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Outdoor Inspirations | New England’s Finest

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(11.) Coast of Maine’s compost products ($7.99 for a 40-pound bag) are highly valued by gardeners who know... Read More »

Paint Resources

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In his workshop off the garage, Baxter, no longer acting, builds handcrafted furniture that he finishes with Old-Fashioned... Read More »

Pam Kueber’s 8 Tips for Shopping Estate Sales

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Paper & Thread Spool Topiaries | Holiday Crafts

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If you want to use these adorable paper topiaries as a centerpiece, plan to make at least three.... Read More »

Paper Bag Floor | DIY Instructions

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CostAbout $100, including brushes, contractor’s paper, glue, and polyurethane Paper Bag Stool Project   Read More »

Passamaquoddy Life Preserved in Birch Bark

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It has been said that art is the signature of a civilization. Like all signatures, it is unique... Read More »

Pet Products | New England’s Finest

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When these entrepreneurs applied Yankee ingenuity to their canine dilemmas, the pet products they came up with created... Read More »

Pick-Me-Up

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There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa on a cold day. Beth Mueller’s hand-crafted,... Read More »

Planting Buddies for Your Crops

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4. Use a border of onions, chives, or garlic around your garden to protect more-palatable plants from hungry... Read More »

Plants That Attract Birds

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Poison Ivy and Oak Treatment

Poison Ivy and Oak Treatment

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This Weed Is a Jewel Corinne Martin, a certified clinical herbalist in Bridgton, Maine, likes to use jewelweed... Read More »

Power of the Press | New England’s Finest

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1. Deb Bastien and Kate Saliba have  a particular fondness for letterpress. Their staff includes a talented violinist,... Read More »

Preserve Hydrangeas | Garden Advice

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Q. My blue hydrangea has produced spectacular flowers this summer, and I want to use them in fall... Read More »

Prevent Tiled Showers from Leaking

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A tiled shower can significantly upgrade the look of a bathroom, but hairline cracks in the tile grout... Read More »

Prevent Wood Rot, Keep Cats out of Gardens | Real Solutions

Prevent Wood Rot, Keep Cats out of Gardens | Real Solutions

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If your visitors are neighborhood pets, try making your garden an undesirable destination; fence it off. Scent repellents... Read More »

Project Native: Growing Native Plants

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For another resource about wildflowers : Wildflower Gardening Read More »

Pruning Lilacs and Rhododendrons | Real Solutions for the Garden

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To simplify maintenance and harvest, train your plants to a cone shape growing from a 6-inch-high single stem,... Read More »

Pumpkin Carving Tips | How to Carve a Jack-o’-Lantern

Pumpkin Carving Tips | How to Carve a Jack-o’-Lantern

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While carving pumpkins is a time-honored tradition that spans generations, many modern-day carvers eschew traditional Jack-o’-Lantern faces in favor... Read More »

Quick Fixes for Wood Furniture Stains

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For a return on your investment, there’s no substitute for wood furniture. Cherry, maple and oak are the... Read More »

Raccoon Deterrent | 4 Ways to Keep Raccoons out of Garbage Cans

Raccoon Deterrent | 4 Ways to Keep Raccoons out of Garbage Cans

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A reader wrote to tell me that raccoons had raided his garbage cans three nights in a row.... Read More »

Randall Levere | Artisan Profile

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Some people walk the walk. Randall Levere? He rides the ride. The founder of Boston-based Erba Cycles builds... Read More »

Real Solutions: leaf damage and grass under trees

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The leaves on my blueberry bushes and crab apple trees are tattered. I notice lots of inch-long green... Read More »

Real Solutions: Pruning, Wood Ash Uses

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Is winter the right time to prune my apple trees and blueberry bushes? — R.R., Jackson, NJ Most... Read More »

Real Solutions: Spring Cleaning

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New England’s winters seem to last a long time and certainly make us yearn for spring’s reawakening. Adding... Read More »

Red Dye

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Roughly chop 2 beets, and combine with the base. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20... Read More »

Remove Candle Wax from Fabric

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It happens. You’re having a dinner party and fail to notice the wax from your taper candles dripping... Read More »

Remove Weeds from Walkways

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A walkway can add a lot of punch to the curb appeal of a house, unless its been... Read More »



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