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#Living

Let’s Cook: Home Grown, Thanksgiving Thoughts

Have you noticed that when the days cool down, colors warm up? In driving around this fall, I have noticed some golden and cranberry red leaves that smolder like embers—especially if they were embraced by the sun. Some of my very favorite colors to see in the fall are pumpkins and gourds ...

Delight friends, family with winter-blooming bulbs

Give a holiday gift that is guaranteed to bring joy and feelings of well-being. Research by Rutgers University found the gift of flowers generates a smile, elevates the recipient’s mood, and provides feelings of happiness that last for days. Amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs make it easy for ...

Growing, reblooming moth orchids

Brighten your indoor decor with beautiful blooming orchids. These living bouquets provide months of beauty with minimal care. Just provide the proper growing conditions and success is sure to follow. Start with a Phalaenopsis, moth orchid, that is best suited to the home environment ...

Let’s Cook: Steadfast at 100—Betty Crocker

She enters the family kitchen with an abundance of enthusiasm and maintains this until the task is completed. She has conceived and published cookbooks for Party Planning, Easy Entertaining, Boys and Girls and a standard all-around volume. She has always worn red garments for her professional ...

Enjoy beauty, science behind fall color

The brilliant fall color in our landscapes is a magical transformation that happens each year. And the science behind it is just as intriguing. Each fall as the days shorten our deciduous trees and shrubs begin this transformation. The plants produce less of the chlorophyll that gives ...

Save seeds of favorite vegetable, flower plants

Experimentation is part of the fun of gardening. Saving seeds from your favorite vegetable or flower for next year’s garden or even the next generation is something you might like to try. Keep in mind that all flowers and vegetables will not come true from seed. Hybrids and those ...