Renting an Apartment That May Have Immediate

Renting an Apartment That May Have Immediate

Renting an apartment includes certain advantages, like not having to pay real estate taxes and departing maintenance issues to your neighbors. Drawbacks include possibly discovering hazards like lead paint covering various surfaces. Lead-based paint was banned in 1978, but older residences may include lead paint if it was applied before this year. Landlords have a …

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Is the Trumpet Vine a Member of the Pea Family?

Is the Trumpet Vine a Member of the Pea Family?

Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) is in the Bignonia family, a family of mainly subtropical to tropical plants. Some of trumpet vine’s characteristics seem similar to those of the pea family, Fabaceae, specifically its long, podlike fruit, however it’s not a part of the pea family. Trumpet vine includes a vining habit and compound leaves, the …

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New Colors for Your Fall Planters

New Colors for Your Fall Planters

I love creating fall container gardens and often stick to standard autumn colors. However, I had an epiphany in a visit to my local nursery: Fall containers may look just as seasonal and stunning without the traditional red, orange, yellow and brown. Simply using annuals and perennials that naturally shine this time of year will …

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The Moving-Day Survival Kit: Niceties and Lifesaving Items

The Moving-Day Survival Kit: Niceties and Lifesaving Items

The day I moved in my first home did not go smoothly. I had to drive from Boston to Atlanta, and I had tarried too long with friends in Virginia along the way, not realizing that each RV in the Southeast combined with seemingly infinite construction between Roanoke and Charlotte would generate Phish-concert-caliber traffic. I …

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Roots of Style: Many Cultures Make Their Marks on Mediterranean Design

Roots of Style: Many Cultures Make Their Marks on Mediterranean Design

While classical architecture and medieval customs created connections involving the northeast U.S., England and Northern Europe, another architectural expression was growing in Mexico and the southwestern U.S. through Spanish colonialism. Not only did Mediterranean impacts form the definition of style within this region, but Latin American and Native American cultures merged, resulting in a still-varying …

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