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Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 10:13 AM

The art of layering a garden is a special talent. Rarely do you plant an entire garden bed all at once and then walk away. Truth be told, this is a process whereby you put down the first layer, walk away for a while and come back and add to it. Over time, you develop the perfect garden bed that has interest all year round. That is the goal of my next few columns. We will tackle the groups a few at a time.Roses, grown as feature plants in a garden bed will add a lot to the...

Updated Jul 1, 2015 at 9:54 AM

Fresh herbs are packed with delectable taste and aroma, adding piquancy and nutrition to your cooking. They are also fantastic as refreshing iced herbal tea or natural health remedies. Yet another advantage is that most herbs grow rapidly...

Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Reader question: We recently submitted an offer on a home. The seller’s agent wanted a 48-hour extension to allow the seller’s agent time to discuss our loan with our loan officer before extending a counter offer. Even though...

Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 10:56 AM

Coneflower (Echinacea), a fantastic native North American wildflower, has become quite popular in recent years, and for a good reason. These daisy-like flowers with raised centers have been tamed. Many breeders have worked hard to develop...

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Home improvement can be a pricey proposition. Whether you are upgrading your master bath to an in-home spa or taking care of a much-needed roof replacement, you are likely to need a good chunk of change. However, it is possible to save...

Posted Jun 24, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: I just purchased a home and, after spending my first few nights there; realize that a gaggle of hobos are living in the driveway of the house next door. The Realtor had told me the heirs of the prior owners inherited the...

Updated Jun 22, 2015 at 11:44 AM

As spring approaches, I get excited about seeing my garden unfold like a beautiful butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Every spring, I get to be here to greet my plants as they bloom and my roses that return like a long...

Posted Jun 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Fathers play a critical role in the development of their children. The latest research indicates that fathers who are actively involved in raising their children can make a positive and lasting difference in their lives.As Father’s...

Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 9:11 AM

By Laura Firszt, NetworxThey are tiny but deadly — to your garden, that is. We’re talking about spider mites, a minuscule member of the arachnid family with an enormous appetite. Not to be confused with dust mites,...

Updated Jun 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM

For centuries, roses have been considered one of the most popular garden plants.They come in a range of colors, shapes and sizes.Some are grown for their use in floral arrangements or for their fragrance while others are...

Posted Jun 17, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: We just lost another handyman. We are at a loss to understand why they come two or maybe three times, but after that they are booked for months or have some other excuse. We need help. Do you have any advice for us? Don...

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