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Here’s where you’ll find deals for your garden and outdoor dining

Sandy’s Back Porch garden center in Belleville was buzzing with customers Monday afternoon when I stopped by. The interior has a new layout, with a former greenhouse attached to the shop now the place to pick up all kinds of plant hangers and garden accessories. In the main part of the shop is a giddying collection of giant metal whirligigs that in any garden would look like a work of art. Some look like curved fan blades when they spin, while others are colorful baubles that rotate and remind me of prisms when they’re moving. Heights range from a couple feet to more than 6 feet tall. Prices range from about $50 up to $110.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Fuzzy deutzia, a cascade of showy spring flowers

A deutzia renaissance is how my friend Dr. Gerald Klingaman, retired horticulturist, with the University of Arkansas, wrote about this new love that is occurring for this fuzzy heirloom that has been around for ages. If you haven't discovered the old-fashioned fuzzy deutzia, then make it a high priority, your landscape deserves it.

Living

Parents @ Play: It's just like magic

Just about everyone – young, old, and everything in between – is fascinated by magic, especially the kind that involves transforming objects from one thing into another. This week, we take a look at a number of terrific family activities that do exactly that, whether it's changing a 10 of Clubs into a 10 of Heart, a bunch of powered ingredients into delicious cupcakes, or a locked safe into an unlocked one.

BND Magazine

What’s Happening for April 27-May 3

Noon Thursday, April 20, was the deadline to appear in today’s What’s Happening. We must receive your event in writing with a contact phone number for questions. Due to the large number of submissions, non-profit events are run only one time in print, will be edited and appear in the week before the event date.

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