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Life After Lawn: Buckwheat goes neon

This is one part in a weekly series featuring the UC Davis Arboretum’s “Life After Lawn” series – 45 can’t-fail, easy-care, low-water plants well adapted to our region and ideal for drought-tolerant landscapes.

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Living Smart: 5 Kinds of roofing shingles to choose from

It's important to consider the pros and cons of several different types of roof shingles and the relative cost of each roofing material, as well as consult with a local roofing contractor to determine which shingles work best for your house and in your part of the country. Here's a look at some commonly used roofing materials:

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55 Plus: Why a cleaning service can be a miracle

I once knew a woman who had allowed her clutter to become her prison. She wasn't a hoarder, but there were stacks of old mail and magazine filling every corner and every surface in her home. That made it impossible to dust. She was embarrassed about her home being so dusty and cluttered that she wouldn't allow anyone to come inside and thus never had visitors.

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Hobbies: Turn seashells into nautical succulent planters

Succulents are the perfect plant because they don't require too much attention and they can be planted virtually anywhere as long as it's sunny! Plus, they come in so many varieties, each one chic and unique. This DIY brings a little bit of the beach into your garden by turning seashells into succulent planters.

Videos

An arboretum full of stories with superintendent emeritus Warren Roberts

Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum, shares why he loves the 100-acre facility and its stories.
Debbie Arrington darrington@sacbee.com
An arboretum full of stories with superintendent emeritus Warren Roberts 1:24

An arboretum full of stories with superintendent emeritus Warren Roberts

See daylilies by the thousands at Amador Flower Farm 1:24

See daylilies by the thousands at Amador Flower Farm

Hot tips to help your plants beat the Sacramento heat 3:08

Hot tips to help your plants beat the Sacramento heat

200-year-old oak saved in Land Park 0:53

200-year-old oak saved in Land Park