What happens when you learn how to deadhead flowers

One of the things that I inspire to do is to learn new things. Learning is a life-long process. I also love to teach or share information. I have always loved the way flowers looked, but never really worked to have a flower garden or had a green thumb. I’ve purchased hanging plants over the years, but nothing that required a lot of work. When we moved into the house that we live in now, I started caring about my yard. Our yard backs into a wooded ravine. We have a 2-story deck, over a walk-out basement. Our neighborhood is filled with street-lined trees and well-kept lawns, so I felt the need to step-up. So, I really knew nothing about plants or flowers, and neither does my mother. So, I went out a purchased hundreds of dollars worth of perennials several years ago, I had the solar lights that lined our yard. Our landscape came with whitewashed bricks already. We had beautiful trees in our small but inviting yard. So, I purchased hosta plants to surround two of our beautiful trees. I planted a rose bush and some other bushes. I like a lot of color, so I usually purchase petunias every year to plant to give the yard some vibrant color. Unfortunately, because of the wooded area we live in, we have a lot of deer and other critters that like to eat our plants. But, still our yard normally looks good.

I also love to purchase petunia hanging plants to put on our front porch. I love to pull into the driveway and see the vibrant colors of the plants. It just adds an inviting and welcoming, homey touch. So for the last couple of years, I have purchased the plants and most of them have done well, with no help from me, except to water them. However, this year, I purchased 5 plants and hung them and within a month they were all dead. 

I didn’t understand. So, I purchased 4 more and I asked the lady at the greenhouse how I was supposed to take care of the plants, she said to make sure I deadhead them. She said just pick out any dying blooms, and it will allow new ones to form. I had no idea was she was talking about.

I looked up videos on deheading flowers and I watched a few videos and I learned how to take care of my flowers, That is what I love about the internet. I have learned so much from the internet and watching videos. I believe that the internet is so valuable in teaching a person certain skills. I am not an expert. But, my flowers have flourished after doing the deadheading.


Unfortunately I did not get to deadhead my flowers for about 3 weeks and my flowers have suffered because of it.

So, I have started to deadhead the flowers again, because I hadn’t done it in so long, I have to do a little at a time. It was too time-consuming for me to do all four at once. And, I plan to do a little every day to catch up and then do it 2-3 times a week. I will post a picture in a few weeks to show you how they are doing. I have no idea the normal life cycle of these hanging plants, but hopefully they should last into September.

Stayed tuned for the next update.

To learn how to deadhead flowers, see the following video:

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The Spiritual Gift of Teaching

The spiritual gift of teaching is the supernatural ability to effectively communicate the truths of the bible and to provide instruction on how to apply those teachings to one’s life.

Someone with the spiritual gift of teaching has been given God’s supernatural power to teach in order to edify the body of Christ.

With God’s anointing, those with the gift explain the meaning, context and application of the bible, so as to apply it to one’s life. This involves an analysis and interpretation of the bible. The gifted teacher can clearly instruct and communicate knowledge. This instruction requires God’s supernatural grace. It is a God-given ability, it cannot be earned, but it can be developed. The one without this gift cannot explain the Word, as one could with the gift. You typically see the gift at work in Sunday schools, bible schools, seminaries, home bible study, also in written teachings.

Those with the spiritual gift often love to learn, love to research, love to study, those teachers that teach through written medium—love to write. Those with this gift love to learn at a deeper level. They want to know the meaning, context, definition, etc. They want to comprehend, analyze and interpret.

The goal is to take detailed information and explain it in simple terms. Teachers first teach themselves and often feel compelled to share what they’ve learned with others. Because of God’s supernatural anointing, teachers have greater insight and ability than what can be accomplished with natural ability alone.

Do you feel that God has given you the gift of teaching? Take a step of faith and look for the opportunities that God gives you to develop your gift.

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Fitness over 40

fitness over 40

Turning 40 is a milestone and a signal of transition from adulthood to middle age. It is an important age of preventing health problems.

Generally when you get older you may have noticed changes to your body, you tend to lose muscles which are typically replaced by fat and the concern about getting fit may be overwhelming to you.

Here are some of the ways that you could be able to lose the weight, keep it off and stay fit for a healthier you.
As we get older and start doing physical exercise, we need a better warm-up before beginning the actual work out. Our younger counterparts can waltz into exercise without too much concern, although it is not advisable to do so, they are still less prone to getting injured because if their age.

Walking is a gentle, low impact exercise that’s easy, free and available to everyone. Some of the benefits of walking regularly include strengthening the heart which reduces the chances of a heart disease and stroke and other disease risks, helps you lose weight, tones up the abs and waist, boosts your vitamin D, give you energy and makes you happy since it reduces stress and anxiety.

As your fitness levels improve you may want to progress from walking to jogging. Because jogging is a high impact activity, it is necessary that you wear supportive and cushioned shoes to minimize the risk of injury.

Cycling can be a great way to lose the pounds and ensuring that you are staying fit. However, you should be careful not to injure your muscles and bring health problems like joint and knee pain. You should start small and build up your balance and endurance, a 15 minutes cycling would be okay.

You may take up a hobby that you once liked doing before all the responsibilities piled up. It might be swimming, running, boxing, spinning or playing a sport. Remember all these should be done with moderation before you master the art of balance endurance and to prevent you from getting injured which will be a downer.

When undertaking the above mentioned exercises or any other exercises bare in mind that you have to know your body first before starting any work out, consult your doctor and find out which exercise suits you best which will lower the risks of injury and which will help you achieve your desired goal when it comes to being a healthier you.
Wishing you all the best in this journey of staying fit and healthy and remember anyone can do it it’s a matter of staying focused start small start today and you will keep the diseases at bay Cheers.

For a list of some of my favorite workout dvds, check out this post.  http://wp.me/p7tYNk-49

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High Intensity Interval Training

Many of you might be asking what High Intensity Interval Training means, well, according to Wikipedia High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT), is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. HIIT is the concept where one performs a short burst of high-intensity (or max-intensity) exercise followed by a brief low-intensity activity, repeatedly, until too exhausted to continue. In other words, exercising at a very intense pace for a short period; followed by a much lower intensity for the same or a different activity.Though there is no universal HIIT session duration, these intense workouts typically last under 30 minutes, with times varying based on a participant’s current fitness level.

In this article we will be focusing on three groups that would like to in cooperate or start this training into their work out regime. We will focus on the new beginners, this means those who have done some other kind of fitness work outs but have never done HIIT, those who have done it and for one reason or the other they won’t be able to go to the gym anymore or may want to be doing the training at home and the people whom want to lose weight.
Let’s get into it, the key success lies in doing the right moves, at your own pace, HIIT is supposed to be intense but you shouldn’t push yourself to the point of causing injuries and other setbacks. You need to listen to your body, modify as needed and complete each movement with proper form.

Some of the exercise that can be done in these training include Jumping jacks, Sumo squats, Push-ups, Squats, Butt kicks, Running upstairs, Swimming, Knee-ups, Burpees, Jumping rope, jog/walk, Triceps dips and Lunges.
These cardiovascular exercises can be done for about 10 minutes and are suitable for beginners if you want to increase the minutes they can be done from 20 to 30 minutes depending on the duration you want to use and the time you have in your hands.


The other thing best thing about these exercises is that you don’t need to go to the gym to do them all you need is a chair and a yoga mat and your good to go. Jogging or marching for 30 seconds can also be a good HIIT training.
For those that would like to do some HIIT training at the gym you could try some Treadmill Hill sprints, Jump rope, Bike Tabata, Air dyne “arm bike” and you can also do no equipment HIIT these consist of the ones discussed earlier in this article.

For the person who would like to lose weight the above exercises can be done both in the gym and at home. HIIT can boost your weight loss in that you are able to burn fat faster and longer, increase endurance, preserves muscle mass and one can get faster results than traditional cardio.

Commitment, consistency and adopting a total lifestyle change of eating right and watching your portions will have you achieve the desired results that you are craving for and planning for. Happy HIIT training to you lovelies and remember we all have it in us to achieve the things that we desire for our health should not be an exception.

HIIT exercise really burns the calories, however, sometimes. I don’t feel like  an intense workout.  Here is a list of my favorite workouts, that vary in intensity.   http://wp.me/p7tYNk-49

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Exercise DVDS


This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I will receive an affiliate commission. However, the opinion expressed are my own.