Category archives: Home & Garden

Gearing Up for Winter in the Garden

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by P. Allen Smith | Photography by Mark Fonville t’s hard to believe that the end of daylight saving time is already here. It seems like just yesterday we were springing forward. Now it’s dark by the time I get home from work, so my time in the garden is really limited. Fortunately, there isn’t much on my to-do list other than a few final tasks before win[...]

Make a Pumpkin Planter with P. Allen Smith

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If you love the fall tradition of decorating with pumpkins, you’ll enjoy this great way to get maximum usage out of harvest time’s favorite gourd. Why not use a pumpkin as a vessel for veggies, herbs and flowers to get your money’s worth? Creating a Pumpkin Planter This pumpkin planter is perfect for composting after it has lost its luster. I have found[...]

The Right Tools for Successful Gardening

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ou wouldn’t use a hammer to install a screw, would you? Just like tools in the garage, garden tools have specialized uses. Using the wrong tools or low quality tools can make a simple garden task last hours, and not produce the end results you were looking for. Good, sturdy tools can last a lifetime and make your time in the garden that much more enjoyable. [...]

Where We Live & Why We Live There

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Home is where memories are made. Choosing a place to live isn’t easy. It has to be a place you love where you’ll create new memories and make lasting friendships. Buying a home is an expensive investment. It takes a savvy realtor to help guide a home owner through the process. AY’s Where We Live showcases the special bond between real estate agents and ho[...]

A Home Down by the River

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t would be easy enough to believe from the inside that the front door of Regina and Mat Seelinger’s home leads directly to the beach. It has the serene, breezy feel typically only found on the waterfront. What’s actually outside might be even better – the Arkansas River Trail on the banks of the Arkansas River, most fitting for the co-owners of Spokes and[...]

The Many Facets of Mark Zweig

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Successful entrepreneur brings expertise, style and charm to Fayetteville orget a room with a view. Mark Zweig’s entire home offers a spectacular vista of Fayetteville’s western skyline. Sitting atop a hill in the Summit Place subdivision, the home overlooks bustling North College Avenue. The three-story home’s exterior is a combination of gray lap siding[...]

P. Allen Smith: A Breath of Fresh Air

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I just love bringing the outdoors in. Having plants in the house makes me feel connected to Mother Nature even when I can’t get outside. And houseplants are a simple way to add instant vitality to any room! The “greening” of indoor spaces is taking off, as more people want to exercise their green thumbs without having a garden. What’s great about housepla[...]

A Peaceful Lakeside Cottage: Little Rock Couple Builds Happy Home on Lake Hamilton

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wning a home in Hot Springs after living in Little Rock for nearly four decades was an easy decision for Kay Koonce. Koonce grew up in Hot Springs at the former Alpine Chalets Lake Resort on Lake Hamilton. Her parents, Elza and Martha Young, owned and operated Alpine until they decided to sell in the 1980s. The resort was turned into condominiums and the[...]