Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Indoor Gardening

Keep Your Green Thumb Going During Winter

Brighten your home with a few colorful amaryllis. Purchase firm bulbs free of soft spots and blemishes. Plant one or more bulbs in a container with drainage holes that is slightly larger than the bulbs. Plant your amaryllis in a well-drained potting mix leaving the top 1/3 of the bulb above the soil surface. Then water thoroughly. Or place several…

Thinking Green: Tools of the Trade

Danny Lipford's trading on his good sense when it comes to the environment.

The hottest toys for the 2020 holiday season have hit the market, and you’ve probably got quite a list already. But there are some other items you may want to ask Santa for this year. There are some nifty gadgets out there that can help you save money on energy costs — while you save Mother Nature. Here’s Danny Lipford…

Ask Danny: Choosing Gutter System

Get your gutter advice from a pro.

We’ve gotten lucky so far this fall, but chances are we’re going to be seeing more precipitation headed our way soon. And that means your gutters need to be in good working order. Hope you remembered to clean yours out this year. But if that’s put you in the market for a new gutter system, Danny Lipford has some tips….

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Pruning Trees

  Late winter, after the worst of winter weather has passed through early spring before growth begins, is a great time to prune trees. Make proper cuts to insure the health and longevity of your plants. Use the three-cut method when removing large branches. This prevents trunk damage caused by the weight of the branch ripping it and the bark…

Thinking Green: Toilet Conversion

Let us convert your way of thinking.

It’s one of the most divisive issues in our country today. Not masks. Not the presidential election. It’s low flow toilets. Join the conversation about conversion in this week’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Sweating Windows

Don't sweat it, we've got a solution.

The temperatures these days are not exactly ones that are going to make you all sweaty and hot when you’re running around outside. But there is one kind of sweating you might want to worry about. Sweating windows can be a real problem. Here’s Danny Lipford with the details on how to deal with it in this week’s Ask Danny….

Melinda’s Garden: Forcing Spring Bulbs

Pot them up, give them a chill and enjoy spring flowering bulbs indoors or outside on a patio, deck or porch.

  Pot them up, give them a chill and enjoy spring flowering bulbs indoors or outside on a patio, deck or porch. All you need is a container with drainage holes, potting mix and a few bulbs. Short daffodils and tulips, hyacinths, crocus, squills and grape hyacinths work well Cover the bottom of the container with soil. Set several bulbs,…

Thinking Green: Tired of Green

Green fatigue is a real thing. Here's how to turn it around.

You know how they say it’s not easy being green? Turns out practice might not make it any easier. Fortunately, Danny Lipford can help make it feel like a little less of a chore to recycle, reuse and reduce. Here’s this week’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Fixing Holes in Brick Walls

It's a (w)hole lot of helpful info.

The weather’s going to be substantially colder this week and that means it’s time to start thinking about all the time you’re going to be spending indoors soon. Danny Lipford is here with how to make your home its best for the winter in this week’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Pine Colors

Pine Trees Can Also Provide Vibrant Fall Colors

  The light airy texture of this tree makes it a standout – even among all these beautiful and unusual plants. But in fall when the needles turn yellow it truly is amazing. Yes this conifer and a few others are deciduous. Though they bear needles and cones like pines and spruces, they are not evergreen. The larches needles turn…