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  • Upcoming Events: Flower And Garden Show, Birds of Prey, Bears, Home Design

    Upcoming Events: Flower And Garden Show, Birds of Prey, Bears, Home Design
    Free soil testing and gardening advice will be available at the Connecticut Flower and Garden Show, Thursday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The University of Connecticut Soil Testing Laboratory...
  • With age comes wisdom, and a lot of worry

    Off to school he goes, with a little chocolate milk in the corner of his mouth, as if he forgot to shave. At 12, he is still such a little boy that I'm not sure puberty can ever gain a foothold. There is a fortress of gook on his face, and his hair...
  • Horticulturist Nance Klehm plans to show the way on foraging

    Horticulturist Nance Klehm plans to show the way on foraging
    A fifth-generation horticulturalist, Nance Klehm has always been attuned to the great outdoors. "I grew up on 500 acres of rural northwest Illinois. We had an orientation to land, animals and plants as part of our world. It's never been something I've...
  • Flower class at Oak Park Arms gives seniors 'a little lift'

    Flower class at Oak Park Arms gives seniors 'a little lift'
    The women behind the garden therapy group at the Oak Park Arms retirement community see firsthand the power of flowers. Held on the second Wednesday afternoon of every other month, the group allows for up to 25 people to make a floral arrangement that...
  • Rockville High Ag-Ed students show projects at Winter Market

    Rockville High Ag-Ed students show projects at Winter Market
    The Rockville High School FFA Chapter and Agricultural Science and Technology program held their 6th annual Winter Market and Cake, Pie and Fruit Basket Auction on Feb. 11, and featured several of the students' Supervised Agricultural Experience Projects....
  • Taking the water-wise ethic to parkway plantings

    Taking the water-wise ethic to parkway plantings
    Years of drought have made a mark on Southern California in many ways: We've got shorter showers, rising prices for produce and cocktail party rants over the madness of obscure water districts. You might not hear much chatter about parkways —...
  • Marsala's in the mix for home decor

    Marsala's in the mix for home decor
    Marsala isn't just for cooking and drinking — it's also for decorating. That's because Pantone, the company that specializes in creating hues for a variety of industries, named Marsala the Color of the Year for 2015. But design experts say...
  • New book demonstrates (tasteful) crafting with books

    New book demonstrates (tasteful) crafting with books
    Books integrate well into many an interior design scheme, and in some cases, they're the focal point. But search "book crafts" on Google or Pinterest, and you'll turn up a variety of ideas that are — at least in our book — tediously twee: book...
  • Field of Flowers founders mark 100 years of Valentines

    Field of Flowers founders mark 100 years of Valentines
    When Donn Flipse's grandfather used to sell flowers, the orders came in via telegraph. Arrangements included only what could be found in South Florida or transported by train within the country. Now, as Flipse prepares to deliver about 5,000 floral...
  • Shower your Valentine's Day love with California-grown blossoms

    Shower your Valentine's Day love with California-grown blossoms
    We've got an abundance of flower farms and plant nurseries in Southern California — and designers who creatively use these homegrown elements to fashion stylish florals. Sure, you could grab that bunch of imported roses at the supermarket and call...
  • Daughter's freeway accident adds a wrinkle in parenting roles

    Let's catch up with one of the children, some of whom aren't quite children anymore, though we will always worry for them a tad too much. One of them got rear-ended the other day while stopped at the freeway exit ramp. When she called, my first question...