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Home and Garden

  • Garden with pets in mind

    Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening – primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of famil ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DIY dorm redo

    For teenagers heading off to college, it’s both a design dream and a challenge: What to do with a small, nondescript dorm room – a space you may have ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Decorate home with neutrals – with an edge

    There are plenty of practical reasons to decorate with neutral colors. The shades we think of as neutral – whites, beiges, tans – don’t clash with any ...
    July 24, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Garden out of control? Simplify

    Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to be ...
    July 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Shark Week frenzy, products swim mainstream

    NEW YORK – Head over to Cody VandeZande’s condo in Chicago, and you won’t find a room without sharks.
    July 10, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Wonder Lake sustainable garden featured on walk

    Susan and Raleigh Kick are in their 70s and take ample time to smell the roses – or rather, the hostas, Susan’s favorite.
    July 6, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Backyard sheds reimagined as pubs, studios, getaways

    When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Masthouse for sale: Woodstock Victorian home known for hosting musicians, collecting signatures in its rafters

    A “For Sale” sign has replaced the “Masthouse” sign that once greeted performers at a house on Calhoun Street in Woodstock.
    June 6, 2015 - 11:41 pm
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