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Question: I noticed poinsettias in a store already. Could you give me some pointers so if I buy a plant early it will last through the holiday…

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Tradition has it that a Thanksgiving turkey dinner is not complete without cranberry sauce. Tradition also has it that every November, I find …

This dish is inspired by two rice dishes: pilaf and maqluba. In a pilaf, the rice is sauteed to lightly toast the grains and then steamed in a…

Question: Now that I’m inside more and paying more attention to my indoor plants, I’m noticing that older leaves on some plants are turning ye…

The holidays are approaching, and cheese and charcuterie boards are a great way to entertain. Look to France for inspiration and add duck rill…

Question: I had trouble starting my lawn mower last spring. Is there something I should be doing now to avoid that problem? What other winter …

As the saying goes, if it's not broken, don't fix it. I agree with this philosophy, but with one caveat: You can always add more cheese -- esp…

You might agree when I say that life feels uncertain right now. There is a new normal replacing many assumptions and expectations we had taken…

Question: Is there some way to protect roses so they do not die back so far every winter? Are there other plants that need protection for the winter?

Are you in the mood for a prepackaged healthy snack? Or how about a slice of quick bread to accompany your morning cup of coffee? Look no furt…

Question: I have been watering my landscape regularly this long, extremely hot, dry summer. I have watered trees that are beyond my sprinkler …

Don't underestimate the lentil. These tiny pebblelike legumes may be a tad frumpy in appearance, but any perceived drabness or lumpiness shoul…

Question: I would like to plant some flower bulbs in containers. Is there anything different than planting them in the ground?

The late summer season yields bushels of produce, namely sweet peppers, corn and tomatoes. At the same time, the cooler air invites warming la…

Question: We live in a new home with a nice landscape, but it does not have any spring flowering bulbs. Could you give us some ideas on where …

Don't underestimate the open-faced sandwich. As simple as they may sound, these topless sandwiches are often a refreshing and decorative refle…

Question: I have been irrigating every day during this consistent 90-degree plus weather we have had recently. Is it time to decrease my irrigation?

This slaw is the Goldilocks of coleslaws. It's slightly sweet, but not too sweet. Slightly creamy, but not too creamy. Juicy, but certainly no…

Question: My lawn is not looking very good after all the hot weather we have had this summer. Would fertilizer help improve its appearance?

Leftover steak is an unlikely star of this hearty main course salad. Cold meats can be a welcome addition to many salads -- especially in the …

Question: I intended to do more landscape improvements this spring and summer. Is it too late for me to plant anything?

I do like my pickles, but I am a lazy preserver. My solution is a speedy fix that omits the bother of canning: I make quick pickles. Quick-pic…