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There are lots of annuals grown for their foliage, like coleuses and caladiums. Blooming plants remain the most popular annuals. That’s because annual plants repeatedly bloom, giving undemanding joyous color throughout our warm months.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier March 10, 2022
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As winter winds down, gardeners collectively look for signs of life, whether from the green sprouts of fall-planted bulbs or the return of foliage as deciduous trees leaf out. But our gardens could retain interest year-round.

By JESSICA DAMIANO, Associated Press March 10, 2022
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What a joyous time I had this past Saturday at Home Depot – both Prescott Valley and Prescott. We all have patio furniture, right? The patio furniture sits outside day and night, in the wind, the rain and the snow; 24/7 as they say.

By Sandy Griffis March 3, 2022
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Boost this year’s harvest and reduce pest problems with less effort, while being kind to the environment. Employ row covers, chicken wire cloches and crop cages to prevent damage without the aid of chemicals.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier March 3, 2022
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Imagine tumbling Rosemary growing over a wall and spreading across a desert rock lawn. Ideally, this rugged mountain gem is planted over garden walls, pots, banks, or a sunny patch of ground in the garden.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier March 3, 2022
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Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, seed racks are back! These harbingers of spring are now appearing in stores and nurseries all over North America, exciting gardeners with visions of a new gardening season.

By JEFF LOWENFELS, Associated Press March 3, 2022
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Feature Home: 5247 Sweeping Granite Way, Prescott
Granite Dells Estates model home open

The home is situated in the beautiful master-planned community of The Dells, which includes such amenities as a community center, workout room, large pool, pickleball courts, hiking trails and so much more!

November 11, 2021
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Q: We recently moved to Prescott from Chicago. My husband wants a heated driveway, and I would rather have a snow blower — more fun and less expensive. Oh Sandy, help! Luis and Peg, Prescott.

By Sandy Griffis February 24, 2022
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Growing dahlias is a must for anyone who loves cutting and arranging flowers. But there are hundreds of beautiful dahlia varieties to choose from, and that can be overwhelming.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier February 24, 2022
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When Girija Kaimal is feeling anxious, she often turns to crochet or fabric work to bring herself a sense of calm. "I have certain patterns I love to do," she says, "and it just reinforces for me that all is well in the world.

By MOLLY SPRAYREGEN, Associated Press February 24, 2022
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Spring weather signals the start of specific gardening tasks essential to maintaining a vital, healthy garden. I’m a list type of gardener, and the following is my springtime procedural list in order of personal priority.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier February 24, 2022
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COVID-19’s long tentacles have touched every single area of our lives; our offices, local businesses and our homes are no exception. We have contemplated whether the art on our walls is Zoom-worthy. We have bought ergonomic desk chairs, as crashing on the couch with your laptop is comfortable for only so long.

By Sandy Griffis February 17, 2022
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Evergreen groundcovers benefit your garden in two ways, each of which has significant value even when found separately on plants!

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier February 17, 2022
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Hard Rock, the global gambling, hospitality and entertainment company, has three potential sites on which it could build a casino in New York City.

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press February 17, 2022
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Feature Home: 27780 W. O.X. Ranch Rd., Congress, AZ
140-year old "O.X.-Little Horse Ranch" a 95,000 +/- acre ranching operation

The 140-year old O.X. Ranch, which is regarded by many as the finest desert ranch in the Southwest, extends from the town of Congress, AZ, at a 3,000 ft. elevation, to the pine-covered peaks of the Weaver Mountains at almost 6,000 feet.

February 10, 2022
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Good morning my lovelies. This week’s column is going to be a “catchall.” Just as I typed the words catchall, I wondered about that phrase. I went to Merriam-Webster...

By Sandy Griffis February 10, 2022
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Children find particular joy in plunking a carrot top in a dish of water and watching leafy greens emerge from the top days later. Growing houseplants in water twists the same idea for grownups. Here are the easiest indoor plants that grow from a single cutting, right in the water.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier February 10, 2022
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Last year’s perfect storm of supply constraints, low-interest rates, and record-high demand led to a sharp increase in home prices.

By Andrew Herrig, Wealth of Geeks via AP February 10, 2022
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Feature Home: 11440 N Deer Hill Lane, Prescott
Williamson Valley delight! Open house, Friday & Saturday

Phenomenal views of Granite Mountain await from the vast living room and kitchen windows, as well as both ensuite bedrooms.

February 3, 2022
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Our column this week is a “catch-all” from various phone calls and questions. The majority of calls this past week were centered around indoor air quality. Interest in indoor air health at home was a small stream before the COVID-19 pandemic and now seems to be at an all-time high, with a keen awareness on all matters related to indoor air quality.

February 3, 2022
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A handful of flower seeds starts an entire garden full of color, fragrance, butterflies, and joy. Starting seeds in the garden is easy, though it does require some planning and patience.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier February 3, 2022
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After the houseplant heyday of the 1970s, the penchant for potted green companions faded with all but the most dedicated plant parents. But over the past decade, many young adults began filling their homes — and social media feeds — with indoor plants.

By JESSICA DAMIANO, Associated Press February 3, 2022
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Feature Home: Granite Dells Estates
Exclusive Custom Homesites for Your Dream Home

Enjoy both the allure of a beautiful habitat and the proximity to local conveniences.

November 25, 2021
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Seriously, everyone — if you are buying a resale home, please verify that there are permits for that structure.

By Sandy Griffis January 27, 2022
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This is the ideal month to start a new wildflower garden in 2022. Few plants in the garden deliver a natural appearance than wildflowers. Although true success with wildflowers depends on timing, adhere to these simple tips, tricks, and techniques, and you can paint a swathe of color across your springtime landscape.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier January 27, 2022

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