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Homemade Buttermilk Doughnuts for National Doughnuts Day

I love using “National Days” as an excuse for decadence. November 5th is a good one as we celebrate National Doughnut Day. But wait a second. Wasn’t National Donut Day back in June? I seem to remember Ellen making some … Continue reading

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7 Plants to Grow for Your Cats

In homes with cats, the survival of indoor greenery is often at risk as our feline friends delight in gnawing, scratching or pawing at houseplants. It may be a craving for fiber, an appealing scent or perhaps just boredom, but … Continue reading

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Cutting Edge Lawn Care

America has a love affair with lawns. Although in some drought-troubled areas, many have abandoned grass installations for natural yards better suited to the climate. Many of us aren’t quite ready to leave a lush green lawn behind, though, and … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Prep Your Gas Mower for Winter

I admit it. I love to mow the lawn. While I know a lot of folks dread lawn maintenance, I like a walk in the sunshine with purpose, a chance to catch up on my favorite podcasts and the instant … Continue reading

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Make a Birdbath from an Old Tree Stump

Removing a tree stump can be a costly or labor-intensive process. Instead of renting stump-removal equipment, extend the natural beauty of the yard by transforming it into the base of an elegant and easy-to-build birdbath. Using a square of slate … Continue reading

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War of the Roses: Winners From the 2014 Biltmore International Rose Trials

The Biltmore International Rose Trials, established in 2011 by the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, draws competitors from around the world. Roses are judged over a 2-year growing period and are evaluated four times each year before awards are presented … Continue reading

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Fire Pit Maintenance Tips

Whether you buy one or build your own, adding a fire pit to the yard or patio creates an elegant and cozy focal point for your outdoor living space. Great for outdoor entertaining or an intimate evening at home any … Continue reading

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