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Home-Garden

TREE SELECTION, PLANTING, AND MAINTENANCE

SelectionWhen planning the installation of trees in a residential or commercial setting, the first consideration should be their intended use. In home landscaping, this may include such concerns as the need for shade, for framing a house or providing ornamental color, for constructing
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THE WAPA DEFENSE

When I heard that even ‘The Force' was done in by WAPA, I decided that a serious defense plan was needed. Life doesn't have to come to a stand still when the power goes out. With a little preparation this, too, can be taken in stride.
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PLANTS CLEAN IMPURITIES FROM THE AIR

Dr. Bill Wolverton of NASA's Stennis Space Center in Picayune has for two decades, researched the ability of plants to clean polluted water and air. He spent 19 years developing ways to recycle waste on the space agency's planned moon base. In the process, they went back to Ea
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WHAT IS THAT STUFF?

Caribbean herbs are unique in more than one way. Take for example local oregano. It doesn't look anything like the typical oregano plant and some of the North side Frenchies on St.Thomas refer to it as wild thyme. But it looks nothing like the thyme plant you are used to seeing.
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VINEGAR: HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL USES

Kathie McCarthy talks about vinegar now and then -- and offers a list of practical uses for the "sad, sour, sober beverage."
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GREAT IDEAS TO BEAUTIFY YOUR BATHROOM

Innovations by DeSign, MSI Tile and Bath, Silk Greenery and the Comfort Zone are offering a free program for people interested in learning how to plan, remodel, decorate and accessorize bathrooms. The sessions will be held March 13, 20 and 27.
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MORE HOUSEKEEPING HINTS FROM THE PRO

"In case you have the impression that I'm really hung up on cleaning, think again," writes Carol Lotz. "The purpose of this column is to give everyone more time to spend at the beach. Not only do I spend little time cleaning but I'm also too lazy to solicit paym
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BEAUTIFUL, BUSHY, BOUGAINVILLEA

Bougainvillea, a native of Tropical South America, grow into vivid, long- flowering, shrubbery plants for sunny situations. They are relatively free of pests and disease and will tolerate harsh soil conditions and drought. Bougainvilleas climb by sending out strong canes armed with st
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HOUSEKEEPING TRICKS FOR THE TROPICS

Carol Lotz of St. Thomas, former owner of A Friend Inc., a housekeeping service in New York City, offers tricks and tips from getting rid of sugar ants to caring for wicker.
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LOVE VINE OR HELL WEED? PROBABLY THE LATTER

Here in the Virgin Islands, a pale yellow or orange-yellow vine can be seen clinging to roadside bushes and trees. Locals call it "Love Vine," because of its ability to strangle the life out of its host. Having had much luck in the love department myself, I like to refer to
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