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Homework: Bonsai show at Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside

By Tribune-Review
The Pittsburgh Bonsai Society will be have its 34th annual show May 30 and 31 at the Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside. This free ...

Backyard sheds reimagined as pubs, studios, getaways

By The Associated Press
When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools. The ...

Fighting the scourge of cucumber beetles and deadly bacterial wilt

By Jessica Walliser
Cucumber-planting season is upon us. Whether you grow cukes via seeds planted directly into the garden or from nursery-grown transplants, you may find yourself dealing ...

Modest auction sales can still pack a big punch

By John Altdorfer
With the onset of the summer holiday season just a week away with Memorial Day, local auctions houses celebrate with a four-pack of modest sales ...

Chic plus comfy equals relaxed style

By Melissa Rayworth
It’s a difficult compromise: Many of us want our homes to look as stylish and carefully designed as the ones we see in decorating magazines. But we also want them to be comfortable and easy to enjoy. “A relaxed lifestyle is ...

Trib Tested: Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk

By Tribune-Review
The claim: Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk brings furniture back to life. It removes years of wax and dirt buildup, removes heat rings and water ...

How to rid your home of 5 pests likely to invade it

By Tribune Content Agency
Summer brings to mind many things: sunshine, warm temperatures, vacation — and bugs. Many insects lay dormant for the winter and make their grand reappearance when the weather warms. We talked to several highly rated pest-control experts to find out ...

Vince Vaughn to part with Chicago penthouse

By Tribune-Review
Actor, screenwriter and producer Vince Vaughn grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and is well known for his support of Windy City sports ...

Pine home’s design nearly a touchdown

By Bob Karlovits
Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Rod Woodson built his house with a little bit of everything. It has a hot tub and pool, and there are basketball ...

Dempsey ready to make exit from Malibu

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Talk about dramatic exits. Patrick Dempsey, whose popular “Grey’s Anatomy” character went from McDreamy to McDead last month, is ready to part ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — Week of May 17

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: $3,387,500 Property: ...

Good tomato-planting techniques can help ensure healthy root sytem

By Jessica Walliser
A few weeks ago, I introduced you to some of the unusual tomato varieties I’m looking forward to growing in my garden this year. I ...

Homework: Table dilemma spawns idea with legs

By Tribune-Review
Take two young guys with college degrees in architecture and public policy. Mix in frequent moving from apartment to apartment, and you have design inspiration. ...

Photos: Fox Chapel area Gardenfest blooms

By Tribune-Review
Garden clubs and artists showed their plants and art work at Gardenfest, held Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Boyd Community Center in Fox Chapel. ...

Tiny house trend: Style lessons for small spaces

By Barbara Ballinger
Small is getting bigger for sure. The average American single-family house will drop to 2,152 square feet this year, 10 percent smaller than five years ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders. But there’s a growing percentage who live ...

How to operate your lawn mower safely

By The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute offers some tips for proper and safe operation of all the things you need to keep your yard looking marvelous: • Use the right equipment for the task. Mowers, hedge trimmers and so forth are ...

How to plan for the cost of a swimming pool

By Tribune Content Agency
If you’re thinking about adding a swimming pool to your backyard, then chances are the cost of the project is a top concern. Asking a local pool company how much a project will cost, however, is like asking how much ...

Glass lends light touch to home design

By Bob Karlovits
Glass block has come a long way from its days in the basement, but it is having a hard time climbing the stairs in this ...

Sean Penn will be making a move in Malibu

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn has listed his retreat in Malibu for sale at $6.55 million. The gated single-story ranch-style home, built ...

Top commercial and residential real estate transactions — Week of May 10

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: $28,446,000 Property: ...