Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Fog 31° Fog

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: home and garden


Ask The Builder: Vapor barrier and insulation in crawl space will mean warmer floors

How would you go about converting this creepy place into one that’s an asset instead of a liability?


In the Garden: After choosing right container, think thriller, filler, spiller

Whenever I visit a garden, I’m always drawn to artfully planted containers. It doesn’t matter whether they’re filled with flowers or vegetables, a pleasing combination really inspires me.


One decoration brings many memories

During the holiday season, Jerry Baldwin likes to keep it simple. While many front yards in Spokane are ablaze with a dizzying array of Christmas displays, Baldwin’s Manito Boulelvard home …


Give kids a fun way to count the days

Raising kids is the ultimate déjÀ vu experience. When my 2-year-old daughter prances around the kitchen to the music of “John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together,” I swear …


Home puts a shine on the holidays

When December blows in, Linda Wigert is in her element. Christmas décor, and plenty of it, takes center stage.


Homelike setting

“I don’t know what I would have done without hospice,” says Jeannie Norton of the nine months her mother received hospice care before dying in June 2006. “I didn’t have …


Festive fundraising

Celebrating its 25th year, Christmas Tree Elegance is more festive than ever. With 12 beautifully decorated and lavishly accessorized trees, and two full weeks for viewing, there’s something for everyone …


Pottery on parade

The Fourth Annual Mud and Spirits Christmas Pottery Event sponsored by the Clay Arts Guild of North Idaho is all about clay. The show features mugs, bowls, pots, ornaments, bells, …


Introduce pet to baby with caution

The arrival of a new baby into a household is an exciting event, but also a little bit frightening. This is true for new parents and siblings, but it is …


There’s more to a hedge than versatility

After reading your article last week, I was hoping you might be able to give my husband some advice on his planting of arborvitae bushes. He planted some bushes last …


Year brings many reasons to give thanks

The long slow slide into fall this year gave me time to think as I finished my chores. I realized that there was much to be thankful this year. First, …


It’s cooking club, boys and girls

The kitchen is Julie Sherwood’s home office. A longtime collector of cookbooks who likes to experiment with ingredients and create her own recipes, Sherwood didn’t expect to turn her love …


Butters to bring expertise to Spokane

Looking over MaryJane Butters’ Web site, or even chatting with her for a few moments, you begin to wonder: Does this woman ever sleep?


Artist gives natural materials new life

As a botanical collage artist, Judy Meddaugh creates dry pressed flower collages. Using a variety of flora, Meddaugh fashions intricate, artful pieces featuring animals and floral quilt patterns.


It’s time to tidy up those garden tools

Happy day! The garden finally got nailed with a killing frost. I can quit for the winter. There is one last chore to do before I can really lock the …


Delay pruning young shrubs until spring

We always enjoy the information you give us in your columns. We live in Liberty Lake and when the house was built two years ago the landscaper planted a few …


Enjoy your roses as long as you can

On one of the recent glorious fall days, I took some time for a walk through the Manito Park Rose Garden. Even though it was the middle of October, the …


Jon Louis and Katharine Surette

The Spokane that Jon Louis left 20 years ago is not the same city he came back to earlier this year. When he left in the mid-1980s, people asked him …


Remodel revives aging building

Tucked among a swath of historic homes on West Ninth Avenue, a 1950s apartment building is getting a new lease on life, thanks to a pair of developers with an …


Pesky aphids disappear within days

Is there anything to help reduce the clusters of small gnats that hover over the lawn? Joan Hall, Suncrest


Striking bungalow looks like a keeper

Amy Shook and Steve Korn have learned a lot about the Craftsman style since moving into their 1912 Cannon Hill residence four years ago. Entered into both the Spokane and …


Halloween tradition rarely rings hollow

Isn’t it nice that there are some things that never seem to go out of style? Sure, trends come and go, but the basics stay the same. Halloween is one …


Radical revival

Bruce and Marge Kerwin spent much of the past two decades living and traveling abroad in some of the world’s most exotic and far-flung locales. Kuwait, Latvia and the Philippines …


Mixology 101

If you’ve been reading the style pages of glossy shelter magazines, you may have noticed that cocktails are back in style. When it comes to making cocktails at home, Cuisine …


Pet projects are her business

Many of us are familiar with the frustration of trying to pose a family for formal pictures. Try doing the same thing with a group of family pets.


Austrian peas can enrich soil

I have four large maple trees in my yard. Several years ago I had them trimmed. I rented a chipper and chipped the limbs on the garden and tilled them …


Plant bulbs now for flashy spring

Want color next spring to brighten your dull, winter-trashed garden? Now is the time to plant spring bulbs. Tulips are one the most popular bulbs because they come in such …


Dexter DuPont

In a fog of grief, Dexter DuPont moved to Spokane. Devastated by the death last winter of his wife, the 72-year-old former actor packed his belongings into a 17-foot trailer …


Spokane firm lets the sun shine in

“It’ll be a nice contrast to the chicken wire,” architect Sam Nystrom says, gazing two stories up at the unfinished ceiling of his new design firm in downtown Spokane. Nystrom, …


It’s never too early to be thinking green

Kids these days. They’ve got the weight of the world – and the atmosphere – on their shoulders. When it comes to environmental issues, they’re caught between conflicting tensions, says …