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Feature Home: 690 Babbling Brook • Prescott • $529,900

Luxury townhouse located on the golf course at The Capital Canyon Club. Builder’s Model.

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Your house isn’t a piggy bank, expert says

Your home equity could keep you afloat in retirement or bail you out in an emergency — but not if you spend it first.

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Gardening, saving can go hand in hand

Gardening is a real hobby, and like all hobbies, it’s easy to get carried away.

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Wattle fences: Weaving branches takes time, yields rewards

They come in the middle of the night and are gone by morning. But without fail, they leave their calling cards: Pronged footprints and gashes in the ground where they’ve dug with natural abandon.

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Create a healthy foundation for fall plantings

Fall is a great time to start a garden or renovate an existing planting bed.

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RIGHT AT HOME: Don’t forget sconces in your lighting plan

Lighting a room seems simple: Plug in a lamp or flip a switch. Not so fast.

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Rose of Sharon: not a real rose, but worth growing

An unsung hero of the late summer garden is rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus).

Ask the Contractor: Construction or remodel? Get it in writing!

Seriously, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, let me repeat and let me refer to what I am sure seems to you my constant and annoying repetition of this particular statement:

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Ask the Contractor: Leathered granite is the future of kitchen countertops

Last week I made a delivery to a local countertop/cabinet businesses and in walking through the showroom, I ran my hand across a full-size kitchen island countertop displayed in a vignette and immediately said to the owner, “Oh, my gosh, what type of material is this?” I was told it was granite. I said, “Granite?” with disbelief and skepticism.

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Garden of the Month: Alta Vista Garden Club

“Welcome! Welcome!” says this garden at 621 Glendale Ave. in Prescott. A beautiful lavender Adirondack chair flanked by vibrant pink potted geraniums on a side table and backed by a soaring Ponderosa Pine is the first invitation. “Sit and enjoy the day,” is the second.

September 2017 Garden of the Month

Alta Vista Garden Club selected the garden of Don and Linda Hall as its September 2017 Garden of the Month.