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Evergreen shrubs add color to small gardens
Plenty of thick bushes out there are quite colorful characters

When you think of small evergreen shrubs, do you have an image in your mind of small, rather uninteresting lumps of green dotting a landscape? Well, you shouldn’t.

By Ken Lain, Special to the Courier February 14, 2019
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Today’s home kitchen doesn’t look anything like it did a century ago. But for the most part, it doesn’t look a lot different than 50 years ago.

By Associated Press February 14, 2019
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Depending on where you store them and what types of seeds they contain, your old, dog-eared seed packets may or may not be worth using this season.

By Associated Press February 14, 2019

As Kermit the Frog would say “It’s not easy bein’ green; it seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.”

By Sandy Griffis February 14, 2019
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Lease These Homes in Pronghorn Ranch! Both model homes in Dorn Homes Shadow Ridge at Pronghorn Ranch community are available for leaseback.

February 7, 2019
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Consider giving your valentine something different this year. Select an indoor plant with heart-shaped leaves or flowers.

By Melinda Myers, Special to the Courier February 7, 2019
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If you want to give your sweetheart the traditional bouquet of red roses that everyone else in the office will receive this Valentine’s Day, then go for it.

By Ken Lain, Special to the Courier February 7, 2019
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A stunning sofa or a beautiful wall color might catch your eye when you enter someone’s home. But flooring is the key to any room, says interior designer Elina Cardet.

By Associated Press February 7, 2019
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Feeding birds in winter is one of the nation’s most popular wildlife-watching activities, yet many ornithologists say it’s often more rewarding for people than for birds.

By Associated Press February 7, 2019

Wow, I had no idea our column last week on owner-supplied materials would cause a rash of emails, phone calls and thumbs-up.

By Sandy Griffis February 7, 2019

Prescott-based BloomTree Realty is the newest member of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchise network, it announced Friday, Feb. 1.

By The Daily Courier February 7, 2019
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GRANVILLE by Universal Homes in Prescott Valley is Northern Arizona’s most successful new home community.

January 31, 2019
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We are receiving a “rash” of phone calls lately from homeowners who have purchased materials/products and are calling for a referrals of contractors to perform installation of the material and/or products.

By Sandy Griffis January 31, 2019
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Houseplants get a lot of lip service for their air-cleaning properties, but let’s face it, sometimes your home needs something more than just a gentle purifying.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier January 31, 2019
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BEDFORD, Mass. — Robot vacuums have now been around long enough that you might watch one bump around a living room and think, why isn’t there a robot that could mow my lawn? Turns out, it’s not for lack of trying.

By MATT O’BRIEN, AP Technology Writer January 31, 2019
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My gardening season begins on my garage floor. Here I mix potting soil that will nourish this season’s seedlings and replace worn-out soil around the roots of houseplants.

By LEE REICH, Associated Press January 31, 2019
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Prep surface. Gathering spot. Storage solution. The kitchen island is one of those home elements that seems to have known its purpose from its inception: a utilitarian divider between kitchen and family zones, the heart of the home.

By KIM COOK, Associated Press January 31, 2019
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When home sales weaken, prices typically do, too, and buyers benefit.

By Associated Press January 24, 2019
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With questions about pruning flooding into the Garden Center, there’s no doubt that pruning is in full swing.

By Ken Lain, Special to the Courier January 24, 2019
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Feature Home: 1081 Grazer • Prescott • $489,000
A Marvelous Home with Magnificent Views!

Situated on nearly an acre of land in a cul-de-sac atop the largest hill above neighboring Yavapai Hills, this amazing 2,225SF home offers the perfect combination of wide open spaces and views, along with a sense of seclusion and privacy.

January 24, 2019
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Arizona has fared reasonably well in the past year, helped by an above average monsoon rainfall, forestry officials’ mitigation and land management of our forests, and the Prescott Area Wildland Unban Interface Commissions (PAWUIC) support of 34 communities that have focused on Firewise recommendations for fire safety around their homes and forest boundaries.

By Paul Scrivens, Special to the Courier January 24, 2019
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Woodpeckers, flickers and sapsuckers may be fun for birders to watch but they can be troublesome — pecking holes in dwellings, shredding feeders, enlarging cavities in trees, and driving you to distraction by drumming on wooden or metal surfaces.

By Associated Press January 24, 2019
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A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products. “Loop” would do away with disposable containers for things like food, shampoo, laundry detergent and diapers from some of the world’s biggest manufacturers.

By Associated Press January 24, 2019

This week was full of contract issues from homeowners.

By Sandy Griffis January 24, 2019
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Last Chance on Amazing Lots at Quailwood!

January 17, 2019