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Jesse Pinkman's 'Breaking Bad' house hits market for $1.6M (PHOTOS)

Want to own a piece of television history? The home of "Breaking Bad" character Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, has hit the market for $1.6 million, Mashable reports. According to the listing on the Breaking Bad House website, the 3,500-square-foot home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, features four bedrooms, original wood ...

Stop weeds now

Along with the diseases and other pest issues that have been encouraged by the rain, weeds are also thriving.I have one piece of advice: Don’t let the weeds go to seed!Weeds have loved this weather and are extremely vigorous as a result of the warm temperatures and moist soil.It’s also ...

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Must-see: Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick sell New York townhouse for $18.25M

Celebrity power couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have finally sold their New York townhouse for a cool $18.25 million. According to Curbed, the pair took a loss on the Greenwich Village home, which they purchased for $19 million as an investment property in 2011. They renovated the townhouse ...

Middletown Arts Center will hold its 10th garden tour, Mysteries in the Garden, Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CONTRIBUTED

Middletown Arts Center to host ‘Mysteries in the Garden’

MIDDLETOWN — Middletown Arts Center will hold its 10th garden tour, “Mysteries in the Garden,” Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To kick off the tour on Saturday, there will be number of garden-themed events that will be held at the MAC starting ...

Must-see: Regina George's 'Mean Girls' mansion hits market for $14.8M

So fetch! The Toronto mansion featured as Regina George's home in the 2004 comedy "Mean Girls" has hit the market for $14.8 million, the CBC reports. >> PHOTOS: Regina George's 'Mean Girls' mansion listed for $14.8M >> PHOTOS: 'Mean Girls': Where are they, 10 years later? According to the listing with ...

Flowers for Memorial Day

Decorating graves on Memorial Day with flowers is an old custom that continues today. Flower used on graves are usually those that are in bloom right now that can be picked from the garden.Two popular flowers that are in bloom right now are iris and peony. Generally speaking, they hit ...

Must-see: Texas' massive Waggoner Ranch listed for $725 million

Have $725 million to spare? Well, northern Texas' historic Waggoner Ranch – established in 1849 and one of the largest ranches in the nation – could be yours. >> PHOTOS: Texas' Waggoner Ranch hits market for whopping $725M According to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com and the Houston Chronicle, the 510,527-acre property features 58 homes, thousands of ...

Annoying helicopters making a mess

Ohio State University Extension office phones are ringing off the hook this week with phone calls regarding the unusual amount of maple helicopters (seeds) flying about the landscape.Some are concerned that this means the trees are under stress, others are wondering when it’s going to end!Silver and red maples bloom ...

Beyonce, left, and Jay-Z arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Are Beyonce and Jay Z buying a house in New Orleans?

They're on the run again. Music's most powerful couple are rumored to have purchased a home in New Orleans' Garden District, according to Curbed New Orleans. It's not just any home, either. A Spanish baroque mansion with three stories and 26-foot-high ceilings, it was originally originally a church and then ...

Hanging baskets: Help them last

Last weekend was absolutely fantastic to work outside in the yard! Many were mulching, mowing and making the landscape beautiful. Vegetable gardens were planted as well as pansies, snapdragons and other cool-loving annuals.Be careful if you couldn’t resist the urge to plant your tender vegetables (tomatoes and peppers) and annuals ...

Wildlife and when to act — or not

This is the time of the year that gardeners working in the yard find orphaned baby wildlife. And, because we are nurturers, we want to do something to help reconnect the baby back to its mother.Ohio State University Extension Wildlife specialist Marne Titchenell tells us not to do anything in ...

Attracting pollinators, here’s how

A few weeks ago I mentioned that honeybees are on the increase and things are looking a little better. A few readers requested a short list of flowers that can be used to attract pollinators.Most are familiar with honeybees and bumblebees; there are actually around 500 native species of bees ...

The San Remo looms over the lake in Central Park on June 23, 2004, in New York City. 

Must-see: Demi Moore selling New York penthouse for $75 million

Actress Demi Moore has listed her penthouse in New York's San Remo building for $75 million, the New York Times reports. >> RELATED: Billionaire Bill Koch lists Aspen ranch for $100 million The 7,000-square-foot home features an additional 1,500 square feet of terraces, offering panoramic views of Central Park, the ...

Must-see: Julia Roberts lists Hawaii home for $30M

Actress Julia Roberts' Hanalei, Hawaii, estate has hit the market for $29.85 million, Pacific Business News reports. http://twitter.com/YorkshireDesign/status/585721648705380352 >> GALLERY: Julia Roberts lists Hawaii home for $30M The 3,792-square-foot home, known as the Faye Estate, was built in 1946 and features seven bedrooms and four bathrooms, according to the listing with Hawaii Life ...

Appreciate pollinators, other beneficial insects

Spring is in the air, literally. I’ve seen hundreds of seeds blowing in the wind near a stand of sycamores. I’ve smelled the hyacinths planted next to my driveway each time I walk by. But I have yet to experience the pollen vortex I heard about on the news. An ...

Mike Tyson's former Ohio mansion. Photo credit: Johnny Joo Photography / Facebook

Must-see: Tour Mike Tyson's abandoned mansion in Ohio

New photos of boxer Mike Tyson's former mansion in Southington, Ohio, have gone viral. Johnny Joo, a photographer who focuses on abandoned buildings and structures, recently toured the home where Tyson lived in the 1980s.  >> Read more trending stories "As I wandered the halls and rooms of this large vacant ...

The Manhattan apartment of late Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall, who died last year at age 89, is on the market for $26 million, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com reports. 

Lauren Bacall's New York apartment listed for $26M

The Manhattan apartment of late Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall, who died last year at age 89, is on the market for $26 million, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com reports.  >> PHOTOS: Lauren Bacall's New York apartment listed for $26M The 19th-century home in The Dakota includes three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a library, a great room, a formal ...

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Tom Cruise lists Los Angeles compound for $13M (PHOTOS)

Actor Tom Cruise has listed his Hollywood Hills compound for $12.995 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. http://twitter.com/LATHotProperty/status/577939496840392704 The 2.5-acre property features a main house with glass walls and city views, as well as a guest house, pool, spa and wine cellar.  >> RELATED: Tom Cruise lists Colorado home, ranch ...

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Geranium Biokovo named perennial of the year

Perennial Plant Association members across the country vote annually to name a perennial of the year. Hardy Geranium Biokovo received the honor for 2015. As with many plants, there is more than one recognized common name for the genus. Hardy geraniums may also be referred to as cranesbill. Thanks to ...

Plant your spring garden now

Thanks to the really nice weather this past week I was able to get my spring blooming bulbs planted and my summer bloomers dug and stored.There is still plenty of time to do both so this week, let’s focus on planting spring blooming bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, crocus, and ...

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