Lavender is one of the most beautiful flowers you can grow. It's native to the Mediterranean area and has a long history that goes all the way back to the Old World. It has a sweet fragrance and it's a very popular perennial herb that's used in a variety of ways for gardening and landscaping. It's also used in alternative medicine as well. It's usually grouped into four different subgeneras, each with a large number of hybrids that have been created for different conditions all over the world. These include Lavandula angustifolia (or "true lavender"), Lavandula dentata (Spanish hybrids), Lavandula stoechas (French hybrids), and Lavandula multifida (Egyptian or fernleaf). Egyptian is a very tough variety and you'll find it doesn't need a lot of care throughout the growing season. Lavender is low-maintenance, drought-resistant, and because it has very strong oils it's useful in keeping away pests. How To Pick The Correct Type By Planting Zone Lavender loves heat, needs lots of space, hates…
The sound of a bowling ball spiraling into a strike is one of my favorite. To me, it invokes a feeling of accomplishment. Myself, I was on a bowling team for 6 years. Bowling is a positive way to exercise and be focused as a team. History of Bowling At 7,000 years old, bowling originally started in Egypt. Interestingly enough, a bowling ball and pins were found buried in an Egyptian child’s grave. Flash forward to the mid-1800s and bowling was all the rave in the United States. New York housed the first indoor bowling lanes, using 9 pins instead of the now-a-day 10 pins. The American Bowling Conference (ABC) was founded for men only in 1895, whereas the WIBC for women came to be in 1916 (www. hanoverhornets.org). Bowling has been also called kegling, nine pins, and skittles. The word “bowl” came from “bubble” originally. Bowling can be either indoors or outdoors. …
This may come as a shock to some of you, but… I'm a geek! Geeks are marked by a natural inclination for complex, involved toys and expensive, solitary hobbies. But in between building the ultimate gaming PC or tinkering with Arduino kits to make custom Christmas light patterns, there's one hallmark geek toy that doesn't get brought up much. I'm talking, of course, about Lego. Sure, we all remember the canonical brick building toy from our childhoods. Back when Legos just came in a loose bucket of bricks and you had to supply the imagination yourself, those were the pioneer days that sorted the true engineers from the chaff. In recent decades, Lego has abandoned free-form bulk block sets to focus on unique sets intended to build one specific model and only that model. To those of us from Generation X and previous, when we could be trusted to have these foreign thoughts called "ideas" and "inspiration," this new standard for Legos sounds like a fun-spoiler. But when The Lego Movie (2014)…
a million geek gift lists out there, but this one is mine! What makes my gift list this year different from everybody else's? Sure, you can technically argue it's by
me, but what else? Well, I take a different
attitude towards it.
I recommend stuff I either own presently or would like to have.
I stick to non-franchise stuff. Yes, I know, Baby Yoda owns Christmas 2019 already, but what's the point of sticking him on yet another list anyway? What if you somehow found somebody who is not a Star Wars fan? (CRAZY, but horrifyingly possible!)
I stick to fun stuff. You can get me practical, useful stuff the rest of the year. Christmas is for spending all day playing with your fun new toys.
I ignore collectible figurines. They're out there if you want them, God knows somebody has to rescue ten million Funko Pop figures from landfills. But I go for the stuff you can actually play with.
I recommend geek toys for any age, but steer clear of intentionally educational STEM-marketed stuff.…
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