Kelsey Savage


Kelsey Savage writes about homes and gardens when she's not doing her crafty best to spruce up her small home. In the past, she has served as an editor at Martha Stewart Living and Country Living. Today, she's a manager of communications at CHANEL. Kelsey Savage on LinkedIn | Google+

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JULY 23, 2012 | MONDAY
Boxwoods: Maintaining Structure in Your Garden

Boxwood hedges might look formal, but they are a workhorse in the garden. The evergreens can define areas and be the frame of the garden while maintaining their glossy green leaves throug...

JUNE 29, 2012 | FRIDAY
How to Clean and Care for Your Gardening Tools

A quality garden starts with quality care—and that doesn’t just mean keeping up with your weeding. Maintaining your garden tools will ensure that any chore you complete gets done with the...

JUNE 18, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Care for Roses

Like most stars, roses are divas. When left to their own devices, they get tangled and produce only when they feel like it. They need special care to live up to their star potential. Foll...

MAY 22, 2012 | TUESDAY
Top Tips for Growing Tomatoes

There’s really nothing better than a vine-ripened tomato plucked from the plant in your vegetable garden and still warm from the sun. Well, that will come later this season. Now it’s time...

MAY 15, 2012 | TUESDAY
Christmas Trees—Real vs. Artificial?

Christmas season is upon us so it’s time to dig around in the attic, the garage, and the basement for all that stored tinsel, and start decorating your tree. Will you choose a real evergr...

How To: Stack Firewood

Nothing celebrates the colder weather like the distinct scent and sound of a crackling log in the wood burning fireplace. A steady supply of firewood can help offset your heating costs an...

Black Roof Stains? Check for Algae

It’s not mold. It’s probably not soot. The black spots discoloring your asphalt roof are more than likely the pervasive and prevalent algae known as Gloecapsa Magma.   These roof-invaders...

Winterizing Your Patio Furniture

As sad as it is to move indoors after enjoying your outdoor furniture all summer, taking a little extra time to care for your patio set now will keep everything pristine for spring’s retu...

How To: Mulch Your Flower Beds

Laying mulch before the winter gives your soil a head start for the next growing season. It also protects delicate plants, adding the equivalent of a whole zone level to those that might ...

How to Plant Bulbs in Fall

When nighttime temperatures are consistently around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and soil temperatures are around 55 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s time to plant certain types of bulbs. Bulbs are nat...