Home & Garden

Debbie Arrington

Skinny flower garden welcomes students back to school

A fenceline flower garden starts the day right at Sacramento High School for students at St. HOPE Academy. Only 10 inches wide, V Street Garden extends an entire city block.

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Style at Home: Girls' night out at Innisfree

Growing up in a small town, I love the feeling of a close-knit community, where folks look out for each other, and everywhere you go, you're greeted by a friend. When Dan and I moved to our little lake cottage, we were thrilled to discover that this special neighborhood was just like a small town. People are friendly and welcoming. And, best yet, they like to gather together and have fun.

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Got a moment? 6 small-space decorating mistakes that take just seconds to fix

When you live in a tiny home, it's hard to know where to put all your stuff. That new pair of heels? I guess they'll have to double as decor on the mantel. That massive accumulation of books? Say hello to a makeshift side table. If you find yourself living in close quarters, then we don't need to remind you how tricky decorating can be in a small space, where maximizing storage, utilizing square footage, and creative organization hacks are of utmost importance.

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Yardsmart: Try dramatic black bamboo in your garden

The ebony stems of black bamboo are the perfect accent for that Asian-inspired garden you've dreamed of. This amazingly architectural plant bears all black canes that contrast with the bright green foliage. Dramatic day and night against the planes of modern architecture and colored walls, it's time we rediscover Phyllostachys nigra for transforming spaces.

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Craft: Sew cool for school

With shapes to make and new skills to learn, you can customize your gear with these math-inspired projects. So break out the compass and protractor ... stitch school is in session!

Videos

See Sacramento's Unique V Street Garden

Anne Fenkner introduces the V Street Garden, her block-long beautification project behind Sacramento High School.
Debbie Arrington The Sacramento Bee
See Sacramento's Unique V Street Garden 1:10

See Sacramento's Unique V Street Garden

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Take a beautiful look at Sacramento Valley crop bounty as harvest season nears

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