• DEAN FOSDICK Associated Press
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Weed seeds are among the most patient organisms in nature. Many weeds can produce thousands of seeds per plant per year, and those seeds might lie dormant for decades, just waiting for the right conditions to sprout.

Laura Dowling’s new photo book, “Floral Diplomacy at the White House” (Stichtung Kunstboek), gives a behind-the-scenes look at White House flower decorations, including the traditions, design concepts and logistics that go into them.

As part of the red-hot globalism trend, “tribal style” — exotic, eclectic and influenced by travel — has spread from fashion to home decor. There’s a caravan of interesting furniture and accessories that work in any space, from the sleek and contemporary to the simple and functional.

The period Mark Twain dubbed “the Gilded Age” was one of extreme wealth and ostentation, of robber barons amassing great fortunes, of glaring chasms between rich and poor. It was also a time when some of the nation’s grandest gardens were constructed.

There’s an ongoing gag in the TV show “Arrested Development” about the home of the Bluths, the family around which the screwball comedy revolves. The Bluth patriarch, George, is a real estate developer, and his dysfunctional adult children move into a house he built. It is the model — and on…

Recycling has become the norm in many communities. The detritus of our daily lives — plastic, glass, metal and paper — makes its weekly trek to processing plants across the country.

For people who love, love, love to nest and entertain, a gift for the home is always a win. You know the type: a homebody who loves to organize, a newlywed in a new house, a consummate party planner. You doubtlessly have someone in your life like this, so we’ve compiled an expansive list of …

Nizam Ali, co-owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, a Washington landmark, spends his workdays in an industrial-style commercial kitchen. You might think that he would want to replicate that style at the home he shares with his wife, Jyotika Vazirani, and their 11-year old son in Washington, but their …

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