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  • Apple orchards dodge a weather bullet, growers say

    BY ANDREA SINCLAIR and MATT STEINER
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The spring storm that passed over Colorado Springs didn't leave behind as much snow as originally predicted, but enough to make 2013-2014 the snowiest season in 13 years, according to the National Weather Service. The official report from the Colorado Springs Airport was 1.5 inches,...

  • SE Iowa greenhouse captures industrial heat

    DONNELLE ELLER, The Des Moines Register
    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Minutes after train cars loaded with coal roll by, Jan Swinton admits this rough industrial park on Fairfield's north side is hardly where you'd expect to find the beginnings of a lush vegetable garden that will help feed the area's 1,700 schoolchildren. But...

  • Manitou artist carves tree stumps into story-rich tableaus

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Craftspeople have been chopping down and fashioning dead trees into beautiful things since they got the hang of opposable thumbs. Manitou Springs artist and chainsaw carver David Gonzales turns dead trees into art right where they stand, and in doing so honors the stories and native...

  • Plant of the week: Forsythia

    Julie McIntyre, Summerland Gardens
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Deciduous shrub grown for its vibrant yellow flowers that announce the arrival of spring; shrubs around town will be blooming for the next few weeks. Bright yellow, bell-shaped flowers emerge before leaves and cover branches from ground to tip. Depending on the variety, they can be...

  • Local gardening classes help the beginner out

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Tending to a vegetable garden in our neck of the woods can be an uphill battle. It becomes even more daunting when the gardener is a beginner. The enemies: poor soil, wind and temperatures that go from hot to cold to hot in a few days. "Colorado Springs is tricky," said Larry...

  • 'A lot of good, black dirt' awaits at community garden

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Are your digs too small - or simply not ideal - for a garden? Consider growing your vegetables away from home in the Charmaine Nymann Community Garden, a nonprofit organic community garden located at Bear Creek Regional Park at 21st and Rio Grande streets. With a history dating to...

  • Plant of the week: Blue Globe Spruce

    By Julie McIntyre Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Striking, globe-shaped Dwarf Colorado Blue Spruce is a slow-growing, low-maintenance shrub. Selected for its shape and color, this cultivar grows more wide than tall. Powder blue needles add year-round color, which makes it a perfect accent plant or focal point in any garden. Great in...

  • Got a million bucks? You'll get a lot of house in Colorado Springs

    by Rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    If you can afford to spend $1 million for a roof over your head, there are few places in the nation where you can get more house for your money than Colorado Springs, according to a recent survey of high-end properties. The median size of homes listed for sale at or near $1 million...

  • Around the House: Garage door might pose a security risk

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Dear readers: There is a security vulnerability at your house that needs to be checked - it's your garage door opener mechanism. That cord and handle hanging from the track is an open invitation to a burglar. A clothes hanger with a little bent hook on the end can be shoved through...

  • House to Home: Make a connection

    By Debbie Travis King Features Syndicate -
    Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Gone are the days when the kitchen was hidden beside the dining room, door closed except for serving and clearing. Today, the kitchen takes pride of place where living and lounging, dining and cooking meld into one stylish open-plan space. This radical shift in dominance has brought...

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