East Coast Home and Garden
Home And Garden / September 19, 2017

East Coast Home and Garden

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Emerald Coast franchise began in September 2014, the vision of John Holahan, Owner/Realtor. Introducing the Better Homes and Gardens Franchise to Destin, Florida added 20+ jobs to the NWFL Emerald Coast community - that s a great foundation! It is awesome to be part of the BHG family, the trusted brand since 1924. Our Emerald Coast…

garden patio designs and ideas
Ideas / September 16, 2017

garden patio designs and ideas

A beautiful wall with Spanish arches serves as the backdrop for this gorgeous backyard lounge area designed by Jamie Durie. The look merges elements of Old-World design with the clean lines of contemporary style. Dreamy Outdoor Entertaining A full-size kitchen, a cascading fountain and a raised pool flank the large lawn area, which features an in-ground trampoline…

Flower garden Design and layouts
Flower Garden / September 13, 2017

Flower garden Design and layouts

Well designed country garden in early summer. Photo: © Y.Cunnington Did you dig in without considering garden design when you were starting out? That’s what I did. I just kept making my beds a little wider each year to put in more perennials. It was a matter of learning by doing. Like most gardens (yours too, I’ll bet) my first one grew, bit by bit, without an overall…

Better and Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Home / September 11, 2017

Better and Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene - Pearland, is a Texas real estate firm, located at 3272 Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene - Pearland provides a wide-range of real estate services. Consumers continue to find value in having a real estate professional help them through the home buying and selling process…

Home Depot LED Landscape Lights
Home / September 9, 2017

Home Depot LED Landscape Lights

Today’s homes are getting smarter. From lighting you can control with your voice to locks that open as you approach, technology is making life smoother and safer. But how does that translate outside the home? The same technology is rapidly growing into the garden. There are many ways you can automate your outdoor space, including connected irrigation and smart soil…

Garden Rockery Design
Garden / September 7, 2017

Garden Rockery Design

By Mary Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is a rockery? In simple terms, a rockery is an arrangement of rocks and alpine plants. Rockeries are focal points in the landscape, often created to take advantage of a naturally sloped or terraced area. Read on for more info on how to make a rockery of your own. Rockery Garden Design Many gardeners prefer to…

architectural garden design ideas
Ideas / September 5, 2017

architectural garden design ideas

Marcus Barnett’s garden schemes exude a calm and organised architectural spirit, but their order belies the extremes to which Barnett and his team go. Craning semi-mature trees into walled gardens and importing Basaltite stones from Italy is all in a day’s work, explains the Inchbald-educated landscape-garden designer, who was the equerry to the Duke of Kent in his…

Contemporary front garden Design
Front Garden / September 3, 2017

Contemporary front garden Design

Your front yard is the first impression many people will have of your house, so when planning your contemporary garden design, think about kerb appeal above all else, and make sure it is consistent with the style of your home. A well-maintained fence and, in some cases, something to walk under, like a pergola, can add a sense of arrival; while a wide, easy-to-walk-on…

botanical garden chicago
Botanical Gardens / September 1, 2017

botanical garden chicago

Due to the high volume of requests we are currently receiving, please allow 3 weeks for your membership materials to arrive in the mail. You may visit the membership desk for a temporary card(s) until your packet arrives. Take advantage of all that the Chicago Botanic Garden has to offer! Enjoy a restoring stroll through the most beautiful gardens in Chicago. Rejuvenate…

Country Garden Design Ideas UK
Ideas / August 30, 2017

Country Garden Design Ideas UK

We are incredibly fortunate in the UK to have one of the best climates for creating beautiful gardens, and the English country garden is renowned worldwide. Our clients often look for guidance on creating their own version – which needs to be functional and beautiful, blending harmoniously with its surroundings. So, what makes for a great English country garden? In…

Home Depot Patio Design Ideas
Home And Garden / August 28, 2017

Home Depot Patio Design Ideas

I am currently buried in a pile of laundry and work, and can’t believe I’m back to sitting in a cubicle, when 48-hours ago, I was strolling cobblestone streets, gelato in hand! I am so meant to be a lady-of-leisure…not sure how I veered off that path?! But the good news about today is I’m finally able to share our new outdoor room with you! When we bought our house…

Dubuque Arboretum and botanical gardens
Botanical Gardens / August 26, 2017

Dubuque Arboretum and botanical gardens

When the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens constructed the Packard Pavilion as a venue for outdoor concerts, the joined us and began presenting a number of our summer evening events that we call Music in the Gardens. We’re very grateful for their partnership through the years. Held Sunday evenings at 6:30p — during June, July, and August — thousands of tri-state…

Garden Tractor Implements
Garden / August 24, 2017

Garden Tractor Implements

What are the top 10 implements you should have in your machine shed? To answer that question, the first thing you should do is make a list of all the jobs you need to get done around your place. Mowing pasture, or turf-type grass? Lifting, moving, and dumping material? Scraping and moving dirt? Grading or leveling land? Digging holes? Working a large garden? Which…

Austin botanical gardens
Botanical Gardens / August 22, 2017

Austin botanical gardens

The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success Whether you want winter color or summer vegetables, you can grow it in containers. The session covers the major considerations and decisions that lead to gardening success – from design and soil to irrigation and sunlight. Participants will come away with a list of recommended plants and resources suitable for Central Texas…

Front garden designs uk
Front Garden / August 20, 2017

Front garden designs uk

Your front garden is the first thing visitors see. Yet, while many people lavish time and money on their back gardens, front gardens are often dull and unimaginative. With a little planning and some expert advice, however, it s easy to create a front garden that is attractive, welcoming and easy to maintain. If you re short of time, you want it to be low maintenance…

Better Homes and Gardens Furniture Cushions
Home / August 18, 2017

Better Homes and Gardens Furniture Cushions

A few weeks ago I shared our home tour in a holiday fashion, and you all noticed something different in our living room, which I have yet to post about. After the post went up, I received quite a few inquiries via comments and emails about our living room sofa. So here is the story! I should win the award for worst blogger ever. The couch is no longer new. New-ish…