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On Gardening: Golden Lace, a champion for pollinators

Four years ago, I wrote about a Golden Lace patrinia a new plant to most gardeners and one that is thrilling beyond compare for anyone who loves pollinators. Now after four more years of experience, I can say it is a must-have plant, it is truly like having 'wild kingdom' packed in a four-foot-tall yellow blooming perennial.

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Clean it up: Top kitchen trends for 2018

The biggest trend in kitchen remodels is tidiness, according to Houzz's survey of more than 1,700 homeowners who use the site nationwide and are either planning a remodel, are in the middle of one or have just completed an update.

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Declutter your house like a professional organizer (here's how)

Few things are worse than coming home from a long day only to find that your house is a mess and in need of a deep clean. It's all too easy to let unopened mail pile up, neglect sticky kitchen counters and forget to unload the dishwasher before making a new mess. If there's one person who knows how to handle these common pitfalls, it's organization coach Maeve Richmond. She recently shared her personal secrets to keeping a tidy home and not letting clutter get out of control with MindBodyGreen. It seems the answer to a neat space is by adopting a few easy routines. Here's how Richmond keeps her home clutter-free.

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Style at Home: Kids room transformation: Georgia's room

Speaking from experience, it's great to be the youngest in a pack of three kids. Despite what my siblings might tell you, as the baby of the family, I was not spoiled, and I did not get away with everything. As our family's caboose, I was pulled along in the whirlwind of excitement that always seemed to follow my big sister and brother. Even today, they are the ones who help me discover the coolest new things, and who make me laugh so hard, my side aches.

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Ask Angie's List: Is there any way to improve your chances of a winter home sale?

You may think the dead of winter would make a poor time for home sales. But in most markets, the real estate industry has bounced back and homes are selling at a brisk pace. In fact, the typical house for sale is under contract to buy within a month or two of hitting the market, according to the National Association of Realtors. And a recent Redfin report showed that winter-listed homes are not only 9 percent more likely to sell, but that they also sell a full week faster than homes listed in other seasons. That said: The combination of fewer sellers and more eager buyers makes February a great time to list.

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Yardsmart: 5 steps to rehab your raised beds

Time is the arbiter of what works in a garden and what doesn't. It's why anything new requires at least a decade to discover its weaknesses. The great raised bed failure is right around the corner as the older wood products and shoddy construction destroy structural integrity.

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What not to miss in the final walk-through of your new home

It's an exciting moment, walking into your brand-new home after it's finally completed. But don't let the excitement distract you from the importance of this final walk-through with the builder a few days before closing on a home. This is your chance to inspect the home, learn about the mechanics and systems, and note any areas of concern or defect.

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