The vibrant poinsettia, the flowering plant most often associated with Christmas, is a relative newcomer on the holiday scene, only claiming its title in the early days of the 20th century.
Before we plunge head first into winter, take a day or two and make sure that your home’s heating systems are good to go for the cold months ahead. Efficiency and safety depend on it!
Freezing temps may tempt you to bundle up and stay inside, but protecting your home from the dangers of the freeze-thaw cycle means taking action. Follow these simple steps to protect pipes, prevent water infiltration and save on potential repair costs come spring.
Have the ravages of winter whipped your yard into an arboreal combat zone? Here are 6 tips to help you identify and treat the damage to your trees and shrubs.
It may be myth or it may be true but some say plants and animals can predict weather, preserve health and protect against pain. Magical powers or not, colorful, fragrant houseplants are sure to bring a little sunshine and joy into your winter’s day.
This winter enjoy your fireplace to the fullest. Here are some tips on making great fires while keeping the heat from going straight up your chimney.
Here are 5 tips for decorating the house with cut greens and for selecting the perfect Christmas tree, as well as a bit of holiday history.
Today the Christmas tree is often the focal point of holiday decor and a key participant in Yuletide celebrations. Learn more about how this tradition began as well as some valuable tips on selecting your tree and maintaining its vitality throughout the season.
The celebrations are here, but don’t stress. This guide will get you through everything from the grocery shopping to setting up the tree to what to do with your family for all that time!
What should one do when freezing temperature creates a film of treacherous, invisible black ice, turning the driveway into a mess of ice lumps that have to be softened, melted and made walkable?