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  • New home appliances controlled by apps, sensors and the sun

    New home appliances controlled by apps, sensors and the sun
    From compact appliances to touchless toilets, today's home devices are designed for streamlined operations. And with homeowners spending more time than ever on their smartphones, designers are responding with apps that allow you to control such devices as...
  • Ode to the orchid at Chicago Botanic Garden

    Ode to the orchid at Chicago Botanic Garden
    If the plant-care anecdotes are true, then this country is practically teeming with serial killers — of orchids. Try as we may, entranced as we may be by their delicate beauty at the Jewel or at a flower shop, we get them home and, well, soon enough...
  • York County community garden to open in March

    York County is opening its first community garden this March near the baseball fields at the York County Sports Complex off of Route 17. Residents may apply for a 10- by 12-foot plot for $15 or a 10- by 20-foot for $20. There are 47 plots and one plot...
  • Annual garden show plants seeds of fresh ideas for spring

    Annual garden show plants seeds of fresh ideas for spring
    Rita Jackson wasn’t dressed like the other vendors at the annual garden show Saturday — not with sparkly purple wings and a crown of leaves in her hair. “When I was a little girl, I always enjoyed dressing up as a fairy,” the...
  • Houseplant TLC: Book shows beginners how indoor plants can grow on you

    Houseplant TLC: Book shows beginners how indoor plants can grow on you
    There's a lot to be said for growing indoor plants. There's the beauty of a fern with its delicate fronds, or an African violet with a cluster of vibrant flowers. Some, like jasmine, add fragrance to a room. Others, like ivy, can adorn a windowsill with...
  • Pruning in late winter can optimize shrubs' shape and health

    Pruning in late winter can optimize shrubs' shape and health
    Sure, it's still cold and gray. But late winter is prime time to get outdoors for one gardening task: pruning shrubs. "You can see the structure more clearly without leaves," says Patrick Kelsch, collections supervisor at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle....
  • February gardening calendar

    February gardening calendar
    Almanac Average temperatures: High 74, low 51 Rainfall: 2.35 inches Average last frost date: Feb. 15. The moon 1. Moon phases •Full moon: Feb. 3 •Last quarter: Feb. 11 •New moon: Feb. 18 •First quarter: Feb. 25 2....
  • Flourishing landscapes take center stage on 'Secret Garden Tour'

    Flourishing landscapes take center stage on 'Secret Garden Tour'
    What's happening: 2015 Secret Garden Tour of Fort Lauderdale Mark your calendar: Feb. 21 from 9 to 3 p.m.; Last entry to the garden is 2:30 p.m. Where: Meets at Church by the Sea, 2700 Mayan Drive, Fort Lauderdale The details: The event will feature...
  • Farming on a small scale starts with finding right animals

    GOSPORT, Ind. (AP) — After driving a little more than a mile away from his 25-acre farm, Allen Kitscher treks up a steep hill, dodging thorned trees and stepping around overgrown brush. He turns off his battery-powered electric fence and steps over...
  • Make it mid-February for pruning roses

    Make it mid-February for pruning roses
    Question: I have always been told to prune my roses in mid-February. Why at this time of the year? Answer: Roses continue to produce growth and a few flowers during the winter months but this is not their most productive time. Also, after a year of good...
  • Join in the Great Backyard Bird Count; and meet berry-best plants that attract birds to your yard

    Join in the Great Backyard Bird Count; and meet berry-best plants that attract birds to your yard
    Plump, ripe berries are a bird's best buffet when Old Man Winter makes nutritious insects a hard meal to find. Faithfully-filled feeders are fantastic, too, because birds need the oil and fat from seeds and suet to help keep them warm. Hopefully you...