Before reaching for a rolled-up paper the next time an eight-legged visitor is crawling on the wall of your home, take a closer look. That little bugger has beauty well beyond its capabilities to creep.
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Dear Gail: I’ve been looking for new lamps for my living room, and I like that the stores now have mix-and-match lamps and shades. But how do I go about selecting the right shade for a lamp? Nicole
Q: About 1/3 of my fruit trees are dying. Some of the branches on a sick tree look healthy; some of the branches on the same tree look dead. There is sap coming from some of the trees. I fear it is a borer infestation. I am scraping the bark and spraying with Neem oil. What do you think?
Q: Before going on vacation, I turned off my gas water heater. When I returned to no hot water, it dawned on me that I didn’t know how to light the pilot. I really do like hot showers. What should I do?
Once upon a time, bathrooms burst with color.
In our present election environment, dominated by “red”-talk and “blue”-talk, it is sometimes difficult to discuss green living.
Several days ago I had the opportunity to visit with some new homeowners, and amid lots of questions about a multitude of areas, one of the questions that kept coming up was about art.
Q: I have a young, fruiting mulberry and realized too late that it’s planted too close to a wall. When would you recommend is the best time to dig it up and transplant?
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