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Autumn Warm-Up

By Kassie Pounds If you’ve read this column for any length of time, you know now that my favorite time of year is the months when everything is cozy, comfort food is on the stove, and there’s ...
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Truffula Pink Gomphrena: Even Better Than We Thought

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author, and Speaker | Facebook @NormanWinterTheGarden Guy Truffula Pink gomphrena has already been hotter than the proverbial two-dollar pistol but The ...
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From the Kitchen: Grilled Corn

IngredientsCorn cobsSaltPepperButter*You also will need paper towels and tinfoil. Directions Preheat grill to 350 to 400 degrees. If cooking on a gas grill, turn it to medium.Remove the ...
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The Garden Guy

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author, and Speaker | Facebook @NormanWinterTheGarden Guy The day you look at a Wedgewood Blue Summer Snapdragon is the day you will get hooked and believe ...
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Plants Aplenty in Decor

By Kassie Pounds Plants have always had a place in our homes. When I was growing up, it seems like I remember most of the plants we had were either gifts, or from a funeral when a loved one ...
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The Garden Guy: ‘Supertunias’ Pack 150-plus Days of Showtime Performance

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker The commercial landscape world is the proverbial ‘rubber meets the road’ scenario. We can all gawk at flowers in trial gardens and ...
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Victory Cottage: The Accent Wall

By Kassie Pounds, Interior Design Lover and Blogger If you’ve ever had a space that you look at and think “it just needs something,” but you can’t put a finger on what, maybe you need to try ...
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2020: The Year of the Lantana

Luscious Citrus Blend features red, orange and yellow. (Photo courtesy of Proven Winners) By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker Hats off to the National Garden Bureau ...
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Feels like Home

By Kassie Pounds I was invited a while ago to an acquaintance’s house for afternoon tea and dessert. Just the thought of that sounds fancy, right? I didn’t really know what to expect, but I ...
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Remodel: Surviving a Home Renovation

By Metro Creative Homeowners invest large sums into improving their homes to make them more comfortable living spaces or to increase their odds of selling quickly. The Remodeling Futures ...
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Helping Others Helps You: The Relationship Between Health and Volunteering

By Metro Creative Volunteering is often its own reward. Helping others can be just as beneficial to the people doing the helping as it is for the people being helped. Though it can ...
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A chic Valentine tablescape on a budget

By Kassie Pounds, Interior Design Lover and Blogger When the Christmas season is over and all the ornaments, baubles, bows, and twinkling lights have been put away for another year, the house ...
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Lacebark Elm Offering fall and winter magic

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker Once winter has set in North Texas, the landscape will tell the story if we, as gardeners, have planned for bark to take a place as ...
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How to Finance Long-Term Care Needs

By Metro Creative Failing to plan for long-term care expenses may leave aging men and women with little or no assets late in life. AARP says the cost of long-term care continues to rise and ...
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Vodka Marinated Rib Roast

Vodka Marinated Rib Roast, submitted by Marker Cellars Family Winery. This recipe pairs perfect with Marker Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon has amazing dark, rich ...
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That Christmas Feeling

By Kassie Pounds Every year it happens. As the weather grows colder, anticipation for the holidays arrives, and it truly seems to come faster with each year that passes. There’s a certain ...
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From the Kitchen: Easy Pecan Pie

Ingredients: Crust • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour • ½ tsp. salt • 4 tbsp. shortening • 5 tbsp. unsalted butter • 3 tbsp. to 5 ice cold water • 2 tsp. white vinegar Filling • 1 cup granulated ...
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Dianthus Looks to Be Absolutely Rockin’ for Fall

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker The most anticipated new fall flower arrived in my area and I didn’t even get to look. Let that be a warning to all of you ...
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Tee Time with Tom

By Tom Ward, Golf Instructor The fall is a great time to work on your golf game. Helping to demonstrate a terrific drill, I have for you Jose Guzman who was a former pitcher for the Texas ...
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Improve Life Expectancy with Healthy Habits

Courtesy Metro Creative “Who Wants to Live Forever” is a song that appeared on the 1986 album “A Kind of Magic” by the rock band Queen. The song often sparks conversation about the potential ...
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Mexican bush sage: Signals change in season

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker The Mexican bush sage is starting to bloom officially signaling a change of seasons. The air has been a little crisper, and ...
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Fabulous Fall

By Kassie Pounds, Interior Design Lover and Blogger Ahhh….the season is upon us again when the air gets a little crisp. I start wondering if 65 degrees is too warm for a fire in the ...
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When choosing a home has gone to the dogs

By Linsey Taylor, Licensed Real Estate Agent, The Ahart Group, LLC In this day and age, many prospective home buyers are taking into consideration the various options available to them in ...
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Uproar Rose Zinnia: A Stunner with the Pollinators

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker Uproar Rose zinnia was the real stunner in The Garden Guy’s garden last summer when it came to both butterflies and ...
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