Coletta Teske

Coletta Teske

Coletta Teske has 25 years' experience in tech journalism, as well as home and gardening topics. She has freelanced for Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing and Microsoft, published more than two dozen computer books for Prima Publishing and Macmillan, and worked as a freelance correspondent for West Hawaii Today . Coletta has been an avid gardener since she was 2 years old. While living in Hawaii, she achieved a lifelong dream of becoming a certified master gardener.

Articles by Coletta Teske

Simmer Pot Recipes For Fall

Nothing says fall more than the fresh smell of pumpkins, apples, cinnamon and cloves. Give your home that sweet fall fragrance with a simmering pot of perfume. A... more

Creating a Colorful Spring Garden

After months of enjoying a cold winter landscape, spring and its bounty of color bring cheer to the garden. If you want to really celebrate the changing of the seasons... more

Expert Spring Vegetable Gardening Tips

The beginning of the spring planting season begins after all danger of frost has passed, and the ground is warm enough to be worked. While most gardeners are anxious... more

Home Remedies For Odor Removal

There are plenty of sweetly fragranced products that will temporarily get rid of the odors, but what are the best home remedies for odor removal? If you want to get... more

Dry Creek Bed Landscaping Ideas

Homeowners that find themselves faced with an area in the yard that has impossible growing conditions: there is a solution for those areas that are wet and swampy, or... more

LED, LCD, Plasma & More: A Beginner’s TV Shopping Guide

If you’re a sports fan, you know the home with the biggest and best television set gets the honor of hosting the neighborhood Super Bowl/Play-Offs/World Series... more

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Your Security Deposit Back

When you sign a lease or rental agreement, you also pay a security deposit to the landlord. This security deposit is kept by the landlord to pay for any cleaning or... more

Nick’s Tips for Home Deep Frying

Ideal Home Garden spoke with’s resident food blogger and fried food aficionado “Nick” on what you should know before trying your hand... more

Expert Spring Gardening Tips

The perfect time to get your garden running is when the first warm rays of the springtime sun begin to heat the soil. Start spring off right by doing a few chores to... more

Different Species Of Mold: Which Types Can Harm You?

Mold. It starts out as a few black spots on a shower curtain or along the edge of the tub and grows into a big, dark, fuzzy spot on a basement wall. Or, it may start... more

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