Orchids enjoy a Texas-sized renaissance

NHG_02orchids1Do you love Orchids? Well I do. In Dallasnews.com, an article is written by Karel Holloway. Mary Aybar is happily paid an orchid, which for her is not quite attractive, for only $15. Many people may not discover it because of its unusual design. But as for Mary who knows more about orchids, it is a great deal for her. Orchids are one of the flowers which are easy to maintain. According to Bruce Rogers who is an author, many people are now inclined to collect different kinds of unique orchids. He also added that there are also some orchids which have strong scents that would be enough for the entire room.

In this article, the author even state tips how to properly select an orchid. If you love orchid or you want to try it out, you should read the entire article here: http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/home-and-gardening/headlines/20130109-orchids-enjoy-a-texas-sized-renaissance.ece


Growing Vertical in Soda Bottles – The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Extra 30

Instead of throwing your soda bottles behind, you can now use it in gardening. This video is impressive as he has the initiative how to recycle the soda bottles. As you can see, soda bottles are plastics. If they are not properly disposed, they don’t decompose. So, it is much better to recycle them. The instructions in the video are pretty easy. You can do this over the weekend and see how your plants grow.

In Hopes of Healthier Chickens, Farms Turn to Oregano

CHICKEN-articleLargeIn Pennsylvania, a famous poultry company uses oregano as a substitute to antibiotic medicines. It is written by Stephanie Strom in the New York Times that Scott Sechlers who is the owner of the poultry only use oregano oil as the antibiotic for the chickens. Because of this, they are known in the market. Lots of consumers love their product because it is antibiotic free. As you all know, oregano is organic compared to antibiotics which may consist of chemicals that can harm the health of the people over the years. Although it may be difficult to maintain the use of the oregano oil, they have worked hard to use it consistently so that they would be able to provide the best poultry products for their consumers.

When I read this post, I feel so proud of being a gardener. I was impressed as how oregano helps the business of the Sechlers as well as the consumers who have been patronizing their products. Indeed, organic plants can do wonders, especially when we talk about health.

To read the entire post, click here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/science/chicken-farms-try-oregano-as-antibiotic-substitute.html?pagewanted=all&_r=3&


Different Types of Camping

Camping is such a nice experience. Whether you will camp with your family, friends, or individually, camping will surely give you a once in a lifetime experience which can be memorable. If you are just new to camping, there are many types which you can choose from. When choosing, this depends on your preferences as well as your available camping gears. Let’s take a look of the different camping types and see which you will like to try:

  • Tent Camping

tent camping

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Man hurt when gas bottle explodes

8207496An article which is written by Brooke Gardiner from the Southland times have stated about a man who gets hurt when his gas bottle explodes while camping. The incident happens in Glendhu Bay camping ground. He has received burns in his face, arms, and legs. He was then taken in the ambulance.

So when camping, it is important to ensure safety at all times. Some people who have witnessed the incident say that there must be some factors that cause the ignition. Perhaps, when using the gas bottle or anything that is flammable, never smoke so that it won’t cause any explosion. Many of them are thankful because it wasn’t windy on that day. Plus, the man was taken immediately so that he will be treated.

You can read the whole story here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/8207592/Man-hurt-when-gas-bottle-explodes


Camping Near Perth Australia


I am from Australia, so I really love reading articles from Australia too like the one which is written by freecampingaussie from Hubpages. By accident, they have discovered a great place near Perth Australia and this is the Wellington Dam. You will find cool honeymoon pool river which is great for families, friends, honeymooners, or couples. However, it is just for camping with a tent. You can make Bbq’s there with toilet and water facilities. You can also enjoy walking in the bush.

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Exploring The Parks: Camping In Dry Tortugas National Park


The world has lots of wonderful places to go. One of these is the Tortugas National Park in Florida as written by Danny Bernstein from nationalparkstraveler.com.. You will the beach, the clear water, and the whole place. It is perfect for bird watching and snorkeling. You shouldn’t also miss to swim and to walk around. You will be captivated with its history. When camping, a boat will take you there. You must have everything that you need no matter how short your stay is.

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How To Keep Safe When Camping?

campingWhether you are going to camp alone or you are going to be with your family, camping will surely give you a great time. In order for you to make your camping adventure, more memorable, more fun, and safer, read the details below:

Do not hike alone

This may sound impossible as there are times when you would just want to be alone. But it is safer for you if you are going to hike with a companion. There is a great tendency that you will get lost, especially if you are amazed with the beauty of nature. Another possibility is you can get injured by slipping. In moments like these, it is best to have somebody whom you can rely on. Even if you have a mobile phone, you may not be able to use it in calling for help as signals may fade away.

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Americans save $530 per year gardening while improving health


Almost everybody in the world is facing crisis. Even those rich businessmen sometimes encounter some challenges. That’s why I love sharing this article from examiner.com written by Nannette Richford. She talks about how gardening can help Americans save $530 per year. Plus, this can also improve the overall health. The bigger your garden is, the more chances you will have of saving. In addition to that, eating fresh fruits and vegetables can make you and your loved ones healthy. If all of you are healthy, you will be able to prevent paying for the hospital bills as you will be prevented from getting sick. And also, harvesting in your garden is more convenient than buying organic products in the market because it is effort and time consuming. So, it is recommended to use the space in your backyard to plant organic products. This year may be the best year for you to get started.

Enjoy the whole articles here: http://www.examiner.com/article/americans-save-530-per-year-gardening-while-improving-health

Messing about on the riviera: A family camping trip with gold-medal aspirations

Line of young sailors going for a ride in the harbor of Collioure, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Image shot 2012. Exact date unknown.

Since I love being with my family, I have read another story from Mail Online which is written by Nick Fagge. Nick states how he has messed up during his childhood years when it comes to sailing. In fact, he would even curl up. But he is given a second chance and this time, he is more successful. Together with his whole family, they travel to the South of France which is a perfect summer destination. Instead of being afraid, he tries sailing again. He enjoys it this time. He also tries cycling while his wife and his child are happy with their own activities. Overall, they have a good time with lots of happy memories.

Are you afraid of trying to do something like extreme sports or like what Nick had experienced? Perhaps, this is the perfect time for you to conquer your fear and be successful. Why not make it a challenge? Well, I guess good luck for all of us. By trying, we would able to know our strength and weaknesses.

You can read the whole story and view the beautiful pictures here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2225894/Sailing-holidays-France-A-family-camping-trip-Languedoc.html