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Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 19, 2018
Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 19, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

Shows, classes and other home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

Fight stainless steel's biggest (and smallest) foe: fingerprints
Fight stainless steel's biggest (and smallest) foe: fingerprints

By: - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

When interior designer Elizabeth Pash set about renovating her Manhattan kitchen, she knew she wanted a mix of materials: wood for the cabinetry, honed...

Third-grade garden studies teach science, nutrition and more
Third-grade garden studies teach science, nutrition and more

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

Nine-year-old Preston Freeman closed his eyes, bit into a cucumber slice and savored the cool, crisp taste. "It's my favorite veg. . . er, fruit," he...

Around the house: Dirt causes air-conditioner pipe freeze
Around the house: Dirt causes air-conditioner pipe freeze

By: - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

Dear Ken: My air-conditioning pipes freeze. Is there something I'm doing wrong or is the system defective? - Gary Answer: You're apparently...

Choose Plant Select brand for easier, long-lasting gardens
Choose Plant Select brand for easier, long-lasting gardens

By: - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

Gardening in Colorado can be challenging. Our high elevation, intense sunlight, low humidity, rapid and extreme weather changes can frustrate the best...

Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs announces next home shows
Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs announces next home shows

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs has announced its 2019 schedule of home shows. A new addition is a Home & Gift Show...

Check out Colorado Springs chicken coops on annual tour
Check out Colorado Springs chicken coops on annual tour

By: Bill Radford - 0 Fri, May 18, 2018

The trend of raising backyard chickens has been derided as urban hipness by some, but Kellie Dodson is part of the movement for a simple reason. "The...

With coffee this good, you'll look forward to the morning grind
With coffee this good, you'll look forward to the morning grind

By: - 0 Sat, May 12, 2018

If there were a choose-your-own-adventure guide to finding a coffee maker, four choices would determine the plot twist. First, paper filter or metal...

Around the house: Steal cool air from basement to battle summer heat
Around the house: Steal cool air from basement to battle summer heat

By: - 0 Sat, May 12, 2018

Dear Ken: You mentioned on your radio show a way to bring cool air from your basement to the main floor during the summer. I missed some of it. Could...

Year-round gardening: A quick guide to watering your turf
Year-round gardening: A quick guide to watering your turf

By: - 0 Sat, May 12, 2018

We have all been there. Rain is pouring, and somebody's sprinklers are running. Water is streaming down the street, and you imagine dollar bills...

Now's the time to get your garden ready and start planting
Now's the time to get your garden ready and start planting

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Sat, May 12, 2018

The rule of thumb when it comes to planting a garden in this part of the world is to wait until Mother's Day, which falls on May 13 this year. Others...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 12, 2018
Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 12, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 12, 2018

Home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

Doing double duty: Vegetables as pretty as flowers

By: - 0 Sat, May 5, 2018

For a garden where form meets function, try vegetables that are also pleasing to the eye. Cultivation of edible ornamentals is ideal for gardeners who...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 5, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 5, 2018

Home shows and other home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

Dine in style when space is scarce
Dine in style when space is scarce

By: - 0 Sat, May 5, 2018

Dining rooms are a luxury that small-space dwellers often can't afford. But a compact dining table in the kitchen or living room can double as a desk...

How to repair a garden fountain
How to repair a garden fountain

By: - 0 Sat, May 5, 2018

Question: I have a medium garden fountain that hasn't worked for years. I have called garden centers that sell fountains, but no one seems to do...

Let yourself be swept away: Time to consider a robot vacuum

By: - 0 Sat, May 5, 2018

If you always wanted your personal R2-D2 of dust but couldn't stomach the high price of early robotic vacuums, it's time to take another look. Roomba,...

Around the house: Here's how to silence squeaking wooden floors
Around the house: Here's how to silence squeaking wooden floors

By: - 0 Sat, May 5, 2018

Dear Ken: Our home is 30 years old, and the plywood floors are squeaky. We can get to them from underneath and want to fix the problem. Please give us...

The 'Airbnb of storage' expands to Colorado Springs
The 'Airbnb of storage' expands to Colorado Springs

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Mon, Apr 30, 2018

The idea for the startup that would become STOW IT came to Devin Eldridge as he was moving his family from Fort Collins to Windsor. Eldridge, now...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting April 28, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Home shows, classes and other home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

Away from the grocery, a world of variety awaits
Away from the grocery, a world of variety awaits

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 28, 2018

I buy my groceries from one store, a foodie emporium with high-quality victuals, no piped music and aisles relatively free of clutter. For all its...

Around the house: Here's how to cut heat and glare from kitchen skylight
Around the house: Here's how to cut heat and glare from kitchen skylight

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Dear Ken: I have a skylight in my kitchen. Now that the sun is moving north, it shines on the counters and cabinets and heats the work space. Outside...

Year-round gardening: Chores to tackle while you wait out our final frost
Year-round gardening: Chores to tackle while you wait out our final frost

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 28, 2018

May is a volatile month for weather in Colorado, so watch the forecast for your location and elevation. Although Colorado Springs' average last frost...

Pets are welcome at the Colorado Springs Pet Expo, April 27-29
Pets are welcome at the Colorado Springs Pet Expo, April 27-29

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Thu, Apr 26, 2018

If you've ever felt guilty about leaving your pets at home, the Colorado Springs Pet Expo says, "Bring 'em!" All pets are welcome to attend the expo,...

Don't paint that deck, or you'll regret it
Don't paint that deck, or you'll regret it

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Dear Ken: Some people in my neighborhood have been painting their decks. What do you think of this idea? Would paint do a better job of protecting the...

Voles, gophers, owls and skunks: Welcome to Colorado Springs gardens
Voles, gophers, owls and skunks: Welcome to Colorado Springs gardens

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

As Colorado Springs neighborhoods and surrounding areas continue to grow, wildlife habitat has been devoured, displacing animals. In most situations,...

Don't let your cleaning supplies become clutter

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

New cleaning products seem to pop up every day, and it's easy to accumulate too many bottles of too many cleaners. Before you know it, your cleaning...

Friends of faux: Designers embrace fake flowers
Friends of faux: Designers embrace fake flowers

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

No longer the pariahs of decor, fake flowers are showing up at some of the best addresses. "There is a place for faux flowers today," says Whitney...

Get remodeling, renovating ideas at the HBA Home Show in Colorado Springs
Get remodeling, renovating ideas at the HBA Home Show in Colorado Springs

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Earth Day weekend may be the perfect time to get some ideas to improve your home outside and in. The Housing & Building Association of Colorado...

Subway tile rises to the height of farmhouse chic
Subway tile rises to the height of farmhouse chic

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

It's Season 4, Episode 11 of HGTV's smash hit, "Fixer Upper," and Joanna Gaines is walking her husband, Chip, through her vision to transform a...

How to create your own holiday wreath

Tue, Apr 24, 2018 - 12:32 PM 0

Harding Nursery has been bringing holiday cheer to the Pikes Peak Region since 1957. What door is complete without a festive and beautifully...

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