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Saving money when on the move

With the average wedding costing upwards of $30,000, starting your new life together takes a lot of careful budgeting.

April 24, 2017 1:00 am


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Sap bleed OK after spring pruning

Question: I pruned my birch tree recently, and now water/sap is running down from where I made a cut on a larger branch. Will...

April 22, 2017 1:00 am


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The magical appeal of fairy gardens

A set of little wings. Ceramic fountains. Tiny versions of ornate cottages and brick walkways fit for the English countryside. These are...

April 22, 2017 1:00 am


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Mixing up outdoor decor the latest trend

There are those who prefer perfectly matched furniture and a monochromatic color scheme in decor. But for those who like to shake things...

April 18, 2017 1:00 am


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Furniture fakes don't sit well with purists

The confusion began when I inherited my father's original Eames lounge chair, the sort that has cushioned psychiatrists such as him for...

April 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Black knot difficult to get rid of

Q. My ornamental cherry tree is covered with these strange reddish growths on the branches and trunk. Should I be...

April 8, 2017 1:00 am


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Map out moves when moving

Moving from an apartment into your first home can be stressful. But proper planning can make the transition much...

April 8, 2017 1:00 am


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Hanging planters

Want to add instant color and texture to your deck, balcony, entryway, or other small space around your yard? Consider hanging...

April 8, 2017 1:00 am


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Millennials buck trends in remodeling

As millennials join the ranks of homeowners, they're making their mark on how those homes look, and in some cases bucking long-held...

April 4, 2017 1:00 am


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Rolling shutters protect windows

Dear Jim: I want a strong window shutter for security and storms, but I don't want it to block my outdoor view. Is a rolling...

April 1, 2017 1:00 am


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Kicking back in style

Including recliners in home decorating projects used to be an interior designer’s nightmare, says Bonnie Lewis, founder of 55+ TLC...

March 27, 2017 10:03 pm


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Viburnums good in sunny areas

Question: I am considering adding some flowering shrubs to my landscape this year. The site in question is full sun and some...

March 24, 2017 10:02 pm


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Secure home while away

Warmer temperatures, budding trees and blooming flowers are all lovely parts of spring, but what you really look forward to is the start...

March 19, 2017 10:02 pm


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Setting up the sale

Home sellers need to understand that buyers today have access to more information and are more educated and savvy than ever...

March 17, 2017 10:01 pm


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Easy fixes at home

How to restore the finish on bark-covered furniture:

March 17, 2017 10:01 pm