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On Gardening: Start digging now to have Christmas tulip display in April

| |Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Christmas is still a couple of months away, but as gardeners we need to also be thinking about Christmas in April. Christmas Dream is an award winning tulip that can give your landscape the perfect spring crescendo of blossoms but that will take immediate planning on your part.

Diggin' In: Perennials take root in fine fall conditions

| |Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Fall is a prime time to put in new perennials - trees and shrubs, too - because winter allows roots to establish before hot, dry weather arrives again.

Home gym equipment keeps you socially plugged in

| |Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

The newest generation of home gym equipment seems determined to expand the fitness horizons of those who like to get their sweat on without leaving the house.

Unlocking the secret to hiding a spare key

| |Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Want to safely hide a spare house key? Here are a few tips.

Massive former bakery built in 1890 becomes couple's dream house

| |Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

PITTSBURGH - Linda and Rick Sustakoski have lived all over the world. His work in the energy industry has taken them to Indonesia, Nigeria and several cities in the United States. When they were choosing their dream home, the couple discussed the amenities and the lifestyle they wanted and came to one conclusion:

Home Tees: Cool comfy apparel outlines state pride

| |Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Missing home? Take a piece of it with you with products from The Home T. Created by a North Carolina man in need of some comfort after moving to New York City, the apparel intends to do just that.

Hobbies: Cloth napkins are elegant and easy

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

You might not call my apple cloth napkins elegant, but they certainly were easy, and you can create any ambiance you like by selecting fabrics that portray the look or feeling you are going for. When you select your cloth napkin fabrics, make sure they are of an absorbent fiber like cotton.

Tips for harvesting pumpkins, squash

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Got pumpkins? Harvest time is here for that annual Halloween staple as well as other hard-skinned winter squash.

Vintage urban cottage grows up into a handsome home

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

When they were searching for what could be their dream home, Rodd and Amy Kelsey spotted a little two-bedroom cottage with potential near Sacramento's McKinley Park.

Small house is a great house for interior designer's family

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Michelle Burgess believes that if you look and if you listen, a house will tell you what to do.

Yardsmart: The botany of El Dia De Los Muertos

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

In the wreckage of the conquest of Mexico, the Nahuatl religion of Mexico blended with Jesuit "inculturation" to create a unique memorial. The complex beliefs of life, death and the afterworld shared by the Aztecs was celebrated at many points during the year. In the Catholic world a similar date of remembrance was held over two feast days at the end of October. Both All Saints and All Souls Days shared many features that came together in Mexico to create the most beautiful way to remember the dead: El Dia De Los Muertos.

Style at Home: How to make a stunning appetizer display

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Hors d'oeuvres, anyone? Whether it's a casual TGIF with best friends or a formal holiday gathering of work associates, having folks over for appetizers and drinks is a lot easier than hosting a full-blown dinner party, and it's just as much fun. My secret to party success? Keep the food simple; make the display sensational. You'll wow your guests and save yourself lots of time and stress.

Treasures: Murphy bed is a handsome piece

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Dear Helaine and Joe:

For Your Home: Armless chairs help you squeeze more seating into your decor

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Armless upholstered chairs are one of the most versatile occasional chairs you can buy. Often referred to as "slipper chairs," they can easily slip into any room's decor. Perhaps that's how they got their name. They provide a backrest and comfortable seating but don't take up visual space or limit access as traditional chairs with armrest often do.

Gardener: Saving seeds for future generations before it's too late

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

No doubt you've experienced the flavors that only heirloom vegetables can deliver. These plants have a unique history and are usually characterized by two specific traits. First, heirloom plants are defined as those that have a history of being passed down within a family, because of a special quality or story. Second, heirlooms are typically at least 50-year-old varieties.

Home Fix: How to fill holes near a foundation

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Q: Can you please tell me what is the best product to use to fill a hole, approximate size 3-by-2 feet? It was caused by the downspout. Experiencing much rain.

Ask Angie: Who should install a whole house dehumidifier?

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Dear Angie: What kind of service provider should I hire to install a whole-house dehumidifier? We're tired of dumping the reservoir on the small one we have now.

Hobbies: Cloth napkins are elegant and easy

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

You might not call my apple cloth napkins elegant, but they certainly were easy, and you can create any ambiance you like by selecting fabrics that portray the look or feeling you are going for. When you select your cloth napkin fabrics, make sure they are of an absorbent fiber like cotton.

Design Recipes: Winter outdoor living spaces

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

As warm, balmy days give way to cool, fall nights, so comes the desire to continue to enjoy outdoor entertainment spaces year-round.

Plumber: Tall order needed for bathroom remodeling job

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Q: Dear Ed, I enjoy reading your column every week. This week I hope you can help me with my own bathroom remodeling plans. I'm a taller man and would like to have my vanity counter sink top a little higher than normal for extra comfort. Do I have to find someone to custom build my vanity base or build a platform on the floor? Any easier ideas are welcome!