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HG: SustainAbility Column March 07, 2009

By Adele Israel

The supporting cast for sustainable home building has a message for local builders. Mortgage professionals and EcoBrokers want builders to get busy making more energy-efficient homes so clients can take advantage of special financing and ...


HG: Homegrown Column March 07, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Can I trim my roses back at this time of year? I did not get to it in the late fall, and they are about 8 feet tall. Also, can I start planting seeds or is it still too early? Thanks. — Molly Actually, you’re better off ...


LS: Art of Quilting Column March 01, 2009

By Sherida Warner

Let’s just say Barbara Brackman knows a photo opportunity when she sees one. The well-known quilt historian told me recently that she has always wanted to paint on an artist’s canvas. “But I really don’t have the ...


LS: Your Town Column March 01, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

In like a lion and out like a lamb? Traditionally, March is supposed to blow its way onto the calendar pages, wreaking havoc in the back yard with the fall leaves that didn’t get raked before the first snow; however weather forecasts ...


HG: Homegrown Column February 28, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Do you use dormant sprays on peach, apricot and apple trees? Thank you for your time. — Jerry Dormant sprays are something most everyone with fruit trees should use. It’s just cheap insurance. A dormant spray is simply a ...


HG: SustainAbility Column February 28, 2009

By Adele Israel

Home improvement resources I’m sure my husband and I aren’t the only ones trying to figure out how to make an old house more energy efficient. New opportunities are cropping up daily for incentives, rebates, low and no-interest ...


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 ...


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