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Wreaths, door swags, garlands and containers filled with evergreens have long been part of winter celebrations and displays. Keep them fresh and looking their best throughout the holidays with minimal effort.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier December 8, 2022
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Gardeners take a special interest in the holidays and the plants that mark the season. Pumpkins and spice start out the holiday decorating, which climaxes with Christmas and New Year plants.

By KEN LANE, Special to the Courier December 8, 2022
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It's no secret that the key to healthy plants is healthy soil, and the best way to improve soil is by incorporating compost, which can take up to a year to make. Bokashi is a composting method that can speed that up.

By JESSICA DAMIANO, Associated Press December 8, 2022
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They might be made of cardboard, wood or porcelain. Tabletop villages with houses, shops, trees and miniature figures have been part of many families' holiday decorating traditions.

By KIM COOK, Associated Press December 8, 2022
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Available now is a 1,750 square-foot inventory home with three bedrooms, plus a den, three baths and a two-car garage. This home features large, open living spaces, functional smart spaces and designer upgrades throughout.

December 1, 2022
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Sometimes I feel like I am failing to support the community and not being on every doorstep talking about how to hire contractors. I picture myself standing on a street corner with a sign “Hire Licensed Contractors” “Call Sandy At YCCA before your Hire.”

By Sandy Griffis December 1, 2022
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Grow your own burn ointment by adding aloe vera to your indoor plant collection. This succulent has been used for centuries to treat superficial burns, cuts, sunburns, and more.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier December 1, 2022
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Now is the time to plant privacy screens for maximum growth and seclusion in spring. Without strategically placed evergreens in the yard, it can feel as if prying eyes are looking right into your home.

By KEN LANE, Special to the Courier December 1, 2022
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November 24, 2022
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The Thanksgiving holiday above all others brings to my mind so many different thoughts. What is this holiday going to look like? In Thanksgivings past, I so remember the feast, the football, the family, the friends and our faith.

By Sandy Griffis November 24, 2022
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The hunt for the perfect tree is often an important part of family tradition. Buy local whenever possible by supporting local Christmas tree growers.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier November 24, 2022
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A valid Arizona native growing naturally at the 3,500- to 6,000-foot elevation, the Arizona Cypress is collected by conifer lovers around the globe. It is an exceptional choice for xeriscape and desert landscaping.

By KEN LANE, Special to the Courier November 24, 2022
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The Thanksgiving holiday above all others brings to my mind so many different thoughts. What is this holiday going to look like?

By Sandy Griffis November 22, 2022
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I have seen an increased number of calls relating to sewer backups over the past several months. The one thing these calls have had in common is…. The sewer backups were all rental properties.

By Sandy Griffis November 17, 2022
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Garden centers, florists and grocery stores are filling their shelves with a variety of holiday plants; a sure sign the holidays are approaching. This is the time of year to fill your home with colorful poinsettias, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, and other holiday plants.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier November 17, 2022