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Oakmont club brings gardening inside at senior facility

By Debbie Black
Oakmont Garden Club’s Carol Burton and Nancy Williams are helping put gardening back into the lives of seniors, many of whom at one time managed ...

Neutral decor doesn’t have to be noncommittal

By The Associated Press
There are plenty of practical reasons to decorate with neutral colors. The shades we think of as neutral — whites, beiges, tans — don’t clash ...

How to make the most of design color

By The Washington Post
If not used properly, colors, especially bright ones, can make your living room look like a kindergarten or worse, a Marvel comic. Follow these four tips to keep cheery colors in check. Use color as an accent, not a focus. ...

Joan Rivers’ opulent penthouse: $28M with a ballroom

By Tribune-Review
The estate of Joan Rivers is asking $28 million for her Manhattan penthouse, which includes a ballroom and lots of glitz. The comedian lived in the ...

South Side house part of former Steeler’s end game

By Bob Karlovits
Baron Batch hopes to score a touchdown with the sale of his house. He already has racked up a first down. “Life is all about leverage,” says ...

Cruise ready for some real estate action

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Actor Tom Cruise has put a home in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $12.995 million. Set behind gates on a ...

Homework: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in North Fayette reopens

By Tribune-Review
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in North Fayette will reopen to the public on a permanent basis on  April 1. The garden, which is taking shape from ...

Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — March 29

By Tribune-Review
Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $10 million ...

Real estate notes: Central Catholic HS seeks zoning approval for elementary expansion

By Tribune-Review
• Central Catholic High School Inc. will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to expand its existing elementary school with additional parking and a new, five-story STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) building at ...

It’s time to think about planting cool-season vegetables

By Jessica Walliser
Because vegetable-growing season is almost upon us, I thought it would be helpful to create an easy-to-use planting guide for both new and experienced vegetable ...

Auction Watch: For-sale items span the globe in terms of topics, origin

By John Altdorfer
A last-minute switch puts Constantine & Pletcher in the lineup of upcoming  sales that includes BHD  Auctions and Mark Ferry Auctioneers as Easter weekend approaches. ...

How to plan a landscape project

By Daily Press (Newport News Va.)
When planning a landscape project at your home or business, consider these points: • Define how you plan to use the space. • Know the climate and planting conditions of your area. • Develop a plan. • Make your wish list of ...

How to manage animal manure in the garden

By The Associated Press
Organic and synthetic fertilizers are the most common way to add nutrients to the soil, but animal manure is good, too, if you can find and transport it. Unless applied properly, however, it can kill edible crops and cause serious ...

Spring ripe with chances to reel in prospective home buyers

By Bob Karlovits
As the snow melts and the first blossoms of spring brave the lingering cold, house sales get a seasonal look. From decluttering the interior through ...

Carey, Cannon sever marital tie to Bel-Air

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — The marital home of singing superstar Mariah Carey and her estranged husband, Nick Cannon, has sold in Bel-Air for $9 million. The gated ...

Top residential, commercial real estate deals of the week — March 22

By Tribune-Review
Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $5,183,000 Property: 50 ...

Real estate notes: Drilling products, services provider moving to Leetsdale

By Tribune-Review
Patriot Drilling Fluids leased 55,000 square feet in Building 555 of Chapman Properties’ Leetsdale Industrial Park and will use the space to provide products and services to natural gas drilling operations in Southwestern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Patriot joins five ...

Garden Q&A: Deer browse won’t kill all plants

By Jessica Walliser
Question: I was ill last fall and did not get to put deer netting over my shrubs. The deer have managed to nibble every single ...

Orchid Society celebrates deep roots

By Deborah Weisberg
Founders of the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania held their first gathering in the mid-1950s at the Mt. Lebanon home of Grete Holst Evans, an ...

Undercover ops: Poly tunnels an alternative to greenhouses

By Tribune-Review
Hoop houses keep costs low Greenhouses aren’t the only great cover-ups for gardeners determined to extend their growing seasons. High tunnels, low tunnels and caterpillar tunnels work well, too. Also known as hoop houses or row covers, the ...