Category: Enlightening

Ken-Do Attitude

Remove all remnants of Boxwood Twig Blight

Keep a lookout for Boxwood Twig Blight. The fungus Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum first presents itself as leaf spot followed by rapid browning and leaf drop starting on the lower branches and moving upward in the canopy. The...

Sweet Simplicity

Warm up to cleaning up

May is finally here and after what seemed like an endless winter — don’t they all? — we have finally entered into lovely spring weather and more chances to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. For most of our homes, after a long...

Gardening Tips

Lily of the Valley always an early starter

One of the most wonderful surprises of spring is the emergence of some herbaceous perennials that have been dormant all winter long. As the soil warms up the plants begin to push their foliage out into the warm spring air. Some...


How Enlightening

DIY files: Flower arrangements

Getting and giving flowers is one of the best ways to bring a smile to someone’s face whether the occasion is a happy one, sad one, or no specific occasion at all — and yes, that “someone” could simply be you. But with it being...

Antique Discovery

Bakelite: The world’s very first plastic

Bakelite was invented in the early 1900s by a Belgium-American chemist and inventor named Leo Hendrik Baekeland, in Yonkers, N.Y. Known as the world’s first plastic, Bakelite transformed how things were constructed, and forever...