Shane Martin grew up in an Irish farmhouse, but outside, the limbs of a 100-year-old chestnut tree were his true primary residence.
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Odd, unidentified or unusual collectibles make every antiques show and shop more fun. How do you use a dog treadmill? Did the dealer say it was an elephant catcher? Is that strange crock really an 1850 chicken feeder? And what is the use for an oversized cardboard top hat covered in wallpaper?
Chevron patterns are all the rage and they are not going away anytime soon. No, they are not new, but they are definitely on trend right now.
Planning to remodel your kitchen? Those of us who have been there are happy to share advice. Most of these tips would apply to any remodeling project.
Q: I want to replace my old light fixture with track lighting. Is it much different from replacing a regular light fixture?
At the epicenter of our love affair with succulent plants, there’s one hot trend toward the handmade. Those who grow these amazing water conserving species in Southern California are no longer satisfied with the same old mass-produced pots for their plants.
When my husband and I entertain, we each have our assigned roles: He spends hours in the kitchen crafting our cuisine. And I’m out in the dining room, dreaming up an intriguing tablescape.
Q: I planted a moringa tree for its health benefits. I understand it is native to the tropics. Can you tell me how to grow it in this climate?
When you live in a society that values perfection almost above all things (like ours), it is difficult to admit mistakes. It’s even harder to realize that mistakes will continue to be made, the product of bad choices, or bad planning, or bad luck. Nobody likes to fail.
A family tradition as old as the family itself is returning, and it’s changing the look of the family home. Sixty years ago, more than 25 percent of American homes housed several generations of a family. That tradition shifted after the 1950s when rural America moved to cities. That shift produced retirement communities, retirement homes and assisted living.
For beautiful, tasty vegetables, a regular supply of water is essential. In Southern Nevada, that requires attention to irrigation, mulch and soil improvement, and wasting none.
Pool trends are not local. Global connections via the Internet allow one to search any number of resources to find inspiration for pool design. Designer websites like HGTV.com, online newsrooms, eMagazines and numerous social media platforms such as Houzz and Pinterest are filled with an abundance of images showcasing the latest trends. Looking across the United States, down under to Australia and south to Central America, we can see many of the same design elements influencing trends here in Las Vegas.
Ceiling fans are back in a big way (and according to some folks, they never really left). These inexpensive, energy-efficient cooling devices are good-looking and may be installed easily and quickly for use in any room of your home — or even out of doors.
Rachel Carson’s New York Times 1962 bestseller, “Silent Spring,” represented a defining moment for the modern environmental movement. In that celebrated tome, Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health, thus forcing environmental protection onto the national political agenda.
Fresh herbs are everywhere these days, in recipes, restaurants and supermarket produce aisles.
The following are some very important activities you should be doing now if you are growing fruit and vegetables in your home gardens. Be sure to thin fruit for better quality and get an early jump on pests that are active now.
Cheryl Hume gathers roses the way some kids collect Pokemon. She grows at least 1,000 plants on her half acre near Smoke Ranch Road and Decatur Boulevard. “I never met a rose I didn’t like,” she said.
Growing plants in the valley can seem daunting. But more than a century of practice has led to some tried and true techniques, and there are a few places to learn them for little or no money.
The unusually mild winter has led to an early bloom in the valley, with flowers on display everywhere from traffic mediums and vacant lots to remote spots near Frenchman Mountain.
Despite the dry and hot climate, it’s possible to garden in the Las Vegas Valley, so Henderson View looks at three local clubs dedicated to educating the public on desert gardening.
The Mojave Desert might not sound like the ideal climate to experience springtime gardening, but a research center in the northwest area is providing residents with the knowledge to take gardening to the next level.
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