• Gardening

    How to Bring a Houseplant Back to Life

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Written by

    If you’ve got a house plant that looks like it’s on its last legs, don’t give up hope, you may be able to revive it. Water and Light Wilt is the most obvious sign of plant collapse. If you pick up the plant and it’s noticeably light, the problem may be underwatering. Put your finger […]

  • Well Being

    Relax and Fill Time With Classic Puzzles and Games

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Written by

    For the rest of winter break, you might be needing a break from devices. Here’s all the motivation you need for going low tech with jigsaw puzzles and classic board games. According to one report, the demand for jigsaw puzzles has been so great, one company hired 30 people to help deal with orders, and […]

  • Pets

    Surviving the Loss of a Pet

    Monday, December 21, 2020 Written by

    Losing a cherished pet can be a devastating and traumatic experience. In order to heal, it’s important to give yourself the space and time to grieve.   My calico cat Murphy was 18 when I lost her. I’d adopted her from a shelter when she was 2. She had given birth to multiple litters of […]

  • Gardening

    A Guide to Gifting and Caring for Holiday Plants

    Sunday, December 20, 2020 Written by

    From the traditional poinsettia to the big and bold amaryllis, holiday plants can provide a dazzling pop of color to your home.  Here’s a handy how-to if you are gifted with a holiday plant (or if you gift yourself with one.) Poinsettia With more than 70 million sold nationwide each year, this holiday staple is […]

  • Gardening

    Everything You Need to Know About Planting Trees

    Friday, November 20, 2020 Written by

    Trees are a great addition to the garden, providing shade on hot summer days and habitat for wild birds. Many put on a gorgeous show of fall color. But how do you choose a tree and how do you plant it? Gardening whiz Ciscoe Morris says fall is a great time to adopt a tree. […]

  • Gardening

    How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Written by

    When temperatures turn chilly and plants start to sap, it’s time to get your garden ready for a long winter’s nap.  Here are some basic tips for prepping your garden. If you’ve got vegetables or flowering annuals, take an inventory of what worked and what didn’t, what you liked and what you might want to […]