| Mar 18, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Don Hyatt, well-known for his extensive knowledge of azaleas (Rhododendron spp) discusses native azaleas at 6:45 p.m Thursday, March 21, at the next meeting of the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society. The meeting will be held at the...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:50 AM
The Emmet Conservation District is hosting "Landscaping with Native Michigan Wildflowers," a workshop by Vern Stephens, owner of Designs by Nature, LLC, a native plant nursery and native landscape consulting company in Laingsburg, Mich.
| Feb 24, 2013
| 3:32 AM
Mary Catterlin took a big cottonwood tree and chiseled until, three and a half years later, she had a dugout canoe. Then Catterlin and her best buddy, Amy Lukas -- both in their early 20s -- started to paddle that boat along the 1,638-mile perimeter of...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On March 1, Bok Tower Gardens is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of its new 1.5-mile Preserve Trail. The ceremony will take place just inside the Gardens’ main gate. Gardens'...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:46 PM
The more the merrier in the Orlando Sentinel test kitchen! That’s why we have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today's recipe is Chilled Florida Wildflower...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:50 AM
WAKEMAN, Ohio - The late Gussie Olsen would be proud.
Her 83-acre gift to the state of Ohio has grown into a 132-acre state nature preserve that features multi-hued bluffs along the picturesque Vermilion River in north-central Ohio.
Welcome to the...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When Maureen Neunan's only child headed off to college halfway across the country, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom Ellicott City house where the two lived suddenly seemed enormous to the 56-year-old divorcee.
"I decided this was not where I wanted to be,...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:18 AM
KAMLOOPS, Canada - "It's a true thing," as my grandmother used to say. Luxury lodging is in the eye of the beholder.
Whether it's an inn, hotel, resort, even a campsite, all the assorted bits that meet to make a hotel feel like a home will never be to...
| Dec 10, 2012
There are certain non-native plants (aka "escaped exotics"/weeds) that I'm rather fond of despite their purported invasiveness. Among them, pink sorrel (Oxalis debilis) stands out, literally as well as figuratively.
Without any assistance from us,...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:58 AM
In recent celebrity weddings I've noticed a very "earthy crunchy" theme creeping in. There have been a lot of non-traditional settings, free spirit, wherever the wind takes you type of events within the Who's Who circle. Just take these celeb weddings,...
| Oct 22, 2012
The lifecycle of the lowly milkweed plant is a wondrous thing.
Asclepias curassavica, commonly known as scarlet milkweed, tropical milkweed, blood flower and Mexican milkweed, starts life attached to a bit of fluff floating through air on a parachute...