Better Homes and Gardens October 2021

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2 min
editor’s letter

GOING OUT WITH A BANG It doesn’t matter if you call it yardwork or gardening; by the time autumn rolls around, most of us are ready to be done with mowing, planting, trimming, and weeding. Granted, there are still end-of-season tasks, but enjoyment of the garden seems to wane after Labor Day as plants start to look a bit tired. But it doesn’t have to be that way. One of my major influences as a young gardener was the 1990 book The Garden in Autumn by Allen Lacy. Previously, I had thought of fall as a grand horticultural exhale, as if the garden were collapsing, exhausted, on the couch (but maybe that was the gardener projecting). Thinking of Lacy’s thesis that fall gardening is a goal all its own, I planned my…

1 min what’s trending online

LONG LIVE PUMPKINS The only thing scarier than a jeering jack-o’-lantern is one that’s sunken in before the big night. We have all the tips on how to keep your carved pumpkins looking fresh longer. PUMPKIN TIRAMISU Our autumn take on tiramisu trades in coffee and rum for pumpkin puree and bourbon. Ladyfingers drizzled in maple syrup make it extra indulgent. Click here to cook along with our video. A Pet-Safe Halloween Trick-or-treating might be fun for the kids, but all the lights and noise can quickly get overwhelming for the fur babies. Browse our guide for creating a safe, calming environment for pets amid the festivities. [SWEEPSTAKES] Win $25,000 to put toward your renovation goals and make your dream home a reality. Spruce up the living room, remodel the kitchen, or take care of those maintenance…

3 min
a trip to the orchard

Apple Varieties All apples are worthy of our seasonal adoration, but the flavors and textures of various types make them best suited for particular uses. FOR SNACKING Known for their crisp texture and juiciness: Fuji, Braeburn, Jazz, Honeycrisp, Cameo, Cosmic Crisp FOR BAKING Firm, tart varieties keep their texture and flavor: Granny Smith, Rome, Jonathan, Northern Spy, Winesap FOR MAKING APPLESAUCE Sweet flavors, soft textures: Gala, McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Lodi FOR STOCKPILING Thick skins and firm flesh: York, Northern Spy, Fuji, Braeburn, Winesap, Cortland, Granny Smith APPLE MATH 1/2 BUSHEL = 24 pounds (approximately 60 apples) 1 PECK = ¼ bushel= 12 pounds (30ish apples) 1 POUND = approximately 3 cups cored, sliced apples STORAGE NOTES Apples like cooler temps: Store them between 32ºF and 40ºF (in your fridge or an unfinished basement) 1 to 2 months. Wrap apples loosely in paper or plastic (not resealable…

1 min
keeping it in check


6 min
better homes & gardens life in color beauty awards

Spa Day PAMPER YOUR HAIR, SKIN, AND NAILS LIKE A PRO. 1 Smooth, shiny hair for under 10 bucks? Sign us up! Pantene Miracle Rescue Deep Conditioning Treatment, $9. 2 Aveda Botanical Repair Strengthening Leave-In Treatment, $37, repairs and protects damaged hair with plant-based conditioners. 3 Grays need extra TLC, especially if you dye them. Hair Biology Color Sealing Mask, $10, provides hydration and color protection. 4 SpaRitual Slow Beauty Cuti-Cocktail, $20, nourishes brittle nails and dry cuticles with sunflower oil. 5 Zoya Naked Manicure Rescue and Repair Kit, $45, helps your nails shine, with or without polish. 6 Testers said these jewel-tone shades look like a salon mani and last just as long. Essie Gel Couture Brilliant Brocades collection, $12 each. 7 Sally Hansen Hydrating Foot Mask, $4, swaddles dry feet in macadamia oil and shea butter. 8…

1 min
modern mauve

far from channeling yesteryear, mauve looks current when you choose tones that are deeply saturated and lean more taupe than its pastel predecessor. Applying multiple variations in a room yields the most modern result. Try color-blocking large swaths, as the designers at Swedish paint firm Alcro did, below, painting walls a dusky mauve (Chianti 718*) and the ceiling a rich pink tone (Landsort 712*). Upping the ante: “Painting the ceiling color down on the walls gives the room a new perspective,” says Yvonne Karlsson, color expert at Alcro. Another approach is to play up mauve’s cool undertones by pairing it with a range of blue furnishings. *NOT SOLD IN THE U.S. “This color pairs well with cooler hues like blues and grays for a soothing space.”JESSICA THOMAS, BH&G style director PHOTOS: (LIVING ROOM)…