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Realtor turns derelict properties, empty lots into downtown garden

Before the space was restored, weeds and bushes grew as high as 5 and 6 feet high. Caught in the weeds were piles of coal, old car parts, broken furniture, barrels, trash, hundreds of whiskey bottles left by a neighborhood bootlegger, and three ancient junked trucks.

Home & Garden

Make smart tech choices for your new smart home

The smart evolution has begun in our homes. More and more connected items are available to let you control your property from a single device, no matter where you are. Everything from lighting to heating and even making a cup of coffee can be at your fingertips.

Home & Garden

Design Recipes: How to decorate with glass

When designers look to infuse color into a space, glass isn't typically their first choice. While glass can lend itself to multiple applications, glass is often viewed as too transparent a medium to use to add color to a space. However, if one selects the right glass pieces, glass can not only add color, but also interest and dimension to a space as well.

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Style at Home: The beauty of blue and white

Some color crushes come and go. Others develop into true love that lasts forever. That's how I feel about the color blue, especially when it's paired with white. Blue and white is a cornerstone of my personal design style, and you'll find it all over my home.

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Yardsmart: Don't bring back the hornworms war. This pesticide is safe for home use.

Only those old enough to remember growing tomatoes before Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) know what a nightmare we faced every year. The huge tomato hornworms inevitably show up in our summer crop to defoliate whole plants in one or two day's time. They are so voracious that virtually nothing but chemical pesticides could slow them down, but they never stopped the invasions. In those days, getting perfect tomatoes was not easy as hornworms waged a perpetual war of attrition all summer long.

Videos

From junkyards to backyard garden oasis

Jim McKeighen took on a project in 2004 with his mother to remodel four dilapidated backyard properties into one large blooming backyard flower and vegetable garden at his home on Old Georgetown Street.
Marcus Dorsey mdorsey@herald-leader.com
From junkyards to backyard garden oasis 1:37

From junkyards to backyard garden oasis

Mother Daughter team up to run lavender farm 1:28

Mother Daughter team up to run lavender farm

Open Gates to Bluegrass Living Garden Tour 0:50

Open Gates to Bluegrass Living Garden Tour

Save extra seeds for next year's garden (and many to come) 3:15

Save extra seeds for next year's garden (and many to come)