Easy Green Thumb

I'm not much of a green thumb. It's no secret. I grew up in a family of scientists and musicians who kept a nice tidy yard, with absolutley nothing fancy going on. And I mean nothing. An example of a fun garden project in the Moore household would be to plant a border...

Spring Fever Yard Cleanup

Today is a chilly, rainy, dreary day. But my heart is full of spring. Sam took off Friday — the last day of the local school spring break — so we could start getting the yard in order. Our to do list included: Assemble the composter for our new square foot garden...

Tropical Goods

My husband, Sam, lived in American Samoa from the time he was eight until he was 11. His parents were teaching at a private school. Seven years later he went back across the sea and served a two-year religious mission in both American Samoa and Wester Samoa. Needless...

Sprinkler Time

One of the great features the city of Lindon, Utah, provides for homeowners is irrigation water. We had culinary water for cooking, drinking, and bathing, as usual, but we also have irrigation water that is used for yards and gardens. Because it requires less...

Flower Boxes Add Curb Appeal

Spring is here. Truly we didn't have much winter to begin with — certainly an oddity in Utah — but after a winter with 300 percent of the typical snowfall, a dry winter was welcome to most of us. The city turned the water on this week and we're ready to begin getting...