Home and Garden

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HG: Homegrown Column October 11, 2008

By Dennis Hill

We have dwarf apricot and dwarf peach trees about 10 years old. The last couple of years the fruit has not been very sweet. We see that they are sprayed every spring and summer. Is there some thing that we can do to receive sweeter fruit? We ...


HG: SustainAbility Column October 04, 2008

By Adele Israel

Upgrading a home to make it more energy efficient is not just for the wealthy. With the help of Housing Resources of Western Colorado, more efficient options may be within your reach. Part of Housing Resources’ mission is “to ...


HG: Homegrown Column October 04, 2008

By Dennis Hill

I live in Colorado Springs and my quaking aspen trees have a fungus/mold called armillaria in the ground and it is killing all plants around the trees. What do I use to get rid of it? Thanks. — Deb Well, you’ve got a ...


HG: SustainAbility Column September 27, 2008

By Adele Israel

With demand for energy expected to soar, Xcel Energy is getting ahead of the curve by promoting energy conservation and efficiency. The latest “Energy Update” from Xcel proclaimed, “The cheapest and cleanest kilowatt is the ...


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HG: Annie Payne Column September 27, 2008

By Annie Payne

I got a call a couple of weeks ago from a fellow blogger in Houston who goes by the handle “elasticwaistbandlady.” Her family was among the unfortunate victims of the wrath of Hurricane Ike. Aside from a leaky roof and some ...


HG: DRIP Column September 27, 2008

By Guest Columnist

With summer coming to a rapid close, the Grand Valley Drought Response Information Project (DRIP) encourages you to continue your efforts at water conservation around the home and business. While outside water use will dramatically decrease ...


Briefs: Grand Valley Quilting Show September 21, 2008

By Staff

A “Centennial Memory Quilt” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the town of Parachute will be featured next weekend at the Grand Valley Quilt Show at the historic Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse, 7235 300 Road. Made by Town ...


HG: SustainAbility Column September 20, 2008

By Adele Israel

This weekend, “The Blue Pig Goes Green” opens at The Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade. The exciting exhibit highlights the work of 34 area artists and includes a wide range of media including re-purposed and recycled materials. ...


HG: Homegrown Column September 20, 2008

By Dennis Hill

I planted a screening arrangement of 12 arborvitae (4 feet tall) three weeks ago. A week later, I noticed they were browning on the side facing the southwest. They get some early morning sun on their opposite side and do not suffer from ...


HG: SustainAbility Column September 13, 2008

By Adele Israel

Grand Valley Power wanted to get behind energy efficiency in a big way, so in mid-April they created a new position and hired Derek Elder as energy services administrator. Derek will promote energy efficiency and conservation for GVP members ...


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