Outdoor Patio HeatersWritten by Ross MacIver
Outdoor Patio Heaters
Almost everybody enjoys spending time outdoors, and that's why most houses have an outdoor terrace or patio. People living in northern climates, however, can only use their patio during pleasant summer weather. If you wish to extend your patio season, outdoor patio heaters can be used to enjoy your patio or terrace in early spring and late fall as well as during summer.
An outdoor patio heater is perfect for people who like to entertain outside. It can make difference between being able to relax and being uncomfortable. Your guests will appreciate being able to enjoy outdoors with you thanks to your patio heater.
There are many styles and colors to choose from when buying a patio heater. The most popular style is freestanding patio heater, which provides a heating diameter of about 20 feet. There are many manufacturers who make this type of patio heater, so you have a large variety of models to choose from.
When buying a patio heater, check to see that it has safety features like a shut off valve. This will stop flow of gas in case heater is tipped or overturned. Without this safety shut off valve, a patio heater presents a real fire hazard.
Spice up your Garden with Rare Flowering BulbsWritten by Josh Gray
Any experienced gardener knows secret to a beautiful garden is in bulbs. Flowering bulbs are usually quite hardy and undemanding and can provide most amazing shower of spring and summertime colors. Bulbs naturally package all essentials they need to flourish and grow. All thatís required is warming temperatures to bring bulbs out of dormancy. The great thing about bulbs is wide variety of colors and shapes you can produce.
Many bulbs used by gardeners such as daffodil, crocus, hyacinth, tulip, and lily are common and can be found at your local lawn and garden center. For more bold and adventurous, it can be very rewarding to obtain rarer flowering bulbs with unique colors and smells like Guinevere, Blackmore, and Landon Begonias. With rise of internet, anyone can now obtain rare and exquisite bulbs within comfort of their own home. There are even websites like CouponChief.com that offer great online coupons and discounts for several online bulb vendors. Bulbs are usually shipped bare-root, right around planting time. Starting a beautiful bulb garden is possible in just a few weeks, depending on shipping times.