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Great Design Plant: Catalina Ironwood, a Tree for Antiquity
Peeling bark gives this tree an antique look, but its low water needs are perfect for drought-prone areas today
"its low water needs are perfect for drought-prone areas today... a low-water, natural landscape. But in a more formal, neat setting, it's as out of... the wild on CA's Catalina Island. Be cautious in a landscaped area. It likes very... little water once established and is susceptible to fire blight which is fatal. I've... your zoneWater requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little or no irrigation... depending on the look you want for your landscape. Make sure the drainage is perfect..."
Enjoy Your Summer Garden — Here's What to Do in July
Our July gardening guides take the guesswork out of your summer watering, pruning and planting. See our tips for your U.S. region
"summer watering, pruning and planting. See our tips for your U.S. region... drink. Water, prune, feed and plant; before you know it fall will be here. And while... cover on a slope! Wow, such nice flowers and I am sure that you must have put in... enough water, but not wasting water. The key is to target water in the plant’s root... tough on plants, but it’s important to be water wise in the arid West," writes Colorado..."
Great Design Plant: Desert Marigold Cheers Up Hot, Dry Areas
"little water and lots of sun... where water is scarce and the sun is blazing. Often seen along roadsides, in wildflower... information on care! Thank you so much for this article. Timing was perfect as I was just... survive on natural rainfall, but will appreciate water once or twice a month during... seed, water it every few days until the seed has germinated. Thereafter water twice... supplemental water until becoming established in the new location. Water twice a week for..."
Texas Gardener's May Checklist
Be especially water wise this month as you sow seeds, tend to your lawn and plant edibles, grasses and flowers
"especially water wise this month as you sow seeds, tend to your lawn and plant edibles... trickle watering on my fruit trees now without pulling from metered water. I have... Texas water rates increasing they have been a wonderful addition. I can water all... over. Water smartly. We Texans should have this phrase on bumper stickers on our... tattooed on our foreheads: "Don't waste water!" Much of our state is still in an extended..."
Design Workshop: The ‘Disappearing’ Guardrail
Putting the focus on the view instead of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes clearly the best option
"focus on the view instead of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes clearly... transparency on top of these priorities and you can see how complicated things can get.... snowstop on the roof). As a final flourish, we used the same system on our loft stair... compromised on cost by using pickets down the side of the house. A gate at each end allows... rails on my own home but refuse to build them for others. Don't want to be sued...."
Amazingly Low-Maintenance Picks for Outdoor Planters
"summer watering and care to a minimum... and cut watering in half. I have mixed them in when I transplant delicate cuttings... a fool watering hydranyas, gardenias. And then one day I walked out my front door... zones on a USDA map - google "growing zone" and your zip code). Also, a good local... thrive on neglect. Always err on the side of underwatering, not overwatering. If they... need less water than most other outdoor plants. But be wary when using terra-cotta pots..."
Great Design Plant: Manzanita
"make this water-wise tree a worthwhile investment... great info on whether or not Manzanita is available where you are, and for great native... zones: 7-10Water requirement: Low to noneSun requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature... clusters on the tips of Dr. Hurd's branches, lasting well into early spring. Few plants... dynamic and water-wise landscape is possible almost anywhere. Before you plant. This plant..."
Lush Garden in the Las Vegas Desert
"hand with water savvy in a couple's oasis of green in the Nevada desert... tough: Water is at a premium, and the soil is poor. Luckily for this couple, their... minimal water. Houzz at a Glance: Location: Las Vegas Size: Front: about 4,500 square... property's water bills averaged about $200 each month; now they average about $50 per... other water demanding plants, in desert climates should be prohibited, considering..."
Inventive New Products for Fun Designs Ahead
Check out the 2013 Dwell on Design expo's twists on midcentury patterns, instant color palettes, surprises for the patio and more
"Dwell on Design expo's twists on midcentury patterns, instant color palettes, surprises... twist on midcentury style and a bouncy seat built around a soccer ball — these and... Dwell on Design conference and expo in Los Angeles June 21-23.... like this on my outside condo wall? Love the tiles and the dishes! And the range hoods... of the water, and because it's mixed with resin, it creates a lightweight form in..."
Pacific Northwest Gardener: What to Do in July
Deadheading spent flowers, keeping up with watering and starting seeds indoors are the biggest gardening tasks for July
"up with watering and starting seeds indoors are the biggest gardening tasks for July... show. Watering is also key during hot, dry periods in the Pacific Northwest. Even... supplemental watering of flowering perennials and vegetables. Choosing a stylish hose is... are left on a rose, the plant uses up precious energy creating fruit, which in this... flowers on a stem have finished, cut the stem back to a set of leaves so the dahlia..."
Guest Picks: Superstylish Indoor-Outdoor Rugs
"Soft on the feet and easy on the eyes, these rugs work great for high-traffic areas... belong on the deck or by the pool. The colors, patterns and weaves available now... price on 4 4x6s--on a flash deal...from Wayfair.com...free shipping on top of good... Chhibber, on behalf of Thosbaker.com Very fun new rugs, thanks so much for sharing! M+D... bringing them on the lanai and draping them over furniture--the dining table and chairs and..."
Potted Plants Perk Up the Streets of Coastal France
Dotting a stairway or perched on a café table, plants in colorful pots and vibrant flowers make a picturesque scene in a town on the coast
"perched on a café table, plants in colorful pots and vibrant flowers make a picturesque... a town on the coast... perched on tables and chairs, and are mounted right onto the exterior walls. See... from out on the water, snow-capped mountains are visible in the distance. This facade..."
Lighting That Invites Romance
"and turn on the tunes. On Valentine’s Day it’s all about setting the mood... all come on and stay on for four to six hours. I love the romantic glow! using dimmer... pattern on surfaces. And I have to wonder, was "switch to a three-way bulb" a dou... candles on timers. You can find them in all shapes, colors, sizes and patterns, and... lights on your headboard — or on the floor behind your bed — to transform your back..."
Hang Out With Friends All Day, Anywhere You Go
Connect with compadres or colleagues using always-on ambient video — consider it a free magic window for the home, the office or on the go
"always-on ambient video — consider it a free magic window for the home, the office... found me on Houzz.com. Because they live 3 hours away from me we had our first meeting... meeting on Skype! Very cool, no? And how appropriate to go with this story! Thanks for... wrote on the Skype company blog last year about the power and joy of ambient video... all the water coolers in our offices so that anyone in one office can see what’s going..."
ICFF 2012 Report: Black+Blum for Home Plus Office
Everyday items for the home and workplace — a water bottle, a dish rack — get an unconventional rethink by the award-winning British company
"workplace — a water bottle, a dish rack — get an unconventional rethink by the award-winning... ilter water bottle to a handy dish rack, these designs aren't just smart, they're... relies on the traditional Japanese method of filtering water — binchotan active charcoal... self-filtering water bottle, which sold out online just a few hours after it released. The... s the water and balances the pH. The Thermo Pot (not yet available online) is a new..."