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Your April Garden Checklist

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 03, 2014

I know it's spring outside because the wisteria planted by my front door has begun to burst into bloom. It started with a single delicate spray of flowers at the end of March, but now,...


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Plums: Blossoms of Spring

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 02, 2014

Around the world, the first sign of spring after the appearance of delicate crocuses poking their way through a crust of snow is plum blossoms, which burst out earlier than every other...


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Dress Up With Wainscoting

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 02, 2014

Ever walked into a home and felt like it's just a little more classy than your average house? Chances are that sleek interior look was helped along by crown molding, or wainscoting,...


A chicken wire art installation. Photo: Arne Hendriks/Flickr

10 Innovative Uses for Chicken Wire

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 01, 2014

With a name like "chicken wire," you'd think this popular metal fencing product is a bit of a one-trick pony, but it's actually anything but. Sure, you can use chicken wire for building...


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What's the Story With Ramps?

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 01, 2014

They're cropping up everywhere, and no, I'm not talking about the mushrooms on my lawn. I keep seeing them on menus in chichi restaurants, in recipe guides for gardeners who want to...