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Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Q: Is it possible to propagate a new tea olive shrub from new-growth cuttings?A: Yes, tea olives may be propagated from new growth. Mix equal portions of potting soil, sand and peat (or Perlite) in a small container. Start with an 8-inch pot. Using sharp clippers, cut several shoots of new growth from the shrub. Remove all leaves from the bottom 2-inches of each shoot. Rough up the bottom of each shoot (this will make it easier for roots to develop). Gather three of the...

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 9:19 AM

Ceiling fans are back in a big way (and according to some folks, they never really left). These inexpensive, energy-efficient cooling devices are good-looking and may be installed easily and quickly for use in any room of your home...

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: Our partnership has been in commercial real estate for 15 years. We own a number of income properties. We have been toying with the idea of converting an old, vacant building. It seems solid but in rough shape. One of the...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 11:15 AM

How do homeowners, with limited time available, keep up with all the varied tasks associated with a wet, cold spring season? The truth is that we don’t. There is too much that needs doing to do it all in a timely...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 10:56 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKAmericans’ love of a spa-like bathroom experience continues to be strong, with industry watchers reporting that luxurious touches like freestanding bathtubs and top-quality materials remain in demand, and bathroom...

Updated Apr 8, 2015 at 10:31 AM

With Earth Day on the horizon, it makes me think about the ground, the soil, the earth that we gardeners love so much.The soil is the basis for all things that grow. On this Earth Day, we must appreciate it. We gardeners know if we...

Updated Apr 8, 2015 at 8:49 AM

Ceramic tile is becoming increasingly popular in new-home construction, as well as remodels and renovations. Interestingly, this handsome and easy care covering for floors, walls and backsplashes is still manufactured from all natural raw...

Posted Apr 8, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: Your recent answer to the relocating employee caught my eye. I will be asked to accept relocation soon. My employer has no relocation benefit described in the company policy. Our HR director admits to limited relocation...

Updated Apr 6, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Happy spring! There are positive indications that spring is ready to spring. Mountainous piles of snow are settling down to hills. The ground is bare in some locations. Birds are in good voice, and flowers are displaying...

Updated Apr 6, 2015 at 10:57 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKWhether you’ve heard it in the office, a classroom or a soccer field, that old saying about mistakes being valuable learning tools really rings true, doesn’t it? If those mistakes occur during the course...

Updated Apr 2, 2015 at 12:32 PM

You don’t have to wait until a drought to save water at home. In California, folks are being made to...

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