, Many traditional spring flowering bulbs perform beautifully in California and other mild climates, as shown here in the glorious annual display on Daffodil Hill in California s Gold Country But lack of enough winter chill puts a damper on certain other bulbs and also creates opportunities to grow some very
, It is much thicker and stiffer than muslin, so it s not the best choice for projects with small details But it s water resistant, and its durability is a safeguard against rips and tears Use it outside for garden and patio DIY projects, like this draped shade on a gazebo Eclectic Nursery by Lauren Liess Interiors.
, This California patio features a freestanding pergola and hanging swing Matching armchairs with blue cushions complete the scene Traditional Patio by Copper Sky Renovations Copper Sky Renovations This Arts and Crafts front porch is outfitted with lush potted plants and lounge chairs, and rounded
, Besides picking a theme, it s also fun to think outside the expected A canopy shade over an outdoor bed makes this rooftop lounge feel romantic and dramatic (and diffuses the light on a bright day) Check out that headboard with all those candles an easy DIY project that results in an unforgettable scene
, Melbourne, Australia This music room guest studio is freestanding but maintains a connection to the main house with the help of a shared deck and pergola Midcentury Exterior by William Johnson Architect William Johnson Architect Nashville, Tennessee It may have had its day as a mobile home,
, Creative thinking and DIY skills give a Portland couple a pergola covered hot tub under the stars He hired a plumber to install a new exterior hot water bib, tied into existing pipes in the couple s basement laundry room Often it s possible to replace an exterior hose bib with one that that can tie into a hot
, Thatch roofs are beautiful and unique as outdoor canopy toppers, but be warned that they don t last forever, even in tropical locales You can expect to If your vision of tiki style includes lots of wood and decorative touches from Asia or Oceania, woven woods will surely be your window treatment of choice.
, The popularity of minimalism in interior design seems to go and on With sleek lines, simplicity and the bare minimum we need for comfort.
, Impatience is rewarding No, really, go with me on this I m as anxious as the next person to see my young plants mature and the garden be lush and full of life in every season From that anxiety and hope comes a hawk s eye I m watching every detail unfold in the landscape every new bud, new bloom
, See how to set up your outdoor areas for more enjoyment next year and make them a bit more earth friendly in the process.
, Cons There is minimal opportunity to customize Many of the less expensive models are made from poor quality wood that will degrade outdoors Landscape designer Patricia Acheff of Visionscapes NW Landscape Design in Portland, Oregon, bought the potting station in this photo that serves as the go to
, I was considering the Chateau because I would never risk an outdoor venue no matter what the wedding month is I have made a mental The Pergola also offers wedding reception packages like Light of Love s, but with the exact same inclusions Pergola s packages are more expensive I don t know why.
, The wooden sun that hangs on the exterior is from Ecuador it was a gift from Carolyn s son and daughter in law Since the greenhouse can heat up easily under the Texas sun, Carolyn placed a recycled wood trellis over the doorway and planted yellow jasmine for shade There is also butterfly weed
, Wood This is probably the most common material for constructing raised beds, and perhaps one of the least expensive Use naturally rot resistant Paradise Restored Landscaping Exterior Design Pros Rock can create a very casual, cottage y look, and it s an easy DIY project for most homeowners.