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L.A. Jackson answers readers’ questions about gardening.

Take a look inside that bottle of Marsala wine sitting in your bar you once bought for that Italian chicken recipe. That earthy, reddish-amber color is what Pantone has named its 2015 Color of the Year.

Green is the new black. In home decor, it is increasingly the go-to choice for those looking to rejuvenate their home and be healthier at the same time.

Color forecasts for 2015 look a little like the palettes of impressionist painters Monet, Renoir or Van Gogh.

Because of their heroic perseverance in fall and early winter, Brussels sprouts are an option for Christmas dinner.

China has confidently become a restrained and elegant influencer of global home design.

Not all floor joists require the X-bracing you described, but you should nail the loose bracing to the joists to take some of the bounce out of your floors.

Copper Canyon daisy is a shrubby marigold that will put you under a spell with its tantalizing smell.

Plants that love a rocky soil are Mediterranean herbs such as lavender, thyme, oregano and bay.

You don’t have to be a plant whisperer to grow edible plants indoors, said farmer and author Elizabeth Millard, whose new book offers tips for gardeners.

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