Kelsey Savage

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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NOVEMBER 29, 2011 | TUESDAY
The Winter Garden: Hedge Your Bets

“Don’t stop gardening just because it’s winter,” says Cindy Baker, Manager of Grounds at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Most plants, at least those hardy to your climate, can handle 90% of w...

NOVEMBER 7, 2011 | MONDAY
How To: Care for Winter Birds

Sure, the majority of birds head south for the winter, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop buying birdseed. According to the Audubon Society, more than a hundred bird species suppleme...

OCTOBER 28, 2011 | FRIDAY
How To: Stack Firewood

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

OCTOBER 27, 2011 | THURSDAY
How To: Preserve Your Jack-o'-Lantern for Halloween

No amount of candy corn can make up for the moment you realize that your carefully carved pumpkin’s smile has turned into a rotting grimace just as the trick-or-treaters start showing up ...

OCTOBER 17, 2011 | MONDAY
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...

OCTOBER 10, 2011 | MONDAY
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...

OCTOBER 3, 2011 | MONDAY
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 ...

SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 | THURSDAY
It's Bulb-Planting Time!

For gardeners in areas where the weather has cooled, it’s time to plant bulbs for spring tulips and daffodils. Bulbs are nature's perfect packages, having all they need to grow inside the...