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  • Heirloom collar decorated with beads for 21st century gift.
    Tis the Season for Memories, hearth and home
    Whether snow or rain, sunny or overcast skies, artificial or candle light, it is people and events not seasonal environment which create holiday memories.While I do recall shoe boxes left on the hearth filled with seasonal treats, candle light...
  • Maui, Hawaii ocean view
    Five things to do before Hawaii, Maui trip
    So you finally have a chance to take a Hawaii island vacation and choose Maui to drop a few bucks or use your hotel points). Obviously you can just hop on that plane, cross the Pacific Ocean, and take pot luck with everything. Or... you can spend...
  • garden design in brooklyn
    GARDEN DESIGN IN BROOKLYN
    A significant part of my practice in New York City is designing and installing small gardens, in particular Brooklyn brownstone gardens. Here are a few ideas for small garden design specifically for a Park Slope Brownstone garden.1. A small garden...
  • Yellow Hibiscus
    Maui, Hawaii flowers
    During your Maui vacation in Hawaii, you definitely will want to take loads of photos of all the Maui, Hawaii flowers especially the Hibiscus.As the Hawaiian Flowers website puts it, “Hawaii’s official flowers are as diverse and...
  • Outdoor Christmas season decorating ideas
    Outdoor Christmas season decorating ideas
    Christmas holiday …trees … decorations… we all know the time. The time of year to spread good will toward all people.Make the outside of your home as ready for the season as the inside with these outdoor Christmas decorating...
  • Snowy brabches
    Denver winter gardening: Maintaining Hugelkultur beds
    So, you've decided to add Hugelkultur to your Denver garden? Great plan! You can use all those branches, lawn clippings and leaves to build it. No worries about whether your trash service will pick up the massive amounts of organic fall yard...
  • Winter is here soon
    Winter soon is here
    The cold front of cooler air is forecast and said to move in this coming week for El Paso, TX.The week before was balanced out with warmer days and somewhat cooler nights.Nevertheless, the plants that are evergreens can withstand the temperatures,...
  • Yellow Hibiscus
    Yellow Hibiscus
    On a recent trip to Maui, Hawaii we discovered some beautiful examples of our 50thstates’ official flower- the Yellow Hibiscus. An endangered species, these beauties are considered by lovers of tropical plants among the brightest of all the...
  • Winter gardening tips
    Winter gardening tips
    December usually finds most gardeners rushing from store to store for last minute Christmas gift shopping for a garden journal for that special gardening friend or dashing around the house cleaning and getting ready for visitors, that special...
  • Nitrogen-fixing nodules on Mimosa
    What is nitrogen-fixing and why should it happen in my garden?
    Plant descriptions in books or catalogs will sometimes include the phrase “nitrogen-fixing”. This is an important characteristic that is beneficial to your garden. Growing some of these varieties is like getting free fertilizer,...
  • Ajuga- weed or great ground cover?
    Ajuga- weed or great ground cover?
    Ajuga, an evergreen perennial ground-cover, is one plant favorite of Texas landscapers who deal with difficult areas. Some finicky gardeners consider the plant as a flowering weeds nuisance to be removed when discovered. We don’t. Bugleweed,...
  • Dendrobium orchid blooms
    Indoor blooms of the dendrobium orchid: Thai jasmine
    Thai jasmine dendrobium orchid is a hard to find hybrid. If you are fortunate enough to locate and purchase one of these fragrant specimens, you will want to provide the most appropriate of care.Care of the Thai jasmine is similar to that of other...
  • Winter blooms of Paperwhite bulb
    Indoor flowers to brighten the holidays
    Beautiful, blooming flowers indoors add an air of elegance to the holiday season. Cut flowers are short-lived and expensive for the short time they last. Save money by growing your own indoor flowers. Some blossoms require minimal maintenance...
  • Winter watering
    Professional landscaper's tips on winter watering your garden
    It’s December in Denver, but you might not know it based on temperatures resembling springtime in the Rockies. Balmy, sunny days are pleasant for people, but Front Range plants are dusty dry and suffering from a lack of precipitation. Since...
  • Art Miami 2014
    Art Miami Celebrates Its Twenty Fifth Anniversary During Art Basel Miami
    Long before Art Basel came to Miami there wasArt Miami. Top galleries from around the world flock to Miami to showcase the favorite artists they represented. Galleries always had great sales at the show and they come back year after year. As the...