| Apr 15, 2010
Some ordinary, unassuming household objects have super powers. And most of these items cost less than a couple of bucks.
So the next time you stain a shirt, smell something funky or think about tossing a banana peel, check these 100-plus uses first....
| Apr 15, 2010
With rain soaking their clothing and fogging up their binoculars, 50 researchers and university students armed with butterfly nets and specimen bottles fanned out across Whitewater Canyon at daybreak Monday to take the first full accounting of wildlife in...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 1:51 PM
Honeybees in Virginia are disappearing at an alarming rate.
According to Target Health, Inc. approximately 90 percent of the wild bee population in North America has died out and percentages are close to that in European bee colonies. The disappearance...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 3:06 PM
What's the hot (or should we say cold) new craze that's good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and everything in between? The answer, which will soon be on everybody's lips and in everyone's tummies, is Banzai Bowl — the brainchild of Joe Bard...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 8:38 PM
The weeds behind my apartment had been unruly for a long time. Every time I walked by I would think, "I've got to pull those weeds."
The pathway between my apartment and the one next door was embarrassing. It's not that I didn't want to clean it up. It...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 5:32 PM
Where have all the honeybees gone?
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, vanishing from their hives and the cause is still being debated by scientists.
Did you know that a bee can pollinate 100,000 flowers a day, but who is...
| Dec 12, 2010
The holidays are a season of beauty — if the abundance of offerings related to looks is any indication. We've culled the outpouring to bring gift-givers some ideas in a range of prices for a variety of pretty predilections. Don't be surprised if...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 4:27 PM
One of the pleasures that Vic and I enjoy at our home is feeding birds and providing a place where bees and butterflies are welcome. As wild areas shrink due to development, habitat for birds and other wildlife disappears. We do what we can in our yard to...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 6:10 AM
The pink petunias your grandmother planted are not the same petunias that you now find at garden centers.
Today's petunias are tougher, standing up to summer's hot and dry conditions — and to busy lifestyles with fewer hours to garden....
| Jul 9, 2010
When it comes to Seattle tours... you might think of a nighttime walk under Pioneer Square or hitting the water on one of those tour boats on wheels. But a tour planned for Saturday will give new meaning to the term "Duck Tour".
On Saturday, Seattle...
| Jul 9, 2010
| 9:05 PM
Over the past few weeks we have had two or three honeybee swarms here at the nursery. If you are an avid gardener or outdoor enthusiast, you're probably accustomed to bee swarms, especially during this time of the year. At the nursery, these swarms...
| Jul 14, 2010
A husband and wife, who were hospitalized from multiple bee stings this week said the bees were three times larger than the average bee.
Jim and Toni Elliot have started to recover after being stung dozens of times by a swarm of aggressive bees at...