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Debbie Ballentine
September 22, 2014 1
Selected as the official California state grass in 2004, purple needle grass (Stipa pulchra) has a tough constitution and showy awns, making this native bunchgrass an option for low-water home gardens and restoration projects (see the caution regarding growing it near pets below, though)....
We Can Dream: An Expansive Tennessee Farmhouse on 750 Acres
Mitchell Parker | September 22, 2014 7
There’s not much to Williamsport, Tennessee, in terms of restaurants, live music or storefronts. That’s all in Nashville, about an hour’s drive away. But what Williamsport lacks in nightlife, it more than makes up for in sheer beauty. Rolling...
Houzz Tour: Clever DIY Tricks Warm a Rustic Rental Cottage
Jenny Drew | September 22, 2014 4
This rustic worker’s cottage resides in the country suburb of Guildford, northeast of Perth, Australia. It was the perfect place for interior designer Nelly Reffet and her partner to rent while they started a family. When they moved out and into another...
Room of the Day: A Master Bath Embraces the River View
Becky Harris | September 22, 2014 7
Spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River and the compelling architecture of the home drove the design of this beautiful bathroom in Rockport, Ontario. “We built the scheme around the stone and the architecture,” says interior designer Julia...
Once a Barren Rooftop, Now a Serene City Getaway
Bonnie Monte | September 22, 2014 9
A lush garden isn’t out of reach in the heart of New York City. Landscape designer Todd Haiman turned a barren rooftop into a serene escape, complete with a dining and grilling area, a daybed, an outdoor shower and plants galore. Careful planning made...
5 Ways to Put Fall Leaves to Work in Your Garden
Therese Ciesinski | September 22, 2014 34
In fall my town holds leaf collection days, when homeowners (or their landscape services) blow or rake fallen leaves off their properties into big piles in the streets. Later a truck comes and vacuums them away. What I see being vacuumed up are dollar...
Not a Big Cook? These Fun Kitchen Ideas Are for You
Laura Gaskill | September 22, 2014 16
Kitchen design tends to be centered around the presumption that you will be spending loads of time in your kitchen cooking. Not so earth shattering, right? But the fact is, not everyone loves to cook. Not everyone could really use a supersize fridge,...
Houzz Tour: Nature and Efficiency Inspire a Woodland Home
Natalie Wain | September 21, 2014 10
When Clare and Jonathan Potter bought a piece of land in southeast England with a view to building their own home, they were determined to embrace sustainable living. The land is set amid 18 acres of glorious ancient woodland in the New Forest area, and...
Black, White and Gold Add Up to Bathroom Design Heaven
Karen Wilson | September 21, 2014 7
So you want all-out glamour, luxury and indulgence in your bathroom, but you don’t want it to look like the Palace of Versailles or the ladies’ powder room at Harrods? Getting the balance right without tipping over into kitsch can be tricky, but these...
How One Couple Got a Perfectly Intimate Backyard Wedding
Lauren Piasecki | September 21, 2014 23
Alissa Martin, owner of the clothing and shoe store Pavement, and Jeb Jungwirth, a psychologist, wanted their autumn nuptials to feel like the two of them just woke up that day and decided to have...
Window Wizardry: 7 Clever Approaches to Privacy
Rebecca Naughtin | September 21, 2014 7
Creating privacy while letting in light and views can be an issue for many suburban homes. We often see frosted windows or deliberate screens as the only method of dealing with the issue. Luckily, we now have design alternatives that not only offer...
Meet the Mighty Saguaro of the Desert Landscape
Karen Peterson | September 21, 2014 6
Every classic Western movie worth its salt lick had a saguaro cactus stuck somewhere in the landscape, out yonder or sometimes in town, and then it was usually plopped in front of the saloon. They’re an iconic image, these giant, multiarmed...
12 Classic Bulbs for Spring Blooms
Marianne Lipanovich | September 21, 2014 14
Spring bulbs are amazing. One small, brown, often misshapen package contains everything needed to produce roots, leaves and a beautiful flower (or flowers). Bulbs are easy to grow, have relatively few pests and diseases, can go in the ground or into a...
15 Cool Rooms and the TV Shows They Want You to Watch
Becky Harris | September 20, 2014 59
It’s finally time for our “stories” (as my friend Michael calls sudsy TV shows, in honor of his grandmother) to pick up with new episodes again. With ever-changing technology, fall premieres may not have exactly the same urgency they did back when...
Reflecting on a Gardening Year
Benjamin Vogt | September 20, 2014 31
I remember April like it was yesterday — in fact, I’m convinced it was yesterday. I don’t understand how life accelerates exponentially every year, but I do know that one of the things I can do to slow it down is to stop, reflect and experience...