Month: May 2020

Pennsylvania Snakes Pictures and Identification Help

picture of a Black Racer snake, credit Bobistraveling Flickr

With the exception of two types of venomous snakes, Pennsylvania snakes consist of nineteen species of colubrid snakes, a family of snakes with familiar names such as ratsnakes, kingsnakes, garter snakes and watersnakes.

Pennsylvania’s colubrid snakes all share the virtue of being relatively benign reptiles that perform more good services such as rodent and insect control than they often get credit for. With most people, the yuck factor associated with snakes takes hold.

Venomous snakes receive the most headlines in Pennsylvania snakes discussions for the same reason they do in other states. Adding an element of medical importance to a snake discussion grabs attention. Pennsylvania hosts two of the three venomous snakes in the Pit Viper category, copperheads and rattlesnakes.

Copperheads grow to an average three feet in length and their light body is covered with darker crossbands. The head shows a characteristic copper color.

Timber Rattlesnakes are the most

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When to Plant Vegetables in Pennsylvania

A close-up of a woman planting seedlings.

Image Credit: Agnieszka Ciura/Hemera/Getty Images

Because Pennsylvania includes three U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones and their subzones, the times for planting vegetables vary considerably from Philadelphia, which is in USDA zone 7a in the southeastern part of the state, to Bradford in USDA zone 5a in the northwest. The state’s coldest areas, in USDA zone 5a, are mostly concentrated in Warren and McKean counties. Because the requirements for gardening in USDA zone 5a differ from those in USDA zone 5b regions, the two subzones are listed separately. Always adapt seedlings started indoors gradually to the cooler and brighter conditions outdoors before you transplant them into a garden.

Hardy Vegetables

Hardy vegetables include those that can survive frosts, such as cabbage (Brassica oleracea, Capitata Group), broccoli (Brassica oleracea, Cymosa Group) and brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea, Gemmifera Group

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Recipes, Menus, Cooking Tips | TerisKitchen.com (This month: Memorial Day Recipes and Menu, Mothers Day archive)

Recipes, Menus, Cooking Tips | TerisKitchen.com (This month: Memorial Day Recipes and Menu, Mothers Day archive)


Anyone who likes to cook will tell you that part of the fun of cooking is sharing good recipes. At TerisKitchen.com, you will find hundreds of tried-and-true recipes from my family and personal collection, plus several hundred shared recipes submitted by contributors. In addition to the recipes, there are menus for every day and special occasions, cooking tips, resources and much more. On this page, I will post featured menus and collections, as well as new content and revisions to the site as they occur. To see more and to find specific recipes or information, you can browse the Recipes, Features and Resources Index or use the search boxes and lists throughout the site. I hope you will enjoy what I have to offer.








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Bath – Walmart.com

Bathroom decor that stands out

Whether you���re creating a cottage-style bathroom with soothing colors and textures or a bold, contemporary bathroom, there are a variety of items available to help you create the effect you want. Keep the background light and neutral, and then add splashes of color through the decor items and accessories to complete the look. For a cottage-style bathroom, keep the colors soft and subtle. Or go modern with your bathroom decor by choosing black and gray decorations and accessories.

Bathroom furniture options

When you need to make room to store things in the bathroom, there are a variety of options to consider. Consider bathroom cabinets for storage, bathroom shelving with integrated storage space, and bathroom medicine cabinets to store small healthcare and beauty care items. If you don���t have a lot of available floor space, consider wall-mounted cabinets, medicine chests, and over-the-toilet cabinets. If you have

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Bathroom Planner | RoomSketcher

Looking for an easy way to plan a bathroom remodel? Try an easy-to-use online bathroom planner like the RoomSketcher App. Create bathroom layouts and floor plans, try different fixtures and finishes, and see your bathroom design ideas in 3D!

Whether you are planning a new bathroom, a bathroom remodel, or just a quick refresh, RoomSketcher makes it easy for you to create a bathroom design. Unlike other bathroom planners, no CAD experience is necessary so you can get to work on your bathroom design straight away with this easy-to-use bathroom planner.

” A great program that is easy to learn and use. ”
Marthe Høyer-Andreassen, Interior Designer

Plan Your Bathroom Online

Planning a bathroom can be challenging. The space is often small, but packed with functional requirements. There are a lot of great bathroom planning ideas out there, but it is hard to know which will work in your

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Design definition and texture in new landscape garden bed

I’m on a roll.  Gardening is good for the soul, and for the exercise and creative outlet it provides during this stressful time.  My free time is often spent surfing the web for the perfect plant since I’ve been avoiding nurseries.  As fast as they arrive in the mail, I’m expanding garden beds to contain them!

Since the move last summer, I’ve been lonely without my recommended daily allowance of blooms.

There were a handful of hastily pre-sale planted impatiens in the front of the house, but nary a flower anywhere else.  I couldn’t even make a tiny posey for my desk.

It was sad.

Having filled the new beds that I created along the dry creek, I decided I needed some more plants.

I turned to my winter sources, searching for my favorite plants online.  I’ve slowly been planting in front of the creek above of the sidewalk.  I’ve

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Gardening BC – home

GardeningBC

Gardening B.C. is here as a resource for all those that are interested in every aspect of gardening in B.C. We also have links to other gardening areas on the Internet to research gardening  topics more fully. Also if you are thinking about trying hydroponics see our HydroponicsBC website for all sorts of great info on hydroponics.

To help you find what you need we also have listings under Garden Clubs, Garden Supplies, Landscaping, Nurseries & Stores. Looking for a Garden setting to hold an activity  or event visit our Gardens & Facilities section.

It is that time of year again to get your gardening event posted on GardeningBC.com, we already have some up but I know there is a lot more coming so the earlier you get your event posted the better. Just send an email to dig@gardeningbc.com with your event and we will post it for you.

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definition of kitchen by The Free Dictionary

noun cookhouse, galley, kitchenette, scullery eating a snack in the kitchen

Kitchen equipment

Aga (trademark), bain-marie, baking tray, barbecue or (Austral. slang) barbie, batterie de cuisine, blender, bottle opener, bread knife, cafetiere, cake tin, carving knife, casserole, chip pan, chopping board, chopsticks, coffee grinder, coffeepot, colander, cooker, cooling rack, corkscrew, deep fat fryer, dessertspoon, double saucepan or (U.S. & Canad.) double boiler, egg beater or egg whisk, fan-assisted oven, fish slice, flan tin, food processor, fork, frying pan, grater, gravy boat or sauce boat, griddle or (Scot.) girdle, grill, ice-cream maker, icing bag, jelly bag, juicer or juice extractor, kettle, knife, masher, mould, ladle, lemon squeezer, liquidizer, loaf tin, mandoline, measuring jug, mezzaluna, microwave or microwave oven, mixing bowl, mortar and pestle, nutcracker, olla, oven, pastry cutter, peeler, pepper mill, percolator, poacher, pot, pot-au-feu, ramekin, ricer (U.S. & Canad.), rolling pin, rotisserie, saucepan, scales, sieve, skillet,

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Corpse flower blooms in Cibodas Botanical Garden

The odor comes from amino acids that come out through the surface of the cob. The stench produced when the flowers bloom attracts the attention of various insects, and they come and help pollinate the plant

Jakarta (ANTARA) – A giant corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum Becc.), reaching 291 centimeters in height, has bloomed once again in the Cibodas Botanical Garden Conservation Center at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) in Bogor.

The flower, which is a part of the taro tribe (Araceae), is also known as the carcass flower as, when it blooms, it emits an odor so foul and potent that it can be smelled within a 100-meter radius.

“The odor comes from amino acids that come out through the surface of the cob. The stench produced when the flowers bloom attracts the attention of various insects, and they come and help pollinate the plant,” said one of the

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Partridge Creek Farm starts Resiliency Garden Project

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – A new project from Partridge Creek Farm is addressing the possible food shortage stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

Partridge Creek Farm is building garden beds at peoples homes and teaching them how to grow their own plants.

It started the Resiliency Garden Project, promoting gardening in communities across Marquette County. Partridge Creek Farm is building garden beds at peoples homes and teaching them how to grow their own plants.

For every garden bed ordered, they are hoping to donate a garden bed to someone in the community. The goal is to build 40 garden beds to help fight food insecurity in our area.

“We’re very afraid that we’re at the very end of the distribution chain, and we may see some serious shortages. So, our goal is to build a strong community, growing a lot of its own food and learning how to preserve the food

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