Thursday, March 25, 1999
As the gray of another Monterey County winter spins slowly into the colors of spring, our homes and gardens move up the list of priorities to clean, reinvigorate or start anew. The Weekly's special guide focuses on fire and water, and how they can be used as central elements for plants and residences.
We heat up the discussion on fireplaces and strike a spark about protecting your abode with fire-resistant landscaping.
The watery depths of garden ponds and fountains are explored, providing welcoming respite in their ripples. And the frothing massage jets of hot tubs supply fun, relaxation and value to your home.
They say fire and water don't mix, but when considering a kitchen remodel, The Weekly found out you must think of both, from faucet to stove.
We hope our guide to homes and gardens will help educate everyone on the newest trends in home improvement and gardening ideas from local experts, and entertain with tales from do-it-yourselfers who jumped into the fire--or was that water?--with their own projects, and now pass their tips along to our readers.