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Gardening: Houseplants back in house after summer outing

Like many of you, I allow my houseplants to spend the warm summer on our deck. My collection includes a large jade plant, three equally large Christmas cacti and a real Southwestern desert cactus; all with family histories. While they were outside, they got plenty of light, water and air. Now that they are back inside, it’s a different story.

Direct-to-consumer brands shake up home renovation

Paint and supply companies Clare and Backdrop both launched in 2018 with splashy e-commerce sites, social media feeds and similar price points to their bricks-and-mortar competitors. Perhaps most notably, in lieu of providing flimsy paint cards, the companies sell generously sized, self-adhesive color swatches for less than the cost of a sample can.

Ask the Builder: How to deal with radon gas in new construction

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause health issues. The gas is generated by the decomposition of uranium, a natural element. Some types of bedrock contain more uranium than others. The radon gas works its way out of the rock, up into the soil and into groundwater. It’s constantly clawing its way to the atmosphere.

Know of a festive holiday home? Tell us about it!

Is there a house in your neighborhood that is particularly festive? Is there a street that does the holiday right? Do you and your family have a favorite “Christmas Vacation”-style home you like to visit every year? We want to hear about it.

How to organize your favorite jewelry

When it comes to storing jewelry, there is no shortage of organizing options. But remember all jewelry is best kept away from extreme heat and bright light, in a relatively dry space with a consistent temperature.