Ken-Do Attitude

Moth crystals can prevent indoor whiteflies

To rid your houseplants summering outdoors of whiteflies before bringing them indoors, use moth crystals, because in my experience, insecticidal soap will not work! In the evening, drape a clear plastic bag over the whitefly...

Sweet Simplicity

Find time to declutter your living spaces

A few weeks ago, we had our living room painted. In the process of preparing for the painters, I did a massive declutter. After the painting was finished and it was time to put everything back in its original spot, I took a...

Gardening Tips

Coreopsis features yellow-flower rewards

Coreopsis is a wonderful native herbaceous perennial that comes up out of the ground every spring, has dark green foliage and beautiful bright daisy-like yellow flowers in the summer. Like all plants, Coreopsis has a common...

Antique Discovery

History of Flow Blue China

Flow Blue is a particular style of porcelain and white earthenware that originated, some say, by accident, in the 1820s in England.The blurred qualities of the blue glaze as a stark contrast to the earthenware bright white...