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What's the buzz on bee gardens?

Tanya Kucak/Town Crier
Bees sip nectar and collect blue-colored pollen from Tansy Phacelia a native annual typically grown from seed. As many as 21 bee species have been observed in a Phacelia patch.

The next time you’re in a native garden, notice what catches your attention. Is it colors and shapes, or is it the movement among the plants?

Curb energy loss with smart home renovation investments

While homeowners may not immediately think of their attic as a major source of energy loss, the reality is that as much as 25 percent of the energy lost in the average American home occurs there.

California's salvias attract pollinators, offer fragrant leaves

Tanya Kucak/ Special to the Town Crier
The intoxicating aroma of Cleveland sage leaves entices gardeners to plant it next to paths, where they can regularly brush past it. Bees and other pollinators enjoy its purple-blue flowers, arranged in verticillasters along an interrupted spike.

The words of entertainers Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin come to mind when I think of California’s native sages: There are not many, “but what’s there is cherce.”

All in the family: Los Altos Hills couple updates ranch-style gem

The phrase “all in the family” applies to the Los Altos Hills home lovingly renovated by Ava and Alan Eagle.

Small home-improvement projects can yield big rewards

First impressions count. The curb appeal of a home can make all the difference in the world on whether a prospective buyer might consider entering that home or not.

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