Everyone loves summer for any number of different reasons. One very sweet reason is all the summer fruits that become available, such as plums, peaches, cherries and nectarines. Even though Southern Nevada is a desert, there are a number of fruit trees that grow well here and could turn your backyard into a popular, neighborhood fruit market.
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The drive back to town went much quicker than it used to now that the highway was complete and formed a near seamless belt clear around the city. The perfect driving conditions allowed me some time to reflect on the home I’d just left and the type of seating that would be just right for the clients — and the architecture.
Wine spoils quickly if exposed to the air. It was not until the 18th century that glassblowers were able to make bottles with narrow necks that made airtight storage possible.
We’ve been picking flowers and sticking them in containers for thousands of years.
Q: My grapevine has started to leaf out. What is the spray I need to use to prevent the leaf eaters? I saw a black wasp-like bug today.
Take a look at the history of our species. We’ve been around a while. The oldest evidence of our human ancestors is a fossilized skull that dates back about 7 million years. Most anthropologists agree that so-called “modern” humans came on the scene about 130,000 years ago. The industrial age began a couple hundred years ago but the age of fossil fuels and our massive use of energy has only been about half that.
Debbie Uehara of North Las Vegas wanted to reduce distractions during her daily Buddhist prayers, so she redesignated a room in her home.
Dear Gail: I’m just about finished decorating my living room, dining room and master bedroom. I want to soften my windows and add color, but I’m not looking for a valance. I’m getting overwhelmed when I go online and what the difference is between curtains and drapes. I just know I don’t want the old-fashioned draperies my mother had. — Torri
Q: I started seedlings in a greenhouse and transplanted them into my raised beds. But they are not growing at all. It’s been two weeks, and two have died, but the rest have not continued to grow.