• HOME & GARDEN
    Home gardens on the wane, says land use pattern study

    Kochi: A study jointly conducted by the College of Forestry and Canada’s McGill University on the land use pattern of the state observed that there was a general decline in both the production and importance of home garden crops in the average Kerala household. The study also contradicted the popular belief that plantations were replacing home gardens in state. The study […]

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    Meet our 2017 Great Garden Contest winners

    Nature can be its own worst enemy. For gardeners, it’s insects, deer, squirrels and moles that attack the hours of work they put into cultivating their award-winning gardens. About a 100 people entered the Post-Dispatch 2017 Great Garden Contest sponsored by St. Louis Composting. Our judges selected first- and second-place winners in two categories: Best […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    What’s her secret?

    Editor’s note: Everybody loves to “container garden.” Even people with no yard can raise beautiful, colorful arrangements in a pot. Container contests are held annually at the Clinton and Rock Island county fairs. Today we present highlights from both. Janis Harbison has been a consistent winner for years in the container garden contest at the Clinton […]

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    Back to the future for Tour of Homes

    Simplicity by Hayden Homes will debut a tiny house on the Tour of Homes running July 22-30 in Eugene, Springfield, Coburg and Veneta. The 600-square-foot home is in a new subdivision of homes less than 1,064 square feet in size. (Kelly Lyon/The Register-Guard) This year’s Tour of Homes running July 22-30 in Lane County may […]

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    Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best home and garden deals

    Amazon will be releasing Prime Day deals throughout the day CREDIT: CAIAIMAGE Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ – its annual one-day sale event to rival Black Friday – is in full swing. First started in 2015, the one-day event sees thousands of deals rolled out to subscribers of Amazon’s £79 a year subscription service that gives users access to unlimited one-day delivery […]

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    Garden in a bottle

    Anjana Nair is designing terrariums for your homes So you have no space for a garden. Yet your green fingers are itching to nurture a garden or you could be yearning for a patch of green on your table, bookshelf…. Then your solution is a terrarium, a garden in a container, the perfect match for […]

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    Amazon Prime Day 2017: What home and garden deals can I expect?

    Bargain-hunters, the time has come. Online retail giant Amazonhas announced details of its 2017 Prime Day sales event, once again only open to consumers who have signed up to its £79-a-year subscription service. Beginning on Monday July 10 at 6pm, shoppers around the globe will have 30-hours instead of the usual 24 to pick up thousands of deals – including home […]

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    AN 18TH-CENTURY “SAPPHIST”’S SEXY GARDEN

    Mary Delany’s illustration of Rubus odoratus (purple-flowered raspberry) What could be more prim and proper than an English garden? Filled with intoxicating flowers and aesthetically pleasing delights, they might seem more sensuous than sexual today. But according to Lisa L. Moore, the eighteenth-century gardens of Mary Granville Pendarves Delany, an aristocratic woman with a gaggle […]

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    Be tactful with garden art

    Saint Francis is actually the patron saint of animals. Saint Fiacre is the real patron saint of gardening. However, statues of Saint Francis, usually accompanied by birds and sometimes by a deer, are popular in home gardens. Has anyone ever seen even a single statue of Saint Fiacre? Statues of Snow White are more common, […]

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    Unesco declares Garden Route biosphere reserve; S Africa

    Johannesburg, Jun 15 (PTI) The South African government has welcomed the declaration of the scenic Garden Route in its Western Cape province as a Unesco biosphere reserve. Unesco members voted in favour of the inclusion of the Garden Route as a biosphere reserve at a meeting in Paris today. “The positive response to the application […]