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  • Creative decorating with houseplants, from floor to ceiling

    By Katherine Roth The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    In homes where space and time are precious, the future of the humble houseplant might depend on whether it can earn its keep. Houseplants that endure tend to be either undemanding succulents, edible herbs or plants that add enough to a room's ambiance that they're worth some extra...

  • 'Call before you dig' season starts early in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    A thin line divides us from the matrix of utilities - power, water, gas, cable TV and phone - that powers our world. That thin brown line is dirt. "The biggest mistake is people making assumptions that they're not going to be digging deep enough to hit anything or that their...

  • Colorado may end its unique ban on rain barrels

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado's only-in-the-nation ban on backyard rain barrels is getting a new look from state lawmakers. The state House gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill allowing homeowners to use up to two 55-gallon rain barrels. "This puts the water user in the mindframe of...

  • Denver botanic garden draws more visitors than any other

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    DENVER — Denver Botanic Gardens had more visitors last year than any other public garden in North America, edging out the Washington, D.C., attraction that usually tops the list. Denver gardens CEO Brian Vogt credited a popular show by contemporary glass artist Dale Chihuly and the...

  • Explaining aeration

    Metro Services
    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    First-time homeowners or those just beginning to embrace their inner landscaper may notice their neighbors using a machine to punch holes in their lawns and wonder what they’re doing.

  • Around the House: Snow Creating Puddles on Garage Floor

    by Ken Moon
    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Dear Ken: I have a low spot in my garage which has been OK up until this year. The snow malting off my car has created a big puddle. How can I fix this? Sally

  • YEAR ROUND GARDENING:Growing Up - Vines in the Landscape

    By Eileen Tully, Colorado Master Gardener
    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Frankly, even though they add so much beauty in the home garden, vines are underused in our Colorado Springs area.

  • You can fight plant allergies with plants

    By Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune (TNS)
    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Thomas Leo Ogren’s war on allergy-triggering plants spans almost three decades.

  • Fact Check: Property taxes in Colorado Springs

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Contrary to seemingly common local belief, Colorado Springs does not have the lowest property tax rate in the state. Indeed, 10 of Colorado's 271 cities and towns don't even levy a property tax. Among those that do, Colorado Springs has the 36th-lowest residential rate, at 4.279...

  • Go green at Sustainability and Outdoor Living Expo in Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    2-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., free admission Friday; other days $6, $3 ages 11-16, free ages 10 and younger; rjpromotions.com/event/colorado-sustainability-outdoor- living-show Living a life...

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