Now that we’re halfway through May, it’s time for color, time for planting most annuals and bedding plants, time to fertilize roses, perennials and young vegetable starts, and time to buy a new pair of gardening gloves. This is the month for planting, weeding, feeding, seeding and pleading with the weather.
New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff brings his "Love Does Stuff 2013" Christian-themed conference to the Tacoma Convention Center on Thursday and Friday. It will feature speakers, spoken word and music.
On a ridge above the Puyallup River Valley, the world seems to have flipped upside down. Or maybe it’s just returned to normal. Fifteen minutes from the big-box stores of Meridian Avenue, the Chase Garden offers up scenic vistas, colorful alpine plants and shady forests that provide an alternative to the asphalt oceans of nearby South Hill.
How is it that one of the most-used rooms in many homes is also one of the most neglected? This spring-cleaning season, take some time out to set up your laundry room so that washing and drying aren’t such a chore. Paint, decorate and organize, and it will become a room you’ll want to spend some time in. (And if you have a laundry room, you will spend time there: The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans wash 400 loads of laundry a year.)
Dear Angie: My air conditioning contractor just charged me $100 per pound for R-22 refrigerant. This is a lot more than I paid four years ago. Is this a fair price these days? — Albert M., West Babylon, N.Y.