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Home & Garden

Area candlemakers stay busy

A candle's scent can trigger memories of a person's childhood, such as baking with grandma, or invoke a sense of warmth and...

December 18, 2018 1:00 am


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Smells like Christmas

Many people have a special smell they associate with the holidays.

December 18, 2018 1:00 am


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Party in small space

For those in small homes, holiday entertaining can feel daunting, or even impossible. But with a little planning, that needn't be the...

December 17, 2018 1:00 am


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Get smart on heating

Want to trim your heating costs this winter? Learning how to effectively use your house's thermostat can help you slash those utility...

December 17, 2018 1:00 am


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New trend simplifies gardening

Q. What can you tell me about minimalist gardening? I like the idea of simplifying my life as I think about...

December 15, 2018 1:00 am


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Easy, elegant holiday decor

It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but between hosting holiday festivities, shopping for presents and working full...

December 15, 2018 1:00 am


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Try hedge, not fence

Consider a hedge if you're in need of a fence. When managed properly, hedges cost less, outlast wooden fences, are more attractive than...

December 1, 2018 1:00 am


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Sugarplum a sweet hue for holiday decor

Amid a seasonal sea of red and green or silver and blue, there's a sweet, alternative palette in holiday decor.

November 27, 2018 1:00 am


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Holly can grow here but will take work

Question: I have tried several times to plant a holly tree in my landscape, but after a few years they turn brown and die. What...

November 24, 2018 1:00 am


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Open for holidays

There are many ways to entertain, but during the busy holiday season, it's the open house party that I gravitate to.

November 17, 2018 1:00 am


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Cleaning in the kitchen

My favorite kitchen cleaning strategy: Use the dishwasher.

November 17, 2018 1:00 am


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Pruning evergreens OK most of the year

Q. We have several evergreens in our landscape that need pruning. I have been told we have junipers, yews and a row of...

November 10, 2018 1:00 am


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Gardening doesn't have to stop for winter

There's no need for gardeners to go dormant along with their landscape when cold weather arrives. Arranging plants in small dishes and...

November 10, 2018 1:00 am


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Keeping your closet organized

Most people don't start out with a messy closet. Even when a closet is carefully organized at the beginning, however, it might not take...

November 5, 2018 1:00 am


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Yard cleanup not always necessary

Dead leaves on the ground, dead stems on trees and shrubs, dead plants where flowers and vegetables once strutted their stuff –...

November 4, 2018 1:00 am