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HG: Homegrown Column December 06, 2008

By Dennis Hill

We read your little blurb about the purple ash tree in the paper. We recently planted 14 of these trees along our driveway. They are 14 feet with 4-inch trunks. Our concern is that we have very high alkaline soil. We brought in some good soil ...


HG: SustainAbility Column November 29, 2008

By Adele Israel

An ad touting “Green Drycleaning” piqued my interest, so I decided to investigate. What followed was a crash course in the evolving dry cleaning industry. Perchance a little history is in order. For many years, dry cleaners ...


HG: Homegrown Column November 29, 2008

By Dennis Hill

I have a Rose of Sharon bush that has grown so tall it blocks my view from my window. I have my shrubbery trimmed by a company in town every spring and they never trim the Rose of Sharon bushes. Is there a reason? Can I trim it ...


HG: SustainAbility Column November 22, 2008

By Adele Israel

When pinching pennies, don’t overlook our local library system. It’s a veritable gold mine of materials and information. So, if you haven’t been to the library lately, grab your library card and hurry over. Better yet, log ...


HG: Annie Payne Column November 22, 2008

By Annie Payne

When they entered the Emerald City, Dorothy and her friends received a head-to-toe makeover. When Belle arrived at the Beast’s enchanted castle, the candlesticks and dishes sang and danced for her. When Julie Robert’s character, ...


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HG: Homegrown Column November 22, 2008

By Dennis Hill

I was hoping you might be able to recommend a replacement tree. We have a Japanese maple on the south side of the house and the sun hasn’t been kind to it these past three years. We’ve decided to move it elsewhere ...


HG: SustainAbility Column November 15, 2008

By Adele Israel

Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day. This day is set aside by the National Recycling Coalition to support local efforts to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling. It is a time to celebrate progress and keep momentum going. Visit the ...


HG: Homegrown Column November 15, 2008

By Dennis Hill

We have two very large globe willows that have (just in the past few weeks) decided to have dead leaves. This is not the usual fall changing of colors and falling leaves, these are in various parts of the trees. The leaves have just ...


HG: SustainAbility Column November 08, 2008

By Adele Israel

Alternative Christmas Fair We all have friends and loved ones who just don’t need any more stuff. Creative donations are the answer. Grand Valley Peace & Justice is hosting its annual Alternative Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 ...


HG: Annie Payne Column November 08, 2008

By Annie Payne

An indicator of lack-luster job performance or a genuine gift of time, Secret Agent Man, my husband, called a cleaning company to come over and give us a bid on cleaning our home. Secret Agent Man stays in a hotel 50 percent of the time. When ...


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