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jardinier, pépiniériste, paysagiste taille un arbuste

jardinier, pépiniériste, paysagiste taille un arbuste

Doctors recommend at least 2 and a half hours of moderate physical activity per week, which can include routine yard work.

May 19, 2014 6:18 pm
MARC CHASE: Mom-and-pop hobby business a beacon of economic survival

MARC CHASE: Mom-and-pop hobby business a beacon of economic survival

Anyone who's ever undertaken the operations of a small business knows the figurative land mines scattering the path to success.

December 25, 2013 10:35 pm Photos

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To Carol with love: notes on a special daphne

To Carol with love: notes on a special daphne

I fell in love with Carol Mackie almost from the day she arrived here. True, she was nothing special to look at early on, but she always had a becoming daintiness.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am

New blooms, veggies and more debuting for 2013

Whoever believes there's nothing new under the sun hasn't seen the plants being introduced for the 2013 gardening season.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am
Exploring the artsy side of 3-D printing

Exploring the artsy side of 3-D printing

Three-D printing technology is a game changer in the arts and crafts world.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Michelle Obama at book-signing: 'Buy away'

Michelle Obama at book-signing: 'Buy away'

Michelle Obama on Tuesday returned to the business of selling her first book, and she started by telling scores of people waiting in line at a popular bookstore to "buy away" because Mother's Day is coming.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
Ask a Designer: style in a small outdoor space

Ask a Designer: style in a small outdoor space

Design magazines and home decorating catalogs tend to feature sprawling backyards with big wooden decks and room for everything from decorative fountains to artificial ponds.

May 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Garden walls can come alive with 'living pictures'

Garden walls can come alive with 'living pictures'

Looking for a fresh way to liven up your garden walls? Think plants, not paintings.

May 04, 2013 2:30 am
Erba stella is a plantain but not a weed

Erba stella is a plantain but not a weed

My friend Bob would shudder if he knew that I planted plantain today.

May 04, 2013 2:30 am
A good cart helps make a good garden

A good cart helps make a good garden

Let us now praise an unsung hero of the garden: the humble garden cart.

December 08, 2012 12:00 am
DIY nursery chic: 5 drool-worthy projects

DIY nursery chic: 5 drool-worthy projects

Nursery decor is one area where new parents can save some money by creating their own design elements.

November 11, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Doodling classes? Creatiive pastime gets respect

Doodling classes? Creatiive pastime gets respect

Shown is a doodle lettering creation, "Simplify Your Life," by Stephanie Ackerman, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. 

September 17, 2012 9:00 am
Doodling classes? Creatiive pastime gets respect

Doodling classes? Creatiive pastime gets respect

"Fill in the Blank," (2012) by artists and graphic designers Elodie Chaillous and Vahram Muratyan, is full of visual and written prompts for tapping inner creativity. 

September 17, 2012 9:00 am
Doodling classes? Creative pastime gets respect

Doodling classes? Creative pastime gets respect

Ben Bass is a longtime computer programmer and avid doodler. In elementary school, he doodled World War II airplanes, and doodled throughout high school and college.

September 17, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Making music is fun for Strummers

Making music is fun for Strummers

HIGHLAND | The Just for Fun Ukulele Strummers meet to make music from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln Ave.

September 12, 2012 12:00 am
Even when it rains, don't forget to water

Even when it rains, don't forget to water

A woman uses a hose-end sprayer to water a garden in New Paltz, N.Y. Timely watering can eke the best plant growth from any plot of ground in any season.

August 01, 2012 9:00 pm
Even when it rains, don't forget to water

Even when it rains, don't forget to water

If it happens to be raining hard when you read this, my words might make you want to pelt me with ripe tomatoes — if you had them yet. Still, I'll say it: Timely watering can eke the best plant growth from any plot of ground in any season.

August 01, 2012 9:00 pm
There's more to paracord bracelets than good looks

There's more to paracord bracelets than good looks

It's not every crafting project that can save a life.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
There's more to paracord bracelets than good looks

There's more to paracord bracelets than good looks

Brothers Eli, left, 18, and Greg, 22, Ticknor sell their paracord bracelets at the Farmer's Market in Helena, Mont. 

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
Boat building: the rewards of doing it yourself

Boat building: the rewards of doing it yourself

My father was recovering from a heart attack, flipping through a magazine at the library, when he decided to build his first boat.

June 10, 2012 12:00 am
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