• Garden Design

    Home & Garden: Tracking Spring

    by Georgeanne Davis Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:44 AM Free Press columnist Georgeanne Davis Even though spring seems to be progressing nicely — daffodils and tulips blooming, dandelions popping up, robins yanking worms from the grass — the flip-flopping temperatures stressed our dwindling wood supply to the point where we have been making biweekly forays into the woods to replenish it. I’m ambivalent about these trips: on the plus side, it’s beautiful to be outside on a warm day, and exercise that results in a tangible gain (wood to keeps us warm) is always more…

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  • Garden Design

    Palatine Flower and Garden Center serves as the perfect way to ring in spring

    PALATINE, Ill. — Even though there could be snow this week, gardeners are moving forward with their spring planting. As the sun rose today over beds and beds of gorgeous flowers at Knupper’s Flower and Garden Center, the birds remind us it’s spring, and opening day for the garden center. “Everyone’s kind of itching to get out, get their hands dirty. There’s lots of color right now,” Alison Johnson of Knupper’s said. Experts at Knupper’s can help customers pick the perfect plant and the perfect color, with a seemingly endless range of colors. In addition to colorful flowers, the staff can help customers pick off herbs that can be snipped…

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  • Garden Design

    Annual Spring Home and Garden Show showcases local Aiken companies | Home and Garden

    The Aiken Standard’s annual Spring Home and Garden Show is back this year after a one-year hiatus. The annual show allows all kinds of local vendors to showcase their products and services. The 2020 edition of the show was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s two-day event will be held at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 16, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17. Entrance to the show is free; however, “the Aiken Standard is requesting a $1 entry donation to go to Child Advocacy Center,” said Melinda Caldwell, advertising and events specialist for…

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  • Home Improvement News

    Grand Forks Herald’s Spring Home Improvement: Exterior improvements enhance home’s visual appeal and market value

    Homeowners who are thinking about improvements to their house’s exterior would be wise to take a look at all the products and services that Don’s ABC Seamless has to offer. The long-time Grand Forks company can provide and install siding, roofing, windows, doors and gutters to improve the looks and functioning of the home. Don Linnertz, who has owned and operated the business for 43 years, said his customers want to maintain and keep up the appearance of their property and add to their home’s value with new siding. Homeowners who are in the market for new windows are drawn to the vinyl windows because they are permanent, Linnertz said.…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    Rachel Roddy’s recipe for spring vegetable and cheese tart | Food

    Until a few months ago, I had no idea that the reddish-purple flowers decorating the overgrown park behind the post office were mallow. It was getting a dog, an energetic and eager black-and-white brittany (with a bit of setter) who takes me for walks, and her habit of tugging persistently at certain roots, that made me wonder. It’s malva (mallow), said one of my new dog-owner friends, before going on to explain that dogs generally love it and that it’s good for their stomachs. As well as being more interested in this digestive fact than all the facts I have ever been given about child nourishment put together, this meant…

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  • Home Improvement News

    Survey: 75{28ab41d673507bfe0daf970418d2e81f9476b3e139564442359ad7402c370b16} of U.S., Canadian households planning home improvements this spring

    Shoppers are continuing to spend money for sprucing up their home. The boom in home spending continues. About three-quarters of shoppers are planning at least one home improvement project this spring, according to the Spring Black Friday survey by shopping and savings app Flipp. Nearly 80{28ab41d673507bfe0daf970418d2e81f9476b3e139564442359ad7402c370b16} are planning to spend between $100 and $5,000 for indoor projects, while more than 60{28ab41d673507bfe0daf970418d2e81f9476b3e139564442359ad7402c370b16} of respondents are planning to spend up to $500 on outdoor renovations. The majority of purchases will be made in-store, the survey found. Over 40{28ab41d673507bfe0daf970418d2e81f9476b3e139564442359ad7402c370b16} of residents in both the U.S and Canada groups said that product quality is the most important factor in their purchasing decision, followed by…

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