Home and Garden

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Briefs: Home and Garden February 28, 2009

By Staff

Home expo comes to convention center •  More than 140 exhibitors will fill Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., for the 2009 Home Improvement and Remodeling Expo. The expo hours are 2–7 p.m. March 6, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ...


HG: Annie Payne Column February 28, 2009

By Annie Payne

My mom celebrated her umpteenth birthday this week. She is a better woman than me in every way imaginable. Her house is always cleaner than mine and not because she is a retiree. She had a clean home even when her four children lived with ...


TIPS ON PREPPING YOUR GARDEN’S SOIL

By Carrie Marfitano

Whether you’re planting vegetables for the first time or expanding a seasoned plot, preparing your soil is an essential step. “If you can put organic material into your soil to prepare that soil for planting, your plants will ...


LS: Art of Quilting Column February 22, 2009

By Sherida Warner

A trip to Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, would not be complete without a visit to its most famous icon, Delicate Arch. One of the most photographed natural rock formations in the United States, the arch has been adopted as the state ...


Harvesting savings

By Carrie Marfitano

Nurseries around the Grand Valley plan to have you eating your home-grown vegetables this summer. The faltering economy makes growing vegetables and herbs attractive to the pocketbook-conscious and green-thumbed consumer. Several local ...


HG: SustainAbility Column February 21, 2009

By Adele Israel

Mansel Zeck believes energy efficient homes should be available to more than just the very rich. That’s why he jumped at the chance to be the first production home builder on the Western Slope to create Energy Star subdivisions. Zeck, ...


HG: Homegrown Column February 21, 2009

By Dennis Hill

For several years, we’ve had our pinyon pine trees sprayed for prevention of beetles. Last summer, because the technician who did the spraying told me we didn’t need to spray, I stopped the service. In the fall, I noticed ...


HG: SustainAbility Column February 14, 2009

By Adele Israel

Sam Williams builds homes, but he will be the first to tell you that building a home is essentially not a green process. Nevertheless, he has made it his mission to take advantage of advances in building science and build sustainable ...


HG: Annie Payne Column February 14, 2009

By Annie Payne

I know what happened. You woke up this morning, opened the newspaper and realized that Valentine’s Day has arrived without a single thought of preparation on your part. Then, you opened your wallet and noticed that we are in a ...


HG: Homegrown Column February 14, 2009

By Dennis Hill

I received an African violet as a gift and am terrified I’ll kill it (it already looks like it is kind of wilting). Do you recommend using a special violet pot for planting? I read up about watering them from the bottom and will probably ...


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