• Fairy gardens a magical introduction to gardening

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    If you build/grow it, they will come. That's the original magical thinking behind fairy gardens, miniature nature-scapes that incorporate plants, furniture and accessories scaled to Thumbelina size. Once upon a time, fairy gardens were primitive outdoor digs set up on mossy patches...

  • Alabama tourism department hosting vendors' marketplace

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state tourism department is planning an event in Montgomery to help local vendors get connected with shop owners. The Alabama Tourism Department is hosting the Alabama Makers Marketplace at the RSA Activity Center Thursday. Organizers say the event is...

  • Retired NY state archaeologist giving tour of historic site

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    CROWN POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A retired state archaeologist is giving a free tour of an upstate New York historic site where he spent decades digging into the property's past. Saturday's three-mile walking tour at the Crown Point State Historic Site starts at 1:30 p.m. It will be led by...

  • Lightning rods offer protection in event of direct hit

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Dear Ken: Do lightning rods help? Last year there were several hits nearby, and I'm worried. - Angie Answer: The aphorism about lightning never striking in the same place twice is sort of true, but there are factors that make strikes more likely in a given area. They include...

  • Reducing allergies while gardening

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors during the growing season. But there are many things you can do to reduce those irritations and remain a dedicated gardener. Start by...

  • Pikes Peak Water Garden Society hosts annual sale

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Pikes Peak Water Garden Society will hold its annual water plant sale 10 a.m. Saturday at the Union Printers Home, 101 S. Union Blvd. Attendees should use the north entrance on Pikes Peak Avenue just east of Union Boulevard. The society was founded in 1989 to encourage interest and...

  • Right at Home: New floral prints bring spring indoorsNew floral prints bring spring indoors

    By KIM COOK Associated PressThe Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Floral motifs pop up every spring in home-furnishing collections, and after a long winter they're always a welcome sight. But this year, there seem to be more than ever, and they feel particularly fresh. New York interior designer Elaine Griffin says it began a few seasons back with a...

  • Textiles bring midcentury-modern style home

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Have you discovered midcentury-modern style and gone hunting for a great piece of furniture from the era? Vintage pieces are pricey, and even well-made reproductions can challenge the bank account. So while you're saving up for that Eero Saarinen Womb settee or George Nelson Coconut...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for May 30, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Events Literary Walk in the Woods with John Stansfield - 1 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights Road. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 576-2016. "The Drunken City" - 8 p.m., Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E Colorado Ave., $5-$15;...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 30, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Wednesday Updating Your Sprinkler System with Rebates - 6:30-8 p.m., Conservation and Environmental Center, 2885 Mesa Road, free. Registration: 668-8232. June 6 Soil Health Management Outdoor Workshop - With Jeff Goats, resource soil scientist, Colorado...

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