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Home & Garden

Being a good guest

The arrival of summer marks the beginning of house guest season.

June 26, 2017 1:00 am


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Painting porch ceilings blue a Southern custom

In Richmond, Virginia, people debate their favorite sky blue paint color for porch ceilings as they do their favorite biscuit...

June 25, 2017 1:00 am


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Spray, pray to fight off apple scab

Q. My crabapple tree leaves are all turning yellow and dropping off the tree. What's wrong – and how do I fix the...

June 24, 2017 1:00 am


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To repair or replace?

Nobody buys a refrigerator to solve their midlife crisis. Yet the price of some home appliances is next in line after little red...

June 12, 2017 1:00 am


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Options abound on mulch

Question: I have used the same kind of wood mulch for many years now. What other options do I...

June 10, 2017 1:00 am


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Retractable screens are best option

Dear Jim: I like screen doors for natural ventilation, but they are expensive, inconvenient and don't look really good. Are...

June 3, 2017 1:00 am


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Hot looks, low budget

Friends of mine would probably describe me as “crafty” and “creative.” But that's just because they're too...

May 27, 2017 1:00 am


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Getting it clean

Nothing says warm weather like firing up the grill

May 22, 2017 1:00 am


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Teas from garden

Flavorful teas can be brewed from a great variety of herbs, flowers, fruits, spices and roots taken fresh from the garden. These...

May 20, 2017 1:00 am


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Garage clean-out

Garages have a way of going from deep storage to cluttered chaos. Clearing out the flotsam and organizing what remains can be daunting...

May 20, 2017 1:00 am


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Buying China

Sometimes collecting all the pieces to your cherished wedding china may take more time than you think. It took Jill Rogers four...

May 13, 2017 1:00 am


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Paper OK in garden, but avoid if glossy

Question: I read recently that I can use newspaper in a garden for weed control. Can I use all of the paper – because the...

May 13, 2017 1:00 am


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Finding your 1st place

Up until college graduation, you probably had little say in where you lived. For most of your life, you stayed with your parents. When...

May 8, 2017 1:00 am


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Electric mowers have plenty of power

Dear Jim: I am tired of the maintenance for my old gas lawn mower. I might buy a rechargeable cordless mulching one. Are they...

May 6, 2017 1:00 am


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An organized home sells better

It requires a lot of time and energy to maintain an organized home, but the benefits of that labor can pay off, while you're living in...

May 6, 2017 1:00 am