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Escaping Winter: The Magic of Greenhouses

Icy winter air has killed my treasured outdoor plants. So, in revenge, I have planned an escape. It is a cold brisk walk to the greenhouse. Opening the door, I am hit with the sweet smell of freesias and orange blossoms. Pushing aside the banana leaves, I soak in the sun and warmth....

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A Soup Party: Your Best Bet for Casual Holiday Entertaining

A few Novembers ago I was delighted when a dear friend called and said she and her family of five would be in town over Thanksgiving and would love to get together. Wonderful news! I eagerly proceeded to invite a number of our mutual friends to join us for an unexpected reunion. When...

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Deter "Deer Drama" this Winter

Deer do some of their worst damage to your garden, landscape, trees and shrubs in winter, when other food sources are hard to come by. “In the early 1900s, there were probably only about half a million deer spread out all over the country,” says James Messina of Messina Wildlife....

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Replacing Household Products Can Keep You Safe

While people take all manner of precautions to ensure the safety and health of their families, some household products may need more attention and maintenance to keep loved ones and the home environment as safe as possible. A recent study shows that many Americans are unknowingly at...

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Dazzle Your Guests with holiday etiquette 101

You’ve spent the entire day cooking the perfect holiday feast. But it’s an hour before your guests arrive, and you find yourself standing in front of the table, listening to a little nagging voice in your head. Does the knife go on the left, fork on the right, or is it the other way...

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Building Green: One Couple's Passion for Protecting the Environment

In September 2002, my husband, Judd, and I walked onto an acre of land in Stratford Harbour with a dramatic view of the Potomac River. Instantly we knew we would build a home and retire here. In the last seven years we have done a great deal of dreaming and planning. We formed a new...

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Menokin: Virginia's Most Unusual Preservation Adventure

If you’ve ever driven past what remains of Menokin, one of colonial Virginia’s great houses and former home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, you may not realize it’s the site of one of the most innovative historical...

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It's All in the Family: Life goes on for a Crab House

The year is 1962 on Dividing Creek in Lancaster County, Virginia. The creek rests peacefully at dawn. Two crab boats pull away from the crab house on shore, separating the still water and sending ripples across the glassy surface of the creek. The boats depart to try their luck with...

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Creating Christmas Cheer with Holiday Plants & Mother Nature's Greenery

As the temperature outside drops and the days get shorter we are well on our way to one of the most wonderful times of the year. Christmas is just around the corner. So are the happy holiday parties and special times shared with family that we all look forward to every year. There is...

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Give Holiday Guests a Five-Star Hotel Experience

Like mistletoe and eggnog, overnight house guests go hand-in-hand with the holidays. Whether visitors are spending just one night or an entire week in your home, the situation can be stressful for everyone involved. Never fear. You can do a few simple things long before your company...

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The Haven Fashion Show

Though cloudy skies and slight showers threatened, there was no stopping the show on September 26 when over 250 individuals gathered at Sabine Hall to see the latest fall fashions and to raise money for The Haven Shelter and Services, Inc. The benefit raised over $16,500 for The...

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In The Garden: Winter Interest, Really!! Dead or Dormant

I have never been sure how much I like winter. Somehow the other seasons, with all their life and vibrancy take center stage for me. The colors, shapes and aromas are changing daily and energizing. Spring begins with ...

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Historic Urbanna Holiday Homes Tour 2009: A Sneak Peak

Christmas is right around the corner and what better way to share in the spirit of the holidays than by enjoying the enchanting 2009 Historic Urbanna Holiday Homes Tour on December 5th and 6th. Presented by the Town of Urbanna, the Urbanna Beautification Committee, and the Urbanna...

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Jeff Howeth of J.L. Howeth, P.C.

If you have never needed to hire a civil engineer or land surveyor you may not be aware of the many services they provide. For everyday homeowners, surveyors find and mark property lines and create topographic surveys. For land developers, engineers design subdivisions and roadways...

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Leaf Mulching and Fertilizer

As Mother Nature adorns the trees in your yard with riotous reds, vibrant yellows and exotic oranges, you can easily get swept up in the romance of the season —until those leaves turn brown, drop from the branches and litter your lawn. Then you start to think of the hours of...

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A New Website Dedicated to Your Home

The House & Home Builder website takes the pages of the House & Home magazine and helps you turn your dreams into your home. The custom builders, contractors, and products are of the highest quality and most up to date in the area. You will also find green builders, green products and...

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