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Free city compost: Good stuff, but not for organic gardens. Veggies? Maybe

After the city of Boise launches its composting program, customers will receive access to free compost at distribution sites. The compost should be suitable for many landscaping uses, but it remains to be seen whether it will be safe for vegetable garden soil and sensitive plants. If they appear, persistent herbicides could create a potential problem.

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Style at Home: Celebrate Easter in your home decor

If your family celebrates Easter, chances are you've got some great childhood memories surrounding the cherished holiday. One of mine? Hunting for Easter eggs. As soon as we got home from Easter Mass we headed over to my dad's good friend's house, where I'd join their passel of six girls to scout for eggs while Dad and Mr. Loftin would crack open a beer (unbeknown to Mrs. Loftin and my mom, who were busy cooking Easter dinner).

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Here's how to kill your lawn — and replace it with drought-friendly plants

The Idaho Statesman's Joe Jaszewski was losing the battle with a large piece of lawn at his East Boise home —  so he decided to kill it and put in a garden and drought-tolerant plants to save time and money. Here's how he did it.
Joe Jaszewski jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com
Here's how to kill your lawn — and replace it with drought-friendly plants 0:59

Here's how to kill your lawn — and replace it with drought-friendly plants

Growing a monochrome garden 2:11

Growing a monochrome garden

Transforming a covered patio to an all-season sunroom 1:22

Transforming a covered patio to an all-season sunroom

Edwards Greenhouse pops a little color into winter: Check out the indoor park before it closes Monday. 1:30

Edwards Greenhouse pops a little color into winter: Check out the indoor park before it closes Monday.