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Garden Help Desk: What do you do with daffodils once they’ve bloomed?

<em>Question: My first time planting daffodils in Orem was successful! I have two dozen spectacular bloomers. Some are spent now and need to be picked. But when they are all past blooming, what do I do with the plants? Trim leaves down, leave bulbs in ground or remove for next ...

Growing strawberries can be quick and easy

Given how quickly strawberries begin to bear fruit and how easily they are grown, it’s a wonder that strawberry beds aren’t as common in backyards as lawns are in front yards.The most compelling reason to grow strawberries is, of course, flavor.Variety selection and premature harvest make ...

More than growing plants: Gardening can help focus on wellness

Modern gardening isn’t just about growing plants — it’s part of a movement toward personal and family wellness that includes everything from diet and exercise to a clean and livable environment.“A lot of things are going on with wellness as it applies to our food culture,” said Helen ...

Can’t Touch This: Create your own cactus decor

There’s a perfectly prickly trend happening these days. While we’ve been gushing over succulents over the past few years, now the more sticky, prickly version is becoming very haute in everything from home decor to clothing. Those saguaro, prickly pear, Joshua tree and pincushion cacti are ...

The latest apps for home layouts, inside and out

Planning out how to arrange furniture in your home — or plants in your garden — used to involve a pencil, graph paper, a measuring tape and a lot of imagination.The process has gotten easier — and way more streamlined — thanks to a burgeoning selection of home and garden apps.Furniture ...

Pins on Pinterest: Add light to your decor with farmhouse-style lanterns

I have a particular weakness for home decorating trends. When I find something that is growing in popularity — faux animal heads, empty elaborate picture frames, vintage suitcases and old, chippy doors — I tend to jump all over the idea and incorporate it into my home’s interior design. ...

Beat the winter blues: Small home design moves can help brighten your spirits

Holiday decorating season is long over, yet spring is still far off. It’s cold in much of the country, and still getting dark early. A lot of us could use some kind of visual pick-me-up.Brightening your home can definitely boost your mood, but this isn’t the season for big decorating ...

Feeling like a political prisoner at the in-laws’ house

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<em>Hi Carolyn:</em><em>My husband and I have planned a vacation in a few months that includes spending several days with his parents. I love his parents. In the 10 years we’ve been together, they’ve been ...