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Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

Home & Garden
Making the decision to homeschool involves a lot of thought. Is homeschooling right for the child, the teacher-parents, and the family? Consider the following list of pros and cons as it relates to the children and adults involved: Some Possible Pros of Homeschooling (the benefits): If a child is ahead or behind in public school, homeschooling can allow for adjusting grade levels in the various subjects. A child can still keep in touch with old friends; Socializing with those children will just happen after school and on weekends. Also, there are many homeschoolers in most parts of the world and new friends to be found. Taking a child to school and being involved in the school probably takes about the same time as getting through homeschool one-on-one lessons. If a child...
How fiberglass insulation works

How fiberglass insulation works

Home & Garden
Fiberglass insulation is designed to be fluffy and take up as much of a framing cavity as possible. Fiberglass insulation is also designed to be encapsulated, which means covered on all sides, like a box. For maximum efficiency of fiberglass insulation, the encapsulation should be sealed not allowing air movement. But here is the confusing part. The woven fibers that make up fiberglass is not an insulation material. The layers of woven fiberglass create air pockets that are designed to trap the air inside the framing cavities and prevent thermal changes from occurring. While most people accept this explanation, there are some major problems with this scientific explanation: Problem 1: There is no such thing as an air tight framing cavity. Air movement is imminent unless closed cell ...
How to Care for Rose Bushes in Cold Climates

How to Care for Rose Bushes in Cold Climates

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Whether grown in a rose garden or as part of a larger perennial bed, the survival of rose bushes during a harsh winter is a major concern for rose gardeners in northern climates. Protecting rose bushes starts with planting tough roses then developing a rose care plan. Types of Roses Rose species are propagated from wild roses. Shrub roses are hybrid plants bred from rose species. Old roses are from varieties created around the mid nineteenth century. Modern roses include hybrid teas, floribundas and climbers. Roses with a history of harsh winter survival include: -Carefree series shrub roses - hardy repeat bloomers with good pest resistance. -The Explorer series shrub and climbing roses - bred in Canada for winter hardiness. -Rosa ‘William Baffin’ - best hardy climbing rose.
Ornamental Shrubs with Edible Flower Blooms

Ornamental Shrubs with Edible Flower Blooms

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These three shrubs are often associated with pioneer gardens and cottage gardens - largely in part because of the edible blooms that added something of value to the kitchen. Roses for Tea, Salads and Gourmet Dishes Fragrant roses have always been enjoyed in cottage gardens and while many gardeners may have heard of "rose-hip jelly", they may not be aware that rose petals are also edible. Most cooks agree that the darker red and pink roses taste best and have a stronger flavor in cooking. Whenever cooking with rose petals, gardeners should be sure to cut the white ends of the petals off because that part is bitter. The most common way to use rose petals in the kitchen is to brew them in a tea. A cup of fresh rose petals can be boiled in a small pot of water to create a tea flav...
These Reasons Should Convince You to Buy Composite Doors

These Reasons Should Convince You to Buy Composite Doors

Home & Garden
In terms of quality, composite doors are superior compared with other choices. This is why a lot of people prefer using these doors. They are also affordable and widely available. You can even buy composite doors online. If you are yet to be convinced that these doors are great options, here are some more reasons. Perfect for any home Whatever theme you have in mind or whatever type of home you have, these doors will blend right in. The doors look modern. The exteriors are like wood. No one will know that they are composite at first glance. Maintenance is not required This is another advantage of using composite doors. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on maintenance just to keep the door in perfect condition. The door also has reinforced plastic on its skin, so it won
Kansas Plants – Wetlands

Kansas Plants – Wetlands

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The Kansas wetlands are rich in biodiversity and wildlife vegetation. Many types of wetland plants can be found in that area. Wetlands are areas in which there is a highly developed ecosystem, and external disturbances like pollution and invasive species can cause a great deal of damage. Wetlands are considered to be among the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. Knowing what plants exist in Kansas’ wetlands can help preserve them. Working to preserve wetlands helps to keep the environment functioning and healthy. Wetland Trees in Kansas Wetlands are areas in which there is a large amount of water in the soil throughout the year, or on a seasonal basis. Wildlife vegetation that grows in wetlands must be able to withstand a greater amount of soil moisture and still g