Elegant Moss Rose

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Xeriscaping in Boulder, Colorado

Boulder lives up to its name, with nearly every local house and institution employing rocks, gravel and boulders in their gardens. Rocks are beautiful, permanent and abundant natural resources. Stones do not require water, and can look very elegant. Xeriscape is a trademark of the nearby Denver Water Department, and means gardening with the minimum…

Tree-Mulching for Water-Conservation

Create a well within the mulch, keeping mulch away from the trunk. Gardening with Trees in Dry Climates Dry-Climate Landscaping with Stone and Gravel Conserves Water Landscaping in dry climates and during serious droughts that may be permanent is a challenge.To conserve water and protect this fruit tree’s roots from drying heat as well as…

M-J’s Winter Health Smoothie

One half-cup of water, one fourth-cup of lemon juice, one jalapeño or serrano pepper (roasted, pickled or fresh), two stalks of celery, one-half of a cucumber, one tablespoon of thick yoghurt or one half-cup of buttermilk, one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of parsley, all whirled in a blender till smooth. Add…

Non-Electric Tool: the Lehman’s Foodmill

If the power goes out, or disappears altogether (with the ridiculous restrictions on energy-production in the U.S., you never know what may happen), there is an alternative to the food-processor and blender: the hand-operated foodmill. Lehman’s, a company of which I am fond and have featured here at Elegant Survival several times, has an affordable,…

Elegant Survival Recommends Burpee Seeds for Vegetables

George Ball, the chairman of Burpee Seed company, says that, if you arrange your planting just right, “A hundred dollars in seeds will produce $2,500 in groceries.” Burpee’s new $10.00 Money Garden kit contains six seed envelopes for easy-to-grow vegetables, and is capable of producing $650 worth of groceries. Burpee’s Money Garden Seed Kit includes…