10 most expensive Baltimore-area homes to hit the market in November 2017 10 most expensive Baltimore-area homes to hit the market in November 2017

These are the 10 priciest new home listings in the Baltimore area last month, according to multiple listing service Bright MLS. The list excludes new construction and homes without seller permision to advertise or promote. 

History of poinsettia, beloved holiday houseplant, may surprise you History of poinsettia, beloved holiday houseplant, may surprise you

Most Chicagoans know poinsettias as holiday decor, adorning homes and offices in pots. Yet in Mexico, you might see an entire hedge of them. The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is actually a shrub or small tree, according to Todd Jacobson, head of horticulture at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

You think your for-sale house is haunted. Do you have to tell potential buyers? You think your for-sale house is haunted. Do you have to tell potential buyers?

Q: I believe my house is haunted. Periodically, a door will slam or windows will mysteriously open when no one else is home. I plan to sell; do I have to disclose?

Pantone's Color of the Year, 'ultra violet,' sure looks like Ravens purple Pantone's Color of the Year, 'ultra violet,' sure looks like Ravens purple

Good news, Ravens fans: It looks like 2018 is the year for everything purple.

Just in time for holiday entertaining, a guide to the well-equipped home bar Just in time for holiday entertaining, a guide to the well-equipped home bar

Brendan Dorr, Baltimore bartender and bon vivant, gets excited about the Nick and Nora glass because it’s from the era of cocktail revival — the 1930s, after Prohibition. Dorr, an aficionado of mixed drinks and a student of cocktail history, was happy to see the recent revival of the Nick and Nora. It’s an elegant glass, small and stemmed — and Dorr says there should be a row of them with every home bar.

Home furnishings store Belle Patri opens second location in Columbia Home furnishings store Belle Patri opens second location in Columbia

Jennifer Lane has been selling consignment, repurposed and new furniture from her Jarrettsville store for 10 years, but over time, she learned that many of her customers were traveling to get there.

Baltimore-area home sales, prices climb in November Baltimore-area home sales, prices climb in November

Baltimore-area home sales and prices continued to climb in November as the inventory of available homes sunk to a 10-year low.

Garden Q&A: Name this green caterpillar Garden Q&A: Name this green caterpillar

A friend took this picture in a parking lot. The caterpillar is about three inches long and grabbed hold of the pavement tightly when my friend tried to move it. Can you identify it?