How I Found My Old Dracaena Houseplant

How I Found My Old Dracaena Houseplant
My oldest houseplant, and probably my ugliest, is a Janet Craig dracaena (corn plant) that my son gave me 25 years or so ago. It’s a rather weird-looking specimen, but it keeps on growing and growing. I don’t have the heart to throw it out. This poor plant is just never completely happy. No matter what I do, the leaves turn brown and dry. It’s dusty here in farm country, so every so often, I wipe the leaves gently with a moist cloth. (I should probably mention here that the plant was no happier when we lived in rainy western Oregon. In other words, my infrequent dusting isn’t solely to blame).  I’ve tried everything to help my poor Janet Craig. I leave the watering can out for a few days so the chlorine can evaporate. I irrigate using room-temperature water. I fertilize lightly during spring and summer. There are no... Read More

Remodelaholic | Storage Room Progress

Remodelaholic | Storage Room Progress
Pinterest Facebook Twitter See how our basement storage room looks now that we’ve installed the ceiling lights and the drywall, plus see our favorite smooth drywall texture technique.  See all of our 1960’s basement remodel vlogs and projects here.  Basement Storage Room Updates Since our last video about installing our new solid core doors, we’ve made some great progress on our basement storage room! Be sure you’re subscribed to our channel so you’ll be the first to see new vlog updates.  Basement Storage Room Lighting Our low-clearance LED ceiling lights are installed and sheetrocked in the already low ceiling and looking good. I might install a couple more lights, too (since they’re so easy to install!) and I’d like to upgrade to a dimmer switch as well. Drywall and Doors The drywall is up and painted. I’ve installed another door, and I’ll install another pocket door to … Read More

ELK Group rebrands as Elk Home

ELK Group rebrands as Elk Home
ELK Group International (EGI) is now Elk Home, a spokesperson for the company announced this week. The new name, Elk Home, is part of a larger rebranding effort that represents months of strategic planning and consolidates EGI and its subsidiaries into one brand. The most recognizable change is a new logo, which will be applied moving forward in place of existing EGI and subsidiary logos. Inspired by luxury fashion and designed to represent a more elevated and approachable look for Elk Home, the logo consists of a hand drawn script ‘elk’ married to a modern type treatment of the word home. It includes the words Lighting, Furniture, and Décor, to further define the company’s position in the marketplace. The Nesquehoning, Pa.-based company’s heritage has deep roots in decorative residential lighting, and Elk Home has made strategic acquisitions through the years that have expanded its presence across the home décor space, … Read More

Gardening In Michigan

Gardening In Michigan
Kitchen Ideas If your home is due for a design replace but you could have a restricted finances and even much less time, you’re in the suitable place. Then begin another time, sowing frost-hardy crops from midsummer by mid-fall, depending on your local weather. Maintain cleaning out beds as you harvest crops to make room for new vegetables that can take their place. You can even interplant crops that grow shortly (radishes) alongside different vegetables that require a long season (carrots or parsnips), sowing their seeds together. This makes thinning out the bed simpler in a while, since you will have already harvested the fast-growing crop and given the long-season greens that remain some much-wanted elbow room. It’s not nearly well being effects, both: the social benefits of gardening may enhance longevity. Dr Bradley Willcox of the University of Hawaii research centenarians in Okinawa , which has the world’s highest... Read More