Think yellow for spring cheer

Think yellow for spring cheer

By Charlotte Albers As frost approaches many of us are busy readying our gardens for winter: pulling out annual flowers and vegetables, cutting back perennials, or dividing them and replanting while the soil is still workable. While the growing season is coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to think about adding bulbs for… Read More »

How to make your yard more environmentally friendly

How to make your yard more environmentally friendly

It’s easy to make your home more eco-friendly, and your yard is a great place to start. This season, take steps to limit your home’s impact on the local environment by giving your outdoor spaces an earth-friendly makeover. Limit Yard Waste When the leaves fall from the trees, you may be dealing with extra bundles… Read More »

Local landscaper discusses winter gardening on Oct. 1

Local landscaper discusses winter gardening on Oct. 1

Landscape designer and writer Judith Irven of North Country Reflections in Goshen, Vt., will lead a presentation at the UVM Horticulture Farm in South Burlington Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 6-8pm. Her talk, “White Magic in Your Garden,” will focus on how to look at the building blocks of a winter garden using plants to showcase… Read More »

Organize entryways with decorative storage

Organize entryways with decorative storage

An entryway is the first impression guests have of your home, yet it can quickly become a chaotic mess. Most entryways serve multiple functions as the receptacle for all things you and your family members shed as they walk through the door, from coats and backpacks to keys and mail. With these simple tips, you… Read More »

Tips for a bountiful backyard garden

(Family Features) The benefits of having your own backyard vegetable garden are plentiful, and can include significant lifestyle impacts, such as healthier eating habits, money saving perks, and more. A Relaxing, Healthful Hobby Looking for a hobby that allows you to contribute to the health of your family? Take up gardening. Beyond producing nutritious foods,… Read More »

What to know when redoing your home’s flooring

(StatePoint) Whether you’re purchasing a home or remodeling your current one, floors are perhaps the biggest piece of your home investment puzzle. They’re also the literal base from which all other design choices are made. You may think you know exactly what you’re looking for, but innovations in home flooring have expanded and improved options.… Read More »

Ready your wooden deck now

With the long-awaited arrival of spring, it’s high time to ready your wooden deck for the summer fun ahead. Tackling the project sooner, rather than later, is smart for a couple of reasons. “Not only is it more comfortable to work in springtime temperatures, but deck stain forms the most durable, long-lasting finish in mild… Read More »

Spring Grow It! Garden workshops May 12

The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) presents the 2014 Spring Grow It! Workshops for community and school garden leaders in partnership with Charlie Nardozzi. The Grow It! Workshops provide garden leaders with timely training and networking opportunities at seven regional locations around the state. The Winooski workshop is presented in partnership with local and regional groups, the… Read More »