Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Home & Design

CHICAGO (AP) - A train roars by as Native American children and instructors climb up a railroad embankment in Chicago, headed toward a barren patch of land that they'll transform into a garden with edible and medicinal plants.
A great bar setup is an important component in a glamorous home, but finding the ideal bar cart in your price range isn't easy.
When Tiffany Threadgould moved into her Fairmount apartment in 2012, the first thing she did was trash the place. But for Threadgould, 40, that didn't mean making a mess. On the contrary, it's all about discovering beauty - or at least function - in objects that might otherwise be destined for the landfill. In her hands, CD jewel cases formed pendant lamps, paint cans became planters (and paint stirrers labels for a windowsill herb garden), and old sweaters made a cozy throw for her sofa.
It's an infrastructure crisis with a social-media solution. Or so the city fathers of Paris are hoping. "Our bridges are more fragile than your love," says the official announcement.
Munch! Munch! That should be the sound of you happily chowing down on organic veggies picked fresh from your home garden. But all too often, any munching...
When you hear the phrase drought gardening - or waterwise, low-water or xeriscape gardening - what comes to mind? Cacti and rocks, probably, which is great for the Mojave Desert look. But how about these beauties to do the job:
Rejuvenate petunias. The bright and perky pinks, purples, and bicolor pinwheels of this perpetually popular annual seduced you into buying them in early May. By now, the summer heat and sunny days have almost ended the romance. Rather than despairing, thi
Bees are an amazingly diverse insect species, comprising some 20,000 different varieties. These flying creatures live wherever they have access to their...
Think back. It was only a few short months ago that we were shivering in sub-zero temperatures and desperate with longing to get out of the house. Those...
Birds add a lively element to the garden, and attracting them to your landscape is easy if you’re a good host or hostess. What you have on the...
The tiny home movement of the last decade and a half is going strong. It holds a particular appeal for folks who want to reduce their environmental footprint...
 
DIY: Repair, don’t replace, rotten wood