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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 ...


Sports: Seminar will teach girls etiquette

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Kids take music lessons and dance lessons growing up. Kris Mort took etiquette lessons. “I’ve always told my players that my parents made me to go an etiquette school in eighth or ninth grade,” the Mesa State College ...


HG: SustainAbility Column February 07, 2009

By Adele Israel

In order to learn about green architecture, you have to learn a whole new language. Luckily, Ed Chamberlin and Eric Tscherter of Chamberlin Architects are fluent in that language. Words and phrases such as Trombe wall, Rastra Block and heat ...


HG: Homegrown Column February 07, 2009

By Dennis Webb

When we lived in Parker, our neighbor had mogul pine bushes in her front yard. Would that grow here? Can it tolerate a lot of sun? Hers was shaded in morning but got afternoon sun. Please let me know if you think it will grow here. Thanks ...


Garden show’s 86 booths run gamut of backyard beauty; weekend event starts today at Two Rivers

By Carrie Marfitano

If you plan to skip the summer vacation and instead spend extra time and money to improve your garden this year, the organizers planning the Landscapes West garden show have you in mind. “Everything is focusing on the backyard this ...


HG: SustainAbility Column Januatry 31, 2009

By Adele Israel

Marc Maurer, licensed architect and president of Genesis Designs Architecture and Planning, waxes philosophical when talking about his passion: sustainable architecture and design. “We use an indigenous architectural approach to create ...


HG: Annie Payne Column January 31, 2009

By Annie Payne

One week ago today marked the day considered by those who have the time and energy to figure these things out as the most depressing day of the year. Apparently, by Jan. 24, bills from Christmas come due, people have already given up on their ...


HG: Homegrown Column January 31, 2009

By Dennis Hill

We received forced tulip bulbs for Christmas. How do I care for the bulbs after they are through blooming? Thanks. — Irene To be honest, most people end up throwing them away once they’re done blooming. You don’t ...


HG: SustainAbility Column January 24, 2009

By Adele Israel

Xcel Energy expanded its demand side management programs to promote energy efficiency and save you money. According to a 2008 Xcel mailing, “conservation is two to five times less expensive than meeting your future energy needs in other ...


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