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Home & Garden

7 garden myths busted

Years ago my father-in-law kept a stash of Juicy Fruit in his underwear drawer so he could roll up the sticks of gum and poke them into mole holes in his backyard.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Emperor's candlestick, a nostalgic trip to the islands

I was working on a magazine piece this week on nostalgia gardening. While we tend to think of nostalgia gardening as being related to growing something that is heirloom or antique it can also be considered a plant that mentally transports you back to another time or place. One plant that instantly does that is the Emperor's candlestick, Senna alata formerly Cassia alata.

Home & Garden

Style at Home: Window treatments warm up this family home

My friend Tammy readily admits she has a problem. She is a self-confessed fabric-haulic who never met a plaid, paisley or floral she didn't fall head over heels in love with. We have a lot of fun leading her astray, giving her a quick call every time we get in a new fabric that will make her flip. So when Tammy, her husband Tyler, and their three young kids moved into their diamond-in-the-rough a few months ago, it was exciting for us to see how she used fabric to help write this historic house's newest chapter.

Home & Garden

3 hacks a professional cleaner knows (and you don't)

Why is it that your home looks completely different after a professional deep-cleaning service steps in? Countertops you've wiped a hundred times shine brighter, shower grout you scrubbed to no avail has gone away, and your home looks like someone applied a lighter, brighter Instagram filter to it.

Videos

'Giving voice to clay' inspires Sacramento ceramic artist Kris Marubayashi

Sacramento ceramic artist Kris Marubayashi explains how she helps clay "find its voice" in her home studio.
Debbie Arrington The Sacramento Bee
'Giving voice to clay' inspires Sacramento ceramic artist Kris Marubayashi 3:00

'Giving voice to clay' inspires Sacramento ceramic artist Kris Marubayashi

New varieties of camellias at Nuccio's Nurseries 1:53

New varieties of camellias at Nuccio's Nurseries

Which houseplants are easiest to grow? 2:49

Which houseplants are easiest to grow?

'Like the Garden of Eden' 1:00

'Like the Garden of Eden'