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Home & Garden

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      Don Steininger always wanted a property on the water. When he found one on Black Lake outside Columbia City, he says, “I initially thought I’d build a cabin by the lake.
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Pruning roses

Roses that have flowered should be pruned to promote reblooming and general health. Use hand pruners to remove flower clusters back to just above a lower leaf, and take out suckers and wayward stems. Any leaves showing signs of blackspot also should be removed. Wear thorn-proof gloves and a long-sleeved shirt.

– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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