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In The Garden
When it comes to gardens structures, creating structure is possible if you can understand and apply the basic rules for staying organized and efficient—thus my intentional play on the word “structure.”Read more
sMARt Tips
Just about everyone could use a little extra cabinet space without having to do a whole kitchen remodel, right? Follow these sMARt tips for an even sMARter functioning kitchen space.Read more
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