The word “root” has meanings and uses in the English language. “Root” not only refers to an underground portion of a plant, but also has meanings in the disciplines of music, mathematics, anthropology and even dentistry. In all cases, “root” refers to a basis or origin. In plants, roots anchor the plant, absorb and conduct water and essential nutrients from the soil to other plant parts and store energy for later use by the plant.
When is the best time to plant trees in the mountains? This question, pertaining to areas that experience cold winters, has both a long and a short answer.
Sauces, dressings, salsas, mustards, honeys, international ingredients. The selection of condiments at grocery stores has expanded dramatically in recent years.
“What a waste,” I was thinking this morning as I spat out a seed from an orange. That seed could have grown into a whole orange tree. Growing an orange tree — or any citrus tree — from a seed is no more difficult than growing a bean plant from seed.
The ceiling — sometimes referred to as a room’s fifth wall — often gets short shrift in decorating schemes. Walls and furnishings take center stage while the acreage overhead receives a coat of neutral white paint, with perhaps a snazzy ceiling fixture.
Spring weather signals the start of specific gardening tasks that are essential to maintaining a vital, healthy garden.
Chemicals are routinely applied around residential landscapes to kill insect pests and troublesome weeds, but many are indiscriminate and devastate pollinators in the process.
Remind me not to plant camellias.
There are jigsaw puzzle nights at coffee shops and libraries.
Landscape architects are finding themselves on the front lines of the climate change crisis, having to come up with creative ways to adapt and help mitigate problems like rising oceans and extreme weather as they design projects across the country.
“We want to make improvements to our 20-year-old home. And you have said in the past that not all home-improvement projects are created equal. What will give us the most ‘bang for our buck,’ as they say, when we go to sell?”
Once again being offered in Granville! These popular attached single family homes offer all the amenities
Too much of a good thing can mean death for indoor plants. Overwatering is a good example of this, and a common problem for indoor gardeners.
Outdoor plants in cold climates need to bank a certain number of hours being chilly during the winter for their buds to awaken in the coming months.
In their new book, "Reclaimed Wood: A Field Guide" (Abrams, 2019), woodworkers Alan Solomon and Klaas Armster close with an imagined recounting of one tree’s story from sprout to salvage.
You spent the holidays binging on HGTV, and now visions of shiplap accent walls and freestanding soaking tubs are dancing through your head.
A few years ago, I read an article about porcelain pavers.
Each year, various plant pollen sources trigger allergies causing discomfort to residents that are sensitive to them.
Brand new homes are available in the popular Shadow Ridge community at Pronghorn Ranch in Prescott Valley.
Sharing a home with someone you love can be wonderful. But decorating together isn’t always easy, especially when your tastes aren’t the same.
High altitude gardening is different from gardening at lower elevations.
Fiercer and more frequent natural disasters in recent years have many homeowners re-evaluating their landscaping.
With the current trend toward de-cluttering and downsizing, there are plenty of books about how to winnow down possessions to the few that are truly necessary and loved.