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Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Space
Downsize with less compromise: Celebrate the positive, pare down thoughtfully and get the most from your new home
"find a smaller place that still meets your needs?... shifting to a smaller space is a major challenge. When I shifted to a smaller space I had... This smaller yard is much easier. This house is smaller but still has better f... for our smaller rooms. We have decided that we need to switch some out for smaller... may be smaller then what you bought your furniture for. Hint: we have this problem... love my smaller space and our family spends more time together. This is such a timely..."
28 Great Homes Smaller Than 1,000 Square Feet
"live in a smaller home. They always assume those who live in smaller 'have to' lol!... bungalows smaller yards that are manageable.. and thus more enjoyable.. We can travel... live in smaller home instead of larger ones . Realistically speaking budget wise and... in our smaller homes and keep us in them as long as possible . We need to see homes... sofas for smaller spaces ..ones that are comfy easy to get in and out of.. and I..."
Great Design Plant: Skylands Oriental Spruce, a Favorite Conifer
Brighten up a drab corner of your garden with Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’, a smaller spruce that a bird family might just call home
"of your garden with Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’, a smaller spruce that a bird family... cools a garden on a hot summer day and brightens up a sleeping winter garden. It also... to my garden frequently ask me which of my 100 conifers is my favorite. Without... woodland gardens. Finally, your neighbors will most likely not have one. Let’s take... magnificent garden... A garden is a special place that can provide solace and relaxation..."
How to Grow Your Own Apricots
Velvety fruit, pretty blossoms and interesting bark make apricot trees a delight — and they’re great for smaller gardens
Great Design Plant: Knock Out Roses
As glorious as their high-maintenance kin for a fraction of the work, Knock Out roses make even beginners look like garden stars
"made rose gardening so much more accessible to the average gardener, so the biggest decision... to your garden. After all, they're fussy and disease prone, and require endless spraying... in the gardening world because of their easy care requirements and prolific blooming... of the smaller bushes in front and replace them with a more varied garden this spring... through your garden. I too am having lots of trouble with black spot on my knockouts. I..."
Great Design Plant: Ornamental Allium
"element to gardens of all styles... cottage garden companion, but it can embellish gardens of all styles and sizes. Bordering... edible gardening. Relative to the edible onion, the ornamental allium has been a longtime... get the smaller, white allums to rebloom. At about $15 per bulb, I've had to give... occupying a smaller footprint, making it great for small gardens or other narrow planting... making the garden a living party. Floral lollipops poke their heads above surrounding..."
Great Design Plant: Sedum (Stonecrop)
Terrific at filling gaps and in a wide range of colors and shapes, sedum is a hearty problem solver in the garden
"into the garden with sedum. Prolific blooms earn notice in summer months, but bold evergreen... in the garden. Choose from fluorescent fleshy ground covers or dusty upright shrubs... cover garden nooks or even just as an accent.... where I garden, they come back year after year. The classic tall variety S. spectabile... .. or smaller, trailing species, sedums solve garden dilemmas on multiple fronts... for rock gardens. Feel free to cut a few stems and bring them inside for a seasonal..."
Great Design Plant: Golden Creeping Jenny
"additions to a garden, and definitely worth the time they take to mature. But if you're looking... a grey garden! Be careful. It can take over a garden. Pretty in pots. I love it... my 6B garden. It is aggressive with smaller plants but even though it claims to... garden, "A RAIN GARDEN" it removes run off water from the rain drain or street... "Secret Garden" effect. Pretty! I have it growing in my pond and it is quite happy..."
Great Design Plant: Milkweed
Quit cringing. This not-weed plant is a sight to behold in the garden, has a delicious vanilla scent and is a magnet for butterflies
"in the garden, has a delicious vanilla scent and is a magnet for butterflies... in your garden is milkweed. I know that when most people hear the name, they cringe... client garden beds. We have swamp milkweed that we've planted by a lake in NJ. We... in the garden center at Lowes. Monarchs love it and it fits nicely in between other... to my garden here in Southern California. I checked the local Osh and Home Depot..."
Great Design Plant: Feather Reed Grass
10 Native Wildflowers to Beautify Your Winter Garden
They stand strong in wind, feed wildlife and are easy to grow. But you may want to add these plants for their looks alone
"winter garden, because the benefits are enormous: seeds and cover for wildlife, litter... winter garden can be gorgeous, even as gorgeous as the summer one. In fact, I now... summer garden with all those gooey gumdrop, sugary flowers giving me sensory overload... winter garden worth putting on gloves, scarves, hats, thermal underwear and snowshoes... raised garden bed. I love grasses, especially what I think is called Mexican grass..."
Great Design Plant: Russian Sage
Silvery stems in winter and a haze of purple blooms in spring and summer make this spiky plant a year-round performer in the garden
"summer gardens, and Russian sage, a particularly popular spiky specimen, stands above... in the gardens of our home before we bought it. It appeared to have grown unchecked... overtake the garden. That said, it is beautiful when it blooms if you can keep it in check... zone 6 garden. Maybe the soil is too fertile? I am a bit confused by the zones given... within my garden. It keeps the neighborhood cats happy without them feeling they should..."
Great Design Plant: Rock Cotoneaster
Adaptable and highly tolerant, this branching plant makes a terrific ground cover and cutting source
"— and garden — ornamental festivities can be enjoyed year-round. Foliage, flowers... in the garden and home from spring's emergence through winter's close.... have the smaller cranberry cotoneaster (apiculatus) because it is more cold hardy, not... paths or garden edges. Instead, allow the plant to spread elegantly in rock gardens... deter garden visitors from straying. Rock cotoneaster has a naturally beautiful form..."
Great Design Plant: Wild Bergamot, Friend of Foragers
Nourish butterflies and other winged creatures with the tubular flowers of Monarda fistulosa, a pretty pink native
"pollinator gardens, perennial borders and informal meadow or prairie plantings. Its bushy... in your garden and watch the constant flurry of winged friends visiting wild bergamot... in the garden? It's the decisive factor for many people when planning a garden. See... butterfly garden and was a smashing success with a wide variety of butterflies and bees... Rendezvous garden Flowers for Rendezvous Thanks, everyone, for all your info. I really..."
Great Design Plant: 'Shenandoah' Switchgrass
With jewel-like flowers that belie its tough nature, this warm-season grass is wonderful in a fall garden vignette