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A New Year’s Eve Cocktail

A smooch at midnight, fireworks, colorful underwear, a rousing rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” and a plateful of Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day. The traditions of New Year’s Eve are many and varied, but among the best known is … Continue reading

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Homemade Nut Butter Cups

Any guesses on what the most popular Halloween candy is? It’s not Snickers. Not Kit Kat, Hershey bars or even M&Ms. It may not be too surprising to learn that when someone got chocolate in H.B. Reese’s peanut butter way … 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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Backyard Garden Gazpacho

How’s your garden doing? We’re having a bountiful year with plenty of zucchini, yellow squash and peppers of many shapes and colors by the basketful and a surprising surplus of tomatoes after a disappointing season last year. We freeze, we pickle, we juice and … 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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How to Infuse Liquor with Garden Ingredients

Giving the gift of liquor is a time honored tradition at the holidays. Assuming your co-worker, neighbor, party host or Uncle Steve enjoys the occasional adult beverage, it’s hard to go wrong with a nice bottle of rum, vodka, bourbon, … 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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Build a Waterfall Garden Fountain

A well-placed water feature adds beauty and elegance to any yard or garden. This self-contained waterfall takes up little space, but has a big impact. Bring beauty and tranquility to the yard with this weekend DIY project. What You’ll Need … Continue reading

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Backyard Chicken Glossary

Frizzle Feathers that curl instead of lying flat on a chicken are known as frizzle. The term also refers to a breed of chicken that displays such plumage. Bloom A nearly invisible coating found on newly hatched eggs is known … Continue reading

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