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T.C. Steele Home Is a Hidden Indiana Gem Sep. 13, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Athena Lucero The shaded wraparound porch at T.C. Steele's home in Brown County, Indiana, looks l... Read More

Lithograph Lights Up Collector Oct. 25, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: Enclosed is a photo of our June 1999 purchase of a framed Thomas Kinkade lithograph. It is titled... Read More

Country Houses Oct. 19, 2019

The Art of Design

For many, living in country houses is as common as living in any city. For some it might be a second... Read More

Grow Your Own Food -- 1 Square Foot at a Time Jun. 18, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

For years, I tried to grow a decent vegetable garden. It was the high cost of fresh basil — $3... Read More

Too Much Pollen Apr. 17, 2019

A Greener View

Q: On the news, I have seen amazing pictures of the clouds of pine tree pollen in North Carolina. Wh... Read More

Mulching Your Garden Mar. 27, 2019

A Greener View

Q: Our flowerbeds need mulch. We have seen mulch that is colored red or black. The black mulch looks... Read More

Creating a Habitat Mar. 13, 2019

A Greener View

I am often asked how a landscape can be changed or added to so that it will attract more wildlife. U... Read More

Polar Vortex Jan. 30, 2019

A Greener View

"If the thermometer was in inch longer we would have all frozen to death." This may or may not have ... Read More

Testing Soil pH Jan. 23, 2019

A Greener View

Q: I was reading some notes in a garden catalog that said I should be testing my garden soil. I have... Read More

New Year's Gardening Resolutions Jan. 02, 2019

A Greener View

Have you ever had a dream where you woke up in the middle of the night and found yourself talking to... Read More

Protecting Landscape and Too Much Fertilizer Dec. 19, 2018

A Greener View

Q: Last year, we lost some shrubs to deer or rodents eating the trunks. I hope I am not too late to ... Read More

Tree Flagging Sep. 19, 2018

A Greener View

Q: My old maple tree has a few dead, bare branches at the top, and next to them, there are a couple ... Read More

Lawn Mushrooms Sep. 12, 2018

A Greener View

Q: My lawn was looking fine until the recent rains. Now there are several colors and sizes of mushro... Read More

Koi Fish Aug. 29, 2018

A Greener View

Q: Several years ago, I bought some inexpensive Japanese koi and they eventually had babies in the p... Read More

Hackberry Nipple Galls May. 02, 2018

A Greener View

Q: The leaves on my hackberry tree have bumps. What can I do about this problem? A: Your tree has ga... Read More

Double Digging Apr. 11, 2018

A Greener View

Q: I was reading a mystery novel, and one of the characters mentioned that the garden had been doubl... Read More

Exposed Wood Apr. 04, 2018

A Greener View

Q: My maple tree was pruned two months ago, while it was dormant during the winter. There is still s... Read More

2018 Gardening Resolutions Dec. 27, 2017

A Greener View

I used to have a New Year's resolution of not eating a whole watermelon in one sitting. That was bac... Read More

Winter Weather Dec. 13, 2017

A Greener View

Even though recent snowstorms reached the Gulf states, there are heavy snowstorms and ice storms eac... Read More

Dealing With Yellow Grass Oct. 18, 2017

A Greener View

Q: We had large, soft maple trees taken out this summer; the large trunks were ground down. We took ... Read More