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Give the garden some height with a tower

Give the garden some height with a tower

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
If your garden is missing something, perhaps it’s height. While it’s too late to plant tall-growing delphiniums or hollyhocks, you can achieve this same vertical interest with a garden tower.
 
Discarded objects reborn as lighting fixtures
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Discarded objects reborn as lighting fixtures

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
Household objects, industrial cast-offs and vintage farm tools — all these and more are being salvaged and upcycled into lighting fixtures that range from elegant to funky to pure wow.
 
TV guru’s advice: Use intelligence when buying a home

TV guru’s advice: Use intelligence when buying a home

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show “Holmes on Homes,” says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems.
 
Silk-screened wallpaper melds different design traditions

Silk-screened wallpaper melds different design traditions

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
A certain wunderkammer — or “cabinet of curiosities” — aesthetic defines the hand-printed wallpaper, fabric and tile of Grow House Grow.
 
Racing stripes a winner for upholstery

Racing stripes a winner for upholstery

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Upholstery is getting racy. At the spring Furniture Market, vertical stripes commonly associated with classic speedsters made the jump from the racetrack to chairs and sofas.
 
Don’t overlook details on doorknobs, cabinet handles

Don’t overlook details on doorknobs, cabinet handles

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
It’s a small thing, often overlooked amid major items like furniture and paint colors when you’re decorating a room. But don’t underestimate the power of household hardware.
 
Monarch butterfly threatened by diminished habitat

Monarch butterfly threatened by diminished habitat

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Seven years ago, when Chris and Emily DeBolt opened Fiddlehead Creek, a pesticide-free, native plant nursery in Washington County, there were lots of monarch butterflies. This summer, DeBolt has yet to see a single monarch.
 
There’s charm and beauty in miniature gardens

There’s charm and beauty in miniature gardens

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Some people are downsizing their gardens big time. They’re moving from whopping perennial borders to terrariums, tiny Zen gardens and fairy-gardens-in-a-pot.
 
Japanese architects find new ways to brighten cramped homes

Japanese architects find new ways to brighten cramped homes

Monday, June 22, 2015
Challenged to build homes that create a feeling of light, space and tranquility in some of the world’s most densely populated areas, Japanese architects have had no choice but to think outside the box. Literally.
 
Retirement on the river

Retirement on the river

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
While some head for the hills as retirement nears, this couple ran to the river and it has been smooth sailing ever since.
 
West Glenville home among 11 on Soroptimist Garden Tour

West Glenville home among 11 on Soroptimist Garden Tour

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
As you turn in the driveway of Bob and Maggie Jackson’s West Glenville home and meander down the flowering crabapple tree-lined path, you’ll come upon an idyllic scene.
 
‘Butterfly’ house among those on Realty Plot tour

‘Butterfly’ house among those on Realty Plot tour

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
For a while, no one wanted the house at 1151 Lowell Ave., one of the biggest in the GE Realty Plot.
 
Backyard sheds reimagined as pubs, studios, getaways

Backyard sheds reimagined as pubs, studios, getaways

Monday, May 25, 2015
When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools.
 
How to garden with pets in mind

How to garden with pets in mind

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening — primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets.
 
Garden spruce-up adds curb appeal to home

Garden spruce-up adds curb appeal to home

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
“The landscape should be the bow on the package,” says landscape designer Diane Smith. “It should enhance the house and make it look nice from the street.”
 
 

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