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  • Water trees deeply if Mother Nature doesn't help

    By Eileen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    In Colorado, July is typically the hottest month. Gardening activities will involve maintaining, weeding and even harvesting. However, you can direct seed zinnias early in the month. They prefer the ground warm before emerging, and it's fun to see how fast they show up. You'll have a...

  • Student garden is growing at Galileo School

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Summer students at the Galileo School of Math and Science got to play Jack and the Beanstalk recently. As they read "Seedfolks," a children's novel about an urban garden that sprouted from an empty lot, students acted out some of the scenes - in their school's garden. Following...

  • Colorado Springs housing prices set record in June

    by Rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    There was no June swoon in Colorado Springs' re-sale housing market. In fact, just the opposite. Local single-family home prices set a record last month, while home sales soared - a surge that was possibly propelled, in part, by the sale of more higher-end homes and continued...

  • Eco-friendly burials gain favor among baby boomers

    By KAREN SCHWARTZ The Associated Press -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Some people take their principles to their grave. And for some baby boomers, that means planning for their funerals, or their parents' funerals, in an eco-friendly way. Shedden Farley's mother, Linda Farley, was passionate about a lot of causes, including the environment. When she...

  • The Country Life: The good and the bad are blooming on Colorado's prairie

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    It's another stormy summer evening, and the sky is bruised with forbidding slashes of gray and black. The top of Pikes Peak, far to the west, is shrouded in clouds. But a hole has opened up in the northwest corner of the evening sky, and the last daggers of sunlight are slicing...

  • List: Farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Farmers markets Monday - Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Sept. 29, springsfarmers markets.com. - Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., noon to 6 p.m., through October, wmmi.org. Tuesday - Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main...

  • Follow food safety advice when shopping at Colorado farmers' markets

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    If you're trying to eat well and stay healthy, shopping for food at a farmers market is a good place to start. But all of that good-for-you feeling can be for naught if food safety is not heeded in the process. Colorado State University Extension offers many helpful tips for shopping...

  • Big ranch property buy sets stage for homes where there is demand: suburbia

    By Katherine Blunt katherine.blunt@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    The gridded streets of downtown Colorado Springs stretch only so far before branching into cul-de-sacs and roundabouts, creating a suburban maze that some laud as progress and others deride as sprawl. With Nor'wood Development Group's pending purchase of the Banning Lewis Ranch, more...

  • Provide a safe haven for cats during home renovations

    By Melissa Shandley Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    There are many details involved when you are planning a remodel. One that often is overlooked is how to make it safe and tolerable for cats. Like many animals, cats prefer predictability and don't like their territory upset by sudden changes. If you have decided to make changes to...

  • Water adds to quality of life in yard

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Creating a watery oasis can be an incredible boost to your home's landscape. The pleasing sound and peaceful view might even make you reconsider that summer getaway. "It changes your lifestyle out back," said Chris Oberg, owner of Purely Ponds, which hosts its Eighth Annual Parade of...

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