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An ultimate bachelor pad

LOS ANGELES - Matty Pipes had a goal when he moved into his new home in Hollywood: Create a bachelor pad with a well-traveled look that did not look "decorator done."

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On Gardening: Dazzling daylilies showing out at a garden near you

Our American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden is in full bloom and while they all are extraordinarily beautiful there are those certain varieties that just keep me fixated. I started noticing a few similar traits and as I researched them I realized they were all tetraploids. So instead of being diploid with each cell having two sets of chromosomes these varieties have four sets.

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Style at Home: Picnic pronto! Pack a basket and get outside

For me, all great moments revolve around good food - and lots of it. So when I think of summer, I think of picnics. Picnics are the perfect prelude to your favorite outdoor events, like Shakespeare in the Park, Fourth of July fireworks or an outdoor concert. Or, for gatherings of friends and family to celebrate special days like Memorial Day weekend, birthdays or Father's Day.

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7 deceptively simple (and natural!) ways to make your home smell better

Nothing makes us feel more productive than whipping out our scrubs and subjecting our home to a deep cleansing session. Conversely, nothing makes us feel unhealthier than breathing in the chemical-laden scents that seem to linger for days. While cleaning often is paramount to maintaining a germ-free home, these harsh cleaning products can be hazardous to your health and also leave your home smelling like a hand sanitizer rather than a comfortable environment. With summer on the horizon, it's time to deodorize your home the right way to make it fresh for entertaining guests. That's why we've concocted a few natural formulas below that will not only leave your home clean but smelling sweet.

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Yardsmart: Ideas from Frida Kahlo's garden

Everyone saw her home, Casa Azul, in the movie "Frida," the biography of Mexico's most famous surrealist painter. The family house is in Coyoacan, where she grew up, a suburb just south of Mexico City. Today it is Museo Frida Kahlo for those intrepid enough to brave the trip to this lovely old town. And though wandering the house and Frida's studio is an exceptional experience, there are some great ideas outside in the garden.

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Plumber: A bathtub for all reasons

Q: Dear Ed, my husband and I are planning a bathroom remodel complete with a new bathtub. He wants a strong whirlpool tub, while I want to relax in a soothing bubble spa tub. Since his and hers tubs are out of the question, can you please help us with this bathroom bathing standoff?

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Stroll through the Talkovic garden in Paso Robles

Take a look at the hilltop garden of Chuck and Peggy Talkovic of Paso Robles. The backyard garden is on a one-acre hillside terraced into four tiers connected by a winding walkway.
David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
Stroll through the Talkovic garden in Paso Robles 00:58

Stroll through the Talkovic garden in Paso Robles

Stroll through the Tuohey-Mote garden in Atascadero 00:53

Stroll through the Tuohey-Mote garden in Atascadero

A closer look at the Fire Safe Garden at El Chorro Regional Park 01:12

A closer look at the Fire Safe Garden at El Chorro Regional Park

Take a tour of 2 lovely gardens in Morro Bay 01:23

Take a tour of 2 lovely gardens in Morro Bay