• HOME & GARDEN
    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 […]

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    New Orleans home and garden calendar, June 10, 2017

    RIVER RIDGE BROMELIAD SHOW: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Clearview Mall, Metairie. The 35th annual show offers bromeliads and cryptanthus for sale. Free. (504) 495-0371 SATURDAY PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. Free. (504) 505-4113, [email protected] BASICS IN BEEKEEPING: 10:30 a.m. […]

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    Riverside Home & Garden Show this weekend

    This “frog bench” from Padilla’s Patio & Garden Decor is on display at the 2017 Riverside Home & Garden Show. Television personality Nick Federoff will be one of the gardening experts on hand this weekend at the Riverside Home & Garden Show. Federoff will appear 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 10. The event also features […]

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    Turning pages with home and garden books

    Although the official start of summer is still weeks away, Memorial Day weekend serves as the unofficial kickoff to all things summertime. And one of the best things about summer is more time to kick back and read a good book on the beach or in your own backyard sanctuary. But summer reading doesn’t always […]

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    JOHNSONS HOME & GARDEN EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION AS TOP HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE IN WASHINGTON

    Another successful year of serving the community has put Johnsons Home & Garden in exclusive company within the independent home improvement industry. Hardware + Building Supply Dealer (H+BSD), a national publication covering the hardware industry, named Johnsons Home & Garden its 2017 Hardware All Star for the state of Washington. Johnsons Home & Garden, located […]