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  • When it comes to pet burials, there are several unique options

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who want something unique, though, the sky's the limit. From companies that will send your pet's remains to the heavens to those who will turn them into a...

  • Plant of the week: Blue false indigo

    by JULIE MCINTYRE summerlandgardens.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Common name: Blue false indigo Scientific name: Baptisia australis Type: Herbaceous perennial Height: 3-4 feet Width: 3-4 feet Blooms: May to June Where to plant: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Moderate, drought-tolerant once established Preparing the soil:...

  • Pikes Peak Permaculture endorse designs by nature

    by Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Permaculture is all about channeling Mother Nature. The practice is more than 40 years old, said Becky Elder, owner of Blue Planet Earthscapes and co-director of the Pikes Peak Permaculture guild, and was developed in the 1970s by Bill Mollison from Tasmania and David Holmgren from...

  • Floral aromas a lure for insects

    by LEE REICH Associated Press -by Lee Reich The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Wave after wave of scent has filled the air since my garden awakened in spring. Most prominent have been the aromas from daffodil blossoms, plum, flowering currant and now dame's rocket, pinks and roses. Of course, it's not for us that flowers waft those sometimes delectable aromas....

  • Cooking up a color-happy kitchen

    by KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Kitchens in traditional and vintage homes often are dressed in conservative garb: neutral hues, stainless steel, white-on-white or beige-on-beige. Historically, however, kitchens were actually pretty peppy, said Deborah Baldwin, editor of This Old House magazine. "Pastel greens,...

  • Ken Moon: Don't bother to replace 21-year-old furnace; it's still a youngster

    by KEN MOON aroundthehouse.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Dear Ken: I have a 21-year-old furnace. We are getting new central air, and I want to know if I should replace the furnace at the same time? - Dave Answer: I would not. A furnace of that age was built under guidelines - promulgated in the early '90's - that require at least 80...

  • Grow from cuttings, but do research first

    by EILEEN TULLY Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Take your gardening efforts to the next level and propagate plants from stem cuttings. Stem cuttings can be taken any time the plant is healthy and actively growing. If you have a favorite plant, one of the advantages of growing from stem cuttings is you will have a new plant that's...

  • New signs to say 'Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama'

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by signs strengthening the state's official connection to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song title "Sweet Home Alabama." "Alabama The Beautiful" signs that have stood at the state line since...

  • Construction begins on new Salt Lake City airport

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City travelers in the next decade will catch expansive views of the Wasatch range, move faster through security and have more shops to choose from once crews finish work on a $1.8 billion airport, officials said Friday. The update is overdue, they...

  • Visits to Md. national parks down slightly

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says 6.6 million people visited national parks in Maryland in 2013. Those tourists spent $212 million, supporting 2,689 jobs in the state. Those numbers are all down slightly from 2012, when about 40,000 more people visited Maryland...

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