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Shade-Loving Perennial Flowers: 15 Beautiful Choices for Your Garden

While shade may feel like a limiting factor when it comes to colorful garden plants, it simply isn’t. Yes, your plant palette may not be quite as …

A beginner’s guide to pickling

Grown too many vegetables? Sick of making chutney? There is an alternative…<p>Your harvests may have been bountiful, but by now you must be bored with making chutney. It’s time to embrace brine. With the help of salt water, a process known as lacto-fermentation can give surplus veg a new lease of life.<p>…

Tomatoes

Acid Reflux May Respond Better To Diet Than Drugs

Reflux is one of the most common health complaints among Americans, and the drugs used to relieve it are among the nation’s best-selling meds. …

A Better Way to Grow Cilantro

A visual guide to companion planting

<b>Gardening is a great way to spend your spare time, especially in the summer months, but it can sometimes be frustrating.</b><p>Your plants, vegetables and …

‘Solar paint’ breakthrough can provide endless energy source

It harnesses sun and the moisture in the air to harvest hydrogen<p>There’s big business in disguising energy-generating tech like solar panels as innocuous building elements like roof tiles, window blinds, and even stained glass. But researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne may have created the …

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

16 Genius Garden Hacks That Turn Trash Into Treasure

One man's broken terracotta pot is another man's garden marker.<p>No use crying over a broken pot! Here's how you can use items you'd normally toss in the garbage in your garden.

Upgrade Your Garden With a DIY Bean House This Spring

This makes growing veggies so easy.<p>Beans are a spring garden must-have! They're easy to grow, they require almost zero maintenance, and they're incredible high-yielding (you can expect to find and pick fresh ones every day). Though you could grow them in bushes, you'll get much more bang for your …

Outdoor Spaces

Make this the year you finally get that garden started

This is it. This is the year. It's finally time to start that garden you've been dreaming of.<p>Like most things, it's going to take a bit of planning. …

Gardening

Bamboo, the Re-Think

Mention bamboo in a room full of professional gardeners, as I did recently, and they are likely to recoil and say “nooooo” in unison. This useful …

Gardening 101: Pole Beans

Pole Beans, <i>Phaseolus vulgaris:</i> “The Beanstalk”<p>Pole beans are simply a vining cultivar of edible beans. Both bush and pole beans have several options …

Solar Water Pumping for Sustainable Water Supply

Millions of people around the world live with limited access to water. In many communities, ground water is extracted through electric water pumps, …

Investigators search for clues in fatal fire, friends mourn

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire.<p>Authorities confirmed the death of Ara Jo as the death toll rose to 36. …

Who’s to blame for the avocado shortage? Californians

The great avocado shortage of 2016 has been blamed on labor strikes in Mexico, California's protracted drought, an invidious beetle that destroys avocado groves, and a changing climate that is less hospitable to the crop. There's another factor: Californians have been proselytizing the fruit for …

Brexit, Harry Truman, a late October surprise: Trump is running out of options | Richard Wolffe

The Republican candidate, who used to love citing polls, has to rely on more and more improbable scenarios to trace a path to the White House<p>Donald Trump used to spend most of his campaign rallies citing his awesome polls in what passed for stump speeches during the primaries. He was up, and his …

In Ohio, Obama seeks to hand over his winning coalition to Clinton

CLEVELAND — This spring Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper went to White House officials with a single request: have President Obama visit the state in the final weeks of the 2016 campaign.<p>On Thursday Obama delivered, unleashing a full-throated attack on Ohio Republicans in Columbus as …

Wiring an existing home through the walls

Running Wires in an Existing Home<p>This guide explains how to fish wires through walls on an existing home - after the drywall is installed. You may …

Breaking: “There shall be no debate — It’s not a presidential campaign until I cover it!” The Greatest Living American Writer

<b>Hillary Clinton; Richard Nixon; John F. Kennedy; Donald Trump (AP/Andrew Harnik/Richard Shiro/Salon)</b><p>Abandon all hope, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, The Greatest Living American Writer will cover Sunday’s debate<p>Neal Pollack<p>October 6, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Like a well-endowed comet, I return every …

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton muses over Bernie Sanders' supporters in leaked audio recording

A report from Politico on Friday noted that the recording, taken from a private fundraiser held in February, showed Clinton laying out her assessment of Sanders voters.<p>In the throes of the Democratic primary campaign, citizens rooting for Sanders saw the Vermont senator as the arbiter of a …

Government

Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a …

Artist Humorously Illustrates the Events of His Flight That Every Traveler Can Relate To

Renowned New York Times illustrator Christoph Niemann recently took a transatlantic flight from New York City to Berlin (with a layover in London), and documented the journey in his sketchbook. The trek itself was typical for your average flight of this distance, but this is precisely what makes …

Christoph Niemann

Inside Look At 42 Biggest Albums Of Fall

VARIOUS ARTISTS Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to The Music of Johnny Cash – Following the model of Timeless, last year’s Grammy-winning tribute to Hank …

The Clinton Foundation You’ve Never Heard Of

The little-known Clinton Family Foundation has spent more than $20 million on smaller goals: supporting their local firehouse, the Arkansas Ballet, …

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