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  • Be aware of bees this time of year around Colorado Springs, but don't despair

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    When honeybees come swarming to a bough near you, don't balk - celebrate. Then call the Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association to have the bees safely and humanely cleared out. Every year around this time, bees in search of new hives find temporary shelter on branches, in bushes and...

  • Pilot light poses issue

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Dear Ken: My furnace's pilot light goes out about once a year. When I relight it, I have to hold the button for several minutes and even then it takes several tries. What's going on? - Stan Answer: I think you have a bad thermocouple. That's the little probe that the flame impinges...

  • Tour puts gorgeous gardens on display

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Want a little Colorado Springs history with your horticultural showcasing? The 2015 FOX Open Garden Tour provides exclusive access to the grounds of private homes in the Old North End, where owners and designers have created some of the city's more impressive displays of residential...

  • Let the flags fly in your home landscape

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    When Kip Carey was designing a sign for his new shop, All About Colorado, he went looking for a state flag for inspiration. Flying the Centennial State's symbolic identity wasn't the breeze he'd anticipated. "I couldn't find one anywhere," said Carey, who decided then that he'd keep a...

  • Kid-friendly crafts for the Fourth of July

    By JENNIFER FORKER The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Along with parades, picnics and fireworks, Fourth of July fun for kids can include some holiday-themed crafts. "The Fourth is such a great crafting holiday for kids," says Mary Giles, deputy editor of FamilyFun magazine. "They can decorate their bikes or make silly hats and...

  • Year-round gardening: Managing mosquitoes in your backyard

    By Janet Fitzgerald Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Just when you thought it was safe to go into the garden, Mother Nature unleashes storms with hail. If that weren't enough, the weather also has given rise to the scourge of outdoor activity: mosquitoes. A gardener's yard is filled with ideal places for mosquitoes to lay their eggs,...

  • Fruity, summery colors perk up decor all year

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Aah, summer - the season when oranges are transformed into ice pops, limes add zing to slushies, peaches become pies, and berries take over nearly every dessert. Citrus and other fruity hues look fresh and energetic in summer decor, and there's no need to remove them once fall...

  • Is your garden out of control? Then simplify

    By DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time- and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to better tools. "I realized one day that I was becoming a slave to my plants," said Kerry Ann Mendez, author of "The Right-Size Flower...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting July 4, 2015

    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR July 11 Vermicomposting - Worms - 10 a.m., Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway, free. Registration: phelangardens.com. July 15 Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden - 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Conservation and Environmental Center, 2885 Mesa...

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