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  • No bees? Look for other pollinators

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators. But you can somewhat offset their loss by attracting alternative pollinators, such as beetles, butterflies and moths, dragonflies, feral bees, wasps and...

  • Colorado Springs gardeners can harvest, divide, plant, transplant in September

    By EILEEN TULLY Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    September is a time of transition. Days are noticeably shorter, nights are cooler, and the weather is usually stable. It's a good time to plant or transplant. - Harvest pears, apples and ever-bearing strawberries as they ripen. Cover new fruit on heritage raspberries with bird...

  • KEN MOON: Find second, third opinion when facing a critical diagnosis on furnace

    By KEN MOON aroundthehouse.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Dear Ken: I have been told by a heating contractor that I need a new furnace because the heat exchanger is bad. What's the next step here? - Karen Answer: First things first. Make sure you have a good working carbon monoxide detector. Some furnace companies - thankfully, very few -...

  • Fall decor does a Scottish fling

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Where fashion goes, decor follows. And this fall, the fashionistas are inspired by Scotland. Plaid capes, kilts and coats hit the fall catwalk for Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney. Marchesa showed tartan-printed lace, argyle and fur, and deconstructed kilt patterns in a dress...

  • Prices of huge TVs are down, which means the football season is looking up.

    by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO The Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Supersized isn't just for French fries. Americans increasingly are replacing their once-enviable 50-inch TVs with even bigger screens. Think: 65 inches and up. And what better time to expand your HD horizons than Saturday's official kickoff of college football and the NFL season...

  • EAT WELL: Colorado Springs backyard gardeners can sell their nutritious produce to restaurants

    teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    How does your garden grow? For many gardeners, backyard plots are producing nicely - so nicely, in fact, that some folks might be trying to think of ways to ditch their abundance of zucchini on unsuspecting neighbors' porches. When it comes to vegetables, it is impossible to...

  • The Country Life: Tallying up the 'before winter' to-do list

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Even after we say goodbye to summer this Labor Day weekend, the season technically still has a few more weeks to go, followed by three months of fall. But more and more I'm hearing - and saying - the dreaded words "before winter." As in: "I need to do this before winter" or "We need...

  • Blog: Colorado ranks 8th in the nation for $1 million homes

    Rich Laden
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Zillow, the Seattle-based online real estate service, recently assembled a list of states with the highest percentage of $1 million-and-up homes. Hawaii topped the list with more than 11 percent of its single-family homes, condos and the like valued at $1 million or more. Colorado came...

  • Tap the soothing sounds of water for home

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    What do you imagine when you think of fountains? Maybe the amazing 24-ton, four-
story silver loop Julie Penrose Fountain in America the Beautiful Park that is said to be a bridge between earth and sky? It may be inspirational. But alas, it won't fit on your patio. The sound of...

  • Retreats should reflect a casual glamour, says Dallas decorator

    By Jamie Stengle The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    From airy beach houses filled with light to rustic retreats tucked into the mountains, vacation homes can lead to inspired decorating. "You love that place; that's why you're there. That's the place you want to go to relax," says Dallas interior designer Jan Showers, author most...

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