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Cooler temperatures and warm soil make fall a great time to add trees to your landscape. Make the most of this investment of money and time and give your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care.

By MELINDA MEYERS Special to the Courier September 10, 2020
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Neither evening stocks nor jasmine tobacco are particularly worthy plants by day. But as darkness falls, the petals of each of these flowers unfurl to release a delicious, heavy scent.

By LEE REICH Associated Press September 10, 2020
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If you earn a decent income but have trouble saving, the culprits could be the roof over your head and the car in your driveway.

By Liz Weston, Nerd Wallet September 10, 2020
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Early in May, Nydia Bonefont was concerned when her dog wouldn’t eat and seemed lethargic. She realized that Papi, a 9-year-old Beagle/Cavalier mix, must have hurt himself — he cried when he was touched. But she was without income to pay for vet care.

By LINDA LOMBARDI Associated Press September 10, 2020
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“The Story of Gardening,” by Penelope Hobhouse and Ambra Edwards (Princeton Architectural Press) It’s an opportune time for an update to this lavishly illustrated history of gardening and landscaping. “The Story of Gardening” might sit (heavily) on a coffee table, but it transports the reader out into the yard or the park with some new perspectives and ambitions.

By JULIA RUBIN Associated Press September 10, 2020
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A concern about COVID-19 spreading through the air has prompted businesses and homeowners to put portable air purifiers into a room. I have noticed many shops now have portable air filters blowing, and I have even been looking at mini air filters to put in my office.

By Sandy Griffis September 10, 2020
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Gorgeous custom Home situated on three acres, fully fenced with a gated entrance and a three-car garage. This four-bedroom home also offers a bonus room for an office, hobby room or potential fifth bedroom.

September 3, 2020
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Most tree fruits release a sweet scent into the air when their fruits are ready to taste, but even so, it’s tough to gauge the exact moment of peak ripeness. Times will vary year by year, and different varieties will “come in” at different times.

By Ken Lain Speical to the Courier September 3, 2020
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We often view topography as a hindrance to gardening and landscaping, but it can also be used to direct the flow of rainwater and snow melt to areas where it will benefit plants and enhance your property’s appearance.

By Jeff Schalau, Courier Columnist September 3, 2020
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First and foremost — your phone calls, your adorable emails and surprise visits to the office over these past couple of weeks in response to my columns about my work week exertion, grinding and anything but drudgery made me feel like the most adored girl on the planet.

By Sandy Griffis September 3, 2020
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Without warning last spring, millions of parents found themselves working from home while their kids attempted to do schoolwork under the same roof. The changes happened so quickly that families — especially those short on space — could only make the best of it with hastily arranged solutions.

By By MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press September 3, 2020
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Beautiful custom-built home in gated parkside Prescott Lakes. 4, 236 square feet on two levels. The main level features a spacious entry with 10-foot ceilings.

August 27, 2020
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COVID-19 has brought forward new terms such as social distancing and parkletts. Takeout meals have become popular and Zoom meetings are a way of life.

By Sandy Griffis August 27, 2020
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The brightest flowers of the summer planting season wait until temperatures rise above 90 degrees to do “their thing.” Like sunbathers on a golden Lake Powell beach, summer blooming varieties are planted when the sun is bright and temperatures are hot.

By Ken Lain, Special to the Courier August 27, 2020
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Spurred by ultra-low mortgage rates, home buyers rushed last month to snap up a limited supply of existing houses, causing the pace of purchases to jump by a record-high 24.7%.

By MATT OTT Associated Press August 27, 2020
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In the last few years, Cooperative Extension has received several questions about trees and shrubs displaying dieback, non-typical growth, decline and, sometimes, death.

By Jeff Schalau, Courier Columnist August 27, 2020
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Saddlewood at Deep Well Ranch offers affordable homes in a convenient, central location in Prescott.

August 20, 2020
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I had so much fun sharing my week with you last week, I am going to do it again. So here was my week at the 50-foot level: 72 emails, 81 phone calls from community citizens from Prescott to Prescott Valley to Camp Verde, Bench Ranch, Cottonwood, Flagstaff and Chino Valley.

By Sandy Griffis August 20, 2020
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Northern Arizona’s 2020 monsoon season has been largely disappointing thus far. In addition, La Nina conditions are forecast in the western equatorial Pacific Ocean which usually translates into lower-than-average winter precipitation for northern Arizona.

By Jeff Schalau, Courier Columnist August 20, 2020
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It’s my grandmother’s fault! Tomatoes warmed by the afternoon sun eaten ripe with saltshaker in hand, is how my grandmother enticed me into her gardens.

By Ken Lain, Special to the Courier August 20, 2020
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Put a “wow” in your radishes by growing winter varieties. Winter radishes grow more slowly than spring radishes, requiring about two months to mature, and they remain crisp and tasty for eating throughout the winter.

By By LEE REICH Associated Press August 20, 2020
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Diet and health go hand in hand. Perhaps that’s why there’s a growing interest in foods that are purportedly curative. Some people even choose foods in the hopes that they can help to reduce symptoms of allergies and inflammation.

August 18, 2020
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So here was my week: 93 e-mails, 64 phone calls from community citizens from Prescott to Prescott Valley to Camp Verde, American Ranch, Cornville and Black Canyon City, four Zoom meetings, ...

By Sandy Griffis August 13, 2020
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I’ve been experimenting with “season extension” in our home vegetable garden for a few years. My goal is to grow and harvest lettuce year-round in my Prescott garden using season extension.

By Jeff Schalau, Courier Columnist August 13, 2020
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How big can a single flower blossom be? The rare corpse flower of Indonesia can be up to 3 feet across! There are far more fragrant and more readily available giant flowers we can grow in our backyards. Assess your garden situation and then choose from these big, bold, mountain bloomers:

By Ken Lain, Special to the Courier August 13, 2020

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