• Forcing bulbs

    Eileen Tully, Colorado Master Gardener
    Updated: Mon, Nov 13, 2017

    Amaryllis are popular flowering bulbs with spectacular blooms. The trumpet-shaped flowers can be as large as eight to 10 inches across and are produced atop an 18- to 30-inch-tall flower stalk. Flower colors include red, pink, orange, salmon, white and bi-colors. Single-flowering,...

  • Around the House: Fixes for stucco and concrete

    Ken Moon
    Updated: Mon, Nov 13, 2017

    Dear Ken: Is there any way to remove paint from concrete surfaces? I think we may have waited too long. -Phyllis I assume you're talking about latex paint. This is one of the toughest stains to get out of anything. For instance, if you get some drips on your clothing, you hustle to...

  • How to adopt a zero waste lifestyle

    Gina Cronin, Home and Garden
    Updated: Mon, Nov 13, 2017

    You may have heard murmurs on the internet or from friends about a zero waste lifestyle. Zero waste? How is that even possible? You might be thinking. And that question is valid, with the average American discarding of 4.5 pounds of trash every single day – amounting to a nationwide...

  • HGTV Design Star winner Jennifer Bertrand will talk cheap holiday design in Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 11, 2017

    Surely there's more to holiday decorating than throwing up mistletoe and calling it good. Celebrity guest designer and HGTV Design Star winner Jennifer Bertrand has a few festive tricks up her sleeve. She'll share holiday design tips on a budget from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday during the...

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