Fall Is Calling: What to Do in Your October Garden (10 photos)

Northwest. “Refresh your container gardens with a selection of winter-hardy evergreen shrubs, perennials and seasonal color spots,” says landscape designer Karen Chapman. For a festive fall arrangement, she says that “small conifers, bright spurge (Euphorbia spp) and evergreen sedums are easy candidates for containers — especially when dressed up with a few cheerful pansies.” It’s […]
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Highlights From This Fall’s Design Happenings (12 photos)

December The Magic of Christmas What: Garden tourWhere: The Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaWhen: Dec. 1, 2017 through Jan. 6, 2018Cost: About $20 ($26 Canadian)During December 2017 and a few days into 2018, one of Canada’s most prized public gardens will transform into a holiday winter wonderland. Here, the park’s famed Sunken Garden is […]
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7 Sophisticated Blues for Your Kitchen Cabinets (14 photos)

On your cabinets: French blue is a great choice for highlighting the details on period-style or antique-looking cabinets. For modern spaces, it adds cool color without being overly icy next to your stainless steel appliances. Try it with: As with most of the blues presented here, cadet blue works well with neutral finishes. Because of […]
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5 Bathrooms That Mix Modern With a Touch of Farmhouse (14 photos)

4. A Modern Bath With an ‘Urban Barn Motif’ in Alberta Who lives here: A family of five, including three children ages 10, 8 and 6Location: Calgary, AlbertaBathroom size: 204 square feet (19 square meters) Project cost: $60,000 to $70,000Designer: Mackey Design Group Scope of work: The owners tore down most of the existing home […]
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10 Ideas for Enjoying More Outdoor Living This Fall (11 photos)

Houzz Contributor. Landscape designer, a former garden editor for Sunset Magazine and in-house designer for Sunset’s Editorial Test Garden. Her garden designs have been featured in the Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping, Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings (cover), Inhabitat, and POPSUGAR. Houzz Contributor. Landscape designer, a former garden editor for Sunset Magazine… […]
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Hurricane Maria: How You Can Help the People of Puerto Rico (5 photos)

Puerto Rico National Guard soldiers and volunteers from the Puerto Rico State Guard clear roads at Punta Santiago in Humacao, Puerto Rico on Sept. 27. Photo by SPC Hamiel Irizarry, The National Guard National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce. The nonprofit chamber is sending satellite phones, food, medicine generators and LifeStraw water purification products to […]
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