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Archive for Sunday, June 30, 2002

Rooms and roots

June 30, 2002

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'Home and Away' tours some of the city's historic homes

Join "Home and Away" host Cathy Hamilton, right, on a tour of various historic homes in East Lawrence and elsewhere that have been saved from the wrecking ball and restored by Lawrence attorney Lance Burr.

The Sunrise Garden Center tip is on railroad gardening.

A new show airs at 6:30 p.m. each Monday on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 and repeats at 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The show is also broadcast at 9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. Sunday.

Create a patriotic garden in red, white and blue

Jack Williams, a plant specialist and landscape designer for the Flower Fields, has designed a couple of simple gardens with patriotic colors that homeowners can plant in their own yards:

For a moist, shady location: Plant one Goodness Grows spike speedwell (Veronica spicata) in the center. Surround it with three cardinal flowers (Lobelia cardinalis) and finish in front with a white groundcover such as White Uniform campanula or White Nancy lamium.

For a small, sunny location: Combine Blue Hills salvia, Starfire and David garden phlox and either White Swan coneflower or Silver Princess Shasta daisy.

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