Home & Garden

New England Architecture 101 – Queen Anne

Think of the Queen Anne Victorian as a dreamy medieval dollhouse.

By Aimee Tucker

New England Architecture 101 – Second Empire

You can tell a Second Empire Victorian by its low-hipped roof.

By Aimee Tucker

New England Architecture 101 – Colonial Revival

The Colonial Revival comes in many styles, but all pay tribute to America’s earliest homes.

By Aimee Tucker

New England Architecture 101 – Stick Style

The signature style element of Stick Style homes makes them easy to identify.

By Aimee Tucker

How the Victorian Became the Official House of Halloween

How the stately Victorian mansion became the blueprint for haunted houses.

By Yankee Magazine

New England Fall Planting Guide | What to Plant Before the First Frost

Fall is a great time to work in the garden and prepare for next year’s growing season. Here are 5 top picks for fall planting in New England.

By Shelley Wigglesworth

Climate Change: Predicting the Future of Fall Foliage in New England

The latest weather data show that New England nights are getting warmer. So what does that mean for the “warm, sunny days and crisp, clear nights” foliage setup?

By Jim Salge

How to Grow Oak Trees from Acorns

Late fall is the perfect time of year to collect acorns to grown into mighty oak trees. Learn how to grow oak trees from acorns with these easy instructions.

By Shelley Wigglesworth

African Violets Care and Feeding | Grow Healthy African Violets

Wondering how to grow and care for African violets? Our expert answers to questions relating to watering, fertilizing, repotting, and more are here to help.

By Jessie Crisafulli

Best Fall Porch Plants

Looking to enhance your outdoor fall decor? Learn which fall porch plants we like the best, plus tips for displaying and maintenance.

By Shelley Wigglesworth

5 Luxury New England Farmhouses for Sale

These five turnkey properties will unlock your dream of agrarian elegance.

By Joe Bills

House for Sale: A 1959 Connecticut Mid-Century Modern

This fabulous fifties Connecticut home is a mid-century modern dream.

By Aimee Tucker

New England Architecture 101 – Italianate

You can tell a Italianate Victorian by its low-hipped roof.

By Aimee Tucker

House for Sale: An 1890 Martha’s Vineyard Cottage Overflowing With Historic Charm

This three-season Martha’s Vineyard cottage is the perfect blend of simplicity and antique charm.

By Aimee Tucker

How the Casual Luxury of Shingle Style Came to Define the Grand New England Summer Cottage

How the relaxed and informal Shingle Style came to be considered “the architecture of the American summer.”

By Yankee Magazine

How to Keep Squirrels Out of Bird Feeders | Simple Solutions

Squirrels are notorious pests when it comes to stealing bird food. Here are three ways to keep squirrels out of bird feeders.

By Earl Proulx

Stop Rocking Chairs from Sliding | Rocking Chair Repair Tips

When your rocking chair turns into a walking chair, it’s time to take action. Here are a few rocking chair repair tips to stop rocking chairs from sliding.

By Earl Proulx

Poison Ivy and Oak Treatment

Stop suffering in silence! Learn how to treat poison ivy and oak with these remedies that soothe the itch as quickly as possible.

By The Editors of Yankee Magazine

How to Get Rid of Bats in the Attic

At a proper distance, bats can be excellent neighbors. Once they invade your space, however, it’s another story. Here’s how to get rid of bats in your home.

By Joe Bills

Keep Deer Out of the Garden | 5 Non-Toxic Gardening Tips

Try these methods to keep deer out of the garden without using chemicals and or spending a lot of money.

By Shelley Wigglesworth