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  • Living fences make good neighbors, and a good yard

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    "Something there is that doesn't love a wall," wrote the poet Robert Frost. Clearly that something never lived next to a hoarder or a highway. "Whether it's a thing they don't want to look at or hear ... it's 'I love my neighbors, but it's nice to have privacy once in a while," said...

  • Blog: This unbelievable mountain home in Aspen can be yours for $65 million

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Wow!  Want to join the "Billionaire Mountain" club? Now is the time. The Summit House in Aspen is on the market for $65 million, or $65,000,000. That's a lot of zeros. The 7-bedroom house is the most expensive home on what has been dubbed "Billionaire Mountain," according to...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting June 27, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday and Sunday Parade of Ponds - Self-guided tour with 22 stops throughout Colorado Springs, Monument, Falcon and Pueblo, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $5. For tickets with tour map, go to purelyponds.com. July 15 Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden - 4:30...

  • Book explores innovations of modern Japanese home design

    By KATHERINE ROTH The Associated Press -by Katherine Roth The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Challenged to build homes that create a feeling of light, space and tranquility in some of the world's more densely populated areas, Japanese architects have had no choice but to think outside the box. Basic elements such as walls, windows and floors are reinvented to solve design...

  • 5 tips for conserving water at home

    By SOLVEJ SCHOU The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    For those wondering how to conserve water and lower water bills, here are five simple ways to slash home water use: - Understand the water meter: Madeline Ward, acting water conservation coordinator in Santa Barbara, Calif., suggests becoming familiar with your water meter, which...

  • Father Hugo: This sunny, early rose has a tough disposition

    By LEE REICH The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    After showing his sunny face, Father Hugo has left for the season again. Father Hugo the rose, that is. Distinctive foliage, however, earns the plant its keep throughout the summer. Father Hugo is among the earlier roses to bloom, a floral hors d'oeuvre to the full-blown show that...

  • Everyone's Handyman: Listeners, readers depend on Ken Moon's 'Around the House' advice

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    Colorado Springs resident Ken Moon met Rush Limbaugh on a cruise years ago, and the conservative political commentator gave Moon some advice. "I had just started my talk radio show, and he said to me, the main thing in talk radio is to be yourself because the audience can tell if...

  • Year-round gardening: Consider buffalograss for lush, green lawn

    By Janet Fitzgerald Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    Imagine a green, lush lawn that can slake its thirst on the measly 14 inches of average annual rainfall Colorado Springs receives from Mother Nature. And that same turf can be mowed whenever, and fertilized and sprayed almost never. Such is life with buffalograss, a sod-forming,...

  • Around the House: Record Colorado rainfall highlights homes' vulnerabilities

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    Dear readers: Many of you have had a tough time coping with extra rain and subsequent water issues. Houses that never had water troubles suddenly have started sprouting leaks through basement floors or around window wells. Now you know why I'm always wheedling you to take a stroll...

  • Citizens invited to provide input on edible landscaping program

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton will host a community discussion to gather input and gauge volunteer interest in an edible landscaping program being developed with El Paso County Parks. County residents and groups interested in the idea of edible landscaping, and those...

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