Preventing Garden Invasions

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I never really thought of weeds as being evil, but occasionally a plant finds its way into your garden and refuses to leave. It turns into a stubborn house guest, spreading its roots through every available patch of dirt, and paying no heed to existing plants in their quest for dominance. You’ll spend an entire […]


Ivy League Education

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For many parents, especially those who reside in the northeastern United States as well as other places, the pinnacle of education is found in Ivy League schools. Their cherished dream and life-long ambition is to send their sons and daughters to these schools, believing that the higher standards of education and social connections available there […]


Poison Ivy Home Cure Treatment

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Many people are allergic to Poison Ivy due to the presence of urushiol – a skin irritant. Poison ivy, oak and sumac all produce this oil which can be very dangerous to you. This oil is found on every part of the vine. Sometimes the slightest brush can trigger an allergic reaction. Poison Ivy, Poison […]


Camping 101 Tips For Outsmarting One Of Mother Nature S Nastiest Aggravators

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Whether it’s summer camp or camping out-or both-that’s on your agenda, here are some basic tips you can follow to outsmart poison ivy and oak to more fully enjoy your summertime adventures. Preparation and protection are key. Poison ivy, oak and sumac produce the leading cause of allergic skin reactions in the United States every […]


A Reading Garden

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Community reading gardens are taking root across America. Here are some helpful hints for creating a reading garden in your backyard. Essentials include a clear area, a bench or hammock, shade and light and flowers and plants for inspiration and beauty. Think of color, shape, contrast and scent. Start by clearing out debris, sticks, stones […]


Essentials For The Gardening Shed

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The right tool can help make any job easier and the garden is no exception. More than 91 million households gardened in 2005, the most ever, according to the National Gardening Association. Gardening is an incredibly enjoyable activity, but if you don’t want to end up sore, blistered or itching, it’s important to be properly […]


Traveling Wisely The World

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There are a lot of plants that you will want to avoid when it comes to camping. You will want to know when you are near poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. You will find that these plants are very painful rashes that will make you itch. When it comes to the poison ivy […]


Applying To An Ivy League School Takes Years Of Planning

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Admission into an Ivy League school, or equally competitive college, is a lofty goal. It requires years of dedication from both parents and students. These high-powered, historic institutions receive thousands of applications each year yet reject more than 85 percent of candidates. While there is no formula for gaining one of the coveted places, there […]