Sid Mullis: Planting perennials can present challenges

...degrees of winter protection. Heavy mulches that hold moisture too much can be detrimental, particularly to plants subject to crown rot. This is more of an issue when perennials are in a bed that does not drain well. Pine bark, pine straw, wood chips...

Orioles wrap up first division title since 1997

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes...these guys know it, but congratulations to them on the division crown. They did a great job."It was Baltimore's ninth AL East...

Nationals top Braves, close in on NL East crown

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the Braves 4-2.

Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal

...at New York City's Rockefeller Center, is a GE executive in charge of microwave ovens.Now GE doesn't own NBC or sell microwave ovens, and NBC's buyer, Comcast, is working to replace the giant neon "GE" that crowns 30 Rock.

Thatch can smother lawn if not removed

Thatch buildup can be a problem for lawns. Thatch is a layer of living and dead roots, crowns and lower shoots that develop in lawns. It can weaken and even destroy a lawn if not removed.Factors favorable to thatch development...

Dogwood's Campbell to receive prestigious award

...special achievement with an Eclipse Award of Merit in 2013.Campbell moved his stable to Aiken in the mid-1980s and has won two Triple Crown races, the 1990 Preakness Stakes with Summer Squall and the 2013 Belmont Stakes with Palace Malice.

Apple unveils watch, larger iPhone

...shrinking a phone wouldn't work. Much of the interaction would be through the dial on the watch, which Apple calls the digital crown. You use that to zoom in and out of a map, for instance, so you're not blocking the screen, which would have occurred...


...a turf writer at The New York Herald Tribune.Campbell moved his stable to Aiken in the mid-1980s and has won two Triple Crown races, the 1990 Preakness Stakes with Summer Squall and the 2013 Belmont Stakes with Palace Malice. College VolleyballUSC...

What is it?

...Hours of Le Mans. Henry II got what he wanted because the GT40 won that race four consecutive years (1966-69), taking the crown from Ferrari. At the time, there was just a little bit of rivalry between Henry II and Enzo Ferrari."The Ford GT, on the...

Casting Crowns shares purpose

...singer for the Christian band Casting Crowns didn't imagine the success he and fellow...and traveling with the band.Casting Crowns' Come to the Well tour will be at the...release in 2003.Since then, Casting Crowns has received Grammy, AMA and Dove music...