Becca Mosley

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Gardening 101: Hollyhocks

Hollyhock, <i>Alcea rosea</i>: “A Complete Cottage Garden”<p>The sight of hollyhocks growing tall around a door or window, possibly in the Cotswolds in England, …

Gardening

15 Ways to Make Your Lawn the Envy of the Block

Who knew you needed to service your mower?<p>As the weather warms up, your neighbors will inevitably spend more and more time outside. And if you want to make sure your yard is the star of the season, follow these care tips and invest in these tools that'll make maintenance easier and your grass …

Ground Covers that Replace Grass and Take Foot Traffic

Grass is a great ground cover. Yet, grass replacements are widely sought for a number of reasons—not least among them the fact that some low-growing …

Plants That Grow in Full Shade

Searching for plants that grow in full shade is an endeavor fraught with challenges. The difficulties begin with the very language we use to discuss …

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Self-improvement

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

National Parks

They replaced the lawn with a gorgeous drought-tolerant meadow that doesn’t need mowing

In our latest lawn-to-drought-garden makeover submitted by readers, a Cheviot Hills lawn is removed and replaced with native grasses such as <i>Carex pansa</i> and <i>Carex tumulicola</i> to create a low-water urban meadow.<p>Inspired by Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, a leading proponent of choosing perennials …

Landscaping

45 Proven Insect Repelling Plants With Insane Benefits

Bad bugs can be annoying and sometimes utterly disgusting. However, insect repelling plants can save you a lot of trouble having to use harsh …

It Happened One Weekend: a Guide to Eating Your Way Through Maine | Epicurious.com | Epicurious.com

Portland's food scene has changed dramatically in the past few years. Game changing chefs like <b>Primo's</b> <b>Melissa Kelly</b> redefined what it means to be an …

Driving Vermont's Very Tasty Cheese Trail

The network of artisanal local cheesemakers is a delicious—and scenic—excuse for a New England road trip<p>I'D BEEN DRIVING for hours through southwest Vermont, steering my rental car up and down idyllic, tree-lined country roads that less resembled a transportation system than an unraveled ball of …

New England

The Prettiest Newport Mansions You Can Now Stay In

Newport, Rhode Island, is home to some of the country's most majestic mansions, built during a time when greed and compromise didn't matter, and martinis flowed from fountains like something out of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books.<p>Many of these mansions were built for military stays - places to seek …

New England

Chow Down in Hudson

1. Where to Stay<p>Travel like Katy Perry and Usher, both of whom have stayed at <b>Hudson Merchant House</b> (from $225). The boutique bed and breakfast is in …

Mid-Century modern

New England's "Other" Capes

For secret beaches and amazing summer deals, look beyond the better-known Cape to the glorious spits of land jutting out into the Atlantic just up …

New England

The Restaurant Guide to Portland, Maine

It may be the smaller and lesser-known Portland, but New England’s Portland is gaining a reputation as a city for food lovers, with a slew of award-winning restaurants recognized nationwide. Here’s our guide to where to eat and drink in this seaside city.

New England

A perfect day in Boston

Bostonians like their freedom. The city's rebellious reputation dates back to the days of its founding by a group of religious freethinkers fleeing the dictates of the English crown. A century or so later, the same flicker of freewill sparked the War for Independence and fired up a new nation. …

New England

A Food Lover’s Guide to Maine

I straddle two worlds as an organic blueberry farmer and a travel editor, but these two realities pleasantly meet in the realm of farm-to-fork adventures—and there is no better place to be than <b>Maine</b> during harvest season.<p>There are more than 400 organic farms and roughly 130 farmers markets in this …

21 free things to do in Boston

Bostonians pay notoriously high prices for baseball tickets and real estate. But fortunately, budget travelers can experience the best of Boston without paying a cent. Here’s the scoop on 21 free (or nearly free) things to do, see, hear, eat, and even drink.<p>1. Follow in the footsteps of …

Boston’s Best Secret Streets

Ten lesser-known stretches worth visiting in Beantown.<p>Most visitors to Boston might roam around the Freedom Trail for an afternoon, or take a saunter …

Loretta's Last Call: Southern Food and Live Music Steps From Fenway (Boston, MA)

The area near Fenway isn't just for sports bar. If you're looking for something different, head to Loretta's Last Call for some Southern food and …

Philadelphia's 11 Most Underrated Things to do

There's more to the City of Brotherly Love than the Rocky steps, cheesesteaks, and the Liberty Bell.<p>Cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell, and the Love Park …