Posts tagged "landscaping ideas"
UPDATE: Give your Home a "Nest"

UPDATE: Give your Home a “Nest”

Googles purchase of Nest points to Nest’s great design and hints and smart home features to come.  We told your about it back in 2011.  Now Nest is coming to a big stage.  Here again are more details … Read More…

Garden Magic - Secrets for Spring

Garden Magic – Secrets for Spring

It’s that time of year again: Cool air is coming to the East Coast  announcing the arrival of fall. Time to get plants, shrubs and trees ready for winter AND next year’s spring.  Come February / March winter seems to drag on Read More…

Time Saver in your Garden for Perimeter ONLY

Time Saver in your Garden for Perimeter ONLY

Sometimes I wonder why obvious ways of doing something takes a long time to come to the forefront.  Clearly, we are creatures of habit.  It keeps us repeating even the most time-consuming tasks over and over. But… Read More…

Colors of Summer Gardens

Colors of Summer Gardens


 Phillip Watson - click to see more

Beauty or Kitsch in Landscape Design

Beauty or Kitsch in Landscape Design

While most garden trinkets are simply kitschy some do indeed work.  They can draw your eye to a certain part of your landscape and be beautiful throughout the seasons.

They can provide a little bit of charm in the more dreary days of winter. I call this one “snow angel”. It represents bounty and angel power.  As always with products,  quality in detailing matters.

What do you think? Beauty or Kitsch?

“In Style” Bathroom Vanities from Catalogs – or NOT

“In Style” Bathroom Vanities from Catalogs – or NOT

Today’s “in style” bathroom remodeling has a modern retro look.  A big part of bathroom remodels are vanities with so-called open shelf, metal stand sink bases with marble stone tops. You can buy complete units in many trend-setting catalogs.  Read More…

Portable Tabletop Fireplaces - Gift Home Goods

Portable Tabletop Fireplaces – Gift Home Goods

MUST-HAVE cool Home Improvement Products for friends and family – gifts they will want to have and will enjoy for months to come…. Read More…

Light Fixtures - Physical or Phantom

Light Fixtures – Physical or Phantom

We all have light fixtures in our homes…so why not have one where parts appear but do not physically exist?!  They exist only as a holographic image. Read More…

Secrets around Living Home Décor

Secrets around Living Home Décor

Talking to your plants helps but figuring out the right amount of water for them is just as important. Orchids can be especially tricky – especially during heating season. Read More…

Landscaping Ideas - From ugly to Focal Point

Landscaping Ideas – From ugly to Focal Point

Details, details…this is what creates a truly refined high-end custom home. It is what sets it apart from builder projects.  But what kind of details?  Unique light fixtures, hardware, pools and spas – yes to all of the above.  But how about one of the most basic and utilitarian of landscape detail – grates. Read More…

Must-Have Kitchen Tools

Must-Have Kitchen Tools

What is the very first step to enjoying a nice bottle of wine? Using the “Rabbit” Corkscrew to uncork the bottle. Not all households have them – perfect Gift! Read More…

What's behind your Walls - Pink or Blue ?

What’s behind your Walls – Pink or Blue ?

Green Building Products that are Blue

We all love living in our denim jeans. And as a young girl scout we used to recycle them into handy and utilitarian handbags.  Now, instead of going to the landfill with the garbage we can find those jeans recycled Read More…