet journal effectively or troubleshoot stuck points. These bullet journal ideas for beginners are specifically designed to … Leggi tutto

Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

Home water pressure problems may present themselves in different ways, all of which can be quite frustrating. Faucets may take forever to fill a sink or bathtub, or a showerhead may not give you that strong spray you want. Your dishwasher or washing machine may take much longer to run a cycle than it should. … Leggi tutto