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Updated May 26, 2015 at 10:56 AM

Clematis are not only a lovely flowering vine, but they are quite versatile. They can decorate your mailbox, a trellis or serve as a ground cover. Clematis might be just the plant you are looking for to fill in an area where you want a lovely blooming vine. Clematis is hardy, long-lived and come in a variety of colors as well as different shapes and sizes of blooms.You might say you are out of space, but clematis take up very little space. Clematis can be trained to...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 10:45 AM

You pay hundreds of dollars for homeowner’s insurance. It’s required coverage for everyone who takes out a mortgage, yet people seldom go over the fine print of their policy, to find out what is covered, the dollar amount,...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Scott Hoffman Black grew up in Nebraska. He remembers playing outside as a child and seeing hundreds of monarch butterflies in the summer sky. On his last visit back with his two children, only a few of the easily identifiable orange, black and...

Updated May 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Now that spring is in full swing and the garden is breathing down the neck of summer, it is time to make a list of garden chores to do. The glow of spring can be very deceiving and can lull you into a false sense of security.

Posted May 20, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: We are first-time homebuyers. We are also young and uninformed. Our agent is my aunt who was pregnant and due at any time. I found a house I really liked, but she couldn’t show it because of her condition. I had the...

Posted May 18, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKIt used to be that the “man cave” was relegated to the basement or the garage. Now homes are being designed with the man cave already in mind to give men a place to call their own. Many homeowners...

Posted May 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Caring for an infant is no easy job! If you’re a new parent, you may be learning feeding tips for the first time. If you’re parenting a second time, such as a grandparent caring for a grandchild, chances are some guidelines have...

Updated May 14, 2015 at 11:24 AM

William Bartram, a naturalist from Philadelphia, traveled across the Southeast in the spring of 1773 and described “a vast forest of the most stately pine trees that can be imagined.”Bartram was describing the longleaf...

Updated May 14, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Ah, sweet harmony. That’s the word — and the feeling — that springs to mind when you think of a garden arbor, pergola or gazebo. These appealing outdoor features keep everything in balance, adding a distinctly...

Posted May 13, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: I work in finance with a mid-size publicly traded company. We outsource our relocation policy to a third-party relocation company. Our costs to relocate continue to rise yet our relocation company says that short of...

Updated May 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM

If your yard is covered in shadow for some or most of the day, gardening can be a challenge. Having shade doesn’t equal no possibility of a garden, though. With a little research and creativity, shade gardens can be refreshing,...

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