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  • YEAR-ROUND GARDENING: Plant spring blooming bulbs in the autumn

    By FREDRICKA BOGARDUS Colorado Master Gardener -by Fredericka Bogardus Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    September is the time to plant spring blooming bulbs. In addition to tulips and daffodils, consider adding some ornamental onions (alliums). There are some ornamental onions that grow much like perennials, forming a crown that returns year after year. However, there are other...

  • Right at Home: Sellers, give every room a role

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Many of us have one room in the house that doesn't really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we're not sure what to do with. But when your house is on the...

  • AROUND THE HOUSE: How to give faded window frames a fresh look

    By KEN MOON aroundthehouse.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Dear Ken: I have stained window frames in my house. They are badly faded and need renewing. What should I use? - Sherry Answer: You could try Olde English or Scott's Liquid Gold if they simply need revitalizing. These products contain wood conditioners and stains and can bring dull...

  • Home and Garden calendar Sept. 13, 2014

    By CARLOTTA oLSON -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Thursdays and Saturdays Harlan Wolfe Ranch Pick 'n Pay - Spinach, lettuce, argula, kale, herbs and more available, 9 a.m.-noon, Harlan Wolfe Ranch, 915 W. Cheyenne Road; ppugardens.org.
 FRIDAY AND SEPT. 20 Fall Plant and Bulb Sale - 8 a.m.- 5 p.m....

  • FOOD PLAY: A new book invites kids and parents to make whimsical candy treats

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    If you heard it once, you probably heard it a thousand times: Don't play with your food. Crafter Jodi Levine defies that mom maxim with her new book, "Candy Aisle Crafts," (Penguin Random House, 112 pages, $31.97), a glossy, easy-to-follow book on transforming standard candy-
aisle...

  • GE, home appliance pioneer, gives up on consumers

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling the division that invented the toaster in 1905 and now sells refrigerators, stoves and laundry machines. GE instead wants...

  • Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    AP
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    NEW YORK — Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used credit and debit cards at U.S. and Canadian stores. The largest U.S. home improvement chain says it has not found evidence that debit card PINs...

  • Door Appeal: Changing the color of your front door can refresh the look of your house

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    You only get to make one first impression. The same goes for your home. One way to make a bold statement? Turn your front door into an accent with a splash of audacious, intense color. The colors you choose can reveal oodles about your personality and what you want to project to the...

  • KEN MOON: Black grunge in your toilet bowl means time to replace parts

    By KEN MOON aroundthehouse.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Dear Ken: We have an older home and are experiencing a black substance coming into the (toilet) bowl. We've already tried cleaning tablets. Any suggestions? - Lori Answer: You probably need to replace the parts in your tank. Older black rubber flapper valves and floats deteriorate...

  • Time to prep amaryllis bulbs for holiday blooms

    By KITTY WEST Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    The activity: Now is the time to prepare your Christmas/New Year's 2013 amaryllis bulbs for 2014 holiday blooms. What's needed: - Amaryllis bulb from a prior year. - A cool, dark area for bulb storage. - A heavy pot of the appropriate size. - Good-quality houseplant potting mix....

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