Q: I have a 5-year-old Thomcord grape and I was wondering how to prune it properly. I am using it to shade a chicken coop.
“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” — Hal Borland (1900-1978), American author, “The Tomorrows — December 30,” Sundial of The Seasons (1964)
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Q: I have small children in my house, and one of them grabbed onto a staircase spindle as he was rushing down the stairs. The spindle snapped, and I need to repair or replace it. Tell me how.
Q: Is it a good idea to work coffee grounds into the soil in flower beds? Does it help?
There is nothing like a hot cup of coffee to start the day, especially on cold winter mornings. Aw, heck, who am I kidding? Every morning, no matter the season, is a good day for coffee.
Recently while shopping for a client in one of our more exclusive furniture showrooms, I noticed a familiar local entertainer — famous for being one smooth and fashionable guy not only in song but in personal style, as well — purchasing two very shiny brass retro-styled lamps that certainly harkened back at least several decades.
Q: You mentioned that male asparagus plants produce more than female asparagus plants. How do you tell the difference?
It took a decade to find a perfect location in Las Vegas, and locals are elated that the long wait is over, just in time for the holiday season. Crate &Barrel officially opened Nov. 16 at Downtown Summerlin, anchoring a home and restaurant lineup along Festival Plaza Drive.
Q: We have a new puppy and we need to add a pet door for him. I really don’t want to cut a hole in the wall for the door. Anyway, I saw a pet door insert that fits into the sliding glass door, so that there is no cutting necessary. Is this type of door a good idea?