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Seed viability is governed largely by genetics, but even under ideal storage conditions some seed just isn’t genetically programmed to retain its ability to sprout for very long.

So often at this time of the year, we see an autumn centerpiece in gold, red and brown. This year we wanted to try something different.

Row-cover fabric can protect plants from wind and dropping temperatures and extend the growing season.

Window shades and low-e window film are options for better comfort, lower energy use.

Gardener’s 146-page book is instructional, offering plant profiles that feature tips for easy success, winter strategies, how to keep blooms coming and favorite varieties.

Katrina Sullivan wanted to share every aspect of creating her dream home, including her family’s contributions.

Are those deck restoration paints a good idea? We have answers from homeowners who’ve tried them, and results are mixed.

These 10 tips will help you keep your home safer and save money by using less energy and avoiding expensive repairs.

Charlotte-area guide to Christmas tree farms

There’s nothing like a warm, flickering firelight in a winter garden, and modern fire features make it easier than ever to add a golden glow in your backyard.

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