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  • Reusing broken concrete isn't too hard

    Pasadena-based landscape designer Laramee Haynes often reuses pieces of broken concrete in gardens as an alternative to pouring a slab of concrete. "Broken concrete can be reused over and over again," Haynes said. "It has a very organic quality." Haynes...
  • Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener

    Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener
    Jeanne Nolan still remembers when the light bulb went on. She was a Winnetka teenager trying to find her purpose and "really into the environment," Nolan says, "when nobody was talking about being 'green.' But I thought, 'Doesn't anyone on the North Shore...
  • Upcoming Events: Lighthouse Tours, Solar Home, Open Pottery Studios

    Upcoming Events: Lighthouse Tours, Solar Home, Open Pottery Studios
    Lighthouse Tours New London Maritime Society's annual celebration of all things lighthouse, Sentinels on the Sound: Summer Lighthouse Weekends, presents four months of lighthouse boat trips through Oct. 26. Includes five different trips, including two...
  • Fresh tomatoes are late-summer gems

    Fresh tomatoes are late-summer gems
    Is there anything finer than a ripe tomato just picked from your own garden? No. And now is the time for them, the early varieties have ripened, the cherry tomatoes are yielding, the Romas are just about perfect, and the heirlooms and others are...
  • A zoo in their front yard

    A zoo in their front yard
    The Phan family is used to strangers stopping by their home and taking photos. What, exactly, draws the public's attention? An array of large topiaries — perennial plants — in shapes ranging from giant dragons and deer to elephants and...
  • Utility gives grants to 8 local groups for environmental programs

    Utility gives grants to 8 local groups for environmental programs
    Thirty-three organizations will share $500,000 from the Dominion Foundation in support of environmental stewardship initiatives, according to a release from the charitable foundation of Dominion Virginia Power. The groups will receive funding for...
  • On Gardening: Plant a little sunshine with this hot shrub

    On Gardening: Plant a little sunshine with this hot shrub
    If you have been hoping to light up your garden with dazzling foliage, then you need a little Sunshine. Actually a little is good but a lot of Sunshine is better. The Sunshine I am referring to is one of the hottest shrubs anywhere and that is the...
  • Weaver Christy Matson prefers when art can be made out of whole cloth

    Weaver Christy Matson prefers when art can be made out of whole cloth
    A spirit of experimentation, one foot in the past and one in the future, has set Christy Matson apart as a weaver. "It's unusual these days not to be working on a commission," Matson says, standing next to a counter brimming with colorful balls of yarn,...
  • For Studio City home, lawyer relies on Texas designer Meredith Ellis

    For Studio City home, lawyer relies on Texas designer Meredith Ellis
    The 27-year-old bachelor lawyer buying his first house, a 1,730-square-foot single-story home in Studio City, knew immediately whom to call to rework its interior: Meredith Ellis, designer for his parents' homes in Studio City and Malibu. "He told me...
  • Daffodils, hyacinths among bulbs that voles won't eat

    Daffodils, hyacinths among bulbs that voles won't eat
    I'm tired of planting tulip bulbs for voles to eat. What bulbs won't they eat? Squirrels, voles and chipmunks can all be the bane of bulb gardeners, but there are lots of rodent-proof choices — including daffodils, which now come in shades from...
  • Free honeybee program offered in Virginia Beach

    Christy Hemenway, author of "The Thinking Beekeeper," gives a free presentation on Sunday, Sept. 7 at McDonald Garden Center, the garden center's spokeswoman said. Hemenway, the owner of Gold Star Honeybees, "will introduce you to keeping bees naturally...