Home and Garden

This Polly Is a Cracker

“Unusual,” “strange,” “Martian,” “plastic” — these are the comments typically made about an eye-catching, striking houseplant that goes by the name of ‘Polly,’ with…

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Flowering Toads

Flowering Toads

Think of the word “lily,” and the vision of a colorful, sun-kissed flower with graceful arching petals probably comes to mind. Now, to this…

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Watering Wisely

August can be a tough month for the garden — it’s always scorching, and when rains do come, they are normally in the form…

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MA Allen Interiors

All-Time Favorites

Luxe and Layered Study MA Allen, MA Allen Interiors This bright and bold study perfectly reflects her signature style, says designer MA Allen, and…

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Summer Reading

As the summer really starts to simmer, gardening outside begins to feel more like work than a pleasant chore, so why not take a…

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The Way of White

White is the essence of light. Don’t think so? Bring all the colors there are together, and white will be the result. It is…

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Hot for Sweet Peppers

Hot peppers have been the darlings of both vegetable and ornamental gardeners in recent years because they can be so colorful, so sizzling, so…

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Happy House Hunting

Chris and Joscie Barnes are coming home to their native North Carolina after living for 30 years in Maryland, and explored several area towns…

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Irish Spring, Irish Gardens

If vacation plans have you leaning toward hopping across the Atlantic to enjoy an Irish Spring, the Isle of Eire certainly won’t disappoint —…

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