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Halloween marks the mid-point of our monthlong window for planting garlic here in Charlotte, mid-October through mid-November. Bury those pale little cloves, so cool and still, in the garden, and like magic they will produce big fat bulbs around the Fourth of July.

L.A. Jackson says the invasive plant is Japanese hops

Whether you decorate for Oktoberfest, a local scarecrow festival, or just want to create a dazzling fall display, then Salsa Deep Orange is a must plant. This is one of several great ornamental peppers that can add spice to your landscape, mixed containers or fall decorating..

Often contractors will open up a wall to take care of electrical work, plumbing or certain other kinds of repairs. Before you sign a contract, find out who will be responsible for fixing the wall.

A home can be made more livable for allergy-sufferers – and less amenable to dust mites – in just a few steps.

Memphis style design can be colorful and, some say, also loopy. Yet, it is still in demand today.

Extending the growing season or putting a garden to bed for the winter requires special tools.

Here’s how to tell whether your pumpkins and squash are ready to pick.

There are many causes for a slow drain and several possible cures. The best advice, though, is to follow prevention tips.

Margy and Walt Pettit bought the home last year. Since 1928, nothing had been added or changed. They worked with a contractor and architect to preserve the character of the house as they renovated.

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