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Virginia Sweetspire, Itea Virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’:  Fragrant, Tiny White Flowers
Gardening

Virginia Sweetspire, Itea Virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’: Fragrant, Tiny White Flowers

Fragrant, tiny white flowers borne in cylindrical, drooping racemes (3 to 6 inches in length) cover this shrub with blooms from May to June.

7 Reasons Sleep Plays Such a Critical Role in Health
Health & Fitness

7 Reasons Sleep Plays Such a Critical Role in Health

It’s estimated that driver sleepiness is a factor in about 100,000 car accidents each year, resulting in about 1,500 deaths.

Lavatera Trimestris, Tree Mallow: Hollyhocks on Steroids
Gardening

Lavatera Trimestris, Tree Mallow: Hollyhocks on Steroids

Its popularity comes from its July to September bloom of saucer-shaped, white to pink flowers (to 2 to 3 inches across) that appear singly.

Lavandula Angustifolia ‘Hidecote’, English Lavender: “Must Have” In your Herb Garden
Gardening

Lavandula Angustifolia ‘Hidecote’, English Lavender: “Must Have” In your Herb Garden

The lavender flowers and foliage are popular additions to any landscape or garden. English lavender varieties are more often used for culinary purposes.

When Should You Choose Organic Fruits and Vegetables Over Non-Organic
Health & Fitness

When Should You Choose Organic Fruits and Vegetables Over Non-Organic

Most people who want to reduce exposure to pesticides in produce can’t find, or sadly can’t afford an all-organic diet…What to do?

Lamium Galeobdolon, Yellow Archangel: Early Spring Yellow Flowers Very Unique Foliage
Gardening

Lamium Galeobdolon, Yellow Archangel: Early Spring Yellow Flowers Very Unique Foliage

Whorls of small, two-lipped, yellow flowers that appear on axillary stalks (about ¾ inch in length) and you will first see them in late spring.

Laburnum X Watereri, Golden Chain Tree; Profuse, Gorgeous Pea-Like Yellow Flowers
Gardening

Laburnum X Watereri, Golden Chain Tree; Profuse, Gorgeous Pea-Like Yellow Flowers

Pea-like yellow flowers in racemes (about 15 inches in length) appear in a profuse, often spectacular, late spring bloom.

Laurus Nobilis, Bay Laurel: Popular Landscape Plant & Culinary Herb
Gardening

Laurus Nobilis, Bay Laurel: Popular Landscape Plant & Culinary Herb

Interesting specimen for shady areas of the landscape, grown as a screen, and makes an excellent houseplant; leaves are popular in soups and stews.

16 Diet Crushers to Avoid Now That You Are Trying To Lose Weight
Health & Fitness

16 Diet Crushers to Avoid Now That You Are Trying To Lose Weight

A 2,000-calorie-a-day diet should have less than 66 grams of fat, less than 20 grams saturated; 2,400 milligrams of sodium; and 300 grams of total carbohydrate.

Kolkwitzia Amabilis, Beauty Bush: Gorgeous Clustered Bell Shaped Flowers In Mid-Spring
Gardening

Kolkwitzia Amabilis, Beauty Bush: Gorgeous Clustered Bell Shaped Flowers In Mid-Spring

Pink flowers with yellow throats appear in clusters (corymbs that are 3 inches wide) in a profusion of blooms April to May.