Home & Garden


Benjamin Zastrow

The Alternate Parade of Homes highlights a 1940s-era laborer’s neighborhood. The homes in Eken Park went up fast, but they’ve endured through the years. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis 1 Comments


Beth Skogen

Beth Skogen’s bungalow is a cozy reason to throw a party. The Madison photographer brought sentiment and a touch of whimsy to decorating, right up to and including her alley garage. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode 2 Comments

Thinking about starting a garden in your terrace this year? Here are the tricky details. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode


Beth Skogen

Madison accessories designer Bethany Nelson brings her love of simplicity and eclectic finds to her 1941 home. It all starts at her bright yellow front door. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode

LED Habitats are next-generation super grow lights. They’re also attractive and eco-friendly. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Greg Dixon

Peaches, pears and chestnuts are great edible landscaping. Emily Steinwehe of Emily Plants helps Madison residents transform their yards. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Carolyn Fath

Have you seen the new rock garden on Baldwin Street? It’s actually a crevice garden created by homeowner Ryan Henke. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Tracy Walsh

Gardening renaissance man Joel Karsten is invited around the world to share his technique of growing food out of ordinary straw bales. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode


Todd Hubler

Fresh fruit in the yard isn’t just for Californians. Apples and pears thrive here; mostly what gardeners need is a little patience. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode


Todd Hubler

Ten local gardeners tell what seeds they love to plant. From radishes to jicama, these growers need no coaxing. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode

With these long-handled pruning shears, you take down overbearing large plants to open up views for humans and provide sunlight for smaller plants. Lopping is an act of liberation. more

Jan 8, 2016 9:20 AM Citizen Dave

Mazomanie furniture maker Fabian Fischer makes pieces the old-fashioned way: using hand tools and traditional methods. more

Aug 21, 2015 11:05 AM Emphasis


Joe Rocco

I am a rummage sale snob. I’ve been combing through people’s junk as long as I can remember, but I won’t stop and shop just anywhere. Here are a few rules that I’ve come up with to make (or find) a rummage sale worth stopping for. more

Jul 2, 2015 9:00 AM Emphasis


Linda Falkenstein

Anyone can “check out” packets of seeds, and yes, they have barcodes — just like a book. The program not only encourages people to experiment with growing their own food, it underlines the importance of saving seeds. more

May 22, 2015 8:00 AM Emphasis


Shelby Deering

Less than a year ago, Mark Raszewski took over Deconstruction Inc., the previously “by appointment only” architectural salvage business. He started regular hours at the warehouse this spring. more

May 8, 2015 7:45 AM Emphasis


Norland Landscape

Burn, baby burn! People are talking themselves into fire pits these days, with help from landscapers, or going DIY. more

May 4, 2015 9:33 PM Isthmus Abode

Design an herb garden, learn about aquaponics, take a garden stroll with Dr. Death to observe common plant diseases, grow and can your own food, attend a homebuyer's seminar... So many things to do! more

May 4, 2015 9:33 PM Isthmus Abode

Shower curtain motifs veer from creatures of the deep to objects that should never get wet — vintage novels and your prized collection of cassette tapes. more

Apr 24, 2015 8:45 AM Emphasis


Candice Wagener

“Chauette,” French slang for “cool” or “great,” is an apt name for this Middleton home store that concentrates on contemporary products, whenever possible made in the United States, Madison and surrounding communities. more

Apr 3, 2015 8:15 AM Emphasis


Candice Wagener

Whether you’re a DIYer with an environmentally conscious side or a garage sale shopper with some pieces you’d like to fancy up, consider milk paint for your next project. The Ironstone Nest in downtown Sun Prairie is the place to learn all about it. more

Mar 26, 2015 8:00 AM Emphasis