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  • Lightning rods offer protection in event of direct hit

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Dear Ken: Do lightning rods help? Last year there were several hits nearby, and I'm worried. - Angie Answer: The aphorism about lightning never striking in the same place twice is sort of true, but there are factors that make strikes more likely in a given area. They include...

  • Reducing allergies while gardening

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors during the growing season. But there are many things you can do to reduce those irritations and remain a dedicated gardener. Start by...

  • Pikes Peak Water Garden Society hosts annual sale

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Pikes Peak Water Garden Society will hold its annual water plant sale 10 a.m. Saturday at the Union Printers Home, 101 S. Union Blvd. Attendees should use the north entrance on Pikes Peak Avenue just east of Union Boulevard. The society was founded in 1989 to encourage interest and...

  • Right at Home: New floral prints bring spring indoorsNew floral prints bring spring indoors

    By KIM COOK Associated PressThe Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Floral motifs pop up every spring in home-furnishing collections, and after a long winter they're always a welcome sight. But this year, there seem to be more than ever, and they feel particularly fresh. New York interior designer Elaine Griffin says it began a few seasons back with a...

  • Textiles bring midcentury-modern style home

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Have you discovered midcentury-modern style and gone hunting for a great piece of furniture from the era? Vintage pieces are pricey, and even well-made reproductions can challenge the bank account. So while you're saving up for that Eero Saarinen Womb settee or George Nelson Coconut...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 30, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Wednesday Updating Your Sprinkler System with Rebates - 6:30-8 p.m., Conservation and Environmental Center, 2885 Mesa Road, free. Registration: 668-8232. June 6 Soil Health Management Outdoor Workshop - With Jeff Goats, resource soil scientist, Colorado...

  • How to garden with pets in mind

    By DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Veterinarians are starting to preach the gospel of gardening - primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets. Everything from carrots to leafy vegetables and fruits can be added to the cat or dog dish. That saves money on pet food, too....

  • Around the house: It's best to turn off gas log pilot during warmer weather

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Dear Ken: Should I turn off my gas log pilot light as warmer weather arrives? - Keith Answer: Yes. It costs about $7 a month to keep a pilot light burning. Besides, it warms up the glass, and that heat radiates into the room. This advice also applies to a wood burning fireplace that...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 23, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR SATURDAY-MONDAY Memorial Weekend Plant Sale - 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Zoo admission not required for sale; cmzoo.org. Wednesday Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden - 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.,...

  • Year-round gardening: Last summer's unanticipated garden sensation

    By Kitty West Colorado Master Gardener -by Kitty West Colorado Master Gardener -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Years ago, I noticed maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) in a local demonstration garden. It was late in the growing season, yet this plant was providing lots of color and interesting textures. So I planted maximilian sunflower. The plant grew, but it didn't thrive. It...

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