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Around the House: Cosmetic fixes for pitted driveway only temporary
Around the House: Cosmetic fixes for pitted driveway only temporary

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Dear Ken: Can you suggest repairs for pitted spots on a cement driveway? - Nora

Answer: You're describing what is known as spalling -...

Right at Home: wallpapers that take you on a trip
Right at Home: wallpapers that take you on a trip

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Wallpaper goes in and out of fashion. Right now, it's enjoying an "in" moment.

There are wildly creative designs coming from studios all over...

Man-caves and she-sheds: Grownup playrooms
Man-caves and she-sheds: Grownup playrooms

By: - 0 Yesterday

Years ago “man-caves” swept the nation as the ultimate home addition. Whether a basement, a garage, an attic or a shed, the man of the house wanted a...

Year Round Gardening: Rain barrels soon legal in Colorado
Year Round Gardening: Rain barrels soon legal in Colorado

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

With the approach of legal use of rainwater collection on August 10th, Colorado residents are asking a lot of questions. Before you try reading the...

Dramatic and Distinctive Dahlias
Dramatic and Distinctive Dahlias

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Whether you use them as annuals and replenish them each season, or you store the bulbs from year to year, Dahlias make a great addition to any garden...

An unfamiliar superstar for Colorado landscapes
An unfamiliar superstar for Colorado landscapes

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Adding an elegant focal point to your garden or landscape can create the ideal complement to rich and vibrant flowers and shrubs. Ornamental trees...

Around the House: Mechanical cleaning of sewer line is best
Around the House: Mechanical cleaning of sewer line is best

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Dear Ken: Please give me the pros and cons of cleaning a sewer line. Do the mechanical root cleaning machines tear up the lines? What about root...

Year Round Gardening: Field Bindweed Control
Year Round Gardening: Field Bindweed Control

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Controlling bindweed seems to be a special challenge this summer. With two back-to-back wet springs, followed by a blazing hot end of June, the...

“Harding Grown” - fundamental for Colorado gardening
“Harding Grown” - fundamental for Colorado gardening

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Thanks to the hot and cold temperatures, high elevations, drying winds, and late frosts, gardeners in Colorado have a lot to contend with. Starting...

Goldenrain Tree: Colorado Springs’ Best kept Secret
Goldenrain Tree: Colorado Springs’ Best kept Secret

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

When most people think of ornamental trees, they tend to think of crabapples, flowering plums, or flowering pears. One of the most often overlooked...

Create a cozy corner anywhere
Create a cozy corner anywhere

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Anytime is the perfect time to curl up with a good book, especially when resting within an intimate space, purposely crafted for a peaceful interlude...

Garden art can bring drama and design to outdoor spaces
Garden art can bring drama and design to outdoor spaces

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 12, 2016

If you came across any of Barbara Sanderson's work in a garden, you might think you'd stepped into Alice's Wonderland. The Seattle-based glass blower...

Summer Color
Summer Color

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 12, 2016

To help you achieve amazing summer color and radiance in your garden, an assortment of impressive plants can add just the right touch to augment your...

Year Round Gardening: 2016 Residential Gardens Tour – Broadmoor Blooms
Year Round Gardening: 2016 Residential Gardens Tour – Broadmoor Blooms

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 12, 2016

An Italian-inspired garden surrounding a Tuscan-style home, a French-style home encircled by well-aged trees and dazzling flower beds, a 1920 Tudor...

Style-setting kitchen islands
Style-setting kitchen islands

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Most of the time, the kitchen is the heart of the home where families gather, entertain and facilitate a flurry of daily activity.  With all of...