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Nest-Zero: A dream retirement home

Energy-efficient modern design turned this couple’s nearly empty nest into a dream retirement home. By Lisa Marshall With her two teenage sons growing older, her job...

Feature Garden: A mature oasis of greenery and blooms

SHADY. SUNNY. SERENE This mature garden is an oasis of greenery and blooms that three generations enjoy. By Carol Brock Kristin and George Karakehian are avid gardeners....

Gardening helps seniors look forward

Keep On Keeping On This senior learned a whole new way of doing things so he could keep gardening at his new home. By Lisa Truesdale As resident programs...

Tiny Houses: The big benefits of living with less

Living small changes lives in a big way. Some residents are finding their lives are fuller with less.

Hostas are a shoo-in for shady areas

Hostas come in endless varieties, colors and sizes By Mary Lynn Bruny Come blistering summer months, nothing is as inviting as a calm, cool shade garden—especially...

Crevice gardens allow gardeners to grow xeric plants in unique setting

some local gardeners are starting to experiment with crevice gardens—a new type of easy-to-maintain garden centerpiece.