The garden planning app makes your job easier

Wrap your food for good

Be eco-friendly with For Good, a new line of sustainable and compostable household items featuring cling film, parchment paper, and trash and zipper bags that turn into soil instead of microplastics and work as alternatives conventional. Choose from:

Compostable food wrap: When you want something to cling to metal, glass, plastic, or the food itself — but not a landfill for thousands of years — this is a go-to for leftovers.

Compostable Ziplock Bags: An average household uses up to 500 plastic ziplock bags each year. These resealable plastic bags, ranging in size from a snack to a gallon, are made from 100% compostable materials and feature extra-strong zippers for an airtight seal.

FSC Certified Parchment Paper: This baking paper has all the benefits of traditional parchment rolls and uses responsibly sourced FSC certified paper combined with a non-stick silicone coating that is microwave and oven safe.

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From seed to spoon

The garden planning app makes your job easier

Park Seed has acquired From Seed to Spoon, a garden planning app that makes growing food easier. And just in time for the first seed starting season. From Seed to Spoon calculates planting dates based on GPS location, taking the guesswork out of when to plant seeds. In addition to providing personalized planting dates, the app also includes companion planting guides, recipes, organic pest treatments, and beneficial insect guides. It even allows users to filter plants by health benefit. For more information, visit

Ceiling wallpaper is a hot trend.

What the experts say about paint, design trends

Every year, — a resource for home improvement projects — contacts industry influencers and top interior designers to get their thoughts on the latest paint and color trends. Here are some key findings from 64 experts for homeowners looking to incorporate new colors this year.

• Warm neutrals and earthy tones will be the most popular palettes.

• Sage green is the top choice for living rooms and bedrooms.

•Textiles will be the most common way to introduce new colors into the home.

•The powder room and the ceiling will be the most popular places to include wallpaper.

• White and off-white are the best interior and exterior colors when selling a home.

• Black is the main color of the entrance doors.

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Brent Heath

Learn about bulbs at a garden lecture

The Meadow Brook Garden Club will feature guest speaker Brent Heath at 10 a.m. on February 25 for his presentation: “Bulbs as Companion Plants.” Whether you’re planning to plant bulbs in a new garden or add them to an existing garden, you’ll learn how and where to incorporate the right varieties and combine them with perennials, annuals, ground covers and flowering shrubs. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Non-members wishing to participate can email [email protected] requesting a link containing a link to donate $5. Please submit your application no later than February 24. Go to

Millennials take risks in a tight housing market

A study by real estate data company Clever ( found that millennials are still willing to take risks in this crazy real estate market. In fact, 90% of them would buy a house without seeing them, an increase of 10% from 2021. Here are some factors that would convince them to buy a house without seeing them:

• The house was listed at an excellent price (56%)

• The house was new construction with no previous owner (56%)

• Seller offered concessions (49%)

• There was strong competition from other buyers (48%)

Millennials are also interested in buying smaller homes averaging 1,700 square feet — up from 2,400 square feet in 2020. And 82% said they would buy a repairman, a significant jump from the 67% who said the same. in 2019. However, among those who bought a repairer, 22% regret the purchase. Go to

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