Despite the amount spent on upkeep of the four- to five-acre stretch, the grass didn’t keep runoff from the sloped area from streaming into yards across the street (neighbors jokingly called it a lake). Pesticides and fertilizers from lawns then washed back into the Papillion Creek Watershed. So neighbors jumped into action to create a more functional — and beautiful — sea of flowers. 

Americans didn't invent barbecue - it's a timeless cooking technique that appears in many guises around the globe - but it has been intertwined with American history since the beginning of the republic. When President George Washington oversaw the laying of the U.S. Capitol cornerstone in 1793, the assembled dignitaries celebrated the momentous occasion with barbecued ox. Our proprietary feelings about smoked and grilled meats go along with a range of misconceptions about the food and its customs.

I've struggled because gardening has nothing to do with perfectionism and everything to do with patience — which runs counter to my Type A personality.

Nothing should get in the way of a good time — whether it’s an impromptu picnic in the backyard or a standing outdoor concert date with friends.

The Bemis Land Company laid out this subdivision in 1889, two years after it became a part of Omaha. Its streets were the first in Omaha to be laid out according to topography rather than the grid pattern used in the rest of the city. It has a mix of styles. George Bemis donated the park in …

We’ve grown up with the idea that a neat landscape is the best landscape. But planting for pollinators is about more than adding a pretty flower or two in a perfectly manicured bed, said Scott Evans, the horticulture program coordinator at the Douglas-Sarpy County Extension Service.