Saya is the only beardless person from Ballard to exist in this city. She’s working on it but so far has only a slight mustache. When she’s not consumed by personal grooming, she’s planning out her veggie patch, using a weed-whacker to mow her lawn and cooking for two, for one. She enjoys leftovers, The Tonight Show and buying things to beautify her home.
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Fuchsias may be the mother of all basket plants, but a more accurate moniker would be “the teens” of the flower basket family. They are picky, constantly hungry and fickle. Sun, heat, food and watering all need to be ideal for the fuchsias to flourish.
The Best Indoor Plant for You (And How to Take Care of It): Part 5
The top five exotic, delightful and, let’s say, “somewhat more finicky than most” houseplants make this list. But all the extra spritzing, humidifying and care are worth it for these truly show-stopping plants.
And they’re really not that much extra work. Follow these simple directions and keep your peacock plants fully feathered and flourishing.
Simple steps to planting summer bulbs in the northwest
Are you suffering from daffodil envy? Do you dread the end of tulip season? Dry those tears and grab your gloves. It’s not too late to plant bulbs! Here’s everything you need to know to give your garden petal power this summer.
The Best Indoor Plant for You (And How to Take Care of It): Part 4
You’ve seen them in stores, in homes, in Victorian-era period pieces; they’re ubiquitous and for good reason.
Classic houseplants are easy to care for and tolerate questionable conditions with few issues. Artificial light, low light, cold drafts? These five plants aren’t phased.
If your garden soil is more dusty dirt or sticky clay than Fertile Crescent, you’re not out of luck. Adding to, or amending, soil can quickly create a more perfect planting medium in any garden.
Three simple ingredients can increase nutrients in your soil, improve drainage and help retain water when it matters most.
The Best Indoor Plant for You (And How to Take Care of It): Part 3
Clean the air you breathe with the help of a houseplant! In the third of our five-part series, learn about NASA-approved plants that are chlorophyll-caped superheroes disguised as little ol' potted plants.
The Best Indoor Plant for You (And How to Take Care of It): Part 2
So you need a “cockroaches-and-this-plant-survive-the-apocalypse” houseplant? We’ve got five for you.
In the second post of our five-part series, we’ll cover the perfect indoor plants for all of you who are lovingly forgetful, frequent travelers or otherwise laissez-faire plant parents.
The Best Indoor Plant for You (And How to Take Care of It): Part 1
Forgetful waterer? I have a plant for you. Tend to over-tend? Read on. Over five posts, I’ll cover twenty-five plants categorized by their pet-friendliness, ease of use, air purifying abilities and more. You’ll have all the information you need to find the perfect indoor plant based on your habits, home and preferences.Read More
The guests have come and gone and what’s left to show for them besides cheery memories and an overflowing recycling bin? Let me tell you: stains. All kinds of stains on all kinds of surfaces.
It’s the time of year when hosts must remind themselves that they love their guests—but that guests are much more loved and a lot more missed once the mess is gone.
Here at McLendon, we’re always talking shop. We're an eclectic bunch and someone always has a project going on. That’s what’s fun about DIY. Doing something for yourself feels good, even when it goes spectacularly wrong. We got this blog going to help you build on what you already know, and maybe learn something your grandma hasn’t yet taught you.Read More
Homes feel strange in the dark. Everything is exactly where you left it, but without the ambient glow that makes your sleepy home feel familiar. In total darkness, every table ledge becomes a butt bumping catastrophe waiting to happen. Ladies and gentlemen, we’re talking about a pitch black house here. Avoid the hassle of knocked knees and prepare early for safe heat, lighting and food in the case of a power outage.Read More