agiesbrecht


Type:
Home owner 
Location
NE  
About me:
Christian geek, armchair theologian, lover of tea 
My favorite style:
Craftsman 
My next house project:
2 bedroom 1960s townhouse, in need of some pizazz, plus cat-friendly details. 
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Garden-Friendly Native Alternatives to Overplanted Exotics

There are lots of gorgeous, wildlife-friendly native plants ready to make an appearance in your garden Full Story
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sajoko
5 years ago we tilled up the patchy lawn at our house in the San Luis Valley of Colorado and planted blue Grama. We're at 7,700' elevation, and our average yearly moisture is under 7". Blue Grama thrives, as it's the native grass in the mountains that surround us. We water it once or twice a summer to keep it green, and mowed it about twice a summer for the first 3 years. The last two years we've left it unmowed, and I just love the swoopy long leaves with the beautiful seed heads. We decided not to cut the grass after noticing that the patches we had mowed the previous year took much longer to green up in the spring--the long grass caught and held more snowfall, and in this climate we need our plants to catch all the moisture they can!
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31 True Tales of Remodeling Gone Wild

Drugs, sex, excess — the home design industry is rife with stories that will blow your mind, or at least leave you scratching your head Full Story
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agiesbrecht
@Jean Stryker: Guinea pigs don't burrow, but they do hide in tall grass/shrubs and make nests in plant litter.

My sister-in-law, who is an interior designer, once told me about a client who wanted pink. Everywhere in her house: pink. Walls, carpets, drapes, everything. My SIL was hard-pressed to come up with variations on that theme so that it wasn't just a massive sea of pink!
August 20, 2014 at 8:42AM     
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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR
Kimba, your question has a much better chance of being responded to if you click above on the "advice" tab and post under "design dilemmas" topics. Best of luck!
August 30, 2014 at 12:27PM     
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Pink Fortitude, LLC
Should not have read this article over my lunch break. Was laughing to hard I almost choked on my leftover tacos! BEST. ARTICLE. EVER.
September 3, 2014 at 8:04AM     
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