| May 27, 2007
Not so long ago corporate America dismissed environmentally conscious consumers as hemp-wearing hippies with too little buying power to demand much attention.
Now big brands are discovering it pays to go green. In the past six weeks alone Apple Inc....
| Jan 6, 2008
Green is about more than just plants. Being "green" is about being an environmentally responsible gardener without sacrificing style, show or seconds.
"Gardeners now know fertilizers, potting soils and the plants they use impact the environment in a...
| Jun 8, 2010
You could always slap peanut butter onto bread and tiptoe out to where the petunias bloom. You could sit there nibbling, watching bumblebees buzz and dart amid the nodding heads.
And, yes, you could call that garden lunch, that most irresistible of...
| Jul 3, 2010
Bees need us, and we need them.
If you plant a succession of spring, summer and fall flowering plants in your yard, bees have a continual source of nectar.
In return, they help pollinate plants in our home vegetable gardens or farm fields.
| Feb 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Some ordinary, unassuming household objects have hidden superpowers. And most of these items cost less than a couple of bucks. There are cult followings of vinegar and duct tape. Entire tomes have been written about the virtues of baking soda.
| Jul 22, 2010
It used to be that a peach was a peach and a plum was a plum, and that was it. Now, however, breeders are coming up with complex hybrids between species, such as fruits that are a combination of peaches, apricots and plums, and cherries or nectarines...
| Apr 12, 2009
Sunflower, goldenrod, dandelion, canary. Accessories, outerwear and even cocktail dresses are beaming shades of yellow, which was all over the runways of New York and Europe and has taken hold as the color of the season.
That's a little daunting for...
| Apr 12, 2009
To celebrate Earth Day, April 22, mass-market retailers Anthropologie and Target are offering eco-friendly, easy-on-the-pocketbook styles that will land in stores by this weekend
Anthropologie collaborated with Dublin, Ireland-based Edun (founded by...
| Dec 5, 2009
Caleb Siemon peered into the gaping glow of the furnace and, with a few careful turns of his blowpipe, deftly gathered a fist-sized blob of molten glass, just as he has thousands of times. His hands, as leathered and cracked as a sunbaked saddle from 10...
| Feb 22, 2010
| 1:34 PM
It might happen tonight. Or tomorrow. But it won't happen gradually. It will come all at once. All over Los Angeles, the first pink buds of jasmine will erupt into sprays of new white flowers. The display will be chaste enough for a wedding arbor -- until...
| Jun 10, 2007
The dead bees under Dennis vanEngelsdorp's microscope were like none he had ever seen.
He had expected to see mites or amoebas, perennial pests of bees. Instead, he found internal organs swollen with debris and strangely blackened. The bees' intestinal...