Home and Garden

The Dirt on Composting

Once we thought nothing of tossing aluminum cans or glass bottles in the trash, but now most of us thoughtfully sort our paper, metal…

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Vive les Jardins Français!

If “bonne chance” has you planning for a French vacation this year, keep in mind that France is brimming with many beautiful gardens worth…

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Here’s to a Tidy New Year

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful.” These words by William Morris, the British designer and…

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The New Poinsettias

In 1828, Joel Roberts Poinsett thought he was on to something new and nice. After returning from his post as ambassador to Mexico, he…

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Buy, Renovate, Repeat

It’s happening all over: A home that needs work hits the market and sells. Renovations commence, and soon it’s back on the market at…

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Renovation Roadmap

Rarely does a time of seemingly endless dust, disruption and impatience pair with boundless excitement, anticipation and joy, except during home renovations. The choice…

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The Ring of Spanish Bluebells

When it comes to fall-planted, spring-blooming bulbs that can be relied upon to return year after year, crocuses and daffodils almost always top gardeners’…

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Savor Anise Sage

When I find a reliably performing plant that is easy to grow, low in maintenance and long lasting in the eye candy department, you…

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