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West elm aids St. Judes with sales of gift tote

West elm has added a philanthropic gift to its holiday collection this year: a Give the Way You Live canvas tote.

The environmentally friendly tote features the home furnishings retailer’s holiday message beneath a peace symbol with a red background. It measures 12.5 inches by 14 inches and can be used year-round or as an alternative for wrapping paper or paper gift bags.

Available exclusively at west elm stores while supplies last, it is being sold for $10, half of which will be donated to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

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Many different reasons for leaf drop

Signs of plant disease are seeing the reason why the symptoms occurred in the first place. The reasons for leaf drop can be from many different signs.

Surface mulch helps when during summer planting

Planting seeds during the heat requires that you visit your raised bed and check your seed (and new seedlings) at least twice a day — early morning and late afternoon. No need to keep the soil wet and soggy, but the seed should be swollen with water.

Security doors run gamut of cost, appearance

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Information on raised bed gardening specific to Las Vegas

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