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janmarie23
In order to get the permit to rebuild our home that was destroyed by fire, we have to incorporate a rain garden into the landscape, not easy on a lot that is less than .25 acres! I am looking for plants that will be low growing and will accentuate the gentle slope from the house to the lake. I would also like to find flowering plants for the rain garden. Any suggestions?
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janet4784
janmarie, I'm sorry about your home loss.
Look up your state's native plant society and then find the chapter nearest you. They would have the best suggestions for appropriate plants in your area. It can vary greatly, so always best to research in advance. Since you have a slope, you don't want to plant anything that will need fertilizers or pesticides, as that would runoff into the lake. There are probably low-growing natives that bloom seasonally that would be good for a rain garden and would require little maintenance. You will still need to provide irrigation until established..
Google 'rain gardens in (your state)' and you'll probably get some great ideas. Good luck!
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wantsideas
Laura,

I so enjoy your articles. Last year I edited some ornaments and was going to send them off to the thrift store this year. Never got around to it. This year I have more. Rather than give them stuff they probably don't have room for in January, I had a bag that was filled with my still nice cast offs, but put them with my Christmas stuff labled "Thrift Store for November!" Way too nice to throw away but I have too much. This year, before Thanksgiving, those ornaments are finding another home.
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wantsideas
Interesting!! I find most clients with excess anything always worry about the who, where, when, how, of getting a thing out of the house, rather than just getting it out. Lots of folks spend January looking for ornament deals, paper, even gifts. Take those ornaments out right now perhaps?: )
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jonathan3
"Warm ambience", thanks lidarose, I was looking for the right words. I love the soft colors used throughout this home. The collection is displayed very well.
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taisenjay
Wonderful
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peacheydesign
Finally! A beautiful home, full to the brim with personality. When do I move in?!
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sonny62
Normally, I am not drawn to bold colors, however, the pop of colors used throughout this home is done with such panache. Also, the placement of furnishings, the use of imaginative wallpaper and the geometric tilework and textiles are coordinated so well. I admired someone who has the ability to carry it off. But, it’s the light fixture in the dining room that I think is absolutely outrageous . . . and that is meant as a compliment. Fascinating.
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kdockrey
@triciarobinson - did your contract with the builder or subcontractors obligate you to pay for these "higher than bid" prices. I did have a contractor send me a bill for a list of change orders and upgrades after I fired him. I did not sign off on any of these change orders or his perceived upgrades. I did not pay him a dime for them. In CA, the standard is that any change orders have to be signed off on the owner or the contractor can't charge for them.
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Beatrice Kalinda Mkenda
I really loved the article. Great ideas. Am happy that we 'thought big'. I can't wait to enjoy our new house once completed.
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