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How to Help Your Town’s Beneficial Birds and Bugs
"their gardens and are leaving plants up over winter, most yards and cities on their... the city landscape since 2009. In addition to raising public awareness of and creating... an art and ecological collaborative in San Francisco, has been planting wild habitats... bugs and wildlife in our built environments, the group is also beautifying it, leaving... boxes and public habitat sculptures as calling cards, spreading the word of our silent..."
Great Design Plant: Cape Rush
"atile and adaptable, this low-maintenance ornamental grass provides an element of... consider cape rush (Chondropetalum tectorum), the perfect exotic and ornamental grass... Your garden serves as an outdoor sanctuary — your personal refuge from the distractions... distractions and pressures of daily life. If your current plantings aren’t taking you to... Browse landscape designs | More great design plants... feet tall and 8 feet wide. If you are gardening in a space where you must have a more..."
Mistletoe Is Coming to Town
The sight of this mistletoe may not always bring about festive feelings, but for U.S. Southwest gardeners, it’s not all bad
"Southwest gardeners, it’s not all bad... water and nutrients. In winter mistletoe is particularly striking, dangling from... horticulturist and certified arborist, I am often asked whether or not mistletoe is bad for... mistletoe, and if it does, should you remove it? Let’s get down to the basics about mistletoe... mistletoe and why finding it growing in your tree may not be as bad as you think.... of our landscape and I enjoy the green it provides. For the ecological benefits of..."
Capes Across America
"Cape Cod design — and its dream of a relaxed seaside lifestyle — finds a home across... climates and norms. This is because the Cape is, in its soul, the one house style that... flower gardens, white picket fences and a simpler, more relaxed lifestyle. Historically... , the Cape Cod house started as a modest and efficient design in response to Colonial... them, and now there are examples of Capes all across the country. Initially a modest..."
How to Decide on a New Town
These considerations will help you evaluate a region and a neighborhood, so you can make the right move
"region and a neighborhood, so you can make the right move... neighborhood and, finally, a street and a house. Let's get started.... enjoy and even our health. If you are considering a big move — whether you are moving... small town. Love small towns best. My son lives in northern Alberta and he and... , our town has a low crime rate and my children can walk the streets and be at peace... lower key town with great schools and fabulous neighbors and have been very happy. Thinking..."
Great Design Plant: Euphorbia
The daring colors and low water needs of this tropical plant make it a favorite for injecting life into tired landscapes year-round
"colors and low water needs of this tropical plant make it a favorite for injecting... Euphorbus, and medicinal and biological studies of the plant span millennia. And whether... low-water landscapes everywhere, Euphorbia is a plant for every season and all occasions... sizes and growing needs are limitless. Comprising mostly succulents and other tropicals... ties to landscape history and human consumption. It was named in honor of the Greek..."
Houzz Tour: Mid-century Modern on Cape Cod
"This town and the larger area around it on the tip of Cape Cod (also known as "the... types and celebrities to retreat and relax in peace, while mingling with one another... sprawling home and gathering spaces for an active family, with more private areas spinning... star-studded and literati-laden history; it became a very private spot for creative types... Saltonstall and his partner Oliver Morton as a private club for contemporary art collectors..."
Great Design Plant: Plumbago
"Santa Fe and Seattle? There are a few, but this one is a star. Meet plumbago (Ceratostigma... a weed and pulled most of it up. Luckily I missed some and when it bloomed, I looked... it up and realized what I had done and am now letting it grow back in. Also, it's... ANYTHING to a garden again! I have this ground cover and love it. I am in a zone 4 and... the U.S. and commonly as an annual, but I see you're in Florida, so I'm sure it's hardy..."
Vegetables and Flowers Mix in Beautiful Edible Gardens
"edible garden mates. We know you'll get along just beautifully... doesn't a garden composed of plants both beautiful and productive make sense? Say hello... blended garden — or what I affectionately refer to as a cottage-potage garden — where... veggie garden in with the laundry line, garbage cans, compost bins and other drab service... Beauty and Bounty It's time to stop banishing the edibles to the back 40 and bring..."
Tour a Pioneering Beach Town That Fosters Community
No cars, mixed-use zones, strict building codes ... a new book takes us inside Seaside, a champion of New Urbanism
"at the town and the principles it has become famous for, followed by a closer look... Urbanist town since its inception in 1981. This fact comes from Dhiru Thadani, a Washington... urbanist and educator who served as an artist in residence in Seaside in 2011 — the... quality and character of communities." In the massive book Visions of Seaside (Rizzoli... history and evolution of the pioneering community, highlights many of the place's..."
My Houzz: An Antique Cape Cod House Explodes With Color
Creativity and color burst from every corner in this unique 18th-century Massachusetts home for an artist and her family
"ivity and color burst from every corner in this unique 18th-century Massachusetts... Kristin and Mark Nicholas. It was originally painted in simple whites and pastels,... Kristin and Mark Nicholas and their daughter, Julia Location: Franklin County, Mas... and Kristin has spent the past 14 years layering on brushstrokes in vivid colors... crochet and stitchery designs, Kristin has made their home a true reflection of her..."
Great Design Tree: The Dove Tree
With distinctive fluttery flowers and a height that towers over the landscape, the dove tree provides a respite from the summer sun
"flowers and a height that towers over the landscape, the dove tree provides a respite... in the landscape, and the flowers are at once unusual and beautiful — pure white and... structure and large, elegantly shaped leaves," says landscape architect Christopher Yates... and pendulous." Certainly a landscape investment, the dove tree welcomes admiration... dazzling and perhaps lesser known dove tree (Davidia involucrata). “The tree has a beautiful..."
7 Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives
Turf isn't the only ground cover in town. Get a lush no-grass lawn with clover, moss and other easy-care plants
"cover in town. Get a lush no-grass lawn with clover, moss and other easy-care plants... reduce your landscape maintenance or your impact on the environment? You plant a low-m... "lawn" and re-planting, what can I try? And if I do dig up and replant, what steps... other beds and over curbs so it must be cut back and its growth controlled (it is easily... California and other parts of the Southern U.S. and has a very long blooming period...."
My Houzz: Cape Cod Style in California
A family of four transforms their Pacific Coast home with warm, beachy accents and plenty of space to entertain
"accents and plenty of space to entertain... Julie and Rick Borgens and two daughters, ages 19 and 21 Location: Capistrano Beach... Native landscaping and a luxurious backyard pool helped complete its transformation... Julie and Rick Borgens bought this bluffside home in California's Orange County,... ocean view and expansive outdoor space overshadowed the bland 1970s stucco exterior. But... Tuvalu Home and R.J. Imports, they were able to remodel the space into a home worthy of..."
Get Along With Less Lawn — Ideas to Save Water and Effort
Ditch the mower and lower your water bill while creating a feast for the eyes with diverse plantings and gathering places
"mower and lower your water bill while creating a feast for the eyes with diverse... people and pets, and as circulation corridors through landscapes. Thanks to their... resources, and they demand regular mowing and fertilizing, not to mention weeding and... Most home landscapes offer plenty of opportunities to create colorful, engaging and more... at your landscape with fresh eyes and move beyond the lawn.... color and texture, lawns often serve as a place for the eye to rest within an area..."