• HOME & GARDEN
    Home & Garden Show invite Property Brothers to Scottsdale

    Drew and Jonathan Scott, superstars from HGTV’s Property Brothers, will appear at The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Watch Drew and Jonathan’s hilarious stage show and meet the charismatic twins during their post-performance meet-and-greet. Bring your camera for a photo with […]

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    Grasses in the Garden

    The natural surroundings of the coast incline us to design with the beauty and fluidity of grasses. Creating this beauty requires the right selection of grasses for the garden. Beautiful gardens, whether in magazines, across town or a step out the door, have that magical sense of place when all the plants share a communal […]

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    Your own home garden

    Bengaluru earned its sobriquet of ‘Garden City’ quite naturally all those years ago. But now, a strong effort needs to be made to help us hold on to that title. Of course, it helps when most people you meet tend to have a love for plants. It’s heartening to see little pots and bottles lining […]

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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 […]

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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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    FROM KITCHEN TO GARDEN

    Pests such as mealybugs often attack Hibiscus and (right) roses. The ladybird help keeps pests at bay. Always check under the leaf for pests such as aphids Here’s how to ward off uninvited guests in your garden with DIY chemical-free pesticides made in your own kitchen What is it that you see when you are […]

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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 […]