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Gardens, trees hurt by floods

Q. I am concerned about all the flooding that has occurred and how that affects my garden and landscape plants – all which...

July 22, 2017 1:00 am


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Getting that perfect shot

So the garden you planted or enjoy each day is flowering. Birds and animals are busy in your yard or neighborhood. And you'd love to...

July 22, 2017 1:00 am


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Making toughest household chores a snap

When it comes to household chores, we're all guilty of playing favorites. Even Becky Rapinchuk, who has made a career of sharing...

July 15, 2017 1:00 am


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Fresh Paint can help your home sell

When it comes time to sell your home, it can pay to touch up the painting.

July 15, 2017 1:00 am


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Curled leaves a sign of aphids

Question: The leaves on many perennials and landscape plants are curling. What's going...

July 8, 2017 1:00 am


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Portable air conditioner can be more efficient than using home's central air

Dear Jim: We have central air-condtioning. It seems wasteful to cool the entire house when just we two are home. Is using a...

July 1, 2017 1:00 am


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Giving in to the dark side

Shade gathers from year to year in the garden like the wrinkles on your face, growing more pronounced with time.

July 1, 2017 1:00 am


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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