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Yellow chrysanthemum flowers

Growing Edible Chrysanthemums

Vivian asks, “I’m planning to grow edible chrysanthemums in my herb garden. Can any type of mum be used, or should I grow specific varieties?”

While all chrysanthemum flowers, are edible, the flavor varies widely. Read on to find out more.
White frameless kitchen hanging cabinets with full overlay doors.

Homeowner’s Guide to Cabinet Hinges

Choosing the right cabinet hinge can be a daunting task, with many different options available, depending on the type of cabinets and doors you have. Read our homeowner's cabinet hinge guide to help you decide which kind of hinge is right for your cabinets.
Plastic storage containers, empty, before a homeowner fills them

Packing and Moving Tips

Moving from one house to another is never fun; but if you follow these simple packing and moving tips, the process will be a lot easier the next time you and your family have to pick up and go.
Pomegranate fruit

How to Grow Pomegranate Plants from Seed

Sandy asks, “Can I grow a pomegranate plant from seed?”

Yes, you can grow pomegranate plants from seeds; though if the seeds came from a hybrid plant, the fruit may not be identical. Read on to find out how.

Guide to Poisonous and Nontoxic Houseplants

Houseplants can improve air quality and bring a little bit of nature indoors. However, if you have children or pets, it's important to be careful when choosing houseplants, since some varieties can be poisonous. Read on to find out which houseplants are poisonous and which are not.
Freshly painted room

How to Reduce VOCs from Existing Paint in Your Home

Traditional paints can continue to release VOCs for years, and if you're trying to improve the air quality inside your home, it may not be as simple as just applying a fresh coat of low or no VOC paint. Read on for some ideas on how to cover or remove paint containing VOCs in your home.
Top 10 Gift Tool Ideas for 2011

Top 10 Tool Gift Ideas for 2011

We’ve got some cool tools for all the do-it-yourselfers on your Christmas or birthday shopping lists, from hammers and saws to cordless screwdrivers and sharpeners. With prices from under $10 to over $100, you’re sure to find something for every DIYer on your list! Read on to find out more.
Blooming, fibrous-rooted begonia in pot.

How to Grow Begonias Indoors During the Winter

Robert asks, “I have some beautiful wax and angel type begonias in pots. Can I bring them inside for the winter? How do I care for them?”

Many types of begonias can be grown inside during the winter. Read on for some tips on how to care for them.
Holding a bunch of fresh herbs

How to Air-Dry Fresh Herbs

Air-drying is the easiest and most economical way to preserve fresh herbs for use all year. If you bought a bag of fresh herbs and only used a leaf or two in a recipe, or if you've got a large end-of-season herb harvest, read on to find out how to air-dry and preserve your herbs for lasting use.
Draft dodger or draft snake by door.

How to Make a Draft Dodger for Doors and Windows

As the weather turns colder, drafts creeping in under doors and windowsills can really add to your heating bills. A draft dodger or draft snake helps seal out drafts and is an easy DIY project. Read on to find out how to make one for your home.

Flooring That Fits

The type and style of flooring in your house has a big impact on the look and feel of your home. We’re exploring some innovative, DIY friendly flooring options that make installing a new floor in your home a whole lot easier.

Problem Growing Grass Under Crabapple Trees

Crabapples aren't known for emitting a chemical that kills grass, but it can be hard to grow grass under trees. Read on to find out more.