Home and Garden

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Virtues for a healthy and harmonious bathroom

By Annie Payne

Throughout his life, Confucius taught about five virtues: gravity, generosity, sincerity, earnestness and kindness. “If you are grave, you will not be treated with disrespect. If you are generous, you will win all. If you are sincere, ...


Homegrown: Spruce next to aspen

By Dennis Hill

I have a 20-foot spruce tree in my yard that has an aspen growing a few feet away. The side of the spruce facing the aspen is not developing (the branches are not growing out). It looks like I only have half of a spruce tree. Should I remove ...


Homegrown: Indoor palm

By Dennis Hill

I have an indoor palm plant that did well when I first got it, but now the leaves are turning yellow. What did I do wrong? Thank you. Well, there are three possibilities I can think of. Far and away the most common problems are watering ...


10 tips for de-decorating (and de-stressing) after Christmas

By Staff

The bad news is Christmas is over. The good news is that the decorations will come down faster than they went up. Here are some tips on how to pull it down, pack it up, and put it away. Tip No. 1: The day after Christmas is not too soon ...


Nothing artificial about GJ man’s giving spirit, love of Christmas trees

By Melinda Mawdsley

Darrell Jones eats, sleeps and breathes Christmas. No matter where he sits — in or out of his Grand Junction home — Jones can see a Christmas tree. This year, Jones put up and decorated 10 Christmas trees. Some years he decorates ...


Homegrown: Getting rid of mint

By Dennis Hill

How can I get rid of mint? I planted it in a pot in a raised bed about five years ago. I have taken the pot out and dug it up. Unfortunately, it is now stronger and more widespread than ever. Any suggestions? Thank you. Mint can be a ...


What your Christmas tree says about you

By Annie Payne

I have a rare talent. Some might call it a gift. Others, the more incredulous, call it a cheap party trick, but I have yet to meet anyone who can do what I do. I am a Christmas Tree Prognosticator. It’s sort of like reading palms. I ...


Homegrown: Garden bed soil

By Dennis Hill

I am getting a delivery of Glade Park soil for raised vegetable garden beds constructed of 20- to 24-inch high concrete blocks. The contractor says that in filling the beds he needs to walk on the Glade Park soil to compact it because it is so ...


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Spruce up your home with two basic colors: black and white

By Annie Payne

I love classic game shows. One of my favorites is “Password.” It’s played with two contestants giving and receiving word clues. Let’s try it! Me: Dice. Me: Piano keys.   Me: Zebras.   Me: ...


Homegrown: Fall watering

By Dennis Hill

How late in the fall should I continue to water my lawn, and should I fertilize it now? Thank you. Both good questions! As fall comes on and the weather starts to cool, you want to start stretching out the time between waterings. This ...


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