Home and Garden

Modern Fun

After 15 years of living with “late ’80s builder grade” Terri Zacco was ready for an update. An unused formal dining room, cramped entryway…

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Loose Leaf Lettuce

Prime planting time for spring lettuce runs from March into early April, and it is also when gardeners tend to spread two misconceptions about…

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Life {in the} Pitts

Need a vacation, but don’t have the time, budget or energy to go very far? Visit Houston Blair and Cheryl Conrad. The husband and…

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A Dragon for Four Seasons

As winter’s deepest chill reaches into my garden, it hesitates momentarily, for there is a dragon lurking. No, not the fire-breathing monster found in…

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Give Yourself a Raise

Looking for a new year project that will do wonders for your landscape when the growing season shifts into high gear this spring? Take…

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The Case for Camassia

November is a good time to plant spring-blooming bulbs in Cary, and while the usual offerings of tulips, daffodils and crocus are certainly worth…

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Along Came a Spider

Spiders are creepy, crawly little beasties that pop out when you least expect them — Eek! They lurk even in the pleasant, pastoral realm…

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Summer’s Gold

By August, one of the showiest plants of the late growing season will begin spreading its bright yellow glow across fields, meadows, landscapes and…

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Made for the Shade

As spring gives way to summer, temperatures begin to rise to the point that shady nooks in the garden become the perfect places to…

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Home Sweet Home

Ahh, spring … when the sun shines and the flowers bloom — if you’re lucky! Improve your chances of having a beautiful yard, or…

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