Even the best gardeners can lose loose trees during unusually hot, and dry conditions. Plant pests like insects Pests and diseases can attack at any moment and kill major elements in your landscape, leaving gaping holes in hedgerows, and foundation plantings and other parts of your landscape. Instead of waiting until next year to fill those holes, take advantage of the our excellent planting conditions in fall in Kansas City.
We’re up to Block 10 of The Star’s monthly quilt project, “Where Poppies Grow … Remembering Almo,” which honors those who served in World War I and tells the story of Almo Ebenezer O’Kell, who served under Gen. John J. Pershing of Missouri.
The house in De Soto where artist Dan Dakotas has his studio is filled with objects that inspire him. The place is a treasury of folk art, photographs, prints, and former students’ work that he has acquired through trades, found at flea markets and picked up on his travels.
Turns out I’m not the only one who creates decorative vignettes for her home. A couple of weeks ago, we launched a H+H Facebook page so we can better interact with you. At that time we asked you to post pictures of your vignettes on the page and several of you did. We’ve selected Karen Castrianni, Robin Seydel Ryan and Judy Sire to receive home decorating books.
If your floor is very old, most of those stains could be there to stay. On the other hand, Armstrong, which has been making linoleum floors for decades, recommends two of its products. If you are willing to spend some money, they might work for you.
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - No one around here decorates a house for Halloween quite like the creative minds behind the Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland. It has been 14 years since the seasonal "Nightmare Before Christmas"-themed overlay was launched at the classic Haunted Mansion, and the ghoulish meets quirky meets elegant design continues to evolve as the designers tweak or add new features for a three-month run.
Look for our Royals special section in The Star today for a new action figure. Meet the Royals' Three-headed Bullpen monster: Herrera, Davis and Holland. Tweet your most creative photos with the hashtag #PaperRoyals or email them to email@example.com.
MINNEAPOLIS - Retired Army Specialist Joel Sigfrid humbly took the keys to his split-level home recently week surrounded by family and friends. Wells Fargo donated the bank-owned home to the nonprofit Military Warriors Support Foundation, which will eventually deed it to Sigfrid. It's the 160th home that Wells Fargo has donated to help veterans and the fifth one in Minnesota.
After five years of traveling the country for the television show I currently host and produce, ("Growing a Greener World" on national public television), we have been to some incredible and beautiful places. One that continues to hold a spot on my list of favorites is Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, located just outside Charlottesville, Va.
Repurpose, recycle, reuse, is the mantra of today's decor. When you decorate for autumn with organic elements that can later be repurposed, you get double the value. All over America it's the season of gourds and Indian corn, both highly useful raw materials that can yield art projects and seed for next year's garden. The key is knowing what to buy now and how to exploit the second harvest next year.
Scrapbook paper is great for scrapbooking, of course, but it can also be used for so many other projects. This project was inspired by my good friend, Brenda Walton. She is always bringing me delightful gifts that are wrapped to perfection - the wrapping is just as pretty as the gift itself. Scrapbooking paper remnants and little embellishments go a long way in creating a lovely little gift box that will take your gift giving to a new level.
Q: I have noticed that the faucet for my kitchen sink is hard to turn from one sink to the other. It has become so hard to move it that I'm afraid it will break. Do I have to buy a new faucet or can this be repaired?
The world looks fabulous wrapped in the colors of fall. And at the base of this beautiful bouquet of radiant color is brown. Earthy, warm, soothing and satisfying, the color brown encourages us to slow down and snuggle in. And eat hot, buttery popcorn. Or, is that just me? I digress. Here are my favorite ways to work this dramatic but undemanding neutral into your home decor.
When it comes to creating the perfect decor for your bedroom, it doesn't have to be about spending lots of money. Instead, aim to create a soothing and calming atmosphere that reflects your personality and creates the ideal oasis.
Dear Angie: Are whole-house fans a good option in humid climates? I bought a home with a fan that was disconnected when A/C was installed. Would it be worthwhile to reconnect and use it during the humid summers where I live?
The typical American home landscape is 80 percent Asian plants. Most are beautiful, and some provide shade, shelter and maybe a little nectar and pollen. But otherwise, they have little to offer indigenous insects, birds, and other wildlife in the local ecosystem.
Q: Ed, I'm planning to replace my old kitchen faucet and since the new faucet should be there for years to come I want to keep up with current trends. With that said, I want to buy one of those new electronic high-tech faucets with automatic sensors so I can turn it on and off easily while I wash dishes, but still keep my set temperature. Can you please give me some basic tips on what to look for in my new state-of-the art kitchen faucet?
We will feature a list of holiday cards for sale by local nonprofit groups in an upcoming issue of House + Home. If you’d like to have your organization’s card included, send an email to House + Home editor Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian by Nov. 5.