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Many of us have memories of gardening as a child. I was 10 when I planted my first garden. When...

The Best Vines for Your Garden

Vines can add instant pizazz to your garden. Vertical interest, color, a welcoming shady space,...

How to Prune Clematis

Clematis are almost the perfect vine. They’re easy and rewarding to grow and have showy blooms and...

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Spring Gardening Classes Popping Up in Colorado

Spring is in the air in the Pikes Peak region, and gardening and related classes and events are sprouting all over. We’ve singled out a few coming to the Colorado Springs area and beyond. Check with your favorite gardening center to see when new classes are scheduled....

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The Best Vines for Your Garden

Vines can add instant pizazz to your garden. Vertical interest, color, a welcoming shady space, flowers and foliage are only a few of the attributes they add. It can be a bit tricky to match a vine to the structure it will climb. Vines can climb four ways: twining,...

How to Prune Clematis

Clematis are almost the perfect vine. They’re easy and rewarding to grow and have showy blooms and great variety. All they need is sunlight, a little extra water and a trellis to twine. The challenge is knowing when and how to prune them. For pruning, they are grouped...

DIY

How To Gift Wrap Like a Pro

The holidays are in full swing! If you're looking for any last-minute gift wrapping ideas, we've got you've covered. Here's your guide for gift wrapping like a pro. 1. Tie Gifts With Ribbon Get creative and decorate your presents in style this year! From glittery...

Kitchen

How to Roast and Freeze Tomatoes – Easily!

The tomatoes in my container garden had been slow to grow and produce fruit. But over the past couple of weeks, the small orbs suddenly morphed into softballs and started turning red, seemingly all at once. Even the cherry tomatoes in the hanging basket are bursting...

How To Make The Perfect Charcuterie Board

A charcuterie (pronounced shar-koo-tur-EE) is a board or platter of meats, cheeses, fresh fruits, crackers and condiments. The meats tend to play a starring role and are surrounded by all kinds of deliciousness that guests can’t wait to get their hands on. These often...

9 Tips to Quick And Easy Sheet Pan Dinners

I’ve raved about sheet pan suppers, but it’s time to give them another shout-out for the new year. This efficient cooking method is especially great if you’re like me — time-strapped but determined to make sit-down family meals every day. In a recent class on...

Lifestyle

6 Smart Ways To Save Money On Travel

Looking for different ways to save money on travel? Here are 6 smart ways to cut down on your travel expenses. 1. Research and Plan As fun as "winging" it may sound, it could end up putting a dent in your budget. Take the time to invest in your travel plans. Make...

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