Saturday, January 15, 2011
A local landscaper and a Sewickley gardening expert share their advice for gardening all year long -- even during the cold season.
To some, gardening can be a chore. Others revel in the solitude, and the joy of using their hands to grow something beautiful from soil. Regardless of which camp you fall in, there are outdoor chores that everyone should plan on doing, as well as indoor options, if you want to keep your garden Zen on in the winter. When it comes to the yard outside, that frozen tundra shouldn't be ignored just because it's January. Rich Robinson, owner of Robinson’s Home and Garden & the Basket Loft, said if you have perennials, the frozen ground announces the time for cutting off the dead tops and pruning them back. As for roses, he said, they need to freeze -- and stay frozen. The goal, he said, is to keep roses dormant so that any thaw will not start …
Friday, January 7, 2011
The National Weather Service forecasts snow accumulations up to 1 inch today.
The National Weather Service in Moon Township was calling for 1 to 2 inches of overnight snow accumulations with more expected to fall throughout today. Brad Rehak, meteorologist, said Sewickley area residents should expect additional snow showers today. Rehak said snow accumulations should be about an inch with periods of light and heavy snow showers. “Kind of off and on, most of the time,” Rehak said. The cold isn’t expected to go away anytime soon. Rehak said temperatures should reach 22 degrees today. Cold and snow showers are likely to continue through the weekend, with forecasters calling for more snow showers Saturday and Sunday with high temperatures around 20 degrees. The National Weather Service warns motorists and pedestrians to…
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
10 Simple, budget-friendly design ideas from "No Good Riding Hood, Funk'tional Design" to help liven up your living space.
Now that we're into that slightly blah stretch somewhere between the sparkle of the holidays and the new hope of spring sunshine, many of us are craving light and life in our homes. There are many things that you can do to fill the gap between the festive and fertile seasons. Here are a few ideas from "The Hood" that are very easy to incorporate with your design savvy and your checkbook: