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As we attempt the uber-busy transition between seasons — fall into winter in this case — with a flurry of winter sports previews and All-Tribune honors for the fall, the New Year has quickly crept up on us.
The Big Attack
In this Dec. 2, 2013 photo, the corky ridges of the hackberry’s bark have a subtle beauty, with crisp areas of light and shadow evocative of photographs of the lunar landscape, in New Paltz, New York. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)
To compensate for a lack of change at the top of the boys basketball landscape as the 2012-2013 season begins, the girls basketball world might pick up the slack.
Compost or mulch? People often confuse the two, although each fulfills a different function in gardening.
I am always dismayed by articles such as Mike McClellan’s commentary on public prayer.
Landscaping is a large part of curb appeal. And sellers should keep in mind that curb appeal is important to most buyers, a 2013 National Association of Realtors survey found.
Frustrated by the ease at which digital photos can be taken and doctored, some artists are kicking it old school: They've revived wet plate collodion photography, a medium invented and popular during the mid-1800s.
Plants you can walk on are attractive additions to pathways. These low-lying perennials can withstand heavy foot traffic, release pleasant odors when crushed, smother weeds, and cushion your step in the narrow spaces between bricks or flagstones.
Neighbors and commuters along the Loop 202 — those who have watched with curiosity and interest as the tallest building in Gilbert has been under construction at the corner of Greenfield and Pecos roads — will have an opportunity to tour the structure in January.
You don't need to live on the prairie to have a prairie garden. Natural landscapes featuring mainly native plants are being sown in yards across North America as environmentally friendly alternatives to turf grass.
It’s nearly universal. Perhaps not so readily apparent in some, but I submit it’s there, even under the crustiest of countenances. When you get right down to it, we want to make a mark. To leave a legacy. To make a difference.
This May 10, 2009 photo shows phlox daisies which are among the many meadow flowers that can thrive in traditional landscapes -- even in city settings. Prairie garden combinations include flowers, shrubs and trees. They require little attention, add year-'round color and interest and provide wildlife-friendly habitat. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
Seven months after agreeing to move to a different location, the owners of a mental health facility are facing protests from a collection of local residents upset with the new location.
When Max Ragsdale left Apache Junction to start the Campo Verde football program five years ago, he was well aware of the geographical complexities awaiting him.
The smell of grass, the sound of sprinklers and the shade of three large ficus trees have all disappeared from Arthur and Jeananne Pastin’s yard. Instead, barrel cacti, red bird of paradise shrubs and palo verde trees sprout from gray- and brown-flecked granite gravel.
PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.
No one wants to think about home improvement chores in the summer, but with the hope of cooler weather drawing nigh, it’s time to start making those ‘to-do’ lists. The fall Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show comes just in time.
The City of Mesa recently recognized several city property owners for exceeding the design and aesthetic standards in their respective neighborhoods.
A plan for a mental hospital to be built near a Gilbert community has raised safety concerns for nearby residents.
Spy something you like in the new art show at the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts, and you could take it home with you.
The driveway that came with the 1921 Craftsman-style house that David Ulick bought five years ago was the original concrete one, marred by cracks and with tree roots starting to break through.
This undated photo provided by Busk & Associates Inc. shows a living driveway. In Naples, Fla., landscape architect W. Christian Busk installs “living driveways,” which feature real grass interspersed among pavers, which reduces heat and glare and provides some drainage. (AP Photo/ Busk & Associates, Inc., W. Christian Busk Landscape Architect, Inc.)
This undated publicity photo provided by Nelco Landscaping shows a permeable driveway pavement in winter. For a contemporary, environmentally “green” home, Michael Keenan, an adjunct assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Minnesota, might choose light-colored, permeable pavers, which are more environmentally conscious by letting water absorb back into the earth under the driveway rather than running off and collecting debris along the way to bodies of water. (AP Photo/Nelco Landscaping)