Don’t forget to make time for yourself

The start of a new year and a new decade is here and like many of you, I am already feeling the inevitable resolve to take the turn of the calendar into a chance for new beginnings and fresh starts. Even as I was in the midst of my December holiday preparations, I was...

Drive out insect pests with more humidity

Indoor insect pests occur because indoor conditions are too dry for most tropical plants. Humidifying your home (by 30 percent or more) will help prevent these pests from returning. Another method would be to get trays of pebbles and adding water and setting the...

New home products for 2020 just might save you money

“A lot of people really don’t like their cable bill,” stated Boyce Thompson, the author of three books on residential design and construction and one of the featured exhibitors at this fall’s Maryland Home and Garden Show, where he showcased his “Top 10 Life-Changing...

Construct wooden decorations for your garden

Wooden home decorations are an excellent choice for creating a beautiful and cozy home. You do not have to purchase all your wooden decorations; you can make some. Wood is readily available and you may even pick small logs while walking in the woods. Once you have...

Ride out the winter in the garage

Gardening is not just a beloved pastime for many Americans; it’s also a way to get exercise, to get the mental health benefits of spending time outdoors, and to take a little time for themselves during the day. That’s why so many people stick to gardening and...

Trending: Ecological backyard solutions

Although last fall’s edition of the Maryland Home & Garden Show showcased more home than garden, two of the show’s garden exhibitors had some novel gardening ideas that reflected a few of 2019’s top gardening trends, all of which look to continue to grow into...

Zajic’s homegrown botanic gem thriving

Down a private road in Sussex County, Del., is a garden that backs up to Old Mill Creek, the eastern-most branch of the 150-acre Red Mill Pond. This American-style called Mill Pond Garden, is designed by its owner, Michael Zajic, a former horticultural supervisor of...

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