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Experiments Aplenty Fill Vancouver Edible Garden
Lush and brimming with test landscape plantings, a Canadian garden appeals to the eye and the palate
"Lush and brimming with test landscape plantings, a Canadian garden appeals to the... a test garden for their company, and they love to experiment with exotic flowers and... Caitlin and Owen Black's backyard in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighborhood. The co-owners... and every type of edible imaginable before using the plants with a client. When... their home, the backyard was a dilapidated concrete pad with overgrown weeds, and..."
Help for Selling Your Home Faster — and Maybe for More
Prep your home properly before you put it on the market. Learn what tasks are worth the money and the best pros for the jobs
"your home properly before you put it on the market. Learn what tasks are worth the... money and the best pros for the jobs... a big-picture view of how to prepare it. This ideabook will help you do that, so... get your home in shape to sell quickly at the best possible price (without breaking... price your home lower and go on vacation or board the pets and get the home sold as quickly... products gone and clutter is the home looks bigger and people can more easily picture themselves..."
Pitched Roofs Make a Point in Modern and Contemporary Homes
Flat roofs may be the modernist standard, but angled ones say 'home' loud and clear. See how architects are giving pitches a place today
"ones say 'home' loud and clear. See how architects are giving pitches a place today... Architecture and fell in love with the idea of being able to occupy and plant a garden on... ground-up home for ourselves, my husband and I are caught at an architectural crossroads... architects, and many of the homes we look to for inspiration are all-out modern. Like... front door and, most notably, a pitched roof. Modernist parents may cringe and patiently..."
Elements of Modernist Landscapes, Classic and New
Can a garden be modernist without the lawn and glass-walled views from indoors? See which midcentury principles still work for today
"Can a garden be modernist without the lawn and glass-walled views from indoors? See... modern garden modern? What aspects are to be treasured and preserved, and what may... consider gardens created between 1930s and 1960s as historic landscapes. What makes... homeowners and designers are updating midcentury gardens.... Kiley and James Rose consciously began integrating modernist architectural ideas... their work and designing landscapes that reflected contemporary life. More than a style..."
How to Pick a Nice Wall for Your Garden Room
Made by hand, prefab or growing from the ground, garden walls are key landscaping elements. Here's what to think about for your yard
"ground, garden walls are key landscaping elements. Here's what to think about for your... design book and you’ll find the term “garden room.” That’s because designers look at the... the garden as an extension of the house — as a stage for living. And just like in... options and uses for walls, it's easy to get caught up with the "What will it look... excitement and lose sight of practical concerns.... product and should hold exterior paint well. It comes in 1/4" and 1/2" thick. Here..."
Lawn Gives Way to a More Natural Lakeside Garden
Meadow grasses, beach pebbles and driftwood replace turfgrass in a nature-friendly landscape on Lake Washington’s shore
"pebbles and driftwood replace turfgrass in a nature-friendly landscape on Lake Washington’s... beach and a naturalistic meadow, reconnecting the landscape with the spirit of its... homeowners and pitched the idea of completely reinventing their landscape rather than... house and terrace, meadows and plants combination, stone paths and pool location... freaks. and water freaks. the lake, particularly with friends and BBQs and waterski..."
Inspiring Raised Beds for Fall and Spring Planting
"Vegetable Garden Even Better with Beautiful Boxes and Paths... vegetable garden. It's a ton of work, but in the end it's the gift that keeps on giving... better, and not having to go to the grocery store make a salad that much more enjoyable... bunnies and our beets haven't done well 2 years in a row, but it doesn't stop us from... years, and we just keep fighting back the grass that constantly threatens to take... raised bed gardens done (along with a shed). So I'm on the hunt for good ideas. Here are..."
Regal Lavender Rules Gardens Coast to Coast
"beautiful herb and show off its full beauty in the landscape... maturity and useful in every stage of development. From the deepest purples of 'Folgate'... oils and even edible applications. In fact, lavender lemonade is a surprising treat... in your garden, it will perform well with little care.... plant it and not have to work with it. Our home is in Arkansas and the hill faces South... Partridge Garden is stunning! I miss the lavender I planted at my old house and plan..."
Great Materials: Common Brick Stacks Up Style
So basic and yet so incredibly versatile, bricks can dress home exteriors, walls, roofs and more. Here's how to bring out their best
"basic and yet so incredibly versatile, bricks can dress home exteriors, walls, roofs... roofs and more. Here's how to bring out their best... patterns and used to create three-dimensional effects. And though brick is wonderfully... room, a home, a city. And when I see a brick wall, I really get a sense of the craftsman's... modular and generally cost effective, brick has been around for thousands of years... years and has been a building material of choice from ancient Sumeria to modern America..."
Great Design Plant: Rozanne Cranesbill
Try this vigorous scrambling beauty as a ground cover or container plant for captivating garden color all summer long
"captivating garden color all summer long... the rock garden, Rozanne would look right at home tumbling over boulders or stone walls... nature and allow it to intermingle with other sun-loving perennials in a garden border... nance gardens, it is easy to dismiss this hardy geranium as just another perennial... runners, and it blooms from early summer until the first hard frost in my Seattle garden... silver pot, and would need no accompaniment. However you use it, one thing is for sure..."
How to Grow Your Own Sweet Summer Crops
Got a garden patch and a hankering for the freshest veggies and berries? This guide will get even urban gardeners farming
"Got a garden patch and a hankering for the freshest veggies and berries? This guide... height of gardening season. Farmer's markets and roadside stands are filled with fresh... while home gardens are at the peak of production. It’s a time when eating fresh and... and healthy is easy and enticing. To reach this stage, you need to start early... winter and early spring. That’s the time to plan for those important first steps that..."
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's Guesthouse Brims With Charm
Celebrating nature's beauty, family and the written word, this guesthouse of two actors in Ojai fosters creativity in comfort
"family and the written word, this guesthouse of two actors in Ojai fosters creativity... & Gardens. Guesthouse at a Glance At the home of: Mary Steenburgen and Ted... friends and family, rehearse scripts and get some writing done. "Because everything... Steenburgen and Ted Danson's creative lifestyle called for a retreat where they could host... magazine and had been inspired by her style. She knew immediately their collaboration..."
Shop Your Garden for Easy Holiday Decorations
Make your home merry and bright without all the stress and fuss — everything you need is in your own backyard
"your home merry and bright without all the stress and fuss — everything you need... to your garden’s bounty of branches and berries and freshen up those neglected houseplants... shopping list and dinner plans this year that you’ve put festive decorations on the back... kindling and suddenly saw how lovely they were. Great holiday decorating tips and ideas... beads and glue that one and hang it over the door with a hook! :) -naturalpanther24..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Tower in a Virginia Forest
A tower with industrial materials, picture windows and citrine splashes makes a striking addition to the surrounding landscape
"materials, picture windows and citrine splashes makes a striking addition to the surrounding... World Bank and their children, had a few dilemmas when it came to their home. "Their existing... spaces and view of the forest and beyond. What resulted was KUBE's creation of "a... floors and window trims; they said that living there was a bit like living in a log... couple and their 2 kids Location: Great Falls, Virginia Size: 5,000 square feet..."
Architect's Toolbox: Strike a Balance With Symmetry
Home exteriors, landscapes and interior rooms feel orderly and restful when designed with two mirror-image halves
"Home exteriors, landscapes and interior rooms feel orderly and restful when designed... face and torso. Chances are good that your left and right sides match and that you're... symmetry and how that can be used in the design of our homes.... mirror and look at yourself. Now draw an imaginary line down the middle of your face... interest and keep things from being too static. That, in brief, is symmetry: each side..."