Stories tagged: home-garden
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
We all know her as the Tomato Lady who sells tomato starts at Garden Expo each spring. She is also a master at growing peppers.
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 2 p.m.
Dahlias are one of the most prized late-summer bloomers. With their incredible array of colors and types, it’s every gardener’s dream to have a garden filled with these lovely flowers.
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 6 a.m.
It’s impossible to list all the vinyl siding accessories and options that are available. For starters, don’t think that you have to use just one color and siding style on …
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 2 p.m.
For this year’s fall banquet, the Spokane County Master Gardeners is bringing in Joe Lamp’l, host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning PBS program “Growing a Greener World.”
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 9 a.m.
Capture a little bit of summer and bring it indoors before the cool weather hits. These adorable little gardens sit nicely on a desk or shelf, but how you choose …
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
I’m building a new home. Because of the booming economy and shortage of great help, I might be forced to hang and finish the drywall myself. I’ve done a few …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 2 a.m.
It is true what they say: If you wait long enough, old trends will make their way back into fashion (unless we are talking about shag carpet, in which case …
Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 3 p.m.
I hate to say this, but I’m not getting any younger. And chances are I’ve got plenty of company. As we gardeners age, our favorite pastime can start to feel …
Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 10 a.m.
Every tool kit has a hammer. Every utility room a plunger. Every junk drawer a measuring tape. If you’ve ever wondered, however, how the experts get homes looking and working …
Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
A few months ago, I wrote a column about how “flushable” wipes clog sewers. I received hundreds of responses from readers who shared their expensive horror stories about how flushable …
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 …