The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL

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Updated Aug 2, 2016 at 4:27 PM

A century ago, gardeners had their choice of hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables. Now, 80 years later, the options are vastly limited. Here are some tips.

Updated Aug 1, 2016 at 3:22 PM

He pictures locals parading down flights of stairs to be confronted by stalagmites of ferns, bromeliads, and mosses in sunken spaces flooded with light. It surely sounds fantastical, but New York City is one step closer to a year-round subterranean...

Updated Jul 29, 2016 at 1:46 PM

The paperbark maple was introduced to the West more than a century ago by the intrepid plant collector E.H. Wilson, but it has remained a fairly uncommon garden plant, in part because Wilson started with only about 100 seedlings.

Updated Jul 28, 2016 at 3:01 PM

They're similar to the boardwalks used in nature preserves that let you walk through, say, a peat bog and see the wild orchids up close without damaging the plants or sinking into the muck.

Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 3:51 PM

Are you about to install or replace a ceramic tile floor? Youíre choosing a flooring material with a long list of virtues: Itís long-lasting, hardwearing, and great-looking, as well. Tile can be a bit tricky to work with, though, so it pays to arm...

Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 3:23 PM

If you have a wet basement, get on it. Hot and most summer weather can mean thunderstorms and derechos on the horizon, bringing more water to your woes. Here are five tips for dealing with water in your basement.

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 2:53 PM

When the blooming does finally happen, the flower will reach up to 8 feet in height as it displays its unique bright red interior. It will also, of course, start producing its distinct stench.

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