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  • The scents of National Candle Month

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Leaves are falling, creating carpets of gold and red. Smells are warm and spicy: cinnamon, hot apple cider and pumpkin everything. Fall nesting time is underway. It's no wonder November was chosen as National Candle Month: Not only do aromatic, flickering candles smell heavenly,...

  • Year-round gardening: November a good time to focus on trees' health

    By Fredricka Bogardus Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Once the leaves and needles are raked up, it's easy to forget about the health of your trees. But November is a great time for a "tree checkup." Here's a few tasks you'll want to complete soon: Pruning: Deciduous trees are best pruned during their dormant period. Take a look at your...

  • Around the House: Achieve savings with blanket around water heater

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Dear Ken: Do you need a blanket around your water heater if it's in a heated basement? - Dan Answer: Yes. All things being equal, it takes more energy to heat water than air, so there are definitely savings when you wrap the tank. These kits are cheap - less than $15 - so it's a...

  • Preparing amaryllis for a Christmastime show

    By LEE REICH The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Ready, set, go. As soon as you have new amaryllis bulbs, pot them up, and in a few months the spectacular, colorful trumpets will unfold. (Technically, what are commonly called "amaryllis" are really species of hippeastrum.) With luck, or if the bulbs were from South Africa, Brazil...

  • Cast homework in the right light

    By LISA A. FLAM The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    If you can't imagine how your kids can possibly see well enough to do their homework as they sprawl out on the floor, their beds or the couch; fear not: Though good lighting for the homework hour (or hours) is often forgotten, it is simple to achieve. "Sometimes we get so focused on...

  • How to make use of leaves piling up on your lawn

    By Brook E. Mark, Colorado Master Gardener -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Like a kid, I love to crunch through the dry leaves under my ash tree in the fall, releasing their earthy smell. If you have deciduous trees and plants, the leaves they drop every fall can be a curse or a blessing. We see plastic bags, lined up like soldiers, set out by the curb for...

  • Colorado Springs fiber artist branches out - to yard

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    First there was the branch, which broke from the tree and became a big stick, which then was dragged to the curb by Baerbel Froehlin's neighbor. Trash day came and went, and the stick remained. Waste Management didn't consider it trash. Neither did Froehlin. A fiber artist and...

  • Fall decor gets cozy with sweaters

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Cozying up in a favorite sweater is one of the distinct pleasures of autumn. This fall, designers and retailers are stitching up sweater motifs on an array of home decor. So while you're wrapping yourself in a big, soft cardigan, you also can grace your space with a dollop of knitted...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Nov. 1, 2014

    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Nov. 8 Veggie Garden Class - A to Z in Gardening - 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Aspen Valley Ranch, 1152 County Road 231, Woodland Park, $60. Registration: tinyurl.com/m5y2un7. Nov. 15 Silk Flower Centerpiece for the Home - 
11 a.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills...

  • Photos: Bear Creek Park gets its goats

    News Services
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    About 550 goats will be feeding at Bear Creek Regional Park for the next few weeks. The goats from Goat Green, and herded by Lani Malmberg, eat through about three tons of grass every day.  “The goats prefer the dry vegetation first—leaves, weeds and brush," said Malmberg....

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