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Making home decor a decade-long project

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita wife and mother Jenifer Sauer, 37, is a sponge for beautiful design that she incorporates into her house in east Wichita.
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Design ideas from nature

Look up more often when hiking in the foothills and “try to find something that awakens your creative juices,” landscape designer Susan Cusick told a group of hikers in June.

In the Garden | Ready. Set. Grow Conference

Calling all gardeners! We have a unique local opportunity for delving into a baker’s dozen of fact-packed garden subjects on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29 at Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth. Although it seems a long ways off, registration is limited and seems to be filling up fast.
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Designing the deck of your dreams

CARY, N.C. — It may be tucked away in the back of the house, invisible from the street and unknown to anyone but family and guests, but the back porch is the most important room in many homes.

In the Garden | It’s time for markets, plant clinic

We’re well into the farmers market season in the valley, so I’m writing to remind you that many of our local markets have a hidden treasure full of untapped knowledge for your home garden.
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In the Garden | Art in the garden

Art in the garden; no art background necessary! Join in the family-oriented fun and education at the WSU Chelan/Douglas Master Gardener’s Art in the Garden event 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 18 at the Community Education Garden, 1100 N. Western Ave, Wenatchee.

In the Garden | Combating insects

The Master Gardeners receive these panicky calls: “Oh no! My entire ____ plant is covered with ____ bugs. What can I spray on them?”
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In the Garden | Melons on the mind

I love eating fresh melon. Straight from a sunny garden, it is sweet and juicy and a little bit warm, just like summer itself. Frozen in chunks, melons are a welcome treat in the winter (especially for those suffering from a sore throat) and make a great addition to smoothies.

From garden to table

Vegetables get top billing this Saturday 10 a.m. to noon at the WSU Chelan/Douglas Master Gardener Community Education Garden on the northwest corner of Western and Springwater avenues.
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Garden series is back

Calling all gardeners! It’s time again for Master Gardener’s Third Saturday in the Garden series of two-hour educational sessions at the Community Education Garden. The garden is at the northwest corner of Western and Springwater avenues in Wenatchee.
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Keep it, scrap it or cook it: What to do with old food

As a lifelong clutter-phobe, I relish a good spring cleaning, but facing my overflowing freezer and the multitude of jars, boxes and cans that have accumulated in my kitchen is downright daunting. How do you know whether a food is salvageable or spoiled, whether to keep it or toss it? Here’s a primer, along with some simple ways to keep food waste to a minimum.
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Vegan mac ‘n’ cheese draws a crowd

When the organizers of a vegan macaroni-and-cheese contest in Baltimore in February sent instructions to contestants, they suggested bringing enough samples to feed a crowd of 500 people. Instead, “we stopped counting at 1,000,” said Rissa Miller, who helps organize social events for a group called Baltimore Vegan Drinks. “Nobody expected that many people to show up.”