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Bag of tricks

This week, we’re all about surprising ways to spruce up your space:

Our drought: How bad is it? What’s next?

Imagine the West without water. Parched soil, lakes reduced to puddles, streams dried up, mountains without snow. If this sounds like a doom- and- gloom Hollywood flick to you, read this book from The University of California Press—The West without Water. Here’s what you’ll learn…

7 reasons to grow succulents in the drought

Succulents look gorgeous, even during drought. They’ve got their own moisture sources, says Debra Lee Baldwin, succulent expert and author of three books on the subject.

Heading outside

Outdoor living’s prime time has begun. Here are a few ways to max out your enjoyment of this glorious extended season, with options for all budgets.