Home and Garden


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Designs blend with landscape

Tour homes this month

This year’s Central Washington Home Builders Association Tour of Homes featured two lower valley residences filled with modern custom detailing.

Things every renter should know

Read lease before signing

Renters may be free of some of the concerns and responsibilities of homeownership, but there are a few considerations they should make for financial security and greater peace of mind:

Trellis gardening doubling local’s growing space

This time last year, the trellised garden in her backyard was buckling under the weight of growing produce.

Save money and water while enjoying a beautiful garden

Too much or not enough water and never when you need it seems to be a common lament of gardeners.

Terrarium class offered

A gardening class for the whole family is offered by the Benton-Franklin Extension’s Master Gardening program.

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Anything serves as a container garden

Most anything that will hold dirt and water can be transformed into a container garden.

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The modest camper trailer makes a comeback

Once abandoned in favor of modern land yachts, the pudgy little camp trailer is making a comeback.

Extension program more than gardens

Most people think of the Washington State University Extension program as it relates to Master Gardener programs or youth organizations, such as 4-H.

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Arboretum offers chance to tour area’s ‘finest gardens’

The Arboretum is offering valley gardeners two chances to peep over the garden wall as part of its 2016 Garden Tour.

Raised beds offer garden options

Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix, plus make gardening time more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling.

Photographic hunt planned

A day of photographing nature is the theme of a Saturday workshop being offered for children and adults at the Yakima Area Arboretum.

Register to take a garden tour

Residents are being encouraged to “peek over the fences” June 18-19 during the Yakima Area Arboretum’s 2016 Garden Tour.

Time to clean up the city

The city’s annual spring cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Soothing yard sounds

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Saving trash for treasures

Simple recycling projects

How to make something from nothing can be an art in itself.