In contrast to traditional fences made of wood, green fences use trees, bushes and a mixture of plants to create privacy walls. The idea originated in Europe. They require little maintenance after the first year of installation.
Just as you need a few key pieces to make a great outfit, there are essential ingredients of a well-dressed room. Also, don’t let your room remain static once you have decorated it. Good design evolves, and rooms should change to reflect the seasons, your interests and life stages.
Instead of accepting lovely roses despite their many faults, gardeners now expect them to earn their place in the garden. Old varieties produced beautiful flowers on gangly plants that required a strict regimen of fertilizer, pesticides, pruning and pampering.
Our American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden is in full bloom and while they all are extraordinarily beautiful there are those certain varieties that just keep me fixated. I started noticing a few similar traits and as I researched them I realized they were all tetraploids. So instead of being diploid with each cell having two sets of chromosomes these varieties have four sets.
For me, all great moments revolve around good food - and lots of it. So when I think of summer, I think of picnics. Picnics are the perfect prelude to your favorite outdoor events, like Shakespeare in the Park, Fourth of July fireworks or an outdoor concert. Or, for gatherings of friends and family to celebrate special days like Memorial Day weekend, birthdays or Father's Day.
Dear Angie: I recently bought a house with a furnace that was installed improperly in 2002. My building inspector identified this as a safety hazard during the purchase process. The HVAC company now says that because the previous owner didn't have the initial work inspected by the city, they're not legally responsible. Is this actually the case?
FORT WORTH, Texas - There's a famous painter whose name is known by all, the impressionist Claude Monet, who despite all his innovative and highly valued paintings, pronounced, "My masterpiece is my garden."
Nothing makes us feel more productive than whipping out our scrubs and subjecting our home to a deep cleansing session. Conversely, nothing makes us feel unhealthier than breathing in the chemical-laden scents that seem to linger for days. While cleaning often is paramount to maintaining a germ-free home, these harsh cleaning products can be hazardous to your health and also leave your home smelling like a hand sanitizer rather than a comfortable environment. With summer on the horizon, it's time to deodorize your home the right way to make it fresh for entertaining guests. That's why we've concocted a few natural formulas below that will not only leave your home clean but smelling sweet.
Everyone saw her home, Casa Azul, in the movie "Frida," the biography of Mexico's most famous surrealist painter. The family house is in Coyoacan, where she grew up, a suburb just south of Mexico City. Today it is Museo Frida Kahlo for those intrepid enough to brave the trip to this lovely old town. And though wandering the house and Frida's studio is an exceptional experience, there are some great ideas outside in the garden.