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On Gardening: Pineapple lily easy to grow, exotically beautiful

Once you start growing the pineapple lily, you'll wonder why you haven't been growing it for years. Sparkling Burgundy was the first one to intrigue me at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens as it was thriving in what I might normally consider extreme conditions. It was and still is growing in full sun, practically no attention from horticulture staff and zero irrigation. Yet, every year it is there blooming with a Shoal Creek vitex, fire bush, and torch lily in a unique combination.

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Dream catchers are a comforting craft

Native American legend tells of a night sky filled with all sorts of dreams. To snare the nightmares, the Ojibwe hang a dream catcher over the bed, which allows only the sweet reveries to flow down to the person slumbering below. We hope your kids will be as inspired by this comforting traditional craft as we are!

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Design Recipes: How to prepare for an estate sale

When a loved one passes on, there are a number of financial aspects that need to be handled, including in many instances the sale of one's home. For most Americans, their home is their single biggest asset, and for those loved ones and heirs left behind, ensuring the proper preparation and sale of the home may be top of mind.

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Plumber: Freestanding baths need special tub fillers

Q: Dear Ed: I've learned a lot about plumbing fixtures from your column and really like the concept of having a freestanding bathtub in my new bathroom. But, since freestanding tubs just sit exposed on the floor with no walls or flat tub rim area for water fixtures, what kind of tub filler valve is used?

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Yardsmart: How to harvest agave pups

Agaves are the succulents that keep on giving. It's all about their curious reproductive behavior that makes them the easiest of all big succulents to transplant. You can obtain them free if you know how to exploit their growth habits to bring clones home to your own garden. With many species native to the colder mountain West, and even more from further south with surprising heat and drought resistance, older plants can be found all over. They will become the genesis of your agave colonies if you know how to properly remove their "pups."

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Look out for bunny nests in your yard

Before doing work in your yard or mowing, check the area for bunny nests. This video includes video from Honda, photos from Beth Canipe and royalty free music from Bensound.
Leah Becerra and Max Londberg The Kansas City Star
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Look out for bunny nests in your yard

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Tour of a doomsday bunker, inside luxury survival

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Take a peek at a $9.5 million Mission Hills mansion

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