Ready the big guns: cooler weather is on the way. Check out the best power tools to get the yard work done right.

One of the most charming sights in the neighborhood during the fall and winter months is a porch bedecked with seasonal cheer. While these decorations don’t stay up very long, fall- and winter-inspired accents are a great way to convey the spirit of the seasons. Get started with these tips.

The project, which includes video, photographs and a new cookbook, is the brainchild of Brad Iwen, who brought 11 chefs to his Blackstone District studio to photograph and film each making a recipe that had, in some way, inspired their place in the food world.

When I’m watering pots filled with blooming calibrachoas, I’m grateful for the rainwater saved in a rain barrel to use for the job. I’m equally thankful for this stored supply of rainwater when the blueberry plants need a drink.

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