Exhibitors enjoy returning to the annual antique show at Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens.

Distressed jewelry, vintage designer handbags and fine art drew hundreds of people to Lauritzen Gardens’ annual antique fair on Friday. As designer-clad attendees decorated paintings and chatted with vendors, they helped raise money for Omaha’s 100-acre botanical garden. The event, the garden’s largest fundraiser, has grossed nearly $10 million over its 18-year lifespan. Dinny Laden, … Read more

Resilience thrives on urban farming in Minneapolis

Alex V. Sipol In a North Minneapolis community garden, a monarch rests against a backdrop of plants and rocks. On a recent summer afternoon, a Monarch butterfly sits on an orange zinnia in North Minneapolis. The monarch – now an endangered species – is joined by crickets, bumble bees and other pollinators, vines heavy with … Read more

Home and Garden: Make the dining room more elegant for entertaining

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but when it comes to entertaining, the dining room – if there is one in the house – becomes the main gathering place for meals. Because dining rooms are frequently used, they may not be high on your list of places to renovate. But a dining … Read more