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In The Garden
Spring weather varies timing widely, so use this as a guide, but follow your instincts to set a gardening schedule that works best for you and your garden.Read more
In The Garden
Who doesn’t love wisteria, the endless blooms that blanket the ceiling of a terrace, balcony or pergola. They are so delicately intoxicating and whimsical, especially when floating in a soft spring breeze.Read more
sMARt Tips
I love the look of a miniature grove of trees in my home, and so I really enjoy my cluster of Myrtle Topiary bushes. Their distinctive shape and green leaves are a joyful reminder of Mother Nature all year long. Lots of people who visit me ask how I keep mine looking good all year. So this week’s s MAR t tip is all about the decorative...Read more
sMARt Tips
This week’s s MAR t tip is all about introducing simple architectural decor touches often found outdoors but which can easily be introduced inside as well. Let me explain: as a gardener living in Connecticut I created a four-season garden approach to my outdoor spaces, but when old man winter approaches and I retreat inside I still create...Read more
sMARt Tips
This week’s s MAR t tip is all about one last rescue for your Christmas tree and holiday greenery. Rather than bidding them a final farewell—tossing them onto the curb and almost immediately into a landfill—discover these options for recycling them right onto your patio, deck or yard: Christmas Tree: Remove the ornaments as usual...Read more
sMARt Tips
In the late 19th century, lamps were designed to show off the then-new carbon filament bulbs they used. ("Look, everyone, I don't use candles!") In the 20th Century the novelty had passed, so most lighting fixtures evolved to keep the bulb hidden. But now the latest trend in lighting is to use and expose modern, decorative filament...Read more
In The Home
Have you ever picked up something and imagined its’ creative and functional possibilities beyond the obvious? Lately I had that moment when I was looking at some trays in a store. Trays have so many possible functions in so many rooms that they really are indispensible.Read more