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  • Kid-friendly crafts for the Fourth of July

    By JENNIFER FORKER The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Along with parades, picnics and fireworks, Fourth of July fun for kids can include some holiday-themed crafts. "The Fourth is such a great crafting holiday for kids," says Mary Giles, deputy editor of FamilyFun magazine. "They can decorate their bikes or make silly hats and...

  • Let the flags fly in your home landscape

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    When Kip Carey was designing a sign for his new shop, All About Colorado, he went looking for a state flag for inspiration. Flying the Centennial State's symbolic identity wasn't the breeze he'd anticipated. "I couldn't find one anywhere," said Carey, who decided then that he'd keep a...

  • Year-round gardening: Managing mosquitoes in your backyard

    By Janet Fitzgerald Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Just when you thought it was safe to go into the garden, Mother Nature unleashes storms with hail. If that weren't enough, the weather also has given rise to the scourge of outdoor activity: mosquitoes. A gardener's yard is filled with ideal places for mosquitoes to lay their eggs,...

  • Fruity, summery colors perk up decor all year

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Aah, summer - the season when oranges are transformed into ice pops, limes add zing to slushies, peaches become pies, and berries take over nearly every dessert. Citrus and other fruity hues look fresh and energetic in summer decor, and there's no need to remove them once fall...

  • Is your garden out of control? Then simplify

    By DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time- and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to better tools. "I realized one day that I was becoming a slave to my plants," said Kerry Ann Mendez, author of "The Right-Size Flower...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting July 4, 2015

    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR July 11 Vermicomposting - Worms - 10 a.m., Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway, free. Registration: phelangardens.com. July 15 Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden - 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Conservation and Environmental Center, 2885 Mesa...

  • Living fences make good neighbors, and a good yard

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    "Something there is that doesn't love a wall," wrote the poet Robert Frost. Clearly that something never lived next to a hoarder or a highway. "Whether it's a thing they don't want to look at or hear ... it's 'I love my neighbors, but it's nice to have privacy once in a while," said...

  • Blog: This unbelievable mountain home in Aspen can be yours for $65 million

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Wow!  Want to join the "Billionaire Mountain" club? Now is the time. The Summit House in Aspen is on the market for $65 million, or $65,000,000. That's a lot of zeros. The 7-bedroom house is the most expensive home on what has been dubbed "Billionaire Mountain," according to...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting June 27, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday and Sunday Parade of Ponds - Self-guided tour with 22 stops throughout Colorado Springs, Monument, Falcon and Pueblo, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $5. For tickets with tour map, go to purelyponds.com. July 15 Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden - 4:30...

  • Book explores innovations of modern Japanese home design

    By KATHERINE ROTH The Associated Press -by Katherine Roth The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Challenged to build homes that create a feeling of light, space and tranquility in some of the world's more densely populated areas, Japanese architects have had no choice but to think outside the box. Basic elements such as walls, windows and floors are reinvented to solve design...

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