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Take it outside!

posted: 06/27/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools.

Ask the Expert: When should I have my trees inspected, trimmed?

posted: 06/27/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

The recent storms have me wondering about the trees around my home. I have a large pine in my front yard, an oak in the back and my neighbor has a massive oak tree with branches directly over my home.

Tools and Toys

posted: 06/27/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Dreft Cleaners: A new line of cleaning products from the same company that makes the baby-fresh-smelling Dreft laundry detergent that, according to the company, keep baby's skin safe and protected from harmful and irritating chemicals.

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 06/27/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

We live in Hot Springs Village, and year after year the plants in the photo I have enclosed are always a pleasure to see in early summer in the same area. Not sure what they are but they have a beautiful orange flower and we look forward to them every year. Is it a weed or a wildflower?

Personal Space

updated: 06/27/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Jim Maase, from the Oak Forest neighborhood of Little Rock.

Tactics can help tame time-sapping garden

posted: 06/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time- and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to better tools.

NWA Personal Space

posted: 06/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Tracy Byrd, from east Fayetteville.

HomeStyle: Sheds offer outdoor versatility

posted: 06/26/2015 11:13 a.m. Discuss

People looking to get more use out of their backyards are building or converting sheds for a variety of purposes.

Fairyland-scaping

posted: 06/20/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Fascination with fairies isn't new. It dates from early Greek mythology, and who didn't love Tinkerbell? But only recently have so many Arkansans begun building fairy gardens.

Personal Space

posted: 06/20/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Valerie Wingert Where I live: An appendix of Little Rock's Hillcrest neighborhood for 28 years with my husband of 29 years, Steve Evans.

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 06/20/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Q I feed the birds year round, have seven hummingbird feeders out and love watching them. I see pictures of hummers lined up around the feeder, but these guys fight and only one at a time will feed. Is there a secret to getting more than one hummer on the feeder at a time?

Ask the Experts -- Questions to ask before buying a historic house

posted: 06/20/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

I am considering buying an older house in a historic neighborhood. What are some things I should do before making an offer?

Tools & Toys

posted: 06/20/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

theBox What's to love: It's an all-in-one starter box for grilling -- a burnable charcoal chimney with no lighter fluid needed.

Otus the Head Cat: State again tries manly catch/release deer program

posted: 06/20/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Dear Otus, I read with great interest historian/archivist Tom Dillard's [June 14] column on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He noted this was the commission's centennial year and lauded many of its accomplishments.

Window still open for nurturing basil

posted: 06/20/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Basil has hit the big time. It's now America's favorite herb. Gardeners shopping for seeds and plants can find a wide variety, from the small-leaved lemon to luxuriant Italian ones such as Genovese.

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