Home & Garden

Home & Garden

Siberian irises are garden treasures

After the wonderland of bloom by flowers in March and April, we now approach late spring, which often seems too green. With the trees in full leaf, the bulbs mostly finished and the azaleas on their ebb, the landscape looks distinctly different than just two weeks ago.

Home & Garden

Yardsmart: How to be a good neighbor in urban agriculture

With the retirement of buggy horses in the city a century ago, the mess, smell and flies suddenly declined. Eventually ordinances were drafted to gradually purge the urban world of farm animals, solving a multitude of problems they caused in high density areas. Today these old ways of thinking are challenged by urban agriculture aficionados who are bringing chickens and other livestock into the city.

Home & Garden

Plumber: Check out these new bar faucet features

Q: Dear Ed: After years of planning and part-time work, I'm finishing up my basement wet bar. All I need to do is install the bar faucet and sink. I already have the bar sink but need to look for a nice bar faucet. Is there anything new with bar faucets that I should check out when I purchase the faucet?

Home & Garden

A garden for special-needs kids grows

The banana peels come from the pie shop. The carrot pulp comes from the juice bar. Food remnants at Bob Roth's New River Groves in Davie do not go in the garbage. They head for compost containers out back, 5-gallon paint buckets where scraps are turned into gardening gold by students with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Videos

How to make a house for mason bees

"Mason bees are the most prolific pollinators," says Robert Girvin, a Tacoma doctor who's been keeping mason bees for four years. "They're child-friendly, don't sting and are easy to manage. It's something easy you can do to improve the local environment." Girvin shows how you can make your own house for mason bees.
Lui Kit Wong lwong@thenewstribune.com
How to make a house for mason bees 2:33

How to make a house for mason bees

WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater 3:36

WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater

VIDEO: Spring blooms at Olympia's Bark & Garden 1:44

VIDEO: Spring blooms at Olympia's Bark & Garden

Blind cafe owner has his sights set on success 3:02

Blind cafe owner has his sights set on success