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Let the Parade Begin

Chippewa Valley builders put their work on display for 43rd annual home showcase

6 Generous Bird Bushes

We seem to think of gardening primarily for summer flowers, but there are other seasons and attractions to consider: fall, winter, spring – and birds. When we moved into our house 29 years ago, the yard offered green grass and little else ...

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Coming Up Green

Down to Earth's expansion mirrors housing market growth, national trends

Like a healthy perennial, Down to Earth Garden Center has blossomed to life this spring bigger and better. The garden center on Eau Claire’s south side has just completed ...

Ethics and the Soil

how we treat gardens, yards, and fields impacts life - from microorganisms to human beings

It seems odd to connect ethics with soil. I doubt that bacteria, fungi, and nematodes spend much time debating the ethics of eating each other. Mostly they just react to what’s around ...

Capturing History at Home

building on one of the last open lots in Eau Claire's Third Ward, company honors the neighborhood's historical style

A beautiful new home created with the inspiration of paying homage to the past has been built in Eau Claire’s historic Third Ward neighborhood and will be featured ...

Building Something New

if you’re looking to buy, remodel, or just ogle, the Parade of Homes has something to offer

Whether you’re in the market for a new house, hope to remodel your existing one, or simply want to check out some of the area’s most beautiful new homes, mark your calendar for the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association’s 41st Annual Parade of Homes ...

Hosta la Vista, Baby

the Witt family nurtures elaborate gardens chock full of hostas

After moving to Eau Claire to continue their education, Richard and Karen Witt also wanted to continue another tradition of theirs: their big, beautiful gardens. However, they found the climate in Eau Claire to be completely different from their previous home just a ...

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