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Here’s what to plant in your Redlands garden this month

By Tabetha Wittenmyer Correspondent|

5 garden tips for the week starting June 17

Battling whiteflies Continue an aggressive defense against those nasty giant whiteflies, the tiny white moth-like creatures that produce a thick mat of sticky white “hairs” on the underside of leaves of many plants, as the...

By Jack Christensen|

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  • Home & Garden

    5 garden tips for the week starting May 27

    Feeding time Feed citrus trees once again. Mature citrus trees need a yearly total of 1.6 pounds of actual nitrogen fertilizer, divided into four equal portions applied in late January, early March, late April and early June — about six weeks apart — and distributed around the drip line. Since 1 pound of any dry fertilizer equals about 2 cups, that is about 4 cups of ammonium sulfate, 2 overflowing cups of ammonium nitrate, or 1.5 cups of urea, each time you...

    Jack Christensen
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  • Home maintenance

    Around the house: How to turn every home improvement project into a winner

    Four score and seven years ago … it was 1930. And that year, although I was not there to experience it, construction started on the Empire State Building, the tallest building in the world at the time. At 1,454 feet, it remained the tallest building in the world for 40 years and it is considered to be the granddaddy of all the super skyscraper buildings we have today. It was built in 16 months. In those days, and still today, most projects were built using the time-tested...

    By Matt Le Vesque|

  • Home maintenance

    Acrylic and copper add contemporary edge, beauty to any decor

    For those looking to add a bit of whimsy to their decor, consider two top trending looks — acrylic and copper. Acrylic, also called Plexiglass, was introduced in 1933 by the Rohm and Haas Co., and the material is used by Los Angeles-based contemporary designer Alexandra Von Furstenberg to create modern and fun furniture and accessories. The brand is AVF and features tables and colorful accent pieces such as bowls, boxes, vases and ice buckets. “Acrylic has a very...

    Suzanne Sproul
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  • Home & Garden

    Gardening: ‘Ballerina’ roses will dance right into your heart

    I’m in love with a ballerina — a ‘Ballerina’ rose, that is. ‘Ballerina’ is a hybrid musk rose and hybrid musks, for reasons beyond comprehension, are seldom seen in the nursery trade. Hybrid musks are shrub roses that produce abundant blooms from now until very late fall. Depending on variety, the fragrance of hybrid musk roses is mild to strong. Connoisseurs of scent claim that hybrid musk rose fragrance is unsurpassed among every other...

    Joshua Siskin
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  • Home & Garden

    How to cut down on unwanted phone calls and junk mail

    Do you get unwanted telephone calls? Do random people knock on your door all day? Do you get junk mail? Do you get junk email? If these things irritate you — as they do me — today’s column will give you some ideas and resources to help address your concerns. Before we delve into various aspects of unwanted attention and how to address the situation, we need to ask ourselves — as I do — if we are really being bombarded, molested and annoyed by...

    By Matt Le Vesque|

  • Community

    Redlands High club honors longtime school employee with memorial garden

    REDLANDS >> A space at Redlands High School once occupied by dying oleanders has been transformed into a memorial garden to honor a beloved staff member. The more-than-year-long effort was spearheaded by the school’s Environmental Club to remember Kathleen Worth, a former registrar attendant who died Jan. 19, 2016 of cancer. She was 64. The garden sits on the west side of the Grace Mullen Auditorium and was unveiled to the public Wednesday. Laurel Nelson, an...

    Kristina Hernandez
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  • Reality TV

    Claremont couple becomes reality TV stars flipping vintage Southern California homes

    You never know what you’ll get with an old house after peeling through layers of carpet, wallpaper and paneling, but Jessie and Tina Rodriguez love finding out. To the Claremont couple, it’s part puzzle and part their profession with a genuine love of old homes that motivates them. Their efforts to restore what time has taken away are what make up their HGTV television show, “Vintage Flip,” which begins its second season Thursday night with a 30-minute show...

    Suzanne Sproul
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  • Home & Garden

    Learn how to protect your home against nesting raccoons

    REDLANDS >> It’s that time of year when nesting mother raccoons seek out safe locations, such as attics and crawl spaces, to give birth. Local wildlife trapper Lowell Miller said he has seen nesting racoons give birth as early as March 1 and as late as mid-August. According to Miller, owner of Lowell’s Wildlife Removal, it’s a good time for homeowners to inspect their properties and perform any necessary upkeep and or repairs to inhibit raccoons from...

    By Tabetha Wittenmyer Correspondent|

  • Home & Garden

    Stepping up when a home improvement project doesn’t go right

    I beg your pardon. Nobody likes a know-it-all. Almost everyone likes to hear a story where a know-it-all admits they don’t know something. So, it’s time for a construction confession on my part. Time to eat crow. Time to eat humble pie. Time to eat my words. I know this is slightly off topic, but I can’t help to point out that over the centuries, it would seem, we have developed quite a few references regarding eating something as a result of making an incorrect or...

    By Matt Le Vesque|

  • Home & Garden

    How to get a plant that offers year-round color to start blooming

    Question: I have been puzzled as to why one of my Anthurium plants will not bloom! I have one that puts out so many “flowers” and is beautiful. They are a light pink color. The other one had red blooms or “flowers” when it was given to me but has never bloomed since. I have them both in front of my window where they get plenty of morning sun. The leaves look just a tiny bit different on each plant. Is there something I’m doing or NOT doing to get the...

    Joshua Siskin
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