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Houzz Tour: Major Renovations Aid a Usonian Home
Its classic lines got to stay, but this 1950s home's outdated spaces, lack of privacy and structural problems got the boot
"leaking roof, sagging cantilever and outdated kitchens and baths. She hired Dahlin... to the roof, the renovations touched every space in the house in some way. Dahlin... to the roof, yes there were repairs needing to be made on this flat roof house. We... on the roof as well. The EPDM single-ply rubber roofs are the solution for homes... type of roofing material was used on this home during the remodel? This home looks..."
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Retreat on a British Moor
Once nearly uninhabitable, this 18th-century farmhouse is now a beautiful example of ecofriendliness and self-sufficiency
"A flat-roofed extension had been constructed back in the 1950s to link the two buildings... — the roof, floors, windows. Apart from the stonework and the timber beams and trusses... or vast roof area of solar panels could cover that electricity drain. I quote the article... the barn roof; and solar thermal panels provide much of the hot water. " (Oh, and it... designed roof overhangs or louvers, you keep the summer sun out and the same stone will..."
5 Modern Pavilions and Pool Houses
With glass walls and a streamlined sensibility that direct focus toward the view, minimalism can be a natural fit for outdoor structures
"flat roofs — keep people from considering a residence in such a style. The glass... and flat roofs are the antithesis of traditional dwellings, what many people associate... floating flat roof perched upon an off-center core. A closer view shows how the corner of... lighting and plants. The enclosed bar runs parallel and is seen in the distance. The enclosed... trellis and roof — define the spaces and give the project its character. Pool House, Dungan..."
Go for a Greenhouse Effect With an Exotic Conservatory
Cultivate a rarified hothouse feel with or without all-glass walls; these inspiration photos and product picks show you how
"warm-climate plants, such as citrus, in cold climates. They have a horticultural past and... You'll need plants (preferably tropical ones), some summery wicker furniture and maybe... glass roof from the outside? scarbowcow, You would have the conservatory on the... glass roof. I was wondering the same thing. scarbowcow I... off the roof, though. But having looked at the home where this photo was taken, I..."
Protect a Precious Resource With a Rain Garden
"variety of plants and wildlife. In a pristine environment, rainfall is picked up by... by plants or absorbed into the ground, where it recharges local streams and groundwater... dirt, and planted it with a variety of plants like catmint, lavender, iris, lilies and... The plants need to be wetland plants, that don't mind being under water during... their plants or their precious small patch of green grass. We have planted all desert..."
How to Help Your Home Fit Into the Landscape
"staining or planting is involved. Between bouts of studying plant catalogs and reading... entire yard planted with nothing but blue and orange plants? The reason green and red don't... growing plants. Planting a hedge that is to be maintained at say 4 feet but has a mature... Regarding roofing: I've read that putting in a lighter colored roof (white, light grey)... of what plant (actual names) were used and (especially) why you chose that plant in..."
A Vertical Park in Zurich Greens Up the Grid
This breathtaking mix of steel and vines in Switzerland shows promise for greener, healthier cities around the world
"climbing plants. I first learned about the project in 2007. It was completed five years... photos show plants just starting their voyage up the structure. Half a decade later, the... is the plant that's been used here? I would like to see how this structure is oriented... As the "roof" of the structure fills in with greenery it appears as if access to light... interior plants. rjg888 - Good point. For reference, the first photo is looking north..."
What a Landscape Architect Wants You to Know About What They Do
There are many misconceptions about exactly what landscape architects do. Learn what they are all about in the first step toward hiring one
"green roofs, gardens, public art, fountains … and the list goes on. It is a broad... do the planting had no idea how to plant any of the different plant specimens. There... we want plantings but aren't quite sure what plants would work in a certain spot for... 'sustainable'. Planting trees and shrubs and herbaceous plants etc in pleasing ways is great... work on plant selection with a garden designer who knows plants and their growing habits..."
How to Replace Your Lawn With a Garden
New project for a new year: Lose the turfgrass for energy savings, wildlife friendliness and lower maintenance
"dominated by plants whose water needs exceed what nature provides. Even in areas where rainfall... diverse planting can have multiple benefits — from an expanded wildlife habitat to... superior plants. Maybe I'm too much a Darwinist, but I'll be planting native plants... and then plant in the dirt you can kill the grass and plant immediately resulting in... Runoff from roofs? Will rambunctious types end up in the neighbor's yard? Right plant,..."
15 Ideas to Try in Your Garden This Year
"same. Plants grow and die, it rains or doesn’t, and wildlife buzzes around and pollinates... pollinates plants or deer eat a season’s worth of growth. In addition to the natural forces... to be planting plants and vines that beautify the area. If you install fence around... addition, planting native shrubs, trees, sedges, herbaceous plants... They provide habitat... water wise plants we added was a Russian Sage bush. It gets beautiful purple blossoms..."
Get an Edge: The Best Border Material for Your Garden
Do you want garden edging made of stone, concrete, metal or wood? Here are things to consider when choosing
"separate planting styles or contain plants. It also is widely used to define pathways... vaged roof tiles throughout our garden as edging. We've had it for a number of years... full of plants and ground covers typically cover part of the pavers to soften the look... with your planting themes, color choices, outdoor furniture and garden ambience.Longevity... gardens with plantings near a path; bamboo in small areas is also effective to create a..."
Use a "Regionalistic Style" to Develop a Cohesive Landscape
"home. She planted in pots a variety of mediterranean grasses and perennials. She had... The same plants used in Minnesota were a shocking contrast. It would have been better... native plants and considering microclimates, region and history of site surely stands... picking out plants, hardscape and trees that really DON'T belong in Northern California... area and planting masses of drought tolerant plants help weave this backyard seamlessly..."
Conservatories of Longwood Gardens Inspire Awe
Take a virtual tour of the magnificent greenhouses and surrounding areas of this stunning Pennsylvania masterpiece garden
"of lush plantings, grand greenhouses and arboretums. The du Pont family crafted some... seeing as a plant or design lover! Franki - I agree about Christmas! The poinsettias are... truly the plants that make Longwood sing. With a choreographed dance, the plants rotate... indoor plants and boast grandiose entrances on all sides. They are the heart of the... simply a plant lover's dream. If you have only five minutes at Longwood, your first..."
Complete Your Landscape with a Backyard Cottage
"hot to plant anything in the garden, so we begin analyzing what we should have done... giving plantings an opportunity to offset themselves from something.... color, plantings, stones, and the unexpected! We brought home a 'playhouse' and turned... doors and plantings elevates this garage from functional to beautiful. I love pool houses... more when planted against the side of a cute cottage. Outbuildings can function as potting..."
Spring Has Sprung: Windowboxes and Container Gardens
"geranium plant on either side. A plain Jane boring house can be transformed into a... without the plants and realized how much curb appeal they add.... interesting plant compositions in them. Prague, Czech Republic. For this apartment dweller... you can plant useful herbs on a window ledge; when I lived in Venice we harvested our... hanging plants certainly help make it so! Charlottesville, Virginia. This is my friend..."