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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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A garden for special-needs kids grows

The banana peels come from the pie shop. The carrot pulp comes from the juice bar. Food remnants at Bob Roth's New River Groves in Davie do not go in the garbage. They head for compost containers out back, 5-gallon paint buckets where scraps are turned into gardening gold by students with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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2017 Spring Garden Tour garden features a creek, chickens and a vegetable garden

Jan and George Scheidt, of Clovis, have turned a basketball court space in their back yard into a vegetable garden, small orchard and chicken coop. The Scheidt Garden, which also features a running creek, is one of 7 gardens that will be open to visitors for the Fresno County Master Gardener's upcoming Spring Garden Tour 2017 on Saturday, April 29th from 9am to 5pm.
Silvia Flores The Fresno Bee
2017 Spring Garden Tour garden features a creek, chickens and a vegetable garden 2:14

2017 Spring Garden Tour garden features a creek, chickens and a vegetable garden

Her azaleas explode with color thanks to a bounty of rain 0:59

Her azaleas explode with color thanks to a bounty of rain

Clovis Botanical Garden springs into Spring 1:40

Clovis Botanical Garden springs into Spring

Plant Nite combines succulents and wine tasting 1:29

Plant Nite combines succulents and wine tasting