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Floral design and gift shop is Colorado Springs native's dream
Floral design and gift shop is Colorado Springs native's dream

By: Michelle Karas - 0 13 hr ago

During a recent break from her corporate job to care for an ailing family member, Colorado Springs native Cathy Berdon had a change of heart about...

HBA Home & Garden Show in new Chapels Hill Mall location
HBA Home & Garden Show in new Chapels Hill Mall location

By: Michelle Karas - 0 13 hr ago

The HBA Home & Garden Show, an annual rite of spring, is coming to the Chapel Hills Mall from Friday through Feb. 25. With landscaping ideas and...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Feb. 17, 2018
Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Feb. 17, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 13 hr ago

Home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

Around the house: Converting wood fireplace to gas, and fixing a crumbling chimney
Around the house: Converting wood fireplace to gas, and fixing a crumbling chimney

By: - 0 14 hr ago

Dear Ken: I have a wood-burning fireplace that I want to convert to gas. What are the pros and cons? How much should it cost? - Nancy Answer: Wood...

10 home design trends for 2018
10 home design trends for 2018

By: - 0 Mon, Feb 12, 2018

The home remodeling and design platform Houzz recently released its top 10 predictions for home-design trends. The forecast, derived from conversations...

Solving wallpaper, heat duct and garbage disposal problems
Solving wallpaper, heat duct and garbage disposal problems

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Dear Ken: I removed old wallpaper from the hallway and in the process damaged the texture on the wall. I have scraped it and removed the glue, but I...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Feb. 10, 2018
Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Feb. 10, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Mon, Feb 12, 2018

THROUGH MARCH 15 "Garden Act" Gallery Show Call for Entries - Artwork must have a garden theme or be work that can be placed in a garden;...

Get ready to hit the road at the Colorado Springs RV & Outdoor Show
Get ready to hit the road at the Colorado Springs RV & Outdoor Show

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Sat, Feb 3, 2018

If you plan to hit the road for your next vacation, a show coming to Colorado Springs can help you choose your ride. The Colorado Springs RV &...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Feb. 3, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Feb 3, 2018

Home shows, classes and other hoe and Garden events in and around Colorado Sprigs.

Around the house: Smart fixes for tub, toilet and septic problems
Around the house: Smart fixes for tub, toilet and septic problems

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 3, 2018

Dear Ken: I have a bone-colored tub that has developed two pea-sized rust spots near the drain. Is there a good way for me to repair these? - Darrell...

Making the case for a more perfect pillow
Making the case for a more perfect pillow

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 3, 2018

If you dream of a better night's sleep, you're not alone. Americans don't get eight hours of sleep, though they're close. At seven hours 19 minutes in...

Ultra Violet, the new plus ultra of purples
Ultra Violet, the new plus ultra of purples

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 3, 2018

Infuse your home decor with Ultra Violet, an intense purple that the Pantone Color Institute has dubbed the "it" color of 2018. Describing it as...

'Trading Spaces' star Joanie Sprague to offer demonstrations at Colorado Springs home show
'Trading Spaces' star Joanie Sprague to offer demonstrations at Colorado Springs home show

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Popular carpenter Joanie Sprague will be in Colorado Springs Saturday to show off her master building skills. The TLC "Trading Spaces" cast member...

Year Round Gardening: Winter tree and shrub care
Year Round Gardening: Winter tree and shrub care

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 27, 2017

In the Pikes Peak region late autumn and winter can be dry, windy and cold. Trees and shrubs are subject to desiccation injury under those conditions....

Holiday gifts for gardeners
Holiday gifts for gardeners

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Master Gardeners set out to explore some favorite local garden centers to help you find that perfect holiday gift for the special gardeners in your...

Around the House: Safety tips for holiday lights
Around the House: Safety tips for holiday lights

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Dear Readers: It’s hard to believe that it’s time to hang those Christmas lights again. Nonetheless, here are a few safety reminders to keep you out of...

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...

How to create your own holiday wreath

Tue, Nov 28, 2017 - 10:15 AM 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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