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Gardening
Gardening

What is the Raised Bed Revolution?

When you hear the word revolution, what comes to mind? You probably think of the more common definition, which is “rebellion” or “uprising,” right? But revolution also means “innovation” and “modernization,” and that’s the focus of Tara Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

How to Make a Concrete Candle Holder

Add some pretty illumination to your outdoor living space with this concrete candle holder from Michael R. Johnson’s how-to guide in Deck & Patio Furnishings. These three tabletop tea-light holders are the perfect way to begin working Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Chicken Lingo

In the immortal words of G.I. Joe: “Knowing is half the battle.” Let’s not ruminate too long on the intrinsic question about the other half, and instead let’s focus on the knowing, especially when it comes to raising chickens and Read More

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Pets + Animals

4 Tricks Every Dog Shoud Know

Before you can get your dog to master advanced tricks like playing dead, fetching his own leash, or even play a game of hide and go seek with you, they need to start with the easy stuff. There are four simple but important commands that Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

How to Make a Mason Jar Tissue Holder

Say farewell to sniffy noses and hello to a new take on a classic: transform a Mason jar into a colorful pop-up tissue holder with JoAnn Moser’s Mason Jar Nation: The Jars that Changed America and 50 Clever Ways to Use Them Read More

This rain barrel overflows with captured rain often in spring and summer, supplying water for container gardens and greenhouse plants. Water runoff from the swamp cooler in summer is captured in the barrel and waters a small postage stamp-sized lawn by connecting a soaker hose to the spigot. Photo: Diana Maranhao / Water-Smart Gardening
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

How to Install a Rain Barrel

Why consider using a rain barrel? The water that results from just ½-inch of rainfall falling on a 1,000-square-foot roof amounts to over 280 gallons of water. Not only is that amount of water going to offset water use in the landscape (by Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

How to Make an Easy Tripod Trellis

On the hunt for an easy (yes, easy!) DIY garden trellis? Look no further than this step-by-step guide to building a tripod trellis from Trellises, Planters & Raised Beds. (It’s so simple to build, we’ll back it up with a tripod pun: Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

10 Flying Dogs That Will Make You Smile

Is there anything more adorable than pictures of dogs caught midair...all floppy ears and flying tongues? These 10 airborne pooches from Flydogs are sure to put a smile on your face. Jake - Bloodhound | Top Land Speed: 35 mph/56 Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

How to Care for Bulbs

Bulbs are pretty fuss-free, but they have some specific care requirements because of the way they grow. Katie Elzer-Peters, author of Mid-Atlantic Gardner’s Handbook, shares some expert tips about caring for—and enjoying—bulbs in your Read More

The clustered habit and unforked gills of the jack-o’-lantern (Omphalotus illudens), a poisonous look-alike. Photo credit: Gary Lincoff / The Complete Mushroom Hunter
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

Hunting Chanterelle Mushrooms

Following the guidelines outlined in Gary Lincoff’s book, The Complete Mushroom Hunter, gathering your own mushrooms in the wild offers a way to enhance the flavors and textures of the meals you now make, allowing you to incorporate a Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Harvesting Vegetables in Late Summer and Early Fall

Here we are, riding the late summer and early autumn wave of full-on harvest season. It’s glorious, isn’t it? Everything is (or is about to be) ripe and fragrant and delicious, and the temptation to simply plunk down in the garden and eat Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

How to Install a Chair Rail

Chair rails can be used to transform a space in a variety of different ways. Learn how to install one in a few easy steps from the Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Walls & Ceilings. Chair rail molding typically runs Read More