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Updated Aug 29, 2016 at 2:17 PM

Brewing hard cider at home can feel daunting — there are lots of ingredients, and the process can be hard to get just right. A new app-connected appliance, called the Alchema, makes it easy. All you need to do is fill it with fruit, yeast, sugar, water, and wait about a week.

Updated Aug 26, 2016 at 12:40 PM

In the wild, plants find their niches as best as they can. The landscape may shift in time, not only in the course of a year, but also more slowly, as pioneering species are pre-empted, in stages, by increasingly long-lived ones. In the seasonal...

Updated Aug 25, 2016 at 11:43 AM

When it comes to August temperatures we as gardeners need some tough tropicals to help the landscape dazzle until cool season planting time arrives. When you think hot and the dog days of summer the copper plant is one that comes to mind and calling...

Updated Aug 25, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Are you preparing to send a young adult off to college this fall? If so, you will probably be very busy shopping for the mountain of stuff your future scholar will need ... but the choices may seem overwhelming. To help you out, heres a list of...

Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 11:36 AM

According to Niri's research, common house plants are effective at removing VOCs from the air. In 12 hours, an unassuming bromeliad (a tropical plant with long, swordlike leaves and spiky red flowers) removed at least 80 percent of six different...

Updated Aug 23, 2016 at 2:06 PM

With a little elbow grease and a set of proper tools, it's easy to make over an inexpensive piece of furniture into a beautiful, customized one. Here's how you can dramatically change a simple IKEA dresser into one that looks high-end.

Updated Aug 22, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Tomatoes with rotten ends, squash that never produced, plant leaves covered with white powder _ even the most accomplished gardener might face these troubles each year.

Updated Aug 19, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Imagine a 60-pound bumblebee, a seven-foot-tall rose or a butterfly with a five-foot wingspan. You can actually see these and 24 more incredible Lego sculptures at the "Nature Connects" exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia.

Updated Aug 18, 2016 at 12:28 PM

Design trends come and go, but is mid-century modern forever? The minimalist movement that first swept through U.S. suburbs in the 1940s and '50s has gone through so many streaks of popularity over the years that it's beginning to feel like a design...

Updated Aug 18, 2016 at 7:45 AM

Where did the summer go? It seems like the end-of-school party was just yesterday, and now all of a sudden were getting ready to send the kids back to class. While you busy yourself stocking up on school supplies like Sharpies, exercise books, and...

Updated Aug 17, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Whatever your preference, a hallway is a great way to put your personality on display. Family portraits are perfect here, as is a collection of postcards or Polaroids. Those with long and wide halls can think about built-in bookcases or a spot to...

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