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Planting bulbs now will be rewarded months later

Planting bulbs now will be rewarded months later

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
When you plant bulbs in the fall, you bury something that looks pretty brown and boring. Come spring, your hard work pays off.
 
Mismatched silver items make the rounds
PHILADELPHIA

Mismatched silver items make the rounds

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
I could tell this mother-daughter conversation was not going well. “I have an idea,” I interrupted, not wanting this conversation to deteriorate any further. “Have I ever told you about the Sisterhood of the Traveling Silver?”
 
Former Ellis home and 16 other stops await Stockade Walkabout visitors

Former Ellis home and 16 other stops await Stockade Walkabout visitors

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
Most people refer to it as one of the Ellis Mansions, but the actual name of the building is the Turnbull House. If you know the full story of the home at 215 Union St., it makes perfect sense.
 
A 16-page special section with features and ideas for the home

A 16-page special section with features and ideas for the home

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
A 16-page special section with features and ideas for the home
 
Modern kids’ bedrooms cool, cozy and clever, without being tied to age

Modern kids’ bedrooms cool, cozy and clever, without being tied to age

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013
Like a lot of modern decor, children’s rooms are enjoying a rethinking. No longer restrained by old-school ideals for juvenile decor, these spaces now feature elements that transcend genres and traditional gender themes.
 
Homemade signs a nice way to add eye-catching rustic touch

Homemade signs a nice way to add eye-catching rustic touch

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013
Walk into a crafts or home furnishings store today and notice all the signs: rows upon rows of pre-fabricated signs that speak of love, blessings, family and home. You can make attractive ones yourself if you're so inclined.
 
Modern homes using rooms for more than one purpose

Modern homes using rooms for more than one purpose

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
Busy Americans are demanding more from each room in the house, and spaces designed for multiple functions are popping up all over floor plans, design blogs and magazine spreads.
 
Keeping the bad guys in check

Keeping the bad guys in check

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
Bad bugs vs. good bugs — it’s the name of the game when it comes to environmentally friendly gardening.
 

Family room can be made inviting for grown-ups and kids

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
How can you create a stylish, sophisticated family room where grown-ups will want to spend time, while still keeping the space kid-friendly?
 
Maryland artist 'repurposes' unwanted items in whimsical garden
BALTIMORE

Maryland artist 'repurposes' unwanted items in whimsical garden

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
In the manner of “when the world gives you lemons, make lemonade,” when the garden gives Sherrill Cooper problems, she makes art.
 
SCHENECTADY

Lifelong seamstress, 92, keeps busy, turns her focus to wreath-making

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013
The entryway to Margaret Rufer 's home is overflowing with silken colors, displaying flower arrangements and fabic-woven wreaths.
 
Going slow while you grow

Going slow while you grow

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013
Felder Rushing is not a man to be hurried. This former county extension agent turned folklorist, author and lecturer is an advocate of slow gardening — emphasizing the process over the product.
 
An illuminating website
TROY

An illuminating website

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Like many other aspects of home design, options for lighting have proliferated over the past decade or so. Even buying a light bulb isn't as simple as it used to be. In fact, the incandescent type invented by Thomas Edison soon will be a thing of the past.
 
Bag it or leave it

Bag it or leave it

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Grass clippings are worth nothing inside a tall paper bag. They’re worth a lot more staying right where they fall.
 
Enjoying the water works
CLIFTON PARK

Enjoying the water works

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Frank and Jody Genovese of Clifton Park don’t care to travel that much, so they put their efforts into their backyard and created an at-home vacation spot that would rival any resort.
This Saturday, they’ll open their backyard to the public as part of the Capital Region Pond Tour.
 
 

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