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Green: It’s the New Black

Death may be a long ways off for some, but others argue it's never to early to start planning your death. Here's something you may not have thought about: nontraditional, sustainable burials. Interested? Find out more here!

  • 05/27/2010
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Slide Show: Leafy Aspirations

Early spring is the perfect time to plant baby greens, as mild spring temperatures facilitates faster-growing and sweeter-tasting leaves. Learn how to find your perfect plot, choose your blend of greens, sow your seeds, and protect and harvest your patch.

  • 05/27/2010
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Slide Show: Friends and Foes

Insects and other small terrestrial and airborne creatures play a vital role in any garden’s overall health. Which are bad and which are good is a more complicated distinction than commonly meets the eye. But do not fear, Portland Monthly is here to clear

  • 05/27/2010
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Slide Show: Architecture of a Season

Learn how to layer color over classic NW winter evergreens, adding excitement to your garden even during the cold seasons.

  • 05/27/2010
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Pretty Shady Character

A handy dandy do-it-yourself guide to turning your lamps into photo albums: homemade lampshades fashioned from photos and slides both new and old.

  • 05/27/2010
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Backyard Baths

Outdoor bathing may sound like a childish or even risque behavior, but it can prove not only sustainable, but stimulating, sensory, and even sensuous to boot. Learn how to construct your own outdoor bathtub with this introductory guide.

  • 05/27/2010
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Portland Palettes

There's a lot more to painting a room than one might think. Portland Monthly has compiled a handy guide on how to choose the perfect paint for your walls, including a list of local businesses you can visit to find the pieces to your new palette.

  • 05/27/2010
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Reaching Higher Ground

Add height to your garden or outdoor entertaining space by building a freestanding trellis. Learn how with our easy guide to smart, long-lasting design.

  • 05/27/2010
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House of Harmony

Feng shui, an ancient Chinese divining system, once was used to protect people from harsh winds, rain, and falling rocks in the mountainous Southwestern region of China. Today, feng shui is a modern, Westernized set of principles used to guide architectur

  • 05/27/2010
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A Moveable Feast

The key to backyard dining is the picnic table, and a good one could cost you a small fortune. Avoid the steep costs and learn how to build your own with this detailed guide.

  • 05/27/2010
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