- Putrid-smelling flower attracts large crowds in California Updated: Jul-27-15 2:45 pm
BERKELEY, California - Officials with UC Berkeley's botanical garden say the garden had its busiest day in more than a decade as people flocked to get a whiff of the "corpse flower," a plant known for its pungent odor.
- Charleston's historic Savage House full of antique charm Updated: Jul-26-15 9:52 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Elegantly perched on Capitol Hill, the Savage House has overlooked the city of Charleston for more than 100 years.
- Program 'breath of fresh air' for youth at District shelter Updated: Jul-26-15 9:04 am
WASHINGTON - The children at the D.C. General shelter call him "Master Dong." He shows up six days a week bearing fresh fruit and something even rarer and more precious at this overcrowded facility for homeless families: organized, outside fun.
- 1885 home, 1 of Lansing's oldest, sold at auction for $16K Updated: Jul-24-15 6:56 am
LANSING, Michigan - One of Lansing's oldest homes has been sold at auction for $16,000.
- After delays, construction begins on destroyed homes in Gaza Updated: Jul-23-15 2:45 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Undeterred by scorching heat, Palestinian workers in Gaza on Thursday hammered nails into wooden boards and jolted steel bars as they lay the foundations for the first group of homes to be rebuilt since the war with Israel last summer. The work brought a rare glimmer of hope to a territory that remains devastated a year after the fighting.
- Craigslist founder gives group $10,000 for composting toilet Updated: Jul-22-15 5:15 pm
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey - The founder of Craigslist has donated $10,000 for a composting toilet that will be named in his honor by a northern New Jersey organization.
- California woman offers home as prize in dessert contest Updated: Jul-21-15 9:02 am
ANTIOCH, California - A Northern California woman is offering a sweet deal on her 1906 Craftsman home in Jackson. She's trading it for a great dessert.
- Restoring Historic Boehne House a labor of love for family Updated: Jul-21-15 5:10 am
EVANSVILLE, Indiana - For the last few years, Nikki Davis found herself daydreaming each time she drove past 1119 Lincoln Ave.
- Arizona law stakes claim over unauthorized campaign signs Updated: Jul-19-15 3:55 pm
PHOENIX - With city elections in Phoenix next month and 2016 races around the corner, Arizona regulators are warning people that they might need to pull up stakes on the many campaign signs on lawns and street corners.
- Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway Updated: Jul-17-15 3:09 pm
BOSTON - There's more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall.
- Macon $134,000 grant for artist residency program Updated: Jul-17-15 2:17 pm
MACON, Georgia - The Macon Arts Alliance has received a $134,370 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to renovate homes for a two-year artist-in- residency program in Mill Hill.
- California agency sets low-water lawn rules in drought Updated: Jul-15-15 7:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California extended its drought-inspired purge of idyllic emerald lawns from new developments, with state officials voting Wednesday to adopt more stringent water limits on landscapes for new homes and businesses.
- Historic ferry to visit home town in Astoria, Ore. Updated: Jul-14-15 11:58 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - A historic ferry that ran in Astoria from 1924 to 1966 is visiting its home town, and a local effort is under way to keep it there.
- City of Lincoln to build greenhouse to store plants Updated: Jul-14-15 5:34 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Plans call for construction to finish later this year on a nearly $115,000 greenhouse in Lincoln that would store plants during the colder months.
- Smithsonian launching effort to capture diversity of plants Updated: Jul-09-15 4:19 am
WASHINGTON - Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution are launching a new initiative with the U.S. Botanic Garden and National Arboretum to capture the genomic diversity of the world's living plants.
- Pittsburgh simplifies ordinance for chickens, urban farming Updated: Jul-08-15 9:14 am
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh City Council has simplified an ordinance governing people who want to keep chickens, ducks or goats on their property.
- Ford House upgrades designed to enhance visitor experience Updated: Jul-07-15 5:50 pm
GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Michigan - The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in suburban Detroit has begun a series of long-term upgrades to restore the estate's historical elements and enhance the experience for visitors.
- Moorhead's Heritage Garden vandalized over holiday weekend Updated: Jul-07-15 2:32 pm
MOORHEAD, Minnesota - Moorhead police are looking for whoever vandalized the city's newly planted Heritage Garden over the Fourth of July weekend.
- Junction City declares 'moderate' water emergency Updated: Jul-07-15 12:14 pm
JUNCTION CITY, Oregon - Like many of his neighbors, Junction City resident Tom Endersby found the notice hanging from his doorknob Monday morning, alerting him that the city had ordered homes and businesses to restrict their outdoor water use in order to conserve the capacity of municipal wells.
- Chinese families of Yale students grow a garden, tradition Updated: Jul-07-15 1:47 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A once-vacant city block at the northern edge of Yale University has been transformed into a garden by the extended families of graduate and professional students from China.
- Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid Updated: Jul-06-15 3:25 am
HONOLULU - High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others.
- Some Hamptons villages seek limits on new construction Updated: Jul-05-15 1:02 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, New York - Mansions are as synonymous with the Hamptons as cocktail parties, manicured lawns and white sandy beaches.
- Rapid City community garden working to save monarchs Updated: Jul-03-15 6:34 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A community garden in Rapid City is working with an international nonprofit organization to help preserve the monarch butterfly.
- HGTV relies on relationships for good TV Updated: Jul-03-15 1:43 pm
NEW YORK - HGTV is working the buddy system.
- Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future? Updated: Jul-03-15 9:37 am
NEW YORK - Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny.