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  • Year-round gardening: Add some chocolate to your garden

    By Kitty West Colorado Master Gardener -
    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Having a theme in mind when selecting plants for a garden provides unity and expresses individuality. Themed gardening is not new. I have read many articles that offer specifics on various themes. For instance, a butterfly garden would have scented, brightly colored flowers, and a...

  • Around the house: Eliminating smoke smell takes some work

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Dear Ken: One of my kids is buying a manufactured home that was smoked in. I need some tips about how to get the smell out. - Forest Answer: Start with the ceiling and work down. Smoke particles have electrostatic properties, so they like to cling to flat surfaces in a home. If...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 2, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday Pikes Peak Herb Fest - 9 a.m.-4 p.m., AspenPointe Cafe, El Paso County Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, $3, $1 for seniors and students, free for children 11 and younger. Saturday and Sunday Pine Forest Antiques, Home...

  • Spring decor trends: a modern mix with a dash of Marsala

    By Kim Cook The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Spring is a favorite transitional time for lovers of home decor. Shaking out the rugs and washing the windows after a long winter feels satisfying, and then there's the prospect of perhaps replacing some old, shabby furnishings with new pieces. Spring's also when we start to see the...

  • Americans most motivated to clean house for company

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    The world might hold fewer neatniks than observation alone would have us believe. A recent survey commissioned by the CLR cleaning product company revealed what professional house cleaners long have known: A majority of Americans (64 percent) are most motivated to clean when company's...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting April 25, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday Landscape Installation Workshop - 9-11 a.m., Conservation and Environmental Center, 2885 Mesa Road, free. Registration: 668-8232. Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Beans, Squash and More - 10-11:30 a.m., Horace Mann Middle School, 1001 E....

  • Tricks, tools for organizing the kitchen

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    If you've lived with your kitchen for a while, chances are you've got drawers of stuff you rarely use and cupboards you hate. Wouldn't it be nice to have a well-organized spot that makes food preparation a breeze? Some of the latest ideas and products for whipping a kitchen into...

  • Concrete gains ground as decorative material

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    The Pantheon. The Panama Canal. The Hoover Dam. When you think of concrete, you might imagine great feats of engineering, or at least highway overpasses and other sturdy, stolid structures. But concrete has become a stylish medium in the home, thanks to interior designers and...

  • Year-round gardening: It's May so get those garden tools ready

    By Eileen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -by Eilleen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    May is one of the busier months in the garden. Here's a look at some activities you should start planning. Early May - Clean and sharpen garden tools. - Change oil in lawnmower and sharpen blade and replace air filter if needed. - Mugo pines might be the first pruning challenge of...

  • Around the house: Now might be time to replace old water heater

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Dear readers: I wrote about new water heater regulations several weeks ago that will require manufacturers to install more efficient insulation around the tank to save energy. The retail cost will increase between $200 and $300, according to my friends in the plumbing industry. So if...

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