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The Mysterious Creature Apr. 17, 2021

Katiedid Langrock

On Wednesday night, we had a lightning storm — one so wild and violent that it shook the entir... Read More

Rose Care and Privacy Plants Mar. 31, 2021

A Greener View

Q: Last year, I planted six roses. Over the winter, the stems have turned brown except for the very ... Read More

Homemade Ice Melt for Steps, Walkways and Driveways Mar. 15, 2021

Everyday Cheapskate

Got ice and snow on top of super cold temperatures this winter? "Everyday Cheapskate" reader Jennife... Read More

Tips to Stay Warm Feb. 22, 2021

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm lucky that I live in an area that has reasonable temperatures right now. But I rece... Read More

A Mind of Winter Feb. 11, 2021

Connie Schultz

It was around 8 o'clock on a recent Monday night, and my husband was yelling at the neighbors. "Jac... Read More

Chicken Soup for the Sick? Jan. 13, 2021

Everyday Cheapskate

Have you ever wondered if chicken soup really does have medicinal effects against colds and the flu?... Read More

Hindsight Is 2020 Dec. 30, 2020

A Greener View

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and that is what we want to do this year: put 2020 in our hindsigh... Read More

A Change of Seasons Dec. 17, 2020


Week of Dec. 20-26, 2020 Nights have been growing longer; snow is blanketing much of the land; and f... Read More

Always Get Several Estimates When Replacing a Concrete Driveway Nov. 12, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: We have a concrete driveway and a walkway, and both are crumbling. We have received repl... Read More

Garden Tools Nov. 04, 2020

A Greener View

In November, most of us will see our transition into winter, although many northern and high-altitud... Read More

Everyday Starters for Your Midwinter Party Feb. 20, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

We're smack in the middle of winter, and it's very likely the weather is miserable where you are. On... Read More

The Winter Reboot Jan. 28, 2020

In Fashion

Look down at your feet. It's winter, and chances are you're wearing a pair of boots. Whether it's a ... Read More

Winter Leis Jan. 25, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

Michelle Obama, in her book "Becoming," says her mother admitted that every winter, she contemplated... Read More

Evergreens Dec. 25, 2019

A Greener View

Q: While looking for our Christmas tree, my daughter asked why some trees have needles and some don'... Read More

The Winter Solstice Dec. 12, 2019


Week of Dec. 15-21, 2019 One of my favorite days of the year is right around the corner. Christmas? ... Read More

Cold Weather Nov. 20, 2019

A Greener View

If you don't live in the West Coast or southern Florida, you probably experienced some record cold t... Read More

Winter Is Coming Nov. 16, 2019

The Art of Design

As temperatures drop, our focus turns indoors and we look for ways to make our spaces cozy and full ... Read More

Growing Pumpkins Oct. 30, 2019

A Greener View

If you are planning ahead to next year's Halloween and need to repel vampires, it is not too late to... Read More

Sweater Weather: Top 5 Knit Hits Oct. 29, 2019

In Fashion

Don't come unraveled. Instead, enjoy the big chills of the season ahead in a big sweater. Save the c... Read More

Pruning Details May. 29, 2019

A Greener View

Q: In last week's article, you commented that one of the factors of plant deaths over the winter is ... Read More