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Around the House 8/29/15

Owner of Down to Earth Garden Center John Polzen will speak to the Dunn County Master Gardeners Association during the upcoming meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15.

3 days ago
Carving new styles

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Michelangelo might have been tempted to pick up a few things at this year’s Spring High Point Market. There was a clear sculptural influence on

3 days ago
Stucco a suitable option for siding

I have been told that if you buy a home with a stucco exterior, you are just looking for trouble. I have looked at a home that I just love, but it has stucco on the outside.

3 days ago
Driveway drive-by

Imagine that you’re having a lovely dinner party. Your flowers look great, the grill is hot and patio lights are on. You are ready!

1 week ago
House of the Week

For a study plan of this home, send $25 for printed copy or $7.50 for an electronic version to Landmark Designs, P.O. Box 5625 Eugene, OR 97405.

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House of the Week 8/22/15

This compact design is great for the narrower lots of today’s tracts. 

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Rotten to restored

PITTSBURGH — On a block where six houses have been renovated in the past year, this house looked like the rotten apple in the bowl. Its windows and doors were boarded

1 week ago
House of the Week

For a study plan of this home, send $25 for printed copy or $7.50 for an electronic version to Landmark Designs, P.O. Box 5625 Eugene, OR 97405.

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House of the Week 8/15/15

Suitable as a starter home for a family with small children, the Strawberry house plan has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a flexible great room.

2 weeks ago
Lowering power bill can be easy in summer

No matter what your financial situation, paying your electric bill is about as much fun as a root canal.

2 weeks ago
A clean edge improves garden look

One summer when I couldn’t finish weeding an 80-foot-long border of shrubs and perennials, my mother — an avid English gardener — took a good long look

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Crown vetch joins restricted list

What starts out as the best of intentions does not always have the results we expect.

2 weeks ago
Gardeners share methods

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — There is no right or wrong way to garden — only your way.

2 weeks ago
House of the Week

For a study plan of this home, send $25 for printed copy or $7.50 for an electronic version to Landmark Designs, P.O. Box 5625 Eugene, OR 97405.

3 weeks ago
House of the Week 8/8/15

A large workshop, separate from the garage, is included in the floor plan of this compact single-level home with country-style front porch.

3 weeks ago