Home & Garden


Jennifer Falkowski

Shibori lessons introduce dyers to the ancient Japanese technique. Artist Jennifer Falkowski uses traditional indigo dyes with the process. more

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Cabinet City offers a new approach to remodeling. Focusing on one line of mostly non-custom cabinets keeps prices lower. more



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

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

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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

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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

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



Greg Dixon

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



Carolyn Fath

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



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

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Todd Hubler

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

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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

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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

Citizen Dave

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



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



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



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


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

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Norland Landscape

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

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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