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  • Ways to conquer chaos and clutter

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    etting rid of your stuff is like shedding extra weight. It takes work, commitment and ongoing maintenance, but once you've seen the results, professional organizers say you'll want to make the new lifestyle permanent. Of course, exercising is hard and so is exorcising your inner...

  • Plant of the week: Pansy

    By Julie McIntyre Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    Plant of the week: Pansy Common name: Pansy Scientific name: Violax wittrockiana Type: Annual Height: 6-8 inches Width: 6 inches Blooms: Early spring, summer, late fall into early winter Where to plant: Full sun, part sun Water requirement: Average Preparing the soil: Compost...

  • Variations on the vase

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    We've been picking flowers and sticking them in containers for thousands of years. The early Egyptians did it, as did the Chinese: Feng Shui guidelines for creating harmony in a home suggest placing vases of fresh-cut flowers throughout the dwelling to relieve stress and increase...

  • How to turn a rosemary bush into a tree

    by LEE REICH The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Picture a little rosemary tree at your kitchen window, standing there upright and green as if in defiance to the wintry scene beyond the panes. This little tree offers more than decoration and winter cheer. Pass your hand lightly over the leaves, close your eyes and the scent will...

  • The yin and yang of spring

    by KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    The yin and yang of spring make it such an interesting season. After the brutal bite of winter, even a gloomy spring day can lift our spirits with warmer breezes and an emerging palette of delicate hues - those first tinges of new greens, a fuzzy gray bud, a brushstroke of crocus blue....

  • Plant of the week: Columbine

    by JULIE MCINTYRE Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Colorado's state flower is an often overlooked native that performs well in filtered shade, requires little water once established and blooms in spring when flowers are a welcome sight. It prefers well-drained sites, but will adapt to average or compost-enriched soils. These are tough...

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