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September 3, 2012
Groundcover for Underneath Pine Trees
I live in the southeastern part of Connecticut. I have an area surrounded by tall pine trees and grass does not grow there. What kind of ground cover do you recommend that will grow underneath these pines? There are lots of pine needles. I want to plant something that looks nice, but won't overtake my other plants and shrubs planted on the perimeter. Thank you.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Faux Pas Stone by Blonder
I need a partial or full roll of Faux Pas Stone wallpaper #SF50109 pattern by Blonder Home Accents. It is discontinued. This pattern was in the Albena Trompe L'oeil book on page 90. Anyone have any or know where I can get even an opened roll?Hopefully the picture will load so you can see it, but if not you can see it on American Blinds website even though they don't have any.
Fertilizing Watermelon and Cantaloupe
What is the best fetilizer to grow the largest and sweetest watermelons and cantaloupes?
Getting Rid of Weeds in the Vegetable Garden
What is the best chemical or product to use to control or rid the garden of weeds during the growing season?
Collard Green Stalks Rotting
My collard green stalks are getting soft and rotting out before the season is over. It is now only the first of September. What could be causing this to happen?
Red, White & Blue Bundt Cake
This video is a step by step guide to making a Red, White & Blue Bundt Cake.
Lemon Poppy Seed Blueberry Muffins
I was planning to make blueberry muffins with berries I had gotten fresh from the local farmer's market, when my son told me how much he liked a poppy seed muffin he'd sampled at Costco. I combined a couple of recipes to come up with this great tasting concoction.
I learned this recipe many years ago from a good friend. Very nice syrup!
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
This is a new twist on banana bread with the addition of peanut butter. The flax seed and yogurt makes it healthier too. I didn't have any allspice so I omitted it when I prepared it
Fall Crochet Hats for Flower Pot Cozies
Just a quick idea when pulling out our fall/winter clothes.
Jub Jub (Cat)
This is my daughter's feisty and independent cat, Jub Jub.
Put Twigs and Leaves in Plant Pots
My German daughter-in-law showed me a neat trick for planting in pots. She put a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot then we went around the yard picking up little twigs and leaves.
Keeping Laptop Computer Cooler
Take a baker's rack and set your laptop on it. This lets air flow thru underneath it and thereby keeps your computer cool. This way you do not have to keep buying fans to sit under it to cool it. It works great either sitting it on your lap or on a desk.
Dog Brings Poop to Bed
I have two female Chihuahuas. They are 7 month old sisters, and both of them are very good about using the pads for doing their duties. But one of them likes to bring the poop to their bed and sleeps in it.
Emergency Vet Services on a Payment Plan
My sister's dog needs a vet. He has something seriously wrong with him. His testicles are swollen. He has fluids coming from his back leg and the head to his penis is swollen to the size of a golf ball. She did take him to the vet's, but the vet diagnosed him with the wrong thing and gave him the wrong meds. The fluids come from his penis when he pees, so it is not just pee. My sister really needs to take him to a vet that will do payments cause he is a very good dog.
Growing Dendrobium Orchids
How do I keep Dendrobium orchids after flowering?
Using Rit Dye on Polyester Fabric
I want to dye some lavender colored curtains burgundy colored. The problem is they are 100% polyester. Has anyone tried this?
Removing Cigarette Smoke Smell from House
My grandbaby is visiting soon and I have been doing everything I know to rid the house of cigarette smoke. I have gotten the carpets cleaned. I am also washing draperies and steaming my tile floors. But I still can smell a stale odor even though I haven't smoked in the house in over a year.
Aluminum Lid Stuck to Iron Pan
While cooking sausages in an iron pan, I put an aluminum lid on the pan. The lid is stuck on the pan now. I tried cooling the pan, which released pressure, but the lid is still stuck. How do I remove lid?
Chipmunks on The Roof
How can I eliminate chipmunks running around my roof all night?
Home Remedy for Heart Burn
What home remedy can I use to help heart burn?
Removing Cooking Grease Smell from Clothes
How do I get the smell of chip fat out of clothes?
Keeping Raccoons Out of Tomatoes
Any suggestions on how to keep raccoons out of our tomatoes? We already surrounded them with a 5 ft. deer net fence.
Zebra Pattern Frosted Brownies
I volunteer at a zoo and would like to bring "zebra brownies" to our next volunteer meeting. I am trying to figure out to to put a zebra pattern (edible) on top of a pan of brownies. Any suggestions on what to use to do this? The easier the better, please.
Removing Coffee Stains from Stainless Steel
How do I remove coffee stains from the inside of a Cuisinart stainless steel insulated coffee pot? Nothing seems to be working and now it is very dark.
Protecting an Alberta Dwarf Spruce in Winter
We live in Alberta, zone 3-4. I have an Alberta spruce. Does this spruce need special treatment and covering for the winter?
Blue Stains on Colored Clothing
I have blue stains on orange, rust, and dark pink clothes only. I never get anything on white clothes. I am getting really frustrated! I've read your problems and Tide seems to be the connecting factor in all of them. Could that be the problem? I get so upset not knowing when this bluing will occur. I have tried vinegar and Oxiclean to no avail. I can't get the stains out. I have a new washing machine without the traditional agitator. Help!
Getting Rid of an Odor in My House
I have an odor in my house, there are no dead animals. It is just a funky smell. It's not on the walls or the furniture. I've cleaned top to bottom every day and my house still has this funky smell what could it be?
Finding a Handle for Saladmaster Kettle
Can you please find a handle for my stainless steel kettle? It is a Saladmaster #18-8 tri-clad. Thank you
Asking a Friend to a Dance
How can I ask my guy friend to a semi formal dance? My crush and I have been good friends for a while and there is a semi formal dance coming up. I really want to ask him, but one he is a year older than me and I don't know of he will take me seriously.
Asking a Guy to Homecoming
What are some creative ways to ask a guy who's in college to my homecoming? He runs in cross country, too
Preserving Old Prints
We have two printed pictures that are about 50 years old. They were my husband's grandfather's. I don't care for them, however, I'll never get rid of them : ) My husband loves them and we are trying to find a place to hang them. Is there a way to preserve them so we can hang them in the garage?
I am getting ready to faux-granite paint my counter. I have blue painter's tape around the walls and sink. My questions is: how well will the tape come off after the Envirotex cures? Is there a trick? I've been looking online, but can't find anything.
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