Stories tagged: home-garden
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
I recently asked my Facebook page followers what they do to garden economically. I wanted to share their wonderful responses with you today.
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 11 a.m.
Every so often the furniture industry rolls out the red carpet and rolls in their new lines for a new season. The Las Vegas Market, dedicated to the home furnishings …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
You may be one of the tens of millions of people who suffered in the blistering heatwave that gripped the Eastern USA in July. I happen to live in central …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
We are over halfway through the summer, so it’s time to clear my desk of gardening tidbits.
Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 1 p.m.
When two artistic gardeners collaborate, the result is a lovely landscape that is a feast for the eyes. Such is the case with John and Pat Hagney’s garden.
Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 10 a.m.
Jane Scott Hodges knows something about table linens. The founder of the luxury company Leontine Linens works directly with interior designers and also is the author of “Linens: For Every …
Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 6 a.m.
Q. Please help me, Tim! I’m trying to select a new color for the outside of my house. Looking at samples on a brochure, I’m frozen and unable to make …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
You don’t need to live in the woods or have lots of space to have a wildlife-friendly garden.
Sat., July 27, 2019, 1 p.m.
If I had to choose one word to sum up the Loire Valley’s Chateau de Chenonceau, it would be “elegant.” In June, I led a tour of France’s most beautiful …
Sat., July 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Lots of books have been written about the craft of drywall installation and finishing. One of the best is “The Gypsum Construction Handbook” published by USG Corp., one of the …
Thu., July 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
I hate it when I have to tell a gardener that they have to yank out a plant because of an incurable disease. It’s even worse when it’s your brother.
Sat., July 20, 2019, 1 p.m.
For many gardeners, the most challenging aspect of growing tomatoes is planting them at the right time in the spring so they won’t get nailed by an unexpected frost. But …
Sat., July 20, 2019, 10 a.m.
For discerning pet owners who treat their cats and dogs like family – in some cases better than family – designers are creating stylish, even glamorous, furniture.
Thu., July 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
On Sunday, July 21, Roger Snipes and other members of the Inland Empire Bonsai Society (IEBS) will share their creations with the community during the group’s annual show at the …
Sat., July 13, 2019, 4 p.m.
Q. I plan to install a concrete patio during my vacation. It’s going to measure 14 feet by 30 feet. I’ve watched lots of online videos and paid attention to …
Sat., July 13, 2019, noon
Take any PET or PETE (Polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottle and melt it with a heat gun and then add texture with a soldering iron. The results are reminiscent of blown …
Sat., July 13, 2019, 11 a.m.
Find creative ways to keep the pests away from a flourishing garden.
Thu., July 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Gardening: Nine Mile Falls display has it made in the shade; retired postmasters win June Garden of the Month
Shade is always a challenge for gardeners, and it takes some creativity to build a colorful garden with only the sun that filters through the pine trees.
Sat., July 6, 2019, noon
In the Garden: For North Idaho gardeners featured on annual tour, garden inspiration comes from above
Garden-lovers, take note: the highly anticipated Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour is set for July 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature five outstanding private gardens, with two …
Sat., July 6, 2019, 10 a.m.
Q. I’m planning to install a few pocket doors in my new home. I already know at these locations I’ll have heavy mirrors and artwork on the walls where the …
Thu., July 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s the Fourth of July, and the corn should be knee-high in the garden.
Sat., June 29, 2019, 10 a.m.
Several years ago, I painted a bathroom in my house a rich, smoky blue. Everyone who sees it asks for the color name. When I answer, “Benjamin Moore’s Gentleman’s Gray,” …
Sat., June 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
The inspiration for this column came to me recently while I was working on my daughter and son-in-law’s new home up in Downeast Maine. I’m not the builder, but I …
Sat., June 29, 2019
Any time I’m driving through town and see yards absolutely brimming with flowers, I know a contented gardener lives there. For years, I’ve planted flowers of all types, shapes and …
Thu., June 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Not all those pretty wildflowers we are seeing right now are harmless. Many of them are noxious weeds that are aggressively taking over the landscape.
Sat., June 22, 2019, 4 p.m.
It’s very important to realize that there are lots of plastic pipes that you might use, and the chemistry of them is quite complex. I’m just going to stick with …
Sat., June 22, 2019, noon
Over the years, I’ve been experimenting and pushing the envelope as much as possible in my quest to grow plants when common wisdom says otherwise. My two best tools are …
Sat., June 22, 2019, 8 a.m.
Today, room dividers aren’t just a staple from old movies. Both vintage and brand new decorative versions seem to be everywhere – on the pages of interior design magazines, on …
Wed., June 19, 2019, 11:01 p.m.
To control mouse, vole and shrew population, remove their protective cover in the yard and gardens and put up barriers to protect trees and certain plants.
Sat., June 15, 2019, 5 p.m.
Single use plastic bags still make their way into my house despite the fact that I carry a reusable bag with me and have several in my car. So I’m …