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Aphids: Tiny vampires in the garden

Sticky crud on your rose plants? That’s probably aphids

Rapidly multiplying insects are common on flowers, trees at this time of year

Several ways to reduce their numbers, and you don’t have to spend money

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An ultimate bachelor pad

LOS ANGELES - Matty Pipes had a goal when he moved into his new home in Hollywood: Create a bachelor pad with a well-traveled look that did not look "decorator done."

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On Gardening: Dazzling daylilies showing out at a garden near you

Our American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden is in full bloom and while they all are extraordinarily beautiful there are those certain varieties that just keep me fixated. I started noticing a few similar traits and as I researched them I realized they were all tetraploids. So instead of being diploid with each cell having two sets of chromosomes these varieties have four sets.

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Gardening without Roundup

It’s the moment of truth. In the 1980s I was a casual user of Roundup, a popular herbicide that I applied mostly to poison ivy. By spraying or painting the foliage, I could kill the whole plant, roots and all.

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Style at Home: Picnic pronto! Pack a basket and get outside

For me, all great moments revolve around good food - and lots of it. So when I think of summer, I think of picnics. Picnics are the perfect prelude to your favorite outdoor events, like Shakespeare in the Park, Fourth of July fireworks or an outdoor concert. Or, for gatherings of friends and family to celebrate special days like Memorial Day weekend, birthdays or Father's Day.

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7 deceptively simple (and natural!) ways to make your home smell better

Nothing makes us feel more productive than whipping out our scrubs and subjecting our home to a deep cleansing session. Conversely, nothing makes us feel unhealthier than breathing in the chemical-laden scents that seem to linger for days. While cleaning often is paramount to maintaining a germ-free home, these harsh cleaning products can be hazardous to your health and also leave your home smelling like a hand sanitizer rather than a comfortable environment. With summer on the horizon, it's time to deodorize your home the right way to make it fresh for entertaining guests. That's why we've concocted a few natural formulas below that will not only leave your home clean but smelling sweet.

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Yardsmart: Ideas from Frida Kahlo's garden

Everyone saw her home, Casa Azul, in the movie "Frida," the biography of Mexico's most famous surrealist painter. The family house is in Coyoacan, where she grew up, a suburb just south of Mexico City. Today it is Museo Frida Kahlo for those intrepid enough to brave the trip to this lovely old town. And though wandering the house and Frida's studio is an exceptional experience, there are some great ideas outside in the garden.

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Check out the urban garden at the 2015 Western Idaho Fair

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An untraditional garden in Boise's North End

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Dig In: Wake up and smell the compost

Master Composter Dave Hopkins and Master Gardener Debbie Courson Smith give a Composting 101 lesson in this week's Dig In gardening video, the fifth episode in the series.
Katy Moeller kmoeller@idahostatesman.com
Dig In: Wake up and smell the compost 03:11

Dig In: Wake up and smell the compost

Dig In: Petting young plants preps them for life outdoors 02:38

Dig In: Petting young plants preps them for life outdoors

Dig In: Plant spuds without breaking Idaho law 02:20

Dig In: Plant spuds without breaking Idaho law

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Dig In: Start your garden indoors