Month: September 2019

Plantation Grandeur Rises at a Home's Back Addition

“Often farm homes needed to look striking from the front, and then whatever occurred on the back just occurred,” says architect Cameron Scott. The hodgepodge he struck along the back of his customers’ house in Jackson was no exception. When the house was constructed in 1904, another smokehouse had served as the place where servants […]

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Get Spring-Like Hyacinth Blooms All Winter Long

Sure, hyacinths blossom naturally outdoors during springtime, but you can also fool them into flowering indoors in the dead of winter. Forcing bulbs isn’t reserved for growers. The indoor gardener can have a steady supply of stunning and fragrant blooming hyacinths from late December through April with only a little work. Here’s how. Kaylovesvintage Clusters […]

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Great Escape: A Tiny Hideout in the California Woods

Looking down from the top of the hill, you won’t find this tiny house at first glance. The 90-square-foot construction is tucked on a tiny ledge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, coated with redwood bark along with a dwelling roof to blend in with all the coastal California hillside. The clients’ most important house is higher […]

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Get the Hang of Hanging Flower Baskets

Who does not love a hanging basket filled with a profusion of foliage or blossoms? This sort of container gardening is a magical addition to your deck, patio, arbor or deck and it’s simple, as long as you know a few tricks of the trade. Below are some ideas on planting your hanging baskets and […]

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6 Driveway Appears Take Landscapes Along for the Ride

Driveways are often the most overlooked part of garden layout, considered more utilitarian than something worthy of our attention; nevertheless we usually travel together them at least two times per day, and they’re frequently both the first and last thing people see. What impression does your driveway give? Certainly designing homes that flank a driveway […]

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Hang Your American Flag With Style and Etiquette

The afternoon before my house burned down, I was thinking about flags. It was the end of June, and we had been in the middle of painting our house’s exterior. The front and back and one side have been completed, and that I was closing in about the fourth. It seemed so fresh and bright, […]

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8 Inventive Kitchen Floor Treatments

These kitchen floors look far beyond the standard hardwood that we’ve all gotten used to. These fun floor ideas, from ‘s Kitchen of the Week series, choose sensible flooring to the next level with paint, fresh ways with old fashioned substances, ecofriendly options and much more. Gaspar’s Construction 1. Striped marmoleum in Seattle. Whilst marmoleum […]

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Food and Community Thrive at a U.K. Allotment Garden

When landscape designer Laara Copley-Smith spends a Sunday afternoon in her vegetable garden, she does not step in the backyard. Instead she tucks into her plot of community garden — known as an allotment in the U.K. — five minutes out of her Surrey, England, home. Copley-Smith rents this 255-square-meter (2,700-square-foot) bit of land from […]

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