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Garden Design Magazine

  • Sea and Stone: A Croatian Island Garden, Slide Show

    Sea and Stone: A Croatian Island Garden, Slide Show

    Gallery Page Layout:  Gallery A In Magazine Issue:  January/February 2012
    - 13 Jul 15, 3:42pm -
  • Valentine's Day Ideas

    Valentine's Day Ideas

    Gallery Page Layout:  Gallery A
    - 10 Jul 15, 7:37pm -
  • I Love This Plant: Sharkskin Agave

    I Love This Plant: Sharkskin Agave

     This sharkskin agave was photographed at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, a public garden in Walnut Creek, California, which has a diverse collection of agaves and other drought-tolerant plants. Photo: Barb Ries.read more
    - 21 Apr 15, 5:58pm -
  • My Garden: A Naturalistic Garden Welcomes the Birds and the Bees

    My Garden: A Naturalistic Garden Welcomes the Birds and the Bees

    A paver walkway meanders through the back garden, under the watchful eyes of a concrete Buddha, which sits among Echinops ritro. Also in the mix are Hebe ‘Quicksilver’, Penstemon ‘Husker Red’, and a variety of Pacific Northwest natives such a…
    - 16 Apr 15, 7:58pm -
  • New Outdoor Furniture Collection Is Inspired by Nature

    New Outdoor Furniture Collection Is Inspired by Nature

    The Nick Williams Longridge Furniture Collection uses beautiful, weather-resistant teakwood reclaimed from old bridges, barns, and other structures. Photo: Nick Williams.read more
    - 14 Apr 15, 1:02pm -
  • 2015 Tour Series Explores Celebrated European Gardens

    2015 Tour Series Explores Celebrated European Gardens

    One of the gardens featured on the tour is Jakobstuin, owned and designed by Jaap de Vries, who calls it an “Ode to the Dutch Wave.” In addition to warm-season grasses typical of the North American Prairie, de Vries also uses many perennials favo…
    - 9 Apr 15, 7:29pm -
  • A Manhattan-Style Rooftop Garden

    A Manhattan-Style Rooftop Garden

    Before, this rooftop terrace in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan was an unusable space with rotting wood decking. Now the 500-square-foot retreat houses a modern area for entertaining within a classic framework of evergreen shrubs and horizontal…
    - 7 Apr 15, 4:42pm -
  • San Diego Spring Garden Tour: Gardens Then & Now

    San Diego Spring Garden Tour: Gardens Then & Now

    Photos courtesy of San Diego Horticultural Societyread more
    - 3 Apr 15, 12:55pm -
  • Container Gardens Made for the Shade

    Container Gardens Made for the Shade

    Nearly every gardener has experienced the problem of too much shade, which can cause plants to become too leggy or fail to thrive. Whether it's a wooded suburban lot or a north-facing apartment balcony, low light means more growing challenges. Rather…
    - 3 Apr 15, 8:22am -
  • Botanical Interests Introduces Eco-Friendly Garden Products

    Botanical Interests Introduces Eco-Friendly Garden Products

    Love plants? Get detailed plant information in every issue of Garden Design magazine. Preview the magazine.Botanical Interests, a company specializing in non-GMO and untreated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, launched four new products this year t…
    - 24 Mar 15, 7:51pm -

Home Energy

  • [Blog] Homemade Wind Turbine in 5 Easy Steps
    So, you want to build a backyard wind turbine and save hundreds every year? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, you will learn how to construct a backyard wind turbine from scratch. Similarly sized commercial wind turbines will set…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 12:53am -
  • [Blog] 10 Construction Trends Impacting the Industry
    The construction industry is continuing to grow and evolve as new technology emerges. Companies and workers will need to adapt or risk being left behind as the entire industry shifts into something new and different. Let's take a closer look at some…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 3:36pm -
  • [Article] Ventilation in the 2019 California Energy Code
    It is not unusual for California to be first and unique. Just one year after the 1973 oil embargo exposed this country’s reliance on foreign oil, California was the first state to implement a minimum energy standard for buildings, in an attempt to…
    - 46 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 2:03am -
  • [Article] Measuring the Health Benefits of Energy Efficiency Programs
    Scores of programs in the United States and abroad have the goal of saving energy and improving human health. Programs commonly address exposure to mold, lead, and radon as well as malfunctioning or inefficient appliances, which are potential sources…
    - 47 days ago, 2 Jun 19, 4:51am -
  • [Article] Supporting a Home Performance Workforce
    What is the home performance workforce and what can we do to support it? This is the question that the new Building Performance Association has been asking itself. When I have asked home performance contractors about the policies and programs that be…
    - 48 days ago, 1 Jun 19, 7:26pm -
  • [Article] Reaching the Underserved
    At Columbia Gas of Ohio, we work to identify and engage income-qualified customers, with the goal of providing them no-cost services to increase the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy bills. We made a switch in 2017 from marketi…
    - 48 days ago, 1 Jun 19, 3:46am -
  • [Article] In Gratitude to Bill Miller
    Bill Miller was our interim Executive Director (ED) during the merger of Home Energy Magazine and Efficiency First with the Home Performance Coalition, later to become the Building Performance Association. During the approximately two-year transition…
    - 48 days ago, 1 Jun 19, 12:41am -
  • [Article] DOE Weatherization Assistance Program Update
    In an ongoing effort to improve communication with the weatherization community, DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) will convey new training resources, recently issued Weatherization Program Notices (WPNs) and WAP Memorandums, and other…
    - 49 days ago, 31 May 19, 8:41pm -
  • [Article] Introducing the Association's Policy Affairs Team
    Kara Saul Rinaldi manages Building Performance Association’s government affairs team. Her team develops and advocates for policies and objectives that address obstacles to scaling the home performance industry, or that take advantage of new opportu…
    - 49 days ago, 31 May 19, 6:35pm -
  • [Article] Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing
    We all know the basics of energy efficiency. Air seal high in the building, then low, then insulate. Seems simple, right? Stop the air from leaking into or out of the building. Save money. Increase comfort. Promote healthy indoor air quality (with th…
    - 49 days ago, 31 May 19, 6:01pm -


L.A. Times: Home & Garden


    San Francisco Chronicle: Home

    • Designer Profile: Asheshh Saheba, partner at Steinberg Hart
      Some kids just know what they’re going to be when they grow up. Asheshh Saheba was one of them. As a 5-year-old playing with Legos, Saheba knew that he was going to build buildings when he grew up.“It started by playing with Legos. Then I rememb…
      - 11 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 9:43pm -
    • Days-long PG&E outages may be coming. Here's what to do if you lose power for days
      Such outages are expected to affect a number of homes this wildfire season in Northern California — the North Bay city of Calistoga is projected to lose power at many as 15 times, for instance — and decoding the best preparation options for your…
      - 51 days ago, 29 May 19, 7:00am -
    • Designer Profile: Holly Hollenbeck of HSH-Interiors
      To Holly Hollenbeck, all design is relational. Objects in a room — from wall treatments to furniture, lighting to window types — must complement one another and provide context to the home itself. A room’s design not only reflects the inhabitan…
      - 18 May 18, 12:03am -
    • Meticulous planning results in magical Tiburon estate
      Paden Prichard knows Tiburon’s 233 Round Hill Road as well as anyone. After all, the Marin County-based designer has led multiple remodeling and expansion efforts at the serene estate framing views of Sausalito, Richardson Bay and the Golden Gate B…
      - 4 May 18, 1:26pm -
    • Breathtaking East Bay garden shows how to maximize your space
      Keeyla Meadows' front yard is one a passersby can't help but to stop and marvel at. The plantings, sculptures and massive stones make up a display of unhindered color. Everywhere your eye wanders, there are eye-popping blossoms, large, colorful rocks…
      - 21 Apr 18, 7:29am -
    • Getaway: Outdoor fun at Glen Ellen country estate
      A life of recreation and relaxed elegance awaits in Glen Ellen. “Stylish interiors, rustic touches and hardwood plank floors throughout create a sense of warmth and comfort,” said Tina Shone of Sotheby’s International Realty, w…
      - 6 Apr 18, 9:14pm -
    • Sky lounge with stunning views tops reimagined Cow Hollow five-bedroom
      Striking vistas, sumptuous finishes and grand proportions define a towering five-bedroom in Cow Hollow. The decadent residence represents a collaboration between Jeff Schlarb Design Studio and Sutro Architects, who remodeled and exp…
      - 6 Apr 18, 9:06pm -
    • Grand five-bedroom on 10-acre estate amid Lodi’s wine country
      Napa and Sonoma get all the love as California’s Wine Country, but a blossoming community in the Central Valley continues to gain ground as a destination wine region. Lodi, a town of about 70,000 people just north of Stockton, is h…
      - 5 Mar 18, 12:13pm -
    • ‘A single-family home in the sky’ penthouse listed at luxury Rincon Hill tower
      Near the Bay Bridge stands a collection of penthouses within a development that acts as its own miniature city. Lumina sprouts from the bottom of Rincon Hill, boasting an upscale design and seemingly endless amenities. A penthouse o…
      - 2 Mar 18, 7:48pm -
    • Architect creates high-end, timeless designs throughout the Bay Area
      Given a choice between trendy and timeless, Eric Dumican will chose timeless every time. The San Francisco-based architect has no interest in creating a design that will look dated 20 years from now. His goal, he said, is to create a design that tran…
      - 2 Mar 18, 7:47pm -
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    The Daily Green: Green Home

    The Independent: House & Home

      West Elm: Front & Main

      WSJ: Home & Garden

      • In Praise of the Mundane Marigold
        Esteemed gardeners are revisiting the flower best known as gas-station landscaping—and revealing its long-obscured charms.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:38am -
      • A Serene-But-Not-Sleepy Apartment
        In a Scandinavian-meets-Midcentury makeover of a Manhattan flat, hits of earthy woodgrain give an otherwise pallid palette a twist.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:38am -
      • A Bouquet Inspired by a Joan Mitchell Canvas
        In a loose arrangement, floral designer Lindsey Taylor recreates the feeling of a poetically chaotic canvas by the abstract expressionist painter.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:34am -
      • Decorating Fabrics Inspired by Matisse
        With a major show of Henri Matisse's cut-outs opening stateside this fall, designers are busily creating patterns inspired by the textile-obsessed painter's art.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:34am -
      • A Flower Arrangement Inspired by Matisse
        Floral designer Lindsey Taylor translates one of the French master's Tangier paintings into a summer bouquet.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:33am -
      • Best Hammocks for Summer Reading
        Pair a stylish, stress-dissolving hammock with a book so good you'll take up permanent residence between two trees.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:32am -
      • A House Rooted in Nature
        How a shabby cabin in the woods can become a sophisticated weekend retreat—without losing a connection to the outdoors.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:32am -
      • Lord Norman Foster on Good Design
        The sought-after architect reveals what he's seeking, riding, collecting and coveting.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:31am -
      • When Your Home Is a Showroom
        In his apartment-cum-furniture-showroom, interior designer Charlie Ferrer proves that a muted palette needn't be meek.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:27am -
      • Entertain With Sea-Urchin Lights
        These lamps and votives, modeled after ocean creatures, are the perfect accessory for beachy summer fêtes.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:24am -

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      Horticulture Magazine

      • Best Basils to Grow for a Range of Flavors
        Text by Amy Grisak for the March/April 2018 issue of Horticulture. Basil, the undisputed queen of summer in the herbal realm, is a staple for many home growers who adore its aromatic and flavorful nature. If you don’t already grow … Read Articl…
        - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 6:00am -
      • Star Cluster Coreopsis Blooms in White
        Virtues: Star Cluster coreopsis, a member of the disease-resistant and long-blooming Big Bang series, offers white flowers with gold centers ringed in purple. This unique color makes this coreopsis easy to combine with a wide range of other summer-bl…
        - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 12:13pm -
      • Hazelnuts Can Be Grown at Home
        I once grew a trio of hazelnut trees on my property in Pennsylvania, planting them in a triangle 15 feet on a side that surrounded a large rock about the size of a VW Beetle. One year in late August, … Read ArticleThe post Hazelnuts Can Be Grow…
        - 6 days ago, 13 Jul 19, 6:00am -
      • Native Berries to Plant for Birds
        Text by Tammie Painter In addition to feeders and birdbaths, many gardeners use plants to attract birds to their yards. However, spreading a packet of mixed seeds that claims it grows bird-attracting blooms can introduce non-native species into your…
        - 8 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 6:00am -
      • Wine Cups Flower Is a Beauty for Dry Gardens
        Virtues: Wine cups is an award-winning perennial wildflower recommended for xeric (dry) gardens thanks to its tolerance of drought and heat. It blooms all summer with vivid pink flowers that feed the bees. It can make a nice low edging, … Read Ar…
        - 10 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 12:44pm -

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