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A friend recently asked me about plants that he could install in a desert environment. Certainly, a large variety of plants could fill the bill, but he gave me a caveat — whatever plants I suggested would need to rely on naturally occurring water, not irrigation. That makes a world of difference in selecting the proper variety for this region.
It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home but this workhorse of a room often serves a much larger purpose than simply being the place where food is stored and meals are prepared.
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A design trend, or in my mind a design staple, is the animal print. Each season as we gleefully see what the design mavens declare to be the latest and greatest, we're never disappointed to see animal prints back on the list.
Every day, we are each responsible for the increase in carbon emissions whether our activities and choices are big or small. Sometimes there is a bigness to small things like a plastic bag.
Basil, cilantro and Italian parsley are easy to grow here if you prepared your soil adequately and grow them at the right time of year.
The antiques auction catalog stated there was a rare and valuable "veilleuse" in the next sale. That is a descriptive word a seasoned auctiongoer would understand, but the antique's meaning is not in most dictionaries.
If you are renovating any area of your home, it may be time to try something new, such as bringing tile into main living areas in addition to your bathrooms and kitchen. New designs, styles and technologies are making tile the most versatile and accessible flooring material.
The latest Department of Energy proposed standards, which will become effective in January 2019, would require dishwashers to cut energy use 24 percent and water use 38 percent, leaving 3.1 gallons of water to clean an entire load of dishes in a normal wash cycle.
Bohemian style, which first emerged in early 19th-century France when artists moved into less affluent Parisian neighborhoods, offers an artistic, freestyle bent
It's scorpion season out there, so be careful.
Guest bedrooms serve as a welcome message to your guests and should be treated as an opportunity to welcome your guests in style.
Staffordshire potters in 19th-century England liked to depict humorous people in everyday activities. The figurines were the only way to see what a brave lion tamer or important political figure looked like. There were no photos and few prints.
Defining personal style for some can be a daunting and overwhelming task. Creating a personal style can also be an evolution.
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Most of the complaints I hear about leaking shower doors are that they leak from underneath the door
Leafhoppers are very small and jump rather than fly. There can be hundreds if not thousands right about now on grapes. They cause some leaf yellowing, black specks on the leaves and fruit.
Residents of locales outside of this beautiful desert are often astounded when they hear details about our wonderful cactuses.
There is no getting around it. You can put it off as much as you want, but eventually you will have to clean. Why not have the best products on hand to make the job easier? Here are seven products that will change the way you look at cleaning.
Chairs have one main purpose, but they are made in multiple shapes, sizes and types of material. Pictures show chairs in ancient Egypt, but they were not in common use until the 16th century. A king or religious leader had a very large chair (throne), often with arms that had elaborate decoration. Other people sat on stools.
Last week I spent four days waiting standby for a flight from Tokyo to move back home to Las Vegas. Who knew summertime travel would equal overbooked flights, delays and crowds?
Q: We have a black mission fig tree, and a large green bug is eating the figs. At first, I thought it was the birds, so I covered the tree with netting. When I checked the tree today, I saw four or five large green bugs inside the netting eating the figs. What are these bugs, and how can they be controlled?