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Wednesday September 20th 2017

Why Leaves Change Color In The Fall

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At this time of year, the leaves on the trees in my area seem to change color overnight. The brilliant yellow, orange, and red leaves are a pleasure to see. Not surprisingly, many people travel to the northeastern part of the United States to go leaf-peeping. Living here in New York City, I only have to walk outside to see the changing leaves. In fact, I have a mature sugar maple in my neighborhood that inspires me with its yellow-orange symphony of leaves. Today, my post is all about trees and why their leaves change color in the fall.

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Tuesday September 12th 2017

11 Interesting Facts About The Autumn Equinox

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The autumn equinox is coming up later this month. You may think of it as simply the beginning of fall, but did you know that this event is celebrated in different ways by different cultures? This week, I've found some interesting facts about the autumnal equinox that will help you appreciate the changing seasons even more.

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Wednesday September 6th 2017

September's Birthflower: The Magnificent Morning Glory

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The morning glory is one of my favorite flowers because they are delicate and hardy at the same time. I have a small, white trellis on my patio that is just teeming with morning glories. I especially love the blues and pinks. I like to look out the window at them as I'm sipping my morning coffee. I planted a handful of morning glory seeds last spring, and it wasn't long before I noticed the vines racing to the top of the trellis! I'm so glad September has such a remarkable birth flower.

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Monday August 28th 2017

The Best Ways To End Summer In NYC With A Bang

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Are you looking to finish up your summer in a memorable way? If so, there are plenty of exciting things to do in NYC. My best friend and I go to the Hester Street Fair each August. We love to spend a Saturday looking at the unique items sold by vendors and tasting the delicious foods available there. We always make a beeline for our favorite coffee and doughnut bar. Yum! For this week's post, I've made a list of some other events and attractions you may be interested in for some late summer fun in NYC.

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Wednesday August 23rd 2017

The Top Public & Private Schools in New York City

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Back to school time is fast approaching, and students are getting excited. I love seeing the notebooks, folders, and colorful backpacks on display in stores: It reminds me of when I shopped for my own school supplies at the local drugstore. But for parents planning a move to New York City, sending the kids off to school can be a stressful proposition, since there are so many different schools all over the city to choose from. Like anywhere else, people who move here often consider the quality of the local schools when deciding on where they want to live, so to help out those of you who might soon be my neighbors in the Big Apple, I've put together a list of some of the best public, private and specialty schools in the city.

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Wednesday August 16th 2017

Keeping The Love Alive During Romance Awareness Month

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Did you know August is Romance Awareness Month? I bet you show your affection for your loved one every single day. At least, I hope you do! But since it's the officialmonth for romance awareness, I thought I'd give you a few ideas for letting your significant other know how much you care.

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Tuesday August 8th 2017

August's Birthflower: The Gorgeous Gladiolus

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Do you like your flowers on the bold side? If so, this month's flower is sure to be a favorite with you. The birth flower for August is none other than the gladiolus. These flowers love being the center of attention. In fact, any experienced gardener will tell you to plant your gladioli with an open area around them so they don't have to compete with other flowers or weeds for space. August is the perfect time to discover more about this inimitable bloom that savors the spotlight.

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Thursday July 27th 2017

Dress Up Dinner And Drinks With Edible Flowers


I love admiring the colorful flowers all around my neighborhood. Flowers can add so much cheer to any sort of environment. Many plants and flowers can also add flavor to the dishes and beverages on your dinner table. This week, I'm looking at how edible flowers and plants can contribute to the success of your next dinner party.

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Thursday July 20th 2017

Beware These Poisonous Plants That Grow In Your Yard

I love to discover new plants growing around my yard and neighborhood. But no matter how interesting a plant looks, I always identify it before touching its leaves. Some of the most attractive plants can be poisonous to the taste or touch. This week, I'm shedding some light on the characteristics of plants that are poisonous to humans, pets, or both.

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Wednesday July 12th 2017

Identify Mystery Flowers And Plants With These Apps

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Taking a hike or a pleasant walk in the woods is one of my favorite things to do at this time of year. On one of my recent walks, I spotted a beautiful pink flower, and I wondered for hours what it was. Have you ever found yourself wondering about the name of a flower or plant growing in the woods, around your neighborhood, or even in your own backyard? If you answered yes, I have great news for you! Finding out names and facts about plants and flowers is just an app download away.

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