Spring flowering daffodil, tulip or crocus bulbs planted in the next few weeks will bloom next spring, bringing a welcome early splash of color to the home landscape.
All around us, life is getting louder. But home should be a place to relax and unwind. Between televisions, cell phones, computers and video games, it’s sometimes hard to find peace and quiet within the walls of your home.
It is hard to get paint, tools and hardware up the ladder, once on the roof there is no level place to set things down.
It starts in Cascade Locks, but creators hope it will expand east to Goldendale, The Dalles
Multi-tasking rooms are vital
Washing clothes in the bedroom. Sending email from the laundry room. Busy Americans are demanding more from each room in the house, and spaces designed for multiple functions are popping up all over floor plans, design blogs and magazine spreads.
WASHINGTON — Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that two popular baby app developers — Fisher-Price Inc. and Open Solutions — are trying to dupe parents into thinking their online games make infant and toddlers smarter.
The start of the food preservation season can bring mixed emotions for me. On the one hand, I am thrilled by the plethora of fresh, local fruits and vegetables and the opportunities we have here in the gorge to put up just about any kind of fruit, vegetable, or protein through canning, drying, freezing, or fermenting.
Grass isn’t always the best groundcovers for a yard: It’s thirsty at a time when water is becoming scarce; it attracts fewer pollinators; it requires expensive chemicals to maintain, and it must be disposed of if you bag as you mow.
It is said that a weed is any plant growing someplace you don’t want it. For the most part this is true — for your average everyday plants like dandelions and runaway spearmint. As you will learn there are weeds and then there are WEEDS.
Bees, Blossoms and Scarecrows is the theme of this year’s garden tour Saturday, June 29, in Hood River from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Every year in the late spring or early summer, the leaves and stems of many ornamental shrubs are attacked by small insects called scales.
The first step in solving a problem is awareness that there is a problem. In the case of declining pollinator species the awareness phase is not only upon us but has moved into the 'definitely a problem' phase.
The smallest yard or porch can be unique Design magazines and home decorating catalogs tend to feature sprawling backyards with big wooden decks and room for everything from decorative fountains to artificial ponds.
My husband and I recently purchased our first home. As part of the home inspection process, I requested a radon test. I learned about the risks of radon in an environmental health class I took at Oregon State University and wanted to make sure I knew everything about our new home—the good, the bad, and the ugly.
CORVALLIS — The spotted wing drosophila fly, which lays its eggs in fruit and makes it unmarketable, could reach record population levels in the Pacific Northwest this year, according to Oregon State University researchers.
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