Great Design Plants: A Bevy of Beauties from the Meadow

The Eupatorium genus includes a plant for everybody. From purple to magenta to white blossoms, from gold leaves into green leaves, from brief to gargantuan types, you simply can’t go wrong. In winter the species that are taller provide fantastic architecture that birds perch on, and since these plants have hollow stems, it is possible …


4 Rustic, Romantic Christmas Ornaments to Craft in Minutes

Christmas for me is all about coming together to celebrate love and life. Cozy gatherings in softly lit, romantically decorated rooms instantly spring to mind. For this ideabook, I wished to offer ways to make a romantic Christmas setting with a tree decorated with handmade cloth and paper ornaments. Amidst the hustle and bustle of …


7 Ways to Take a Great Holiday Card Photo in Home

The holidays are upon us, which means in just a couple of weeks a lot of us will receive an onslaught of holiday cards from family and friends all over the world. “It’s the one time of the year when you’re deliberately contacting everyone who’s important in your life. You wish to make your holiday …


If 'High-Def' TV Isn't High Enough, Maybe You Need Ultra-HD

If you haven’t heard of “Ultra-HD,” do not worry. It is a really new TV technologies that very recently acquired that name. Until a couple of weeks ago, the standard was called “4K” high-definition. It’s been billed for a while as another step in the evolution of TV. So what’s Ultra-HD? An Ultra-HD TV has …


Extendable Tables Solve Dining Dilemmas

Come turkey day every year without fail, hosts across the United States beg for more space for their diners. Prepare yourself beforehand this holiday season and consider an extendable dining table. Adaptable to changing dining needs, extendable dining tables expand with a simple pull, allowing for the addition of leaves — which is, more tabletop …


Rocky Mountain Gardener's October Checklist

October is the beautiful bridge month between autumn and winter. The times are noticeably shorter, bright and trendy. October is a busy month in the garden, the opportunity to get ready for the harsh snow and cold of winter when enjoying every minute you can spend outdoors. Jocelyn H. Chilvers Winterize water features. The freeze-and-thaw …


The 3 Elements of a Magical Night Garden

Since the long summer nights are waning, we love our evenings in the backyard more and more. Busy modern lifestyles may lead to hurried days, with early morning and evening being the only real time we must savor our gardens. There’s a magic BBC television show for very young kids called In the Night Garden …


Cool-Season Vegetables: How To Grow Onions

Look in a garden catalogue and you will find all kinds of onion varieties. But if you’re only getting started, all you must decide is if you want green onions (also called scallions or bunching onions) or the conventional bigger onions, which are sliced for cooking, sandwiches and salads, and should you prefer yellow, white …


How to Select the Drain for Your Shower

At the core of every fantastic shower is a superb shower drain. But which drain is the right one for your shower? It is simple: the very best drain for your shower is the one that you love the look of which meets the requirements of the job. Every nation, every town or every state …


Get It Done: How To Clean Out the Pantry

True confession: My pantry is a nightmare. Each weekend I swear I will clean it out, but then I come up with an excuse to not. I am aware that hot cocoa mix from my secret Santa is lurking in the back among expired sauces and the jumbo box of straws I bought on impulse …