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HG: Homegrown Column March 14, 2009

By Dennis Hill

I have a question about rose bushes; our trees have grown and shade the rose beds too much. Are there any shade-tolerant rose varieties that you could recommend for Grand Junction? Please give examples suitable to the elevation and sandy soils ...

HG: Annie Payne Column March 14, 2009

By Annie Payne

Easy ways to get your children working •  Start early.  If they can dump out a box of toys, they are old enough to put them all back.  •  Be mindful of the children’s ages and abilities when choosing ...

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 ...

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