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Grown at Home, Honeysuckle vine

By Dennis Hill

I have a honeysuckle vine that starts out vigorously each spring, but then the aphids come and it never fully recovers. What is the best way to stop the aphids? — Sharon The key to dealing with aphids (heck, any insect for that matter) ...


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Splish, splash! I was doing the dishes

By Annie Payne

“Who cut their hair on the couch?” “Why does the dog have one blue paw?” “Where did all the kitchen chairs go?” These and many more questions like these are not a good way to start summer vacation. My ...


Homegrown: Aspen trees

By Dennis Hill

We planted aspen trees several years ago and they have done well. We started with three trees and they now number 30 or so. We are now threatened by tiny little “eggshells” on some of the trees. We’ve been told it is a ...


Homegrown: Dwarf Alberta spruce, rhubarb

By Dennis Hill

I have a dwarf Alberta spruce that I planted about 11 years ago. It is about 7 feet tall. It is planted on the north side of the house within 3 feet of the corner of our garage. Last summer, it started to turn brown on the side away from the ...


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Joe Cocker tends tomatoes to unwind after tours, recording

By Penny Stine

A life on the road presents a lot of challenges for those who make their living in music, and Joe Cocker has been making his living in music for decades. Not only does it mean time away from his Mad Dog Ranch above Crawford when he’s in ...


Homegrown: Helping new sod along

By Staff

We moved into a newly constructed house Dec. 1 and just had sod installed. Everyone else’s lawn is getting green now except ours.  Anything we can do to help this new sod along? — Linda The fact that your sod isn’t ...


Homegrown: Rocky Mountain firs

By Dennis Hill

We have a Rocky Mountain fir in our backyard. It’s about 16 years old and 15–20 feet high. The needles are turning rusty and falling off, especially on the south side of the tree. I wonder if it is diseased or stressed from the ...


Homegrown: Fairy ring fungus

By Dennis Hill

I just planted new grass last year, and now I have fairy ring all over it. I need major HELP before I lose my lawn to it. — Kathy Actually, fairy ring is usually something I tell folks not to worry about. Fairy ring is a type of ...


Sustainability: Tabletop square foot gardening

By Adele Israel

In the spring of 2008, I pitched the idea for this column to the Daily Sentinel’s managing editor Laurena Mayne Davis. When she expressed interest in the concept, I was thrilled. Then she told me it would run on the Home & Garden ...


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Family dinners are something to be passionate about

By Annie Payne

While watching “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” I felt so inspired by his passion for helping people eat healthier that I vowed to feed my family more fruits and veggies. Apparently just in time, too. My husband, Secret ...


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