The Billings Gazette - Home and Garden
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3 Bedroom Home in Shepherd - $198,000

Fantastic Starter Home!! Even needing some cosmetic TLC, this home has a lot to offer: over an acre of land, garden areas in the back &… Read more

Grave Gardeners: Volunteers help spiff up old cemeteries

The cemeteries of yore existed as much for the living as for the dead. People would picnic and relax there as they would in a park today. Read more

Respect the soil in your garden: Don't add plastic to it

Before it's too late, I must address one of my pet peeves: deliberately putting plastic in soil. Read more

Easy-breezy: Planning ahead can make your picnic just that

As the weather warms up, many of us start thinking about enjoying our meals outdoors. But a seamless, successful picnic takes some planning. Having a checklist and some ideas for what foods work best can keep the easy-breezy notion of a summer picnic just that. Read more

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New shrub rose hybrids are easy to care for, easy to love

Roses are among the oldest flowers in cultivation, although many have earned a reputation as fussy or difficult to grow. Some of the newer shrub rose hybrids, however, are disease-resistant, carefree and repeat-blooming — just the qualities novice gardeners love. Read more

New doc chronicles how a California farming oasis came to be

MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — John and Molly Chester, a filmmaker and a chef, had made a decision that many urbanites only fantasize about: They decided to leave their life in Los Angeles and start a farm that would function in harmony with nature. Their family and friends thought they were crazy, but they were determined. They'd bought 200 acres of land 50 miles away from downtown LA, in Moorpark, California, and they'd found an investor to fund the adventure. Read more

ASK A DESIGNER: The stylish and multifunctional garage

What if your home had a spare room you'd never noticed before? Your garage, even if it has one or more cars in it, can pull double-duty as a gym, a crafting room and even a place to socialize. Read more

The 15 cities with the best work-life balance

When it comes to keeping a healthy balance between your work life and your home life, location matters. Read more

Affordable Starter Homes in the Billings Area

Looking for a good deal? Check out these affordable, inexpensive homes to buy in the Billings Area. Read more

The most expensive neighborhood in every state

Homes located just a short drive (or walk) apart can also have extremely different price tags. Read more

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CHECK THE FUEL LINE

One insider tip for making sure your gas line is uncompromised is to brush the outside of the gas tubes with soapy water and then run the gas. If you see any bubbles along the tubes, there are leaks and the tubes need to be replaced. If you see bubbles where the tubes connect into the grill or gas tank, these might just need tightening. Read more

Light up the island

The kitchen draws people – it’s a warm, welcoming space where people can mingle, easily set down a glass of wine, and snatch a piece of ham… Read more

5. Boise City, ID

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4. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

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3. Raleigh, NC

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