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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...

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 Sat, Apr 21, 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,...

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...

A practical and personal approach to paring down
A practical and personal approach to paring down

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

There is a method, but no madness, to the type of minimalism espoused by Cary Telander Fortin and Kyle Louise Quilici. The organizing experts and...

Plenty of planting can be done in Colorado Springs region now
Plenty of planting can be done in Colorado Springs region now

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Itchy green thumbs can find relief in April. Colorado Springs weather normally is accommodating enough for gardeners to plant cool-weather...

Year-round gardening: Welcome spring with some early bloomers and ephemerals
Year-round gardening: Welcome spring with some early bloomers and ephemerals

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Those first flowers will make you smile, whether a few crocus or a hellebore in bloom. I need those first blooms. While most cannot be planted now, I...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting April 14, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

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

Scraping garage door needs 'tune-up' or DIY
Scraping garage door needs 'tune-up' or DIY

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Dear Ken: My garage door makes a scraping sound when the rollers go around that curve on the side track. Can I stop this myself? - Sam Answer: First,...

Forget the perfect trophy garden: Today's finest landscapes are positively wild
Forget the perfect trophy garden: Today's finest landscapes are positively wild

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

New gardening books still come thick and fast in the digital age. The titles tend to interest millennials and embrace such matters as caring for...

Year-round gardening: Tomatoes - hybrid or heirloom
Year-round gardening: Tomatoes - hybrid or heirloom

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

Some gardeners know what characteristics they prefer in a tomato, so they grow the same variety every year. Others browse through garden centers or...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting April 7, 2018
Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting April 7, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

Home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

10 tools every new homeowner should own - and 3 they shouldn't
10 tools every new homeowner should own - and 3 they shouldn't

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

Ahh, the joys - and burdens - of becoming a homeowner. Buying a home is an exciting milestone, but then you're responsible for maintenance. With a...

Around the house: It's time to discard of dated Z-brick in kitchen
Around the house: It's time to discard of dated Z-brick in kitchen

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

Dear Ken: I have what they called Z-brick under my kitchen cabinets. It may have been OK once upon a time, but now it looks ugly. How do I get it off?...

Pine Forest Spring Show and Sale returns to Monument

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 6, 2018

Antiques, home decor and gardens will be on display this weekend during the Tri-Lakes Women's Club's 42nd annual Pine Forest Spring Show and Sale. Art...

Denver-based Ski Lift Designs makes cool furniture out of old chairlifts
Denver-based Ski Lift Designs makes cool furniture out of old chairlifts

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Sun, Apr 1, 2018

Anyone who's chatted with friends or strangers on the ride up the mountain knows that memories are made on chairlifts. Denver-based Ski Lift Designs...

Year-round gardening: Don't plant but do maintain as April arrives
Year-round gardening: Don't plant but do maintain as April arrives

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Gardeners have lots to do in April, but beware. We still could have snow and freezing temperatures, so wait till mid-May before planting...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting March 31, 2018
Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting March 31, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

Neglected cleaning tasks hiding in plain sight

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Keeping a clean home is important to about 8 in 10 Americans, says a survey by cleaning technology company Kärcher. But some areas get more TLC than...

Around the house: Shower grab bars must be secure and safe
Around the house: Shower grab bars must be secure and safe

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Dear Ken: I want to add a couple of grab bars in my shower. How do I start? - Alan Answer: Avoid the so-called "no screws" grab bars. They are...

Colorado Springs RV & Travel Expo rolls Thursday through Saturday
Colorado Springs RV & Travel Expo rolls Thursday through Saturday

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Whether you plan to hit the road in a motor home or enjoy nature in a small tent, the Colorado Springs RV & Travel Expo has something for you. The...

Future smart homes will have plenty of bells, whistles
Future smart homes will have plenty of bells, whistles

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Technology may come and go, but some things never change. Home will always be home. It'll just be a heck of a lot smarter. Granted, some tech is...

Around the house: Use better furnace filters, plug gaps to reduce dust

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Dear Ken: Last summer we purchased a new furnace, humidifier and air filter system. They said dust in the house would be cut down a lot, but we've...

Year-round gardening: Now's the time to assess your pruning needs
Year-round gardening: Now's the time to assess your pruning needs

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Late winter is a great time to assess your garden's pruning needs. Shrubs that are well-maintained can add structure and interest to your garden all...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting March 24, 2018
Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting March 24, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Mar 24, 2018

SATURDAY Getting Started with Cool Season Veggies - 9 a.m.-noon, Horace Mann Middle School, 1001 E. Van Buren St., $10. Registration:...

Prepare for spring with home remodeling and landscape show in Colorado Springs
Prepare for spring with home remodeling and landscape show in Colorado Springs

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Mon, Mar 19, 2018

If you have some home projects waiting in the wings, home shows this weekend and next in Colorado Springs could bring new ideas. - The Colorado...

Woodland Park family, home featured on HGTV's 'Log Cabin Living'
Woodland Park family, home featured on HGTV's 'Log Cabin Living'

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Sat, Mar 17, 2018

The new owners of a Woodland Park home never thought of it as log cabin-like. But the producers of HGTV's "Log Cabin Living" did. The home of Charlie...

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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