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Forcing bulbs
Forcing bulbs

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Amaryllis are popular flowering bulbs with spectacular blooms. The trumpet-shaped flowers can be as large as eight to 10 inches across and are produced...

Around the House: Fixes for stucco and concrete
Around the House: Fixes for stucco and concrete

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Dear Ken: Is there any way to remove paint from concrete surfaces? I think we may have waited too long. -Phyllis I assume you're talking about latex...

How to adopt a zero waste lifestyle
How to adopt a zero waste lifestyle

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

You may have heard murmurs on the internet or from friends about a zero waste lifestyle. Zero waste? How is that even possible? You might be thinking....

HGTV Design Star winner Jennifer Bertrand will talk cheap holiday design in Colorado Springs
HGTV Design Star winner Jennifer Bertrand will talk cheap holiday design in Colorado Springs

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Surely there's more to holiday decorating than throwing up mistletoe and calling it good. Celebrity guest designer and HGTV Design Star winner...

TV star Ahmed Hassan will make appearance at Colorado Springs Fall Home Show
TV star Ahmed Hassan will make appearance at Colorado Springs Fall Home Show

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Sun, Oct 1, 2017

Notorious green thumb and reality TV star Ahmed Hassan will make a guest appearance at the Colorado Springs Fall Home Show next weekend. The star of...

Fall garden clean-up, a conundrum
Fall garden clean-up, a conundrum

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Last fall I attended the Colorado Master Gardeners state conference. In one afternoon I attended two classes, both addressed fall garden cleanup, but...

Home yoga sanctuary
Home yoga sanctuary

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 25, 2017

This time of year, things can get a bit hectic. The summer glow is wearing off, the kids are back to school, the weather is getting cooler and the...

Around the House: Annual furnace checkup
Around the House: Annual furnace checkup

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Dear Readers: The heating season is just around the corner so this is the ideal time to schedule that furnace checkup. Why? When the first...

Fresh Roasted
Fresh Roasted

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

It’s harvest time, when all the fruits of our early season labors begin to pay off. Squash and tomatoes are plentiful, onions and beets are ready,...

HOUSEPLANTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
HOUSEPLANTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

This is the time to begin conditioning poinsettias, Christmas kalanchoe and Christmas cactus to get them ready for the upcoming holiday season. They...

Around the House: Bat infestation in the attic
Around the House: Bat infestation in the attic

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Dear Ken: I have a 60-year-old toilet that I don't want to replace, but I can't get the flapper valve to quit leaking. Can you help me? -Dan This is...

Expand the repertoire, with fall planted shallots
Expand the repertoire, with fall planted shallots

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Last autumn on a whim I ordered some French grey shallots to plant for summer harvest. I have grown fall planted garlic for many years with success and...

Homework help: Creating a helpful homework atmosphere for your children
Homework help: Creating a helpful homework atmosphere for your children

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Classrooms conducive to learning may go a long way toward helping students understand the subjects they study in school, but the environment kids...

Around the House: Vent updates and maintenance
Around the House: Vent updates and maintenance

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Dear Ken: I can't find the end of one of my long flex downspout pipes. What can I do? -Ted Stick a hose in the gutter and wait until you see a wet...

Bee-friendly pollinator plants
Bee-friendly pollinator plants

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Pollination occurs when pollen grains are transferred between male and female flower parts: from the anthers to the stigma. Bees use nectar and pollen...

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