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In the Garden | It’s time to think about summer fire season

Spring is here in full force and summer will be around the corner shortly. This is your friendly reminder that now is the time to begin assessing your property for fire hazards. Continuously keeping your property manicured and well maintained is an endless, thankless task but is part of the price we pay for living in such an amazing setting.

An app designed to make your food photos look tasty

Raise your hand if in the past 30 days you’ve hunched over a plate, tweaking filters here, adjusting warmth or structure there, all to create the perfect #foodgram. If you consider yourself a pro, you probably also stand on your chair to achieve the ever-popular overhead shot. All the while, your food goes cold and the temperament of your fellow diners grows colder.

Every home needs a ‘mudroom’

Given the volatile weather this spring, we all need to be prepared for all conditions, all of the time. Boots, umbrellas, coats and hats pile up the minute you and your family bound through the door, so if you don’t already have a mudroom, it’s time you did. A mudroom brings order to chaos, and creating one — even in a tight space — is possible with a few smart purchases and some organizing know-how.
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Preparing for the hot season ahead

As everybody knows, the best way to make it rain is to wash your car. As extra insurance, a superstitious gardener might provoke a shower by ordering a complicated drip irrigation system.
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How to add splendor to a tired bathroom

Bathrooms were once the quintessence of utility and raw function in a house. Now, though, a well-designed master bathroom is revered as luxurious and, at times, even palatial with marble and exotic stones adorning every wall and floor surface.

In the Garden | Getting ready for irrigation season

All right, spring is here and we’re about to go full throttle in our growing season, but before you get too far ahead of yourself, it’s important to get a few things ready. Irrigation season, for those who rely on the canals, is about to start soon and I’m going to help you prepare when they kick on.
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Tricks for tackling challenging household chores

When it comes to household chores, we’re all guilty of playing favorites. Even Becky Rapinchuk, who has made a career of sharing housekeeping tips on her blog Clean Mama (cleanmama.net), says there are tasks she loves and tasks she loathes.

WSU to present pruning seminar

WENATCHEE — An urban horticulturist and an urban forestry specialist will give a seminar on tree pruning April 21 at the visitor center at Rocky Reach Dam north of Wenatchee.

In the Garden | Monitor soil temp

Over the last few weeks, it has been fun to watch the snow recede back to higher elevations and to see soil present itself once again on the valley floor. My personal Facebook feed is filled with photos of friends who, like busy little bees, are working continuously on planning and planting their future gardens.
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Fixtures need light research

I like to buy vintage light fixtures — sconces, lanterns, pendants and chandeliers — for my decorating projects. I find that vintage fixtures are often better-made than new fixtures, I prefer their patina, and I appreciate the distinctive, one-of-a-kind quality they add to rooms.