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Home & Garden

Learn how to draw in nature

Upcoming Home and Garden events: drawing courses at J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, pollinator programs continue at N.C. Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, and US Modernist Radio podcasts feature Raleigh homeowners and architects.

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Yardsmart: Mistletoe is a monster inside trees

Episodes of "Monsters Inside Me" on Animal Planet demonstrate how internal parasites can slowly drag a human being down over many years' time. It got me motivated to finally cut the mistletoe out of my big mesquite tree. This weird plant the ancient Celts called "a different twig" is forgotten outside the Christmas season, but in times of drought, it should be a top concern for everyone with trees in the yard. Just as with people, stress can exacerbate the negative effects of parasites, increasing their ability to damage the plant host.

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Design Recipes: 5 decorator items that can sink a sale

With the summer selling season in full swing, many homeowners are looking to sell their homes in what remains overall a vibrant selling market. Those looking to sell their homes for top dollar in the quickest amount of time also need to keep the wishes of potential buyers at the top of their minds. When it comes time to sell a property, it is no longer someone's home but a product on the market that will be compared with other products. Some designer or decorator items that served a seller well and they enjoyed while living in the home may be potential negatives when it comes time to sell.

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