The alkaline in toothpaste, when applied to a bee sting, neutralizes the acid in the bee’s venom.
Check trees and shrubs that have been planted in recent years for girdling damage by guy wires, plastic protection sleeves, burlap or ropes.
Order spring-flowering bulbs for fall planting.
The hummingbird is the world’s smallest bird and consumes half its weight in nectar each day.
A long time ago seamen were called limeys because they ate lots of citrus fruit. They knew the chance of them returning home alive wasn’t high not because they might be killed by pirates or a deadly storm, but because they might contract the deadly scurvy.
During these hot summer months, leave the grass taller than usual when mowing to protect the soil from the sun.
Take cuttings from plants such as impatiens, coleus, geraniums and wax begonias to over-winter indoors. Root the cuttings in vermiculite, perlite, peat moss or planting soil instead of water.
You can survive without eating for weeks, but you will only live 11 days without sleeping.
Rinse out a wine bottle and fill with water. Replace the cork and hammer a nail through it to create a small hole. Remove the nail and place the neck of the bottle in the soil at a slight angle. Water will drip out and hydrate a medium-size plant for your one-week vacation.
When a cat turns her back on you, it means she trusts you and feels safe enough to take her eyes off you.
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