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Hydrangeas have been popular garden plants for decades. These versatile shrubs thrive in granite soil, shady woodland sites, and almost anywhere between. You will find the most varieties starting in May and ideally planted.

May 19, 2022
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The wedding industry remains fraught with waste, but a growing contingent of brides and grooms is pushing for more sustainable changes, from the way they invite guests to the food they serve and the clothes they wear.

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press May 19, 2022
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For those of you who know me, I am always the “glass is half-full” girl. I try to view situations and people in a positive and hopeful manner. I am not here today to be the half-empty glass girl; however, the construction materials shortage has blighted the construction industry throughout 2021 and into 2022.

By Sandy Griffis May 12, 2022
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Put rainwater to use in your landscape with the help of rain barrels. This centuries-old technique allows you to capture rainfall to use for watering ornamental gardens and containers.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier May 12, 2022
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Some flowers capture the imagination like no other. Their sheer beauty makes them iconic, transporting gardeners in the remembrance of garden weddings, tropical destinations and secret forests. These flowers may seem exotic, but many can be grown right here in the mountains of Arizona.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier May 12, 2022
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Nestled in the rolling grasslands of the beautiful community of Lonesome Valley with stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains.

May 5, 2022
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Months ago, I started jumping with joy and excitement over the upcoming 42nd Annual Yavapai County Contractors Association Home and Garden Show, which was held April 29,30 and May 1 at Findlay Toyota Center.

By Sandy Griffis May 5, 2022
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Give your perennials a boost this spring with a topdressing of compost, aged manure or other organic matter. It’s a great way to revive tired gardens, improve a garden’s overall health and keep vibrant perennials healthy and blooming.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier May 5, 2022
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The Deodar cedar, Cedrus deodara, is an evergreen conifer favored for its gracefully drooping branches. It is often used as a specimen tree on large properties and parks, often used to line streets.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier May 5, 2022
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The 42nd Annual Yavapai County Contractors Association Home and Garden Show is here! April 29 to 30 and May 1 at the Findlay Toyota Center Prescott Valley. You will not want to miss this great event and we want to see your smiling faces. It has been two years since we have had our three-day home show.

By Sandy Griffis April 28, 2022
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Keep garden-fresh tomatoes close at hand this season. Grow one or more in containers on your patio, balcony, or front steps.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier April 28, 2022
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Lisa and I were sitting in the front courtyard this week watching the antics of ‘our’ hummingbirds. They were enjoying water from the fountains and sipping nectar from the 30+ pots of flowers. Yes, all the flower color, sparkling water, and fresh air were compiled for a romantic getaway in our own front yard.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier April 28, 2022
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The 42nd Annual Yavapai County Contractors Association Home and Garden Show is here!

By Sandy Griffis April 26, 2022
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Join Brown Homes at Heritage Pointe for its Model Home Grand Opening event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 23. Enjoy food, a chance to win fun prizes, and be among the first to tour Brown Homes’ two brand new model homes!

April 21, 2022
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Did you now that too much lint in a clothes dryer system is like laundry-room kindling? Maintaining a clean dryer vent can prevent tragedy and property loss. Dryer fires are one of the leading causes of residential structure fires in the United States.

By Sandy Griffis April 21, 2022
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Put away the harsh chemicals and work in concert with nature to manage pests in the garden. Create an inviting habitat for nature’s pest controllers to enlist their help with your gardening efforts.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier April 21, 2022
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With so many tomato varieties and uses in the kitchen, it’s no wonder tomatoes are one of our most popular vegetables! Watters receive a lot of customer requests for additional tips and tricks on sowing and growing the best tomatoes.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier April 21, 2022
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Feature Home: Model Home Grand Opening Event
Free food! Fun prizes! First looks!

Join Brown Homes at Heritage Pointe for its Model Home Grand Opening event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 23. Enjoy food, a chance to win fun prizes, and be among the first to tour Brown Homes’ two brand new model homes!

April 14, 2022
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“Sandy, should we build now?” “What is happening with materials?” “The subcontractor is telling me it is a year before they can even start our job.” “The subcontractor wants 50% down payment.”

By Sandy Griffis April 14, 2022
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Can I plant herbs in the shade? What herbs require little sunlight? Medicinal herbs that grow in the shade. Low light herbs. What herbs grow in the shade? How much sun do herbs need?

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier April 14, 2022
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Shortly after moving to South Florida for a new job with the U.S. military, Shannon Kaufman and his wife, Wendy, signed up for a whole other mission: buying a home.

By ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer April 14, 2022
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Feature Home: 7935 E Bravo Lane, Prescott Valley
Custom-built “Braden Homes” dream home

This 2,817-square-foot home offers a large open kitchen with taupe alder cabinetry, large quartz island and counters, stainless built-in refrigerator, wall oven and microwave (both convection), granite composite sink, touch sprayer faucet, Nuvo water filtration, TV, large pantry and plank tile flooring, and mountain views.

April 7, 2022
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These past few weeks I have been receiving a mountain of calls from homeowners wanting to know what the cost per square foot is to rebuild. They were all in the process of renewing their insurance. This is a common question and one whose answer is based on the complexity inherent in the construction industry.

By Sandy Griffis April 7, 2022
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In her office at a nonprofit in central Nebraska, Karen Rathke routinely encounters residents still stung by the pandemic and hoping to get help with their rent.

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press April 7, 2022
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Don’t let limited sunlight stop you from growing a beautiful garden. Make the most of shady locations with proper plant selection and design strategies.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier April 7, 2022

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