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Siberian irises are garden treasures

After the wonderland of bloom by flowers in March and April, we now approach late spring, which often seems too green. With the trees in full leaf, the bulbs mostly finished and the azaleas on their ebb, the landscape looks distinctly different than just two weeks ago.

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Yardsmart: How to be a good neighbor in urban agriculture

With the retirement of buggy horses in the city a century ago, the mess, smell and flies suddenly declined. Eventually ordinances were drafted to gradually purge the urban world of farm animals, solving a multitude of problems they caused in high density areas. Today these old ways of thinking are challenged by urban agriculture aficionados who are bringing chickens and other livestock into the city.

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Plumber: Check out these new bar faucet features

Q: Dear Ed: After years of planning and part-time work, I'm finishing up my basement wet bar. All I need to do is install the bar faucet and sink. I already have the bar sink but need to look for a nice bar faucet. Is there anything new with bar faucets that I should check out when I purchase the faucet?

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Into the garden with Margaret Lauterbach

Idaho Statesman gardening columnist Margaret Lauterbach spends time in her early spring garden, reflecting on why we love gardening so much.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Into the garden with Margaret Lauterbach 2:35

Into the garden with Margaret Lauterbach

Margaret Lauterbach has the answer: What gardening zone are we in? 3:23

Margaret Lauterbach has the answer: What gardening zone are we in?

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