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If plants could squeal like hungry pigs, we gardeners would pay more attention to their fertilizer needs.
This 2011 photo shows a yellowing young leaf, though its veins remain green, indicating that this plant is hungry for iron. Plants do tell us when they are hungry - with poor or distorted growth, and with leaf discolorations. Test your soil every few years. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)
Don't tell James Beard Award-winning food writer Michael Ruhlman that eggs are trending.
The city of Mesa opened up a new, state-of-the-art apartment complex as part of a plan to address homelessness in the city.
Culinary herbs are enjoying a revival thanks to new varieties, stronger flavors, health concerns and more discerning palates. Their low cost, attractiveness and easy-to-grow attributes are making them popular, too.
The biggest problem with growing orchid cacti is figuring out just what they are.
This undated photo provided by Sasha Duerr shows loquat leaves and silk fabric dyed in a loquat leaf dye bath. (AP Photo/Sasha Duerr)
Veteran bulb growers have learned to put patience ahead of pruning in helping their perennials bloom season after season. They're in no rush to remove the unsightly leaves and stems of these botanical storehouses, which need time after flowering to renew their growth cycle.
Calling the approach and the product innovative, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to let Tesla Motors finally start selling their vehicles directly to Arizona consumers.
From leprechaun beards to shamrock hats, a few simple crafts can turn you from a spectator into a participant at a St. Patrick's Day parade or party.
TUCSON — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
With Valentine's Day coming up, thoughts naturally turn to chocolate. How nice it would be for gardeners to give their beloved a living, growing, chocolate expression of affection.
DETROIT — Enough with all the downtrodden-Detroit talk: Green Dot Stables, a bustling sliders joint in an industrial area not far from downtown, may restore your faith in the city's future. It also will give you a whole new vision of the lowly slider.
Why do we never see fresh spring rolls stuffed with chicken?
If you had driven past my house in recent days, you might have thought you were watching a movie in reverse. There I was, opening trash bags, dumping out leaves and spreading them over the ground.
n this undated photo, a gardener spreads leaves beneath a row of dwarf apple trees, where a leafy mulch keeps weeds from growing and stealing nutrients and water from small trees in New Paltz, New York. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)
The head of a Gilbert-based sweetener company recently earned two awards at the 10th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Good times abound on Arizona Ave. these days, north and south of the Loop 202.
How green is your vegetable garden?
Whatever you do this Thanksgiving, don't spoil your spread with underdressed vegetables.
When it comes to leafy green vegetables, kale has been king for a while. It boasts more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, and more iron per calorie than beef.
Spaghetti with clams — or spaghetti alle vongole to the Italians — is one of my favorite dishes: simple, flavorful and satisfying.
RICHMOND, Va. — With terrain varying from the mountains to the coast, Virginia offers an array of fall colors for leaf-peepers. But before or after your drive along one of the state's many scenic byways, consider a fix of Southern city living with a visit to the state capital, Richmond. Located along Interstate 95, it's an easy stopping-off point. And whether you like the outdoors, art or history, there's plenty to do here — and you don't have to spend a dime.
Beautiful and sturdy with a flair for the dramatic, alliums are a graceful way to add color and architectural dimension to your garden.