Our favorite pots for spring plantings

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Choose the right container this spring and your deck or patio will shine season after season.

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Inside the workshop with yarn dyer Kate Chiocchio

Inside the workshop with yarn dyer Kate Chiocchio

From her back porch to a full-fledged studio, how this yarn dyer grew her business while staying true to her passion.

How to get items appraised — and what to expect

How to get items appraised — and what to expect

Leila Dunbar, a mainstay on “Antiques Roadshow,” offers some insight into the world of valuations.

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Why manure rules in the garden

Why manure rules in the garden

From bird droppings to worm castings, it all ends up in the earth, to the benefit of plants that grow there.

How to repair bathroom wainscoting

How to repair bathroom wainscoting

Humidity is probably the culprit when gaps appear in wainscoting’s paint.

Making sense of a disjointed living area

Making sense of a disjointed living area

Creating distinct areas for reading, watching television and working will make a room feel calm and cohesive.

In parts of Virginia, backyard beekeeping is more popular than ever

In parts of Virginia, backyard beekeeping is more popular than ever

As the population of the pollinators declines, more people are taking classes in raising honeybees.

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The serenity of a shade garden

The serenity of a shade garden

Don’t think of shade as a problem to be fixed. Done well, it can be magical.

Our favorite pots for spring plantings

Our favorite pots for spring plantings

Choose the right container this spring and your deck or patio will shine season after season.

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10 pots and garden containers we love

10 pots and garden containers we love

Don’t neglect your decks, patios and back yards.

6 tips from a serial entertainer

6 tips from a serial entertainer

“Confessions of a Serial Entertainer” author Steven Stolman shares his advice.

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The healing powers of the earth

The healing powers of the earth

Digging in the dirt really does lift the spirits.

Making room for nature in a small space

Making room for nature in a small space

Furniture arrangement proves difficult in a tight living room/dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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The mad science behind vegetable grafting

The mad science behind vegetable grafting

The latest trend in veggie gardening has actually been around for at least 4,000 years.

How to graft tomatoes

How to graft tomatoes

An illustrated step-by-step guide for gardeners looking to grow beautiful, vigorous plants.

Our latest color inspiration: Orange and pink

Our latest color inspiration: Orange and pink

Whether in indigenous textiles, urban doughnut ads or a little girl’s room, the combination stands out.

Channeling nature with Susan Hable’s ‘A Colorful Home’

Channeling nature with Susan Hable’s ‘A Colorful Home’

The new book by the color expert and textile designer shows how to draw inspiration from unexpected objects.

How to replace the seats on Italian kitchen chairs

How to replace the seats on Italian kitchen chairs

Select upholstery and caning shops, some of which offer lessons, can help with repair and do-it-yourself options.

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Taking a bite out of tomato blight

Taking a bite out of tomato blight

Pick resistant varieties and grow them well — which probably means vertically.

Bring life to a dated and dark family room

Bring life to a dated and dark family room

A Mechanicsville woman isn’t sure how to arrange furniture around a fireplace and sliding glass doors.

How to replace the glass in a framed mirror

How to replace the glass in a framed mirror

Glass and mirror shops can custom-cut a blank to an intricately shaped frame and install it.