Ken-Do Attitude

Forcing paper-white bulbs in soil? Read this

When forcing paper-white bulbs in soil, you need seven to nine weeks to allow them to come into bloom. Choose bulbs that have not yet sprouted and plant them within four weeks after purchase. If you have to wait before planting,...

Sweet Simplicity

Make time for your No. 1 priority: You

I don’t know about you, but the fall season so far has been a rough one. Between having a busy schedule, not a ton of down time and a few illnesses and injuries mixed in, it has been a bit of a whirlwind. This weekend, I made...

Gardening Tips

Dogwoods are versatile, hardy Shore natives

Cornus florida is the botanical name of a beautiful flowering dogwood that graces our native woodlands and our landscapes. The best way to keep the dogwoods healthy is to find a place to plant them close to where they like to...

Antique Discovery

History of the inkwell

The inkwell was a small jar or container made of various materials — such as porcelain, silver, pewter, brass or another metal — which held ink for writers to dip their quills or pens into when scribing a note or letter. They...