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Spring 2021

Purple flowering lavender growing along white picket fence.

Wild About Lavender: How to Grow This Beautiful, Versatile Plant

Lavender is a versatile plant which makes a beautiful hedge, helps keep deer away from your roses, and can even liven up your lemonade. Read on to learn how to grow, harvest, and propagate lavender; as well as some of the most popular types available.

Lady Banks Rose Update

In a past blog entry, I told how I planted a Lady Banks rose on my porch column last summer. It's been a full year old now, and I thought I'd provide an update, in case any of you are considering doing the same. Read on to find out what I learned.

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White cast iron sink in a mid-century modern bathroom

Refinishing a Sink: 2 Options to Restore Vintage Cast Iron |...

Wondering if you can refinish an old cast-iron sink to make it look new again? Here are your two options, and more tips, from the Today's Homeowner Podcast.
Leviton 15 Amp Decora Type A and C USB Charger Tamper-Resistant Outlet

Leviton Outlet Features USB A and C Ports

If swapping out an outlet above the kitchen counter for one that includes a USB charger sounds like a great idea for charging phones, this is the solution.

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Cracked concrete walkway beside a tree in a southern Alabama neighborhood

Concrete Repair Made Easy: DIY Fixes with Quikrete

Cracked concrete distracts from your home's curb appeal. Here's how you can easily repair concrete surfaces with affordable Quikrete products.
Chimney-style range hood in a modern California kitchen

How to Install a Chimney-Style Range Hood

Installing a chimney-style range hood can add style to any kitchen.

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