As an avid walker, Jilly Yimek constantly combs websites and the newspaper calendars for events where she can strut her stuff for a stronger body and healthier heart. She didn’t realize she was also getting a stronger sense of community and self along with leaner muscles.
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One of the best parts of being in Las Vegas’ Zone 8b climate is the ability to grow great food all year. If battling summer’s blazing sun is the hardest part of your gardening adventure, winter gardening might just be the place to start.
Q: I was told I need chelated iron for my roses. So, per instructions, I added the granulated type today. My question is, how often do I do this? They do not mention this on the label, just the dosage.
Longtime readers of this column no doubt are familiar with my penchant for juxtaposing the old and new and even sometimes mixing styles. However, in doing that, the basic tenets of design must always be followed, such as form following function coupled with a healthy respect for scale and proportion.
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.
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?
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: 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?
The three-day event, planned for Nevada Day weekend, celebrates Beatty’s founding in the early 1900s and its heritage of mining and ranching. It draws hundreds of visitors to the community of about 1,200 people located 115 miles northwest of Las Vegas.