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Related to our cultivated impatiens, pale touch-me-not is considered by some people to be a weed, by others to be a wildflower.

Some ‘impatient’ plants considered weeds

Related to our cultivated impatiens, pale touch-me-not is considered by some people to be a weed, by others to be a wildflower.

February 19, 2022, 6:05am Life

At a recent dinner party, my host launched into a monologue about a plant he had discovered in his garden and was delighted with. Read story

The most classically well-known ginger jar is customarily blue and white with stunning hand painted designs that often feature human and animal figures, landscapes, blossoms and symbols.

Ginger jar is a new staple

The most classically well-known ginger jar is customarily blue and white with stunning hand painted designs that often feature human and animal figures, landscapes, blossoms and symbols.

February 19, 2022, 6:02am Life

Ginger jars have been around long before the English starting using them to bring beauty to their sitting rooms. These must-have accessories originated in China and have been around since at least the Ming Dynasty period (1366-1644) when they were used to transport spices, oil, salt and other goods to… Read story

Various vegetable seedlings maturing indoors under grow lights.

When to start veggies and flowers indoors? Check your frost date

Various vegetable seedlings maturing indoors under grow lights.

February 12, 2022, 6:05am Life

February marks the midpoint of winter, and with spring just over the horizon, many gardeners are dreaming of sunny days and dirty fingernails. For those looking to get a jump on the growing season, starting seeds indoors offers the most gratifying – and productive — option. Read story

A ginkgo leaf (Lee Reich)

Ginkgo grew with dinosaurs, still worth cultivating

A ginkgo leaf (Lee Reich)

February 12, 2022, 6:04am Life

There are some trees whose showiness does not end once they’ve lost their leaves in autumn. Some trees have an attractive bony framework that is then revealed. Ginkgo tree, for instance. Read story

These shapes show a return toward a modern feminine shape in furniture.

Plush curves, sculptural shapes a 2022 decor trend

These shapes show a return toward a modern feminine shape in furniture.

February 12, 2022, 6:04am Life

The only thing constant about trends is that they come and go — which is why I always say to stick to what you love regardless of what is currently “in” at the moment. That being said, who doesn’t love to be ahead of the curve when it comes to… Read story

Should I refinish or reline my bathtub?

February 5, 2022, 6:05am Life

Whether it’s for relaxing bubble baths, or hastily washing up, one thing’s for certain — your bathtub likely gets a lot of use in your home. If you use it regularly, the wear and tear of frequent water flow, dirt and mineral deposits will take a toll over time on… Read story

Cabbage plates make for a great cabinet display when they are off the table.

Farm fresh styles for spring

Cabbage plates make for a great cabinet display when they are off the table.

February 5, 2022, 6:04am Life

Despite the chill outside, it is full spring ahead in the decor world. It is always a strange time to walk out of the ice into a warm and colorful shop. This in-between time can also pose some decorating challenges. What is a home to do when it feels too… Read story

5 reasons to try ‘shoulder season’ travel

February 5, 2022, 6:04am Life

In many ways, travel in 2021 was more challenging than it was in 2020. While demand for travel returned, sufficient hospitality staffing often did not, leading to long waits at airports, hotel check-in desks and restaurants. Read story

This image provided by Jeff Lowenfels shows an Amaryllis bulb in bloom on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Fall in love with amaryllis

This image provided by Jeff Lowenfels shows an Amaryllis bulb in bloom on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska.

February 5, 2022, 6:03am Life

Easter has lilies. Thanksgiving has gourds. Christmas has poinsettias. And Valentine’s Day should have amaryllis. Read story

Energy Adviser: Repairing outages quickly a top priority

February 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of the night during a snowstorm or the height of a summer heat wave — if there’s a power outage, Clark Public Utilities servicemen run toward the danger and don’t leave until the lights are back on. Read story