Creating Indoor/Outdoor Transitions

January 18, 2013

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Even if your outdoor space is limited to a tiny patch of concrete outside your back door, when planned as part of a cohesive design with the rest of your home, an outdoor space of any size can have a big impact. Most people wouldn’t dream of neglecting the transition between two interior spaces of [...]

Garden Plants for Fall and Winter Containers

January 4, 2013

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Most gardens start to fade as autumn arrives. The vibrant colors and activity of spring and summer are gone, and the garden feels like it’s going to sleep for a long winter’s nap. So, what do you do if you have garden containers? If you’ve planted them with summer annuals, these will soon be gone. What [...]

The Elements of a Successful Garden Container

December 21, 2012

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You could simply stuff a bunch of plants in a pot and call it good, but your garden containers will look much better if you take time to create a pleasing composition. Planting a garden container is like creating a floral arrangement. Think of the following when planning your container: proportions, color, and three different types [...]

Quick Guide for Starting Vegetable Gardens

October 26, 2012

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So, you purchased a home, started a home garden, and now you’re ready for the next step: growing food. Not only is vegetable gardening a fun way to reduce your grocery bills, many edible plants are also ornamental. If you think a veggie patch has to be unattractive, think again. If you’re just starting out, [...]

How to Start a Home Garden

October 19, 2012

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When the average homebuyer goes house hunting, he or she tends to be very focused on the house itself while the surrounding property is secondary. But, even if you’re not an avid gardener, a well-designed home garden can become an extension of your living space. Especially in milder climates, decks, patios, and vegetable and flower [...]

Low Maintenance Privacy Landscaping

July 13, 2012

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Privacy. It’s a hot commodity in a world where we’re pushed ever closer in proximity to one another. It almost seems like a diabolical developers’ cruel joke to see how many houses they can cram onto a couple of acres. You don’t have to put up with feeling like you live in a fishbowl. There [...]