Blooming cherry tree to add color to your garden

June 23, 2014 by · Comments Off on Blooming cherry tree to add color to your garden 

Flowering cherry trees belongs to the botanical family of Rosaceas of the Prunus family. One variety, Cerasus, tend to clump all its flowers together when blooming. The tree itself can be traced back to Giresun in ancient Turkey. Considered to be a hardy tree, flowering cherry trees are small in size. Bloom come out just in time for spring and leaves coming out as flowers starting to drop. In Japanese gardens they are planted mainly for display purposes due to bountiful and colorful blooms.

A flowering cherry tree can add to beautify your garden. Its blooms provide one of the most remarkable aesthetics to any garden. Tree itself comes in red, black or gray barks. Flowers are white with various shades of pink contrasting with the bark of the tree.

Cherry fruit contains anthocyanin that helps to ease the pain and bring relief from inflammation. It also contains higher level of melatonin making it an anti-oxidant. Few species of flowering cherry trees including Chanticleer, Cleveland Select Flowering Pears, and Bradford are available on the market. If you are short on space and still like a flowering cherry tree try Thundercloud Flowering Plum for tight spaces.

Know Your Duvet

June 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on Know Your Duvet 

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One common mistake that people make when it comes to bedding is mixing up a comforter for a duvet and vice versa. This is understandable because both may be used to keep warm and to protect your bed sheets. Most think that they’re the same but if they only knew the difference between the two, then they might find it to their advantage.

Basically, the only difference between a duvet and a comforter is that a comforter is a thick, quilted, fluffy blanket. While a duvet is a type of bedding that is soft and flatter, as compared to a comforter. A duvet is filled with down, feathers, wool, or a synthetic alternative and is protected with a removable cover, the duvet cover.

Duvet covers make changing your beddings easier! For one thing, it’s easier to wash since all you will be washing is the cover itself and thus, easier storage as compared to a comforter as well. Another advantage to using a duvet over a comforter is that you can easily replace the duvet cover, giving your duvet a new look or print to it. It will be cheaper maintaining a duvet because you can easily buy covers in a set and investing in duvet cover sets is more practical than buying a bunch of comforters.

Duvet cover sets can be found in many stores that specialize in bedding and home goods. Save yourself time, effort, money and storage space! The next time you think of buying beddings, keep these things in mind.

BeddingStyle is an online bedding retailer that offers luxury bedding sets at affordable prices. Get the look you want from your bed without having to feel guilty about spending!

Cushions for Recreation

June 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on Cushions for Recreation 

Written by: The Foam Factory

The right cushion can bring a lot of value to your outdoor gatherings. With a bit of padding, you can create a comfortable seating arrangement while you’re roughing it. With summer approaching, it’s time to hit the outdoors with a set of comfortable cushions to make the trip a lot easier. Here are just a few of the uses for a good outdoor furniture cushion.


Patio furniture is expensive, so many spend-thrift hme owners are opting to revitalize older pieces. You can scour some garage sales to find some cheap pieces, then use a few simple techniques to restore them to their former glory. Outdoor foam replacement cushions are useful as lumbar support pillows, or as a method of adding some extra back support to your outdoor couch. Don’t forget the spray paint! You can even use paint to touch up fabrics if you buy the proper kind.


Dryfast foam is especially useful on boats, or near water. The foam helps guard cushions from the effects of long term exposure to moisture. If you dock your boat, you’ll want foam that is resistant to the effects of weather. You can also use a sealant on the plastic you wrap your cushions in, to further water proof each item. Remember that firmer cushions are better for sitting, while softer cushions might be better for resting. Foam thickness also has little to do with its firmness, so test cushions when you can.


When you’re in an RV, temperature is a concern. That’s why you need foam cushions that are breathable so that your space doesn’t get too warm. Dinette cushions are also extremely expensive to replace on their own, so a restoration is often a good way to keep your RV in working order without breaking the bank. The DIY approach is to order foam cushions online, then cut and shape them to your desired mold. Sew some new fabric covers over the foam and your cushion will look as good as new.

Final Thoughts

Gearing up for the outdoors gets to be pretty expensive, so every dollar you can save by doing something yourself is a dollar you can spend on better gear you need. With a few simple tricks, and some creative uses for foam, you can revitalize just about any piece in preparation for your outdoors adventure.