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Plant time for trees

Whether planting a tree to add seasonal beauty, grow backyard fruit, provide a bit of shade, or reduce energy costs, it's a big upfront...

September 16, 2017 1:00 am


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Demand driving organics

Question: Do you believe that having organic food in grocery stores is really necessary? I am...

September 16, 2017 1:00 am


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Shopping to rest easy

The only thing more exhausting than sleeping on a bad mattress is shopping for a new one.

September 9, 2017 1:00 am


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Alternatives to asphalt shingles cover wide range

Dear Jim: The old dark shingle roof is leaking again. I prefer to install a longer-lasting roof this time even if it costs a...

September 2, 2017 1:00 am


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Painting fabrics

CONCORD, N.H. – With bright splotches or pale washes of color, watercolor paintings certainly can brighten up walls. But why stop...

September 2, 2017 1:00 am


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Antiques add personality to your garden

Adding antique garden ornaments to the landscape blends horticulture with history. One-of-a-kind pieces will personalize your property,...

August 27, 2017 1:00 am


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Bracing for the fall

Question: As summer draws to an end, what tasks should I be thinking about as we head into...

August 26, 2017 1:00 am


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No magic: Fairy rings found nationwide

WASHINGTON – Have you heard of “fairy rings?” Some people respond, “Who hasn't?” while others look at you...

August 26, 2017 1:00 am


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No work, no play

The key to a better relationship may not be in long walks on the beach or romantic dinners, it may actually be in discovering how your...

August 19, 2017 1:00 am


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This fall, paint's deep, rich hues are bolder

Deeper, richer hues are often part of decor's autumnal palette, but this year they're bigger and bolder than usual.

August 13, 2017 1:00 am


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Japanese beetles are back

Question: I am seeing damage on my cannas, roses and other plants this summer. There are many metallic-black/brown beetles on...

August 12, 2017 1:00 am


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Old stuff, new uses

Summer is a hard time for me to think about decorating; I mostly turn my focus outside to my garden and porch. But I do use these months...

August 12, 2017 1:00 am


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Bought or built, cook with solar

Dear Jim: I want a solar cooker to help keep my kitchen cooler and save energy. It would also help in case of a power outage or...

August 5, 2017 1:00 am


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For couples living together, organization can mean peace

Opposites attract, or so they say, and in many ways this phenomenon can work out well for a couple – they complement each other's...

July 31, 2017 1:00 am


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Tablescaping helps you turn dinner into an occasion

Tablescaping is an art form that brings nature into the dining room, providing a feast for the eyes.

July 29, 2017 1:00 am