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  • Beyond Popsicle sticks: tips for DIY picture frames

    Think back to kindergarten and your first picture frame, proudly put together out of glued Popsicle sticks, some yarn and maybe a splash of glitter.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • Backyard mini orchards: Smaller apple trees a popular option

    Miniature trees have become a popular way to grow apples in backyards.Dwarf and semi-dwarf trees are ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • A stately weed: Tree-of-heaven isn't so heavenly

    Is it thumbs up or thumbs down for tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), now standing out among the general greenery for the mops of yellowish or oran ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • Fall's fab finds: 5 decor trends for autumn

    This fall, decor continues to move in a more easygoing direction, with welcoming hues, softer profiles and a comfortable mix of materials and styles.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 3:35 pm
  • Corpse flowers are invading the East Coast

    When you’re the world’s largest flower, you get to be a diva. You demand to be fed and watered continually, you control the thermostat, and you go on ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Favorite items from the 2017 Ikea catalog

    Ikea is touting a “more relaxed life” in its 2017 catalogue, a 326-page dream book that will be available Aug. 8 by mail and in stores and online Aug. ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Moss can be a versatile and beautiful addition to any garden

    J. Paul Moore, who owned a garden center in Tennessee for over 30 years, can’t count the number of times people asked him how to kill moss.
    July 30, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Decorate with antiques and heirlooms for added character

    In this age of minimalism and decluttering, the common response to an offer of a family heirloom or antique might be, “I don’t have space,” ‘’It’s not ...
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Don’t get hung up on bare, boring walls

    The Internet has become a major source for affordable art, with digital sales steadily growing each year and online art retailers cropping up daily.
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Garden art can bring drama and design to outdoor spaces

    If you came across any of Barbara Sanderson’s work in a garden, you might think you’d stepped into Alice’s Wonderland. The Seattle-based glass blower ...
    July 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Annual walk shares McHenry County gardeners’ stories, experiences to inspire others to start planting

    For more than 20 years, the McHenry County Master Gardeners Garden Walk has been inspiring attendees to get out of the house and into the dirt. The 20 ...
    July 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • More than edibles, artichokes can be ornamentals

    Globe artichokes have much to contribute to home gardens, from providing thin layers of leathery leaves for delectable dining to serving as flowery ba ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Exhibit unfolds origami's beauty as large-scale art

    Remember those origami cranes you meticulously folded out of tiny slips of paper in elementary school? Imagine them 100 times larger, as a massive swa ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • Delphiniums are a worthwhile challenge

    My delphiniums are now in all their stately glory, the 5-foot, blue spires reaching for the sky as they guard the gate to my vegetable garden.
    June 24, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • The right wallpapers can take you on a trip

    Wallpaper goes in and out of fashion. Right now, it’s enjoying an “in” moment.There are wildly creat ...
    June 24, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Spiders are among most effective predators of plant pests

    Although many people have a built-in aversion to them, spiders rank as one of the gardener’s best tools for biological pest control.
    June 17, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • A guide to understanding new light-bulb terms, LEDs and more

    Anyone who has stood in confusion in the light-bulb aisle (and that’s most of us) knows that technology and the push to save energy are continuing to ...
    June 17, 2016 - 1:38 pm
  • Staking trees: Do it only if needed, and do it right

    To stake or not to stake?Too many gardeners answer this question in the affirmative. Who doesn’t wan ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Explore ways to decorate around a television

    Television screens just keep getting bigger, which is great if you’re an avid binge-watcher, but not so convenient if you’re trying to decorate a livi ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Charity begins in the home garden: how to share your harvest

    Gardening can be especially rewarding when some of the harvest is given to charity. Contributing just-picked fruits and vegetables not only alleviates ...
    June 3, 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • US-made woven bedspreads, blankets are modern-day heirlooms

    When I was a kid, I would weave warm and fuzzy miniature blankets for my Barbie dolls using a tiny loom.
    June 3, 2016 - 2:15 pm
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