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Conenose bugs (Triatoma sp.) are also known as kissing bugs or Hualapai tigers, and feed on the blood of mammals.

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Lisa and I were sitting in the front courtyard this week watching the antics of "our" hummingbirds.

By KEN LAIN Special to the Courier May 20, 2021
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The weather has warmed up, a lot of vaccines have gotten into a lot of arms, and many of us are getting ready to gather with friends (following all CDC safety guidelines) for the first time in well over a year.

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press May 20, 2021
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Monet’s gardens reopening
A picture-perfect pandemic tonic

Beneath the scudding clouds and amid the luscious blooms, the gardeners tend the flowerbeds that were the pride and joy of impressionist painter Claude Monet, with pink and white striped tulips, diaphanous peonies, sky-blue forget-me-nots and myriad other flowers together creating a living art work.

By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press May 20, 2021
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If ever a 22-inch square of cotton could tell stories, it would be the bandana.

By KIM COOK Associated Press May 20, 2021
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Feature Home: 23590 N Ropers Lane
Beautiful home in Paulden

This breathtaking custom builder’s personal home sits on close to eight acres backing state land.

May 13, 2021
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I did it! I finally did it! I bought a Rembrandt.

By Sandy Griffis May 13, 2021
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Arizona cypress is an evergreen tree well-suited to elevations from 3,000 to 6,000 feet in Arizona (USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7-9).

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The Prescott Area Association of Realtors (PAAR) has named Suzanne Westrum as its next CEO, a PAAR news release reported on May 11.

By The Daily Courier May 13, 2021
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“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” I woke up this morning with that song in my head. I wondered where the song originated from and thank goodness to Google, I learned that the song “This Little Light of Mine” was a freedom song and was the spiritual anthem of the Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s. I am certain as they joined their voices, their lights together became that much brighter.

By Sandy Griffis May 6, 2021
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Located in desirable Appaloosa Meadows, beautiful 2293 sq ft 3 bedroom/2 bath split floorplan.

May 6, 2021
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Why do you garden? Before the pandemic, the question was asked with over 2,500 replays consolidated into 30 key categories based on the words of local gardeners. The purpose was to identify customer values that would become the basis for my writing calendar, garden content and weekly garden podcast.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier May 6, 2021
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Gardeners often encounter plant-damaging pests in their gardens, landscapes, and orchards. In these settings, pests can be: insects, fungi, bacteria, weeds, mollusks, or animals. There are pesticides to manage each of these organisms, but the first question after correctly identifying a pest should be: Do I really need to utilize a pesticide to manage this pest?

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A path is a feature too often overlooked in a garden or landscape. Maybe it lacks functionality, or beauty, or it’s needed — but just not there.

By LEE REICH, Associated Press May 6, 2021
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Chef, cookbook author and TV host Carla Hall has always wondered about an antique wooden highchair her family has long cherished.

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer May 6, 2021
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Feature Home: 1450 Emily Drive, Chino Valley
Better-than-new construction. Must see. Mandalay energy efficient, 2,459 square-foot home split floor plan on 1 acre in desirable Mollie Rae subdivision.

Property has $50,000 in professional landscaping, including both gas and wood burning firepits, custom pavers, synthetic grass, hot tub, television on back patio, separate garden with fruit trees and raised beds, completely fenced backyard.

April 29, 2021
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We are all so familiar that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought economic uncertainty to many individuals, families and businesses, both locally and around the world.

By Sandy Griffis April 29, 2021
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Chilies are thought to have originated in an area bordered by the mountains of Brazil, and Bolivia in South America.

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he mountains of Arizona are famous for easy-care roses.

By LISA WATTERS-LAIN Special to the Courier April 29, 2021
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The gardening world has a tried-and-true formula for the perfect window box: a thriller, a filler and a spiller.

By BETH HARPAZ Associated Press April 29, 2021
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It’s a good time to be a home seller — homes are selling fast and for a premium — but that doesn’t mean you can jump into the market ill-prepared.

By By ELIZABETH RENTER NerdWallet, via AP April 29, 2021
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Front stoops have long welcomed visitors to city homes, and have served as gathering spots for friends and neighbors engaging in what urban design activist Jane Jacobs called “the sidewalk ballet.”

By KIM COOK Associated Press April 29, 2021
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Come and enjoy this beautiful 10-acre equestrian paradise in Coyote Springs, offered at $1,200,000.

April 22, 2021
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Darn COVID-19. Darn EverGreen, the 200,000-ton container ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal halting traffic in one of the world’s key waterways.

By Sandy Griffis April 22, 2021
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One year ago, as COVID-19 was creating a new routine for many people, there was increased interest in home vegetable gardening. It is never too early to start preparing for your garden, especially if you are starting from scratch.

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