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Wayfair follows Amazon with its own made-up holiday: Way Day

Amazon started Prime Day. Alibaba capitalized on Singles Day. Now another e-commerce company is hoping for success with an invented shopping holiday. Online furniture seller Wayfair is calling April 25 Way Day and will offer discounts that it says are comparable to its Black Friday deals. Those kind of days …

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Purge, organize, post to Instagram: Pro tips to make your home orderly and attractive

If you’re a borderline hoarder with serious home organization issues in desperate need of some professional advice, follow The Home Edit on Instagram. If you’re a neat freak with a decluttering obsession and an eye for design, follow The Home Edit on Instagram. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. Clea …

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Garden Q&A: Mulch volcanoes are not what nature intended

I’ve been getting teased about making mulch volcanoes. They look good to me. What’s the big deal? Mulch volcanoes, with the mulch being the volcano and the tree being a vertical column of lava, are not what nature intended. Nature mulches with leaves or needles, when she mulches at all. …

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Go green: 10 fun houseplant ideas

Houseplants are having a moment. Not that they ever went out of style, per se, but thanks to millennials, home greenery is back with a vengeance. And we’re not talking about your grandma’s ferns. From whimsical air plants to vertical succulent walls, we’ve rounded up 10 houseplant ideas that will beautify your space and clean …

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Garden Q&A: Can lesser celandine be mulched away?

Can I mulch away lesser celandine? It’s throughout my neighbor’s lawn and now making its way into my beds. Their gardening service suggested this. Thick mulch may discourage celandine from emerging, but we find no research that shows this method is effective. Lesser celandine is a non-native invasive plant. It …

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Stylish office decor from Howard County stores

Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun Cottage Antiques, Ellicott City This metal paperweight in the shape of a lion is from Denmark and was made in the 1950s. Cottage Antiques, Ellicott City This metal paperweight in the shape of a lion is from Denmark and was made in the 1950s. …

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10 most expensive Baltimore-area homes on the market in March

These are the 10 priciest new home listings in the Baltimore area last month, according to multiple listing service Bright MLS. The list excludes new construction and homes without seller permission to advertise or promote. Source link

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Garden Q&A: Don’t let this perennial grass get a foothold in your lawn

What’s going on here? It’s like my lawn has chicken pox. Small patches turn light brown in winter, like zoysia grass does, and really look spotty against the normal green grass. But it’s not dead, because it turns green in the spring and blends in. More and more of my …

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A lush Ruxton garden that’s always growing

The welcoming evergreens and flowers in the front, the backyard pool enveloped in gardens, the views of the lush landscape — that’s not how the grounds looked when Bruce and Polly Behrens bought their Ruxton home in 2001. Before they renovated the three-acre landscape, the backyard was largely a tiered …

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Trendy uses for tile in Baltimore kitchens and bathrooms

Easy to clean and often waterproof, tile is a natural choice for kitchens and bathrooms. But its appeal is more than just practical; it can make or break a room. Here, local kitchen and bath design experts share what’s new in the world of kitchen and bath tile, from shades …

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