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Gardening 101: Nasturtium

Nasturtium, <i>Tropaeolum majus:</i> “The Rambler”<p>Is this the prettiest edible plant? With its high-low appeal, nasturtium fits in anywhere that’s relaxed. A …


10 Easy Pieces: Onion and Garlic Baskets

Question: What is the modern equivalent of a root cellar? Answer: A root cellar, of course. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have one these days (I …


Hardscaping 101: The Ins and Outs of Dutch Doors

Here’s a door with a split personality. Open and welcoming on the one hand, private and protective on the other. We’re talking, of course, about the …

Home Improvement

Top Ten: Best Low-Profile Desks --> In a small or open space, a low-profile desk is key to keep things visually light so you can sneak a home office area in almost anywhere. Here is our Annual Guide to our favorites...

Apothecary Chests, Jars And Cabinets: Decorating Ideas, Inspirations

King Lear, in Shakespeare’s famous play says “<i>Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination.</i>” Yet the word ‘apothecary’ means …

10 Breathtaking Gardens

From endless acreage to a tiny terrace, these meticulously manicured retreats (sourced from some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram) left us in awe.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> With a little ingenuity and some sharp clippers, basic bushes can become modern masterpieces.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> Attempt to conceal the concrete …

An Introvert's Guide to Haggling Like a Pro--> Haggling doesn't have to be hard—with these pointers and some practice, you'll be ready to score some vintage gems at a fair price.

Top Ten: Best Outdoor Patio Dining Sets --> I'm so ready for al fresco dining, either in the shade on a beautiful warm day, or at night with lanterns to light the table. You can eat every meal outside with one of these ten outdoor patio dining sets— our top favorite picks for the year.

How To Keep Your Peonies In Their Prime

It's peony season! Here, the florists from online flower market Flower Muse explain how to care for the cult-favorite flower.<p>Interior designer Amanda Nisbet arranges peonies with pink hydrangeas on the set of a House Beautiful shoot.<p>When they are fresh cut and still in bud stage, because it allows …

10 Rooms Blooming With Botanicals

Ready-for-spring rooms.<p>Ready-for-spring rooms swathed in floral, banana leaf, and botanical garden prints.

Pruning Berries At The Farm

I love growing berries and I have large patches of red raspberries, golden raspberries, black raspberries, gooseberries, and currants. For maximum yields from these plants, it's really important that the bushes be pruned properly. Pruning produces more and larger berries. It also helps to control …

How to grow a bumper crop of peas

The best peas are always homegrown. Mark Diacono explains how to plant them– and, happily, there’s plenty of time to get started<p>Early May, when the first peas appear, is a time when I’ve had to invent a few stories. When I led the garden team at River Cottage, the annual lack of peas taken to the …

How to Prune Clematis Sugar Candy : Pruning Tips

The perfect plant for... a spot under conifers

Conifers' extensive network of roots makes planting flowers near them hard, but there are a few solutions<p>Growing plants close to conifers is a tall order because the network of surface roots dries out the soil and makes it almost impossible for other plants to become established. There are options, …


Gardens: the May checklist

The growing season is in full flow, with plants (and weeds) popping up everywhere. Time to get cracking<p>Raising the stakes<p>Before it is impossible to wade into the beds I like to get all my staking done, so that those plants that need it can grow into their supports rather than be hauled back to the …

How-To: Hand-Stamped Labels for Your Handmade Projects

Give your handmade gifts and goods a professional boost with this great tutorial for making your own custom hand-stamped labels that Sarah Goldschadt from Sah-Rah shared on The Good Weekly!<p>Try it today! Head on over to The Good Weekly to see how it’s done.


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Amigurumi Spring Bunnies

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with these beautiful crocheted bunnies! Free pattern and step-by-step blog post available!<p>1483<p>22.1k

Beautiful Microscopic Time-lapse Video of Snowflakes Forming | Colossal

<p>We’ve seen all matter of snow and ice photography here on Colossal, as well as time-lapses of melting snow and snow drawings, but this is the first …

Shopper’s Diary: Behind the Scenes at Winston Flowers in Boston

It all began with a pushcart. Since their first days wheeling flowers up and down Boston’s fashionable Newbury Street in 1944, Robert Winston and his …


145+ Designer Living Room Decorating Ideas

Whether you favor bold and modern or traditional and cozy, these spaces are so pretty it will be hard to pick a favorite.<p>Get inspired with over 145 ways to style the heart of your home. Need ideas for other areas too? Our bedroom and bathroom galleries have so many gorgeous projects to emulate.

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

Dec 13, 2017<p>Go au naturale with these fresh ideas.<p>By<p>Dec 12, 2017<p>If you think you don't have space for an island, spice rack, or extra chairs, you're wrong.<p>By<p>Dec 12, 2017<p>That's right. I went there.<p>By<p>Dec 11, 2017<p>This classic color has moves you've never seen.<p>By<p>Dec 11, 2017<p>Waking up just got a whole …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

7 Unique Ways Designers Display Books

Whether they've been tucked into nooks and crannies or color coordinated, here are the creative ways that designers store books.<p><b>1. As a staircase in a 640 square-foot apartment.</b><p><b>2. On shelves lined with mirrors, which give the wall depth.</b><p>See the playful, young California cottage by designer Stephen …

4 Solutions For Extra Small Bathrooms

How to make the most out of a cramped bathroom.<p><b>1.</b> Draw a rough sketch of your space (you don't have to be an artist!) so you can try out different arrangements and ideas before you start installation.<p><b>2.</b> If opting for a bathtub and shower combo rather than solely a shower, look for bathtubs that are …