Yard and Garden
Tulip flower
If thinking about the end of summer is getting you down, it's time to plan and plant your spring flowering bulb show. Autumn is the time to plant crocus, daffodils, tulips and many other spring bloomers.
Keep poinsettia in complete darkness for 15 hours each day - for example, between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. - for eight to 10 weeks until red bracts begin to show.
Monarch butterfly
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so English cleric Charles Colton wrote in 1820.
Rotten Ornamental Allium Bulb (Photo credit: Terry Hansen)
Q. I've been raising alliums for 20 years. Some years I've left them in the ground over winter, but most years I lift them when the stems dry up and replant them late September - early October.