An outdoor fireplace can add a focal point for friends and family to converge, stretch those outdoor entertaining nights when cooler weather comes, or add a romantic setting. And depending upon which type you choose, it may fit in with your existing landscaping or
Of all the lavender, English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is probably the most admired for its beauty, fragrant leaves and flowers. The Provence Blue variety is known for its compact size, silvery evergreen color and delicate stems tipped with bright purple flowers.
Whether it’s for curb appeal, to frame your garden in similar style, or for basic privacy, the boarder you pick for your property can increase value to your home and enhance or refresh the look of you yard. With so many options, you can go traditional tried-and-true, or
I grew up with a mom who loved to garden. In my teens, like many girls, I suddenly discovered salads. The best was in summer when I could walk out to the garden and pick some leaf lettuce, cucumbers, carrots and tomatoes and toss them all together with a fresh vinaigrette dressing.
We often forget the interior of our homes when it comes to gardening. Sure, flower arrangements and a small plant here or there are included for aesthetics or even as a matter of air quality, but a great architectural tree or plant can bring focus to a room just like a beautiful painting would.
Getting an early start on your garden will insure you a lushness to your plants, veggies and flowers this summer as the growing season is just beginning. If you’re in a colder climate, start your seeds indoors now,
With gas prices about to be on the summer rise, but not quite there yet, deals are good for hybrids if you want to make that environmentally friendly transition. And according to Bottom Line Publication, consumers can rest assured that these vehicles will work for you
Shhhhhh….don’t tell anyone, but I am about to tell you some secrets! Most people that have a garden designer work at their home are unaware of the interesting process of creating the final plan. I will let you know our secret ways…if you promise not to tell!
Or in English a “Straight Line” vs. a Tornado or “Whirling Line”
Whoa! I had to fasten my seat belt for this one, and not only because the winds clocked in at a rapid 91 miles per hour! El Derecho came on the scene faster than a Latin Lover meeting the girl of his dreams!
I always love the site of a picket fence with a trellis of roses cascading along–white, pink, peach, yellow, red–this is my favorite flower bar none. But did you know the rose is actually just an unfussy bush? It may put into perspective what some may call a delicate flower.
If you love flowers and grew up in the Midwest or the Northeast at this time of year your thoughts are likely turning to lilacs. I grew up in Connecticut, and one whiff of a lilac blossom will immediately transport me nostalgically back to the springs of my childhood.
As we move outdoors, we start to think of what we want our gardens to look like this summer. Which flowers and plants worked well and thrived last year, which varieties we’d like to add, and which areas we’d like to improve.