Free Water explains the benefits of rain gardens - specially designed outdoor spaces that take advantage of the rainfall. They act like a sponge, collecting excess ground water and are understandably excellent for your yard as well as the environment. Also from H&G this week:
5 Interesting Things: to do with fabric from designer Angela Adams.
Hot Weather/Cool Menu: Light and fruity: Papaya shrimp cocktail with garlic,rice vinegar and cilantro. Chilled summer fruit soup.
Memory Foam plus Electric mattress pads? : Good or bad? Know your mattress and then you'll know the answer.
Cocktails: Baby bellinis, mojitos, fruity martinis, and sangria recipes. Cheers!
Prime time for prairies: Six local locations to visit and view prairie plants.