Who wears the pants in your family?
Pretty soon it might be your garbage can.
A new product called Garbage Pantz is dressing up trash cans. The can covers come in seasonal, holiday and party designs as well as blue jeans and camouflage pants, to suit all you fashionistas.
Even the company that makes Garbage Pantz describes them as a solution for a problem you didn’t know you had. Naked trash cans? Who knew?To read more or comment...
Have you bought your tickets for the Summit County Master Gardeners' popular Tour of Gardens?
This year's tour is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, and includes seven gardens. Patron tickets come with a bonus: breakfast at a secret garden that's not open to the other tourgoers.
No matter which kind of ticket you buy, every tourgoer gets to shop at the Posie Shoppe, which will be brimming with plants that can turn your own yard into a show-stopper.
Patron tickets are $60, $80 and $100 and can be purchased online.To read more or comment...
Give birds credit for being resourceful.
The little creatures seem to find the most unexpected places to build their nests. Inside shoes. Atop car tires. On Christmas light wires. (I hate when people leave their holiday decorations up for months, but I’ll give you a pass if there are birds nesting on yours.)
Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Celebrate Urban Birds project is challenging people to find the oddest, cutest, most amazing bird nests in its annual Funky Nests in Funky Places competition. It’s urging people of all ages to search their neighborhoods for nests and document them in photos, videos, artwork, poems or stories.
Prizes are on the line, including binoculars, bird feeders, DVDs and more.To read more or comment...
Picture yourself on a piece of toast.
Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp. is making it possible for you to start every day with a toast selfie. The company makes toasters customized to create any image you like, even your own face.
The Toasted Selfies toasters are surprisingly affordable -- $75 each. All you have to do is send in a photo. Imagine your grandkids, your pet or your company logo toasted onto your daily bread.
"Yes, you don't have to be famous or Jesus to have your face on toast," the company’s president, Galen Dively, said in a news release.To read more or comment...
The crabapples are about to burst into bloom at Secrest Arboretum near Wooster.
If you’ve never seen the crabapple trees at their peak, you’re missing a visual treat. The arboretum, on the campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, has probably hundreds of the trees. They wash the grounds in pink and white when their flowers are open.
Today’s warmth is pushing the crabapples toward their flowering, said Ken Cochran, the arboretum’s program director. He guesses most will be in bloom by Monday, but the show should be pretty good by Sunday, when more people are off work and can visit.
I’m hoping for a Saturday spectacle, myself. I’ll be at Secrest that day for its annual Plant Discovery Day plant and art sale.To read more or comment...