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Fertilizer tips

Every garden needs periodic fertilization. “Designer” fertilizers are available for some kinds of plants, and so are...

July 14, 2018 1:00 am


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Experts warn not to use bought ladybugs

To some casual observers, ladybugs (or lady beetles) are colorful symbols of good luck – harbingers of fortune and fame. Gardeners...

July 14, 2018 1:00 am


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Local vendors hit by item's embargo

Bob Anderson was surprised when he had to remove the Persian rugs he had listed for sale online.

July 10, 2018 1:00 am


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Pulling the rug out

It feels peculiar to connect foreign policy to home decor, but President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal...

July 10, 2018 1:00 am


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Japanese beetles returning to bug us

Question: My neighbors just told me that they already have seen Japanese beetles on their...

July 7, 2018 1:00 am


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America's guesthouse

WASHINGTON – Diagonally across the street from the White House is a historic home that's even harder to wrangle an invitation...

June 26, 2018 1:00 am


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Catalpa is a common flowering tree in area

Question: I have noticed a tree with large leaves that is flowering right now. What is...

June 16, 2018 1:00 am


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Books big trend in decorating

It used to be that your books said something about you.

June 16, 2018 1:00 am


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Tips can help to clear the air

Nobody likes to talk about household odors, but it's really important to deal with them.

June 11, 2018 1:00 am


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Weeds may give hints on soil type

Question: I have heard that the weeds growing in a particular area can indicate what type of soils one might have. Is this...

June 9, 2018 1:00 am


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Growing safe produce

With recent headlines, including a national recall of romaine lettuce, more people are thinking about where their food comes from and...

June 7, 2018 1:00 am


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Scrubbing out stains

From grassy picnics to sweaty soccer games to saucy cookouts – clothes can be particularly vulnerable to all kinds of stains and...

June 4, 2018 1:00 am


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Global lifestyle concepts are catching on in US

Hygge, the Danish lifestyle concept of cozy, comfortable and quality living, has bloomed over the past three years into a full-blown...

June 2, 2018 1:00 am


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Cleaning rewards

Whether it's scrubbing through grime to reveal a sparkling surface, cleaning dust bunnies from under appliances or organizing your...

June 2, 2018 1:00 am


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TV helping design homes

When Kuangchi Chang and her husband, Robert Peterson, were planning a kitchen renovation in 2015, they drew on a lot of professional...

May 29, 2018 1:00 am