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Serene Waters | Today's Trendiest Fountains

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Some of today’s trendiest fountains do not mist, glow, or reflect projected images behind a curtain of colored water. Instead, they are composed of natural materials and simple forms designed, like Basho’s famous haiku, to isolate the serene sound of water.

Divine Flowers for Your Garden

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

When it's time to put together a bouquet, carnations are often the stepchild of preferred flowers.

Blooms in June

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

After a winter of stark brown trees and blinding white snow, our eyes truly deserve the feast of color and fresh air surrounding us. If you do not suffer from allergies (and we hope you don’t), we encourage you to feel the rhythm of summer and gaze at all of the beautiful and vibrant plants thriving in the warmer weather.

A Radiant Shade Garden

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

All Shade Is Not Created Equal What do you do with that shady spot in your yard that has looked unsightly since you moved into your house? Even experienced gardeners know that growing a shade garden in Maryland’s temperamental sandy soil is tricky, especially if you want flowers. Do not despair. If you get your plants off to the proper start, the rest is easy. So, after a few yoga breaths in and out, repeat the mantra: my shade garden will be filled with beautiful colors this summer.

Gaining Value by Gardening

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

A volatile economy and rise-and-fall real estate market have flipped the switch for many homeowners to become avid Do-It-Yourselfers, especially when it comes to gardening. Part of this is due to the long-term benefits that planting and landscaping provide.

Winged and Warbling - Backyard Beauties

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Most people could recognize a Robin or a Cardinal if they saw one - but what about a Northern Flicker or a Lazuli Bunting?

Falling for Your Yard

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

What to do now so you'll love your yard later When you've mulched the last of the leaves, your fall lawn care isn't quite done. This transition time from your lawn's active growth to its healthy dormancy is when you need to take some extra care to help prepare it for next year's growth.

Gardening With Charlie - Preparing a New Garden

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Soil preparation is the most important step in growing a successful garden, yet the spring planting frenzy can tempt us to cut corners to hurry and get everything in the ground. That's one reason why fall is a good time to prepare a new garden spot. Also, fall is a good time to add amendments to adjust the pH of your soil because they take some time to do the job. Perhaps the best reason to start a new garden in fall is that you can do it with a lot less effort if you are converting any lawn to a garden. Follow these steps to get a head start on spring planting.

Shining Kitchen Design

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Carol Leach's kitchen was not always so Zen-like and conducive to easy entertaining as it is now, with a wave-shaped island crested by a floating countertop. When she and her husband, David, both avid sailors, bought their 2,800-square foot condominium in Eastport 15 years ago, their kitchen was “literally a box,” says Carol.

Taking the Edge Off Is Just One Way to Update Your Pool

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

The heart of a home may be the kitchen, but when summer breezes blow, many of us migrate to a second home: a lounge chair by the pool. When we get tired of the kitchen, we grit our teeth and remodel, investing considerable time and money to produce dramatic results. But what about renovating the pool? How much can a pool really change?
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