Home and Garden Tips

How to carve the perfect Halloween jack-o’-lantern

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Jack-o’-lanterns are one of many indelible symbols of Halloween. It’s hard to pinpoint the precise origins of jack-o’-lanterns, but many historians trace the tradition to 19th century Ireland. In fact, this instantly recognizable staple of Halloween decor actually gets its name from an Irish folktale character named “Stingy Jack.” Jack-o’-lanterns are ubiquitous in October, but a refresher course on carving […]

Using journaling as a guide to your garden projects

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Why keep a garden journal? So we won’t forget what we planted, where and when. And, more importantly, it helps celebrate your gardening successes as well as the challenges you had during the past garden season. Fall is a good time to start your garden journal. You’re not out there weeding, watering, and fertilizing any longer and you can look […]

Preparing for winter with perennial pruning pointers

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Foliage and football might be two things people instantly associate with fall, but there’s more to this beloved season than brightly colored leaves and action on the gridiron. Gardeners know that spring is an ideal time to plan and plant their favorite flowers and most flavorful fruits and vegetables. However, seasoned gardeners know that gardening is a year-round commitment. Pruning […]

Attempting to overwinter plants can be challenging

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 At this time of year on many of the social media garden sites, gardeners are enjoying the beauty of their plants and wondering if any can be saved for next year. Coleus is one plant people are particularly interested in keeping, but there are m… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

What to know before installing built-ins in your home

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 After purchasing a new home, buyers often want to put their own fingerprint on the property. Homeowners anticipate the day when their homes are transformed into spaces that reflect their style and not the preferences of previous owners. When de… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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