The second week in June means your roses have bloomed and are looking for more food for the second wave of flowers. Fertilize roses, perennials and annuals this week. Anything growing in a container, from lettuce to petunias needs, fertilizer this month as the days are longer and the plants are working overtime producing new growth.
The garbage disposal is often one of the most-used appliances in the kitchen. It’s also the most abused.
Smart use of space is a goal in most homes, but the space between the upper cabinets and countertops is precious. You need to plug in the mixer, keep the iPad close to follow that recipe you discovered online, and be able to grab the cumin and chili powder. Never mind square feet — inches matter here.
The round, white, paper light shades sold at Ikea for $5 are a familiar item in contemporary interior design. But these inexpensive lanterns are knockoffs of light sculptures created by renowned artist Isamu Noguchi in the early 1950s.
You can forgive Mel Cross for not remembering the names of his offspring — even when he comes face to face with them. He has more than 500. And to be clear: They’re irises, not children. Add in the unnamed results of his ambitious hybridizing program and the number grows to more than 900 varieties of iris he grows on 6 acres in the Nisqually Valley with wife Luci.