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    Bee conscious of what you plant

    As Nathan Reid wandered around his Canton neighborhood in Baltimore, he saw threats everywhere.

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    Gardener: Savoring the day: A chance to play in my own garden

    With summer in full swing, I think everyone I know is making the most of their vacation time. Although I manage to get away with my family a little too, the nature of my work allows very little down time during these peak gardening months. I don't mind though. I love my "work." Many times I have...

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    Interiors: How to light your kitchen

    Lighting your kitchen properly has many rewards. Reason No. 1 being so you don't cut your finger when chopping things, but also for the overall look and feel of your kitchen, proper lighting is important. Even interior designers are seeking the help of lighting designers to help them provide functional...

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    Home Fix: Bath fan vents causing mold problem

    Q: I read with interest your article on venting a bathroom fan. I live in Austin, Texas, and my daughter lives in Illinois. The builder told her there are no codes concerning the venting of the bath fans and he is unwilling to make the repairs under the home's warranty. Her fairly new home has mold...

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    Style at Home: The art of downsizing

    My life changed the day I visited a friend who had downsized into a charming home perched on the perimeter of a little lake on the outskirts of Kansas City, Mo. I fell in love with the quiet community of small, unassuming homes built decades ago around a sleepy lake. After commuting a few hours ...

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    Plumber: Three top tips for a 'professional' looking kitchen

    Q: Dear Ed, we recently purchased a home that was perfect, except for the kitchen. We plan a complete remodel and since I love to cook, I want my new kitchen to be more professional. Can you please give me a few tips to so my kitchen looks like a pro chef can cook in it?

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    Spreading the green around with American plants

    Mark Eberle and Dan Caprioli are friends and fellow biologists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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    Yardsmart: Guilt-free grasses

    My client and I stood before a massive old pampas grass in her backyard. This giant grass from the Argentine blooms with big, white feather dusters above the nearly 10-foot tall mass. "I want to get rid of it," she said. "That's not going to be easy," I replied.

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    For Your Home: How to make white decor easy to live with

    It must be summer because I'm seeing white everywhere. But, just like with fashion, white isn't just for summer anymore. White is for furniture.

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    Ask Angie: How much does it cost to rewire a house?

    Dear Angie: How much will it cost to rewire my home?

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