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Home & Garden

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


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Manual options

Product manuals for appliances and other major household devices are a little bit like martini glasses. You never use them, but the...

October 29, 2018 1:00 am


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If time's scarce, do these tasks first

Q. This time of the year, all of my put-off gardening to-do tasks catch up with me. What are the most important tasks...

October 20, 2018 1:00 am


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Winterizing your plants

Winterizing fragile trees and shrubs is a simple and prudent exercise in landscape management. Mulching and watering before the ground...

October 20, 2018 1:00 am


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'Birdscaping' advice

Food, water and shelter are the basic requirements for attracting birds to your yard. But you can boost the number and variety of...

October 20, 2018 1:00 am