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  • A Word, Please: The fact is bad writing really upsets her

    A Word, Please: The fact is bad writing really upsets her
    Ask any grammar buff what separates good writers from the not-so-good and you’ll probably get an answer like misuse of “lay” and “lie” or dangling participles or “who” in place of “whom.” But to me,...
  • Some big ideas to expand a snug place

    Some big ideas to expand a snug place
    Want to do something more creative with your tight living quarters but don't know where to start? Interior designer Heather Ashton offers some suggestions on how to deliver a big jolt of personality to a small living space. PHOTOS: At home with...
  • A Word, Please: Saying more with less

    Ask any grammar buff what separates good writers from the not-so-good and you'll probably get an answer like misuse of "lay" and "lie" or dangling participles or "who" in place of "whom." But to me, these issues are minor. In my experience, one...
  • Winter still brings gardening opportunities

    Winter still brings gardening opportunities
    What can I do outdoors when we have a surprise nice day? I'm itching to garden. Pull up winter weeds. Some are already blooming! You can also prune, but wait for warmer weather in March for roses or fruit trees (especially peach and plum). As you wait to...
  • Pruning shrubs takes technique to look natural

    Pruning shrubs takes technique to look natural
    When I trim my shrubs, they seem to go crazy, with new branches growing in all directions. My neighbor's shrubs never do that. They look natural and graceful. How come? Pruning stimulates new growth, but you can control the direction of the growth. When...
  • Dogwood leaf spots don't mean doom

    Dogwood leaf spots don't mean doom
    My dogwood had leaf spots last summer. Now my neighbors say it's dead and I should cut it down. Should I? Your neighbors may think it had Discula anthracnose, a fungal disease that slowly killed many dogwoods — particularly stressed ones —...
  • For More Than 100 Years, Horan's Has Helped Customers Say It With Flowers

    For More Than 100 Years, Horan's Has Helped Customers Say It With Flowers
    SIMSBURY — More than 30 years ago, Tom Horan had a customer who came into Horan's Flowers every week to buy a single rose to take home to his wife. Horan would wrap that rose in cellophane, put a bow on it, week after week, year after year....
  • Association funds were spent on tequila, other dubious items

    Question: I am a board director at my homeowners association. Receipts produced by our management company personnel requesting reimbursement for "office supplies" showed purchase of a $21 bottle of Tequila. At the board meeting I showed that office supply...
  • Lake Worth gallery unveils exhibit of `Florida Rooms'

    Lake Worth gallery unveils exhibit of `Florida Rooms'
    That window-abundant and sun-bathed space in many homes, better known as the Florida room, is the focus of a new exhibition in Lake Worth - and it's drawing Palm Beach County's leading interior designers to the table. The "Interior Design: The Florida...
  • Before buying compost, check for excess rocks

    Before buying compost, check for excess rocks
    I recently purchased several truckloads of composted horse manure for my garden. Why are there so many rocks in it? The rocks didn't come from the horse. Ideally, the company that supplied the manure should be familiar with how it was composted. Big...
  • Orioles head groundskeeper is outstanding in her field

    Orioles head groundskeeper is outstanding in her field
    With frigid weather and a yard blanketed with snow, it's hard to imagine ever seeing green lawns again. Yet spring is approaching, ever so slowly, and it's time for Marylanders to think about reclaiming home field advantage. As head groundskeeper for...