Add outlets, lighting where you want them in your place
Ever wish you could put an electrical outlet right where you need it in your kitchen?
The Adorne Under-Cabinet Lighting System from electrical innovator Legrand lets you do just that.
The customizable system includes LED lighting, outlets and even a speaker, all of which can be installed on the underside of your cabinets in the spots where you want them. Docks for tablets and smartphones can be added, too, so you can charge and use your electronic devices while you're working in the kitchen without adding to the cord clutter.
The system is available in two forms, one that plugs into an existing power outlet and one that's hard-wired to a home's electrical system. Lighting is available in linear form for overall illumination and puck lights for more concentrated brightness.
Many of the system components can be ordered at www.lowes.com. Examples of prices are $99.98 for a 27-inch modular track, $44.98 for a puck light and $19.98 for a tablet cradle. Free in-store pickup is available.
Other suppliers can be found in the “Where to buy” section of www.legrand.us.
Safely dispose of unwanted medication
April 27 is National Drug Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., police departments throughout the country will be collecting expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for safe disposal.
There are numerous locations throughout Western Pennsylvania. To find a location near you, go to: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov, or call 800-882-9539.
Group offers garden workshops
The Master Gardeners of Westmoreland County are offering numerous workshops April 27 as part of “Spring Garden Kickoff — Get Growing with Penn State.”
There will be three one-hour sessions, with two workshops during each hour. The event takes place at the Penn State Extension Office, 214 Donohoe Road, Greensburg.
• From 9 to 10 a.m. — “Long-Blooming Perennials” and “Put the Metal to the Petal: Tools to Speed Your Garden Chores”
• From 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. — “Summer Bulb Planter” and “Undercover Gardener” about birds, bees and bugs in your yard
• From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — “Colonial Gardens” and “Increasing Your Herb Harvest/Oregano 101.”
All the sessions are free except the “Summer Bulb Planter,” which is $29 for materials. Walk-ins are permitted, but seating is limited.
Book identifies reliable garden plants
Some plants put on a show for a few weeks. Others enhance the garden for two or more seasons.
It's the latter that Graham Rice spotlights in “Powerhouse Plants.”
The book profiles 510 hardworking plants with multiple-season appeal. They comprise annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines and grasses that add interest through their leaves, flowers, fruits, bark or other plant parts.
In addition to describing the plants, Rice includes tips for caring for them, situating them to their best advantage and combining them effectively with other plants.
“Powerhouse Plants: 510 Top Performers for Multi-Season Beauty” is published by Timber Press and sells for $24.95 in softcover.
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