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Carrots grow fine in local soil

Question: I am thinking that this season I am going to grow more carrots. What’s a good type to grow in our area? Answer: Many gardene ...

January 14, 2017 1:02 AM


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Winter's hottest trend calls hygge home

Search the term online and nearly 10 million results roll in. It’s being touted by this winter’s shelter magazines, décor ...

January 10, 2017 1:01 AM


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In-floor heating provides advantages

Dear Jim: We are adding a family room and bedroom to our house. We are considering electric radiant in-floor heating. Is it costly to operat ...

January 07, 2017 1:01 AM


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Long nights will trick poinsettias into blooming

Early winter is when poinsettias come into the limelight, showing off their colors in homes and shop windows. But a poinsettia is more than ...

January 08, 2017 1:01 AM


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Do some post-holiday decorating

The days after the holiday guests have gone home and the decorations have been put away can be clarifying. Suddenly, rooms that have been cr ...

January 02, 2017 1:00 AM


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Getting the most from your cookware

For leading chefs and casual home cooks alike, a little skill and talent goes a long way toward creating each mouthwatering culinary masterp ...

December 31, 2016 1:01 AM


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Growing master gardener program vital to communities

Q. I have thought about becoming a master gardener. Can you tell me more about the program? A. The master gardener program began in Washingt ...

December 24, 2016 1:01 AM


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2017 home decor trends radiate comfort, ease

Decor trends take us on a little emotional journey every season. Some speak to how we’re feeling, some to how we want to feel. For 201 ...

December 25, 2016 1:01 AM


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Rec rooms again game for decorators

When asked to build a luxury home for a house tour this year, designer Kenyon Woods opted to include a rec room – but not the rec room ...

December 20, 2016 1:02 AM


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Basics of compost

Here’s a riddle: What will weed, feed and water your garden, and take care of your garbage? “Ideal teenager” is not the an ...

December 17, 2016 1:01 AM


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Displaying plants

Imagine stepping into a bathtub, and instead of bathroom tiles lining the wall next to you, there’s a fresh vertical garden, lush with ...

December 17, 2016 1:01 AM


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Earning its battle scars

Realtors everywhere know about the drive-by house. You know, the experience that results in an exclamation of “Honey, stop the car!&rd ...

January 04, 2015 1:03 AM


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Tree care key to safe and merry Christmas

Question: Do you have any tips on Christmas tree care? Answer: Did you know that a Christmas tree can become completely engulfed in flames w ...

December 10, 2016 1:01 AM


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2017 kitchen trends: Black, white, metal

Americans briefly scaled back the scope of home renovation projects after the recession began nearly a decade ago, says interior designer an ...

December 10, 2016 1:01 AM


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Have chimney inspected before using fireplace

Dear Jim: I added a blower and will use my fireplace often this year. I have had a problem getting fires started. What is the best way to la ...

December 03, 2016 1:01 AM