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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
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Updated Jul 29, 2016 at 1:46 PM

The paperbark maple was introduced to the West more than a century ago by the intrepid plant collector E.H. Wilson, but it has remained a fairly uncommon garden plant, in part because Wilson started with only about 100 seedlings.

Updated Jul 28, 2016 at 3:01 PM

They're similar to the boardwalks used in nature preserves that let you walk through, say, a peat bog and see the wild orchids up close without damaging the plants or sinking into the muck.

Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 3:52 PM

Are you about to install or replace a ceramic tile floor? Youíre choosing a flooring material with a long list of virtues: Itís long-lasting, hardwearing, and great-looking, as well. Tile can be a bit tricky to work with, though, so it pays to arm...

Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 3:23 PM

If you have a wet basement, get on it. Hot and most summer weather can mean thunderstorms and derechos on the horizon, bringing more water to your woes. Here are five tips for dealing with water in your basement.

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 2:53 PM

When the blooming does finally happen, the flower will reach up to 8 feet in height as it displays its unique bright red interior. It will also, of course, start producing its distinct stench.

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Too much or not enough water and never when you need it seems to be a common lament of gardeners. Reduce the impact of these weather challenges while conserving water, saving money on water and sewer bills, and growing beautiful gardens with the...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Dealing with the animal kingdom can be stressful and tiring. I have to keep reminding myself that, first, this is the lot of the gardener and, second, don't sit down on the straw bale. As vexing as gardening with pests might be, it beats watching...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 1:33 PM

But finding and purchasing artwork via a monitor can prove daunting, especially if you don't know where to look. So we scoured the Web and found a wide range of retailers that offer affordable art pieces in a variety of styles and media.

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 5:02 PM

If you haven't heard of a mechanic's lien or don't understand the implications of a mechanic's lien, you may want to continue reading.

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Warm sunny days and balmy evenings are what usually come to mind when we think about summery weather. But thatís only part of the picture. Summer often brings heavy, humid conditions, followed by furious storms. While these do tend to clear the air...

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Keeping track of home-maintenance projects requires attention to details that many of us would rather ignore. But it's important to maintain accurate records not only to ensure that you're caring for your investment properly but also so that you're...

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