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Western wildfires: It’s all about the fuel

Living in these forests growing denser by the day you get the sense there is clearly a lack of concern for fuel buildups. These are fire prone ecosystems that once depended on burns to renew native shrubs and trees from the root crown. Without fire they become old and decadent and crowded.

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Yardsmart: Try dainty, tasty violas in your garden

I first discovered the durability of violas while working at Roger's Gardens, creating colorscapes for the rich and famous. We used these little progenitors of the pansy often while planting fall and winter annual color. Unlike the fancy hybrids, these are old ones, quite enchanting because they've changed little. They are the species known and grown for millennia in the Old World.

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An addition brings a Seattle home out in the open

Navajo the cat has not fully adjusted to his new home. You would think enough time has passed – his human family (Nick Abbott; Ali Milne; and their college-graduate son, Joe) moved to this lovely bluff setting five years ago – but perhaps not quite enough distance.

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A green thumb shares his No. 1 houseplant watering hack (it's foolproof)

While we've spilled quite a bit of ink on the benefits of houseplants, from their air-purifying power to the wonders they can do for your mental health, something we haven't touched on quite as often is how to ensure your plants live a long and healthy life. To prevent the unintentional overwatering of yet another fiddle leaf fig tree, we asked Greg Salmeri, co-founder of Rolling Greens Nursery, all about proper houseplant care. From how to select the right plant given your home's lighting to how to tell if your plant is getting enough water, we're covering all the basics below. Trust us, after reading through this Q-and-A, you'll be able to walk into your local nursery with confidence.

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Design Recipes: How to make your home cozy for the holidays

With the holiday season officially here, many of us will be opening our homes to entertain family and friends. While how to decorate the holiday table may come to mind, why not also make your entire home warm and cozy this holiday season? We have assembled a list of ways to bring warmth into every room of your home.

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Ask Angie's List: Should you install a tankless water heater?

Promises of endless hot water, lower energy bills and maximized storage have many homeowners converting from traditional tank water heaters to tankless. But for some, the benefits may not outweigh the cost. Before you make the switch, weigh the pros and cons to determine whether a tankless water heater is the best fit for your home.

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Plumber: Rediscover the basic bathtub

Q: Hi Ed, We are remodeling our bathroom, and my goal is to create a high-end mini-relaxation center. While doing my research I have found that some baths are called "soaking tubs" and would like to get your take on this. Can you please explain the soaking tub concept to me?

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