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Does rose still smell as sweet?

From Baltimore Sun

Low-maintenance gardens eliminate a much-loved scentToday there's a no-fuss rose for anybody. Breeders have introduced dozens of varieties over the last few decades that offer beauty on durable, hardy, disease-resistant bushes.  ... Quick Read

Federal Hill standout sells to eager owners

From Baltimore Sun

Property was too good to pass up, although owners not ready to move Some sales are simply too good to pass up — even if you don't need whatever's being sold right now. This is how the new owners feel about the renovated Federal Hill townhouse they settled on last week for $660,000. ... Quick Read

Stay healthy by treating gardening like it's a sport

From Baltimore Sun

Avoid injuries from yard work by stretching, hydrating and avoiding common perilsAvoid injuries from yard work by stretching, hydrating and avoiding common perils.  ... Quick Read

When it comes to home improvement, simple upgrades can pay off

From Baltimore Sun

Survey says several relatively modest projects recoup more of their costs at resale than the pricey stuffPop quiz: What's the home-improvement project that comes closest to paying for itself when you sell?  ... Quick Read

Restored mansion has massive appeal

From Baltimore Sun

15,000-square-foot home is former Abell family summer retreatThe 1892 Beaux Arts mansion that once served as the summer home of the Abell family, founders of The Baltimore Sun, is on the market for $3.89 million.  ... Quick Read

Staying safe with summer DIY projects

From Baltimore Sun

I have several summer home improvement projects on my list. Any tips on where to start and how to get everything done?  ... Quick Read

Soothing sounds, pace of country life suit couple

From Baltimore Sun

Hereford farmhouse they call 'Belleview' dates to 1700sHereford farmhouse they call 'Belleview' dates to 1700s and is the perfect 'old house'  ... Quick Read

Heat can build quickly for tomato plants in containers

From Baltimore Sun

Rising temperatures require more frequent wateringIs my tomato plant going to be too hot in a black plastic pot on my balcony? It gets full afternoon sun.  ... Quick Read

Garden Q&A: Age fresh wood chips before using in garden

From Baltimore Sun

My bean, squash, cucumber and pepper plants are stunted and yellow in color. We cut down a huge maple tree and tilled all the wood chips from the cuttings into the garden to improve the soil this spring. The garden has produced well in previous years.  ... Quick Read

Coastal currents: creating waves of style

From Baltimore Sun

Shell accent walls, grasscloth walls, bright turquoise and large-patterned dhurries are just a few of the latest trends in beach-home decor.The homes of the Mid-Atlantic's waterfront communities epitomize coastal style. Whether on the beach in Ocean City or a creek on the Eastern Shore, the look is casual and calming, creating a style that makes its owners feel like every day is a vacation. ... Quick Read

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