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7 Spring Projects To Save You Money

With the onslaught of “spring cleaning,” it can be hard to know where to begin and which projects take precedence. Below are 7 important spring chores that will not only give you a place to start on your spring cleaning, but will save you money in energy efficiency and preventative maintenance. Read up and get started! Happy cleaning….

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Free Workshop On Year-Round Gardening

MARIPOSA COUNTY – You CAN have fresh food all year long. Mariposa Master Gardener President Betty Massey will present a free workshop on year-round gardening Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at Senior Citizen Hall, 10340 Greely Hill Road, Greely Hill. She will cover which things grow best in cool weather and which do best in warm weather, ...

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Color Confidence, Step 3: Ready to Paint

If you’ve been dreaming of painting your home and you want a pulled-together, designer look, it’s time to move forward and make those dreams a reality. I know that selecting paint colors can be stressful and I won’t say “it’s only paint” since paint today can be expensive and the process time-consuming. I hope that you’ve read my previous Color ...

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Craft and Garden Workspaces: We Clean Up!

Spring Cleaning: We straighten up our garden craft supplies! True confession time! Where do you keep your junk, …. I mean “art supplies?” This is a term coined by our own George Weaver, who once showed us his shed, and “art supplies” is now our own term for the junkola that we cobble together to make ART for our gardens. ...

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Shelley’s Vintage ‘China’ Garden

Using china teapots and teacups as garden art! “I’m Shelley Hardman and I live on the Isle of Man which is a small Island in the middle of the Irish sea, between Ireland and Scotland, UK. On the Island we have four recycling centres where people can leave and take usable items free of charge. I’m a regular visitor along ...

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Free Class On Growing Tomatoes

MARIPOSA COUNTY – According to the USDA, 93 percent of gardeners in the U.S. plant tomatoes every year. Clearly, it’s our most popular home-grown fruit. Now is the time to start thinking about planting, caring for and, finally eating it. The Mariposa County Master Gardeners will conduct a free workshop, Tomato 101, on Mar. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon ...

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Odds are Not Odd in Design and Decorating

Have you ever wondered how designers and decorators get items to look just right? Here’s one of their “secrets”. Odd numbers. There has been a lot of study of odd numbers in math and how they affect us aesthetically. I won’t dwell on that here but just know that you eye is usually more attracted to things in odds.

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Crafty Crates In A Flea Market Garden

Crafty crates add vintage charm and memorabilia to the garden Old crates and boxes offer a bit of rustic charm to your garden. They can used be used inside a screened porch or out on a low patio table. Many crates need no drainage holes and are reinforced with metal strapping, sturdy enough to last several years. At Flea Market ...

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