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Condo Smarts: Investors need to be aware of their liabilities

Condo Smarts: Investors need to be aware of their liabilities

Homeowners and investors are not placing sufficient insurance on their strata units
Garden to table: Grow your garden like a parent – with intuition

Garden to table: Grow your garden like a parent – with intuition

Growing food is as simple or as complex as you make it. My advice is to start small and trust
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Comfort foods from the backyard plots

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Comfort foods from the backyard plots

Harvested potatoes whipped up into a Shepherd’s Pie
Far from gloomy, darker paints create a cozy, more welcoming room

Far from gloomy, darker paints create a cozy, more welcoming room

Dark hues have a bad rap as gloomy and depressing. More likely, they're bringing home the good vibes, all year long.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Amish paste tomato needs large pot, sturdy stake

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Amish paste tomato needs large pot, sturdy stake

Amish paste is a large, vigorous, staking tomato that will produce well in a large container and in a potting mix that has plenty of substance.
Dreaming of summer peaches? Some gardening tips for growing a peach tree in many climates

Dreaming of summer peaches? Some gardening tips for growing a peach tree in many climates

I planted my first peach tree last June, five months before Pantone named Peach Fuzz the 2024 color of the year . How serendipitous! Today peachy tones are showing up everywhere, from TV backdrops to home furnishings, clothing and brand logos.
Condo Smarts: How to decide when to file an insurance claim

Condo Smarts: How to decide when to file an insurance claim

The strata council and property manager cannot download the responsibility of the claim on to each owner who was exposed to damage
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Seed pansies and violas this month for spring flowers

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Seed pansies and violas this month for spring flowers

Seed pansies and violas this month for spring flowers and again around mid-July for flowers from early autumn through spring.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Red roses linked to myth of Aphrodite

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Red roses linked to myth of Aphrodite

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, is said to have created the red rose when, rushing to the aid of her lover, she is wounded by the thorns of a rose bush.
Are these groundcovers tough enough for lawns and gardens in dry climes?

Are these groundcovers tough enough for lawns and gardens in dry climes?

Growing a lush lawn in the desert can feel like a losing battle.