Blooming, fibrous-rooted begonia in pot.

How To Grow Begonias Indoors During the Winter

Robert asks, “I have some beautiful wax and angel type begonias in pots. Can I bring them inside for the winter? How do I care for them?”

Many types of begonias can be grown inside during the winter. Read on for some tips on how to care for them.

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Top 10 Gift Tool Ideas for 2011

Top 10 Tool Gift Ideas for 2011

We’ve got some cool tools for all the do-it-yourselfers on your Christmas or birthday shopping lists, from hammers and saws to cordless screwdrivers and sharpeners. With prices from under $10 to over $100, you’re sure to find something for every DIYer on your list! Read on to find out more.

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Holding a bunch of fresh herbs

How to Air-Dry Fresh Herbs

Air-drying is the easiest and most economical way to preserve fresh herbs for use all year. If you bought a bag of fresh herbs and only used a leaf or two in a recipe, or if you’ve got a large end-of-season herb harvest, read on to find out how to air-dry and preserve your herbs for lasting use.

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Draft dodger or draft snake by door.

How to Make a Draft Dodger for Doors and Windows

As the weather turns colder, drafts creeping in under doors and windowsills can really add to your heating bills. A draft dodger or draft snake helps seal out drafts and is an easy DIY project. Read on to find out how to make one for your home.

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Cakes and other desserts

A Tall Thanksgiving Order

Each year I rack my brain for creative cooking ideas to prepare for Thanksgiving. They’re always yummy, but the holidays are all about tradition, and I wanted one. This year, I faced the ultimate challenge, making Granny Nell’s famous coconut cake. Read on to find out how it turned out.

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Flowers on crabapple tree

Problem Growing Grass Under Crabapple Trees

Jean asks, “We’ve been having trouble getting grass to grow under our flowering crabapple tree. Is it emitting something that kills the grass?”

Crabapples aren’t known for emitting a chemical that kills grass, but it can be hard to grow grass under trees. Read on to find out more.

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Camellia bush growing in full sun.

Growing Camellias in Full Sun

Betty asks, “Are there any camellia varieties that can tolerate full sun?”

Camellias do best in partial shade, but there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of success when growing them in full sun. Read on to find out more.

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How to Remove Wax Buildup from Vinyl or Linoleum Floors

Priscilla asks, “What is the best way to remove wax buildup on vinyl or linoleum floors?”

A mixture of ammonia and water works great for removing wax buildup on floors. Read on to find out more.

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