Home & Garden
Broadleaf evergreens, like this holly plant, have green leaves that stay on the plant all winter.
Common Questions About Trees & Shrubs

Because of the cooler temperatures, fall is a great time to plant shrubs and trees. Jon Carlson, owner of J. Carlson Growers, in Rockford, answers questions commonly asked by customers.

This grouping by Flexsteel, found at Benson Stone Company in Rockford, is cozy but not fussy. According to current trends, less is more these days. Texture, slight patterns and detailing are at the forefront this season.
Creating Streamlined, Beautiful Rooms

These days, when it comes to home fashion trends, homeowners want simplicity and pretty details. Discover ideas you can use to spruce up your home.






Transforming your curb appeal from ho-hum to stand-out may not be as difficult as you think, when you work with reliable professionals who truly understand plants, products, design principles and your personal tastes.
Make the Most of Your Outdoor Spaces

The possibilities are endless when you’re planning improvements to your outdoor landscape. Learn from a few local experts how a few simple changes can have an exceptional impact on your yard.






This pretty kitchen features Dura Supreme cabinetry, sold locally through Benson Stone Co.
How to Make a Dream (Kitchen) Come True

A good remodel improves your kitchen’s functionality and provides great relief from an outdated style. We caught up with two local experts who share their insights into the process of kitchen remodeling and the latest trends.






Chris Williams, co-owner of K & W Greenery in Janesville.
Meet Some Beautiful New Plants

Step inside the greenhouses of K&W Greenery, in Janesville, and explore the many new plant varieties sprouting up this season. Who knows? Maybe you’ll add a few to your garden this summer.