David asks…

preparing a garden bed for a butterfly garden.?

it will be on the south side of my house, and i live in zone 5 ( dont know if that matters). here is the garden that i am going to try to build. it is the second one down http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/gardens/butterfly/designs.html
how do i get the soil ready for the plants? and do i put mulch in around the plants? ive never had a garden before so im kinda just learning. i am going to go get a book from the library next week, but i want to see if i can even afford to try to build a garden like this. also if you look at the size scale of that garden, it is the same size as the area i have to use. about how many plants of each of those flowers should i purchase? i have been told that most of those spread, so should i just buy like 1 or two plants of each or should i try to plant seeds? any ideas are appreciated? thanks

landscapeliving answers:

I like your garden layout #3, Native prairie garden.
If you have good garden soil, there is no need for you to do anything but plant your flowers. If you want to add some good soil, get Mushroom Compost, that's an organic soil amendment for gardens.
Here is a good article about Buttlerfly gardens:

Mandy asks…

I need help decorating my room!?

Kk so i was thinking
Pink & green walls
and i already have my bed covers
its pink with blue green & pink flowers & theres some yellow in there
with a pink lava lamp & green fuzzy carpet! and rainbow curtains!
and bunch of coool posters!
but i dont think thats enough :P

You can even tell me your ideas!
Anything! Also tell me HOW YOU would design your room!

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With that much going on, I would keep the walls a neutral color

Robert asks…

Very strange and vivid nightmare: any idea what it means ...?

The dream was disturbing, bizarre.
I was in a run down hotel and in my room.It was night time and very quiet and I was in bed. Not a nice hotel. old fashioned and spooky.Through the lock on the door this very long thin piece of crumpled up paper (thin and string like) had a paper eye on the end.
The string like paper was very long and gradually was threaded through the keyhole until it hovered by my bed in mid air and there was a flower like thing at the end which also looked like an eye.
It was obvious someone was threading it through from the other side of the door and it felt supernatural and it was designed to disturb me.
The next thing I remember is gradually opening the door and there was no-one there.
The hall was dark and run down. At the other side of the dark hall there was a tiny office with two young women who ran the hotel.I asked them if this had happened before and they said yes,a sinister young pixie-like guy was stalking the hotel and was scary but no-one could catch him


landscapeliving answers:

Hotel :To see a hotel in your dream, signifies a new state of mind or a shift in personal identity. You are undergoing some sort of transition and need to move away from your old habits and old way of thinking. You need to temporarily escape from your daily life. Alternatively, the dream may imply a loss in your personal identity.

Keyhole:To dream that you are peeping through a keyhole, suggests that you do not have full view of some situation. You need to gain a better perspective on things. Alternatively, it indicates that you are overstepping your boundaries and prying into other people's business.

To dream that someone is looking through a keyhole, suggests that your privacy is being invaded.

Eyes:To see your own eyes in your dream, represents enlightenment, knowledge, comprehension, understanding, and intellectual awareness. Unconscious thoughts may be coming onto the surface. The left eye is symbolic of the moon, while the right eye represents the sun. It may also be a pun on "I" or the self. If you dream that your eyes have turned inside your head and you can now see the inside of your head, then it symbolizes insight and something that you need to be aware of. This dream may be literally telling you that you need to look within yourself. Trust your intuition and instincts.

To dream that you have something in your eye, represents obstacles in your path. Alternatively, it may represent your critical view and how you tend to see faults in others.

To dream that you have one eye, indicates your refusal to accept another viewpoint. It suggests that you are one-sided in your ways of thinking.

To dream that you have a third eye, symbolizes inner vision, insight, instinct or some psychic ability you have yet untapped. You are able to see what others cannot. Or you need to start looking within yourself and trust your instincts.

To dream that your eyes are injured or closed, suggests your refusal to see the truth about something or the avoidance of intimacy. You may be expressing feelings of hurt, pain or sympathy.

To dream that you have crossed eyes, denotes that you are not seeing straight with regards to some situation. You may be getting your facts mixed up.
{red eyes}

help me,i need to know what this dream means

Laura asks…

Where are good places to find dorm bedding for girls (not pink)?

A lot of places sell the 'generic' 'girly' bedding with a lot of pink and flowers and such.

The style I like are vector and abstract (google image 'vector abstract' to get an idea) but perhaps not as busy for a comforter design. I'm really looking for a pattern in blue.

And I'm only looking for comforters, no duvets so places like pbteen are out.

I've already looked at Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart, PBTeen, Macy's, and Linens and Things. I actually like some PBTeen stuff but they're all duvets =/

Any websites/advice would be great. Sorry for a lot of exceptions, I'm just really picky :p They need a site with a massive search engine for dorm bedding...


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John asks…

Need help designing a desert-friendly humidity box.?

I own a mali uromastyx. Maybe 1.3 years old. He recently had a shed cycle and epically failed. He's got a lot of dead skin on his head/neck and around his hind legs. This skin WILL NOT peel off, nor has a shed aid helped. So, I am going to set him up a humidity box.
Though, I don't know what to do in this case. I want something that will hold humidity, is easy on the wallet, and aesthetically pleasing. He's currently on construction sand (rocky/sandy substrate) and has a couple of green plants and a dead-wood basking spot. (I know they normally bask on rocks, but this holds the basking temp well and provides both a basking spot and a shady hideaway for him.
Now, this is a standard 55-gallon aquarium, so please keep that in mind with your suggestions. It will be going on the far-side of the cool-end of his cage.
I've thought of a flower pot as a humidity box (that's what my ball python has and loves), but I would prefer something that looks more like it belongs in a desert, as opposed to looking like it should be in a semi-tropical/suburban region. So, if you guys have ideas or experience building humidity boxes, I'd really appreciate some good-looking advice. Images would be greatly appreciated as well...

Finally, is Fluker's Moss Bedding an appropriate bit for the humidity box? I have a ton of it for the snake. thanks.

landscapeliving answers:

I don't think using construction sand is such a great idea. From what I have heard it has very small glass particles and harmful chemicals in it. Im not sure if it is 100% true but it sound like a good thing to research so ill look it up after this answer.

From my experience humidity boxes are usually made of a rubbermaid bin lined with damp sphagnum moss and ventilation holes put in the lid, then the animal is put in for 10-15 mins a day. I have only done this with leos and beardies so I dont know how it will work for you, but it is worth a try. You might have a hard time keeping a set area inside desert terraria humid for long, especially if it has a screen top.

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