The winner: It seems that the tall lilies always take a beating after a hard rain. A little bit of fishing line helps keep them upright and off the ground. This also works well for adding extra places for vining flowers to climb, and to keep roses, gladiolas, and other tall plants standing tall. Mark Bargeloh, Concord
Label those chargers
Whenever I buy yet another electronic device with an external power supply or charger, I immediately put a label sticker on it listing the device it goes to. This eliminates confusion after being tossed in a drawer or box with all the other chargers. Bob Davis, Mint Hill
A scoring sheet for bridge players
Bridge player Bill Russell of Davidson says he designed a scoring sheet he thinks will be helpful to other bridge players. We had a few bridge players check it out, and they gave it a thumbs up. You can see for yourself at www.charlotteobserver.com/clever and print a copy from a .pdf file if you like the format.
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