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Last Chance: Enter to Win One of Our Custom Organization Kits

Time is running out to enter our Get Organized Giveaway for the chance to win a custom organization kit, plus a copy of our new book, <i>Remodelista: The</i> …

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Icebreakers: 9 Eco-Friendly Tips to Clear Snow, from the High Line in NYC

If you live in a region where snow and ice are common in winter, you probably already know you shouldn’t scatter rock salt to make sidewalks and …

Gardening

Gardening 101: Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny, <i>Lysimachia nummularia:</i> “Moneywort”<p>With some plants there is a fine line between friend and foe and lots of ground covers, by their …

Plants

Required Reading: The Less is More Garden

Possibly the reason I embrace the idea that bigger isn’t always better when it come to gardens is because I have a small garden. Over the years I …

Landscaping

Bermuda Buttercup: Rethinking a Pesky Garden Weed

Even an invasive flower like Bermuda buttercup can be delightful (when it’s in a vase).<p>Here in Portugal, winter can be dreary but it can also be …

Flowers

Hardscaping 101: Railings

Most people put more brain power into deciding what top-quality decking material they should use than into agonizing over the type and design of a …

Landscaping

Birch Trees: 5 Favorites to Plant in a Landscape

“One could do worse than be a swinger of birches,” the poet Robert Frost wrote, praising the slender trees that can bend to the ground without …

Landscaping

Everything You Need to Know About Outdoor Lighting

From dusk to dawn, outdoor lighting is your garden’s secret weapon. A well-placed uplight can focus attention on a specimen tree (and away from that …

Landscaping

10 Easy Pieces: Industrial-Style Potting Benches

The best potting benches were built to be beat up.<p>An industrial-style steel potting table will laugh at dirt, moisture, scratches, nicks, and water …

Furniture

15 Garden Ideas to Steal from the Shakers

A few weeks back I went to Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire on a frosty morning in search of smart, simple design and storage ideas for the …

Gardening

Gardening 101: Calla Lily

Calla Lily, <i>Zantedeschia aethiopica:</i> Bride’s Bouquet<p>Sculptural and startlingly exotic, the Calla lily (also known as Arum lily) is both an intriguing …

Flowers

Object of Desire: A Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder from Germany

Hanging from a slender steel cable, a wooden bird feeder with a peaked roof can thwart marauding squirrels—with style.<p>To manufacture the bird feeder, …

Product Design

Pretty in Pink: An Artist’s Dry Garden in LA’s Topanga Canyon

Charmed by a funky building in LA’s Topanga Canyon that “had always been inhabited by artists,” in 2010 artist Carly Jo Morgan bought a 1920s house …

Landscaping

Hardscaping 101: Fruit Cages

If you’ve ever tried to grow soft fruits out in the open then you’ll know that birds of all shapes and sizes love delicious ripe berries just as much …

Gardening

Current Obsessions: The Well-Ordered Garden

As our Winter Storage week comes to a close, we’re resolved to get our gardens—and the rest of our homes—in order. Here’s what we’re up to this …

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Gardening 101: Birch Tree

Birch, <i>Betula:</i> “Handsome Opportunist”<p>If birch wasn’t such good value, all year long, it would be considered a weed. While springing up in neglected …

Gardening

Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Ideas to Steal from the Shakers

In an effort to streamline, simplify, and pare down their belongings, this week the Remodelista editors learned to live with just the essentials. …

Trends

Swimming Pool of the Week: A Lap Pool Above the Vines at Baker Lane

When winemaker Stephen Singer and his partner, Michel Boynton, set out to create Baker Lane—a livable landscape and working vineyard on a former …

Landscaping

Beneath the Brambles: C.F.A. Voysey in an English Garden

When Gillian Archer and her husband Mark discovered Perrycroft, it was an institution, having housed the Malvern branch of the Boys Brigade for 30 …

English Gardens

5 Quick Fixes: Garage Storage Units

Why shouldn’t storage units for the garage be among the most stylish accessories you buy for your home? Here are five of our favorite options to …

Storage Ideas

Specimen Trees: Are They Worth It?

Gnarled. Showy. Squat. Gigantic. Rare. Graceful. Just plain odd.<p>There’s a time when every garden owner considers these traits when mulling whether to …

Landscaping

My Mother’s Garden: Summertime in South Africa

I live 8,00o miles from where I grew up, one hemisphere north and one sideways, too. Home for me is still my mother’s garden in Constantia, a suburb …

Gardening

10 Easy Pieces: Folding Bamboo Benches

Lightweight stowaways, folding bamboo benches can fill a need in nearly any garden.<p>We’ve rounded up 10 folding benches, including a couple with back …

Furniture

Design Basics: 5 Steps to Create an Outdoor Room on a Budget

Who couldn’t use more living space? Happily, anyone can create an outdoor room from scratch without breaking the budget. It doesn’t matter if your …

Landscaping

New Year’s Giveaway: Enter to Win a Custom Organizing Kit, from The Organized Home

If you’re like us, getting organized is on your list of New Year’s resolutions. There’s something about January that inspires us to get our kitchen …

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Gardening 101: Asparagus Ferns

Asparagus Fern, <i>Asparagus Aethiopicus:</i> “Emerald Feather”<p>Asparagus Fern is the “insert houseplant here” houseplant. Need a pop of green? Easy-to-grow …

Plants

10 Easy Pieces: Potting Benches

Is a potting bench a luxury or a necessity? We think both. It’s a way to avoid an aching back from squatting to pot plants, a means to contain …

Gardening

Garden Gate Design: 10 Iron Entryways with Curb Appeal

An iron gate makes a strong statement—and the best designs provide security without forfeiting curb appeal.<p>As a starting point, there are some …

Landscaping

Wild Violets: Rethinking Eliza Doolittle’s Favorite Flower

Perhaps you consider violets a weed, if you’ve ever had them take over your lawn or garden, but sweet violets used to be a mainstay of the floral …

Flowers

Object of Desire: Hand-Forged Garden Tools, from France

The designers at Paris-based Bacsac won our hearts a few years back with the introduction of their iconic soft-sided planter boxes. If possible, we …

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