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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] How Cities Can Ensure Better Rentals for Everyone
    Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a new report, Better Rentals, Better City: Smart Policies to Improve Your City’s Rental Housing Energy Performance, which aims to inform city leaders on mechanisms that can boost energy performance i…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 6:18pm -
  • [Blog] HPC18 - In Review
    At this year's national conference and trade show we networked, learned, laughed and grew! Thank you for sharing your week with us.
    - 12 days ago, 10 May 18, 2:38pm -
  • [Blog] Pearl’s CEO Receives the Industry’s Highest Award
    On April 24, 2018, Pearl CEO Cynthia Adams received the prestigious Linda Wigington Leadership Award at the 2018 National Home Performance Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Cynthia was introduced to the audience as a change agent, community advocate an…
    - 12 days ago, 10 May 18, 2:33pm -
  • [Blog] Highlights from the 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference in Philadelphia
    This year’s HPC National Home Performance Conference was a rich ground for learning, meeting old friends and new, and gathering good blog material!
    - 21 days ago, 1 May 18, 4:08pm -
  • [Blog] The Silver Bullet to Zero Energy Affordability, by Paul Springer
    Hint: It’s not solar or storage... 
    - 40 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:17pm -
  • [Blog] Look for Us and Win: Faces of EE
    Getting ready for HPC18? Plan to stop by the Faces of EE photo booth on April 24 to receive a FREE portrait by a top rated photographer. By participating, you will also be entered in a drawing to win a 2019 national conference registration.
    - 48 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 1:54pm -
  • [Article] Vermiculite Attic Insulation, or What's in Your Attic?
    Oh, the irony.Zonolite Attic Insulation (ZAI), was once marketed as a perfectly safe, inexpensive, do-it-yourself attic insulation for home improvement projects. Today, the presence of ZAI represents an expensive professional abatement job for a ho…
    - 52 days ago, 1 Apr 18, 5:22am -
  • [Article] Editorial: The Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Standards
    Appliance efficiency standards are largely responsible for the ongoing decline in residential energy use. What’s wrong with today’s efficiency standards? They are not future proofed. I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop on the future of en…
    - 52 days ago, 1 Apr 18, 2:18am -
  • [Article] Static Pressure Testing 101
    It’s unfortunate that many HVAC field service and installation personnel unknowingly install equipment on undersized and poorly performing duct systems every day. The result is that the average HVAC system delivers less than 60% of its rated capaci…
    - 52 days ago, 31 Mar 18, 6:49pm -
  • [Article] Masonry Heaters are Massively Comfy
    You enter the house on a winter’s evening, remove your wet boots and coat. In your living room, there are a few pieces of split, dry firewood, ready to burn. You open the door to the firebox, build a fire. You shut the door, and go about your eveni…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 4:09pm -


L.A. Times: Home & Garden


    San Francisco Chronicle: Home

    • 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…
      - 5 days ago, 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…
      - 18 days ago, 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…
      - 31 days ago, 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…
      - 46 days ago, 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…
      - 46 days ago, 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…
      - 78 days ago, 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…
      - 81 days ago, 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…
      - 81 days ago, 2 Mar 18, 7:47pm -
    • 20 game-changing places to live
      What's defined the West more than anything else is the sense of opportunity. So where is the innovation happening right now?
      - 17 Jan 18, 7:00am -
    • How to revive a historic cabin
      A real estate dead-end drove a couple to the hills—
and to a historic cabin.
      - 14 Jan 18, 7:00am -
    Recipe Test Nest
    Recipe Test Nest
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    Recipe Test Nest

    The Daily Green: Green Home

    The Independent: House & Home

    West Elm: Front & Main

    WSJ: Home & Garden

    • Decor That Goes for the Gold
      Love one particular color? Decorating your home in it needn’t feel one-note, as this New York apartment filled with burnished variations on golden earth tones proves.
      - 28 Feb 15, 2:32am -
    • An Irresistibly Cozy Sitting Room
      Keep your spaces for socializing warm, even without a fireplace, by embracing the traditional Danish concept of ‘hygge’ this winter.
      - 14 Feb 15, 2:33am -
    • Ceramics: The Latest 'It' Fashion Accessory?
      Beyond bangles and sunglasses, fashion boutiques nationwide are now selling vases, vessels, mugs and pitchers from emerging potters.
      - 7 Feb 15, 2:42am -
    • A Sargent-Inspired Winter Bouquet
      For a post-holiday-mania arrangement, floral designer Lindsey Taylor finds inspiration in a tranquil John Singer Sargent portrait.
      - 31 Jan 15, 2:32am -
    • A Retreat Designed for Drama-Free Weekends
      For theater professionals looking for a refuge from the Broadway bustle, this Hamptons interior grants a full measure of serenity.
      - 21 Jan 15, 2:33am -
    • The Ultimate Home-Design Shortcut
      Some busy people let interior designers choose all of their ‘personal’ items. Time-saving strategy or shameful secret?
      - 17 Jan 15, 2:32am -
    • Five Alternatives to the Holiday Candle
      Dispense with pedestrian pine candles this holiday. These unconventional scents look unconventionally stylish, too
      - 10 Jan 15, 2:33am -
    • An Unpredictable Holiday Bouquet
      Floral designer Lindsey Taylor creates a many-layered bouquet that riffs on a 1980s painting by Anselm Kiefer.
      - 3 Jan 15, 2:33am -
    • A Day in the Life of Craig Robins
      The real estate developer who helped turn Miami into a global destination for design is bringing scores of luxury fashion brands to the revived Design District.
      - 30 Dec 14, 2:32am -
    • Five Design Books Worth Giving
      This holiday season, give the design junkie in your life the gift of inspiration, found in abundance in these coffee-table-worthy tomes.
      - 27 Dec 14, 2:32am -

    ALLYOU: Budget Home

    Horticulture Magazine

    • newHosta Island Breeze Brightens the Shade Garden
      Virtues: Hosta Island Breeze features bold foliage that brightens any garden area with its bright gold color in spring. It continues to contribute color and substance throughout the summer. This hosta’s thick leaves are resistant to damage from pes…
      - 6 hours ago, 22 May 18, 1:37pm -
    • How to Differentiate a Hedge from a Screen
      A hedge is usually more formal than a screen and is a design element in and of itself. A screen is often grown in order to hide an eyesore, create privacy or block the wind. Think of a loose row of … Read ArticleThe post How to Differentiate a…
      - 6 days ago, 17 May 18, 12:01am -
    • Keep Up with Houseplants As the Seasons Change
      As winter shifts to spring, most houseplants' needs increase. To help houseplants cope with seasonal changes, remember that it's time to shift watering habits, fertilize and repot. Follow these tips to help your houseplants thrive as the season chang…
      - 9 days ago, 14 May 18, 12:01am -
    • Save the Bees! Best Plantings for Honeybees
      If you’ve been gardening for a minute, you’ll know that the plight of the bees is always a lively topic. In her new book, Planting for Honeybees: The Growers Guide to Creating a Buzz, author Sarah Wyndham Lewis jokes, “They say if you have f…
      - 10 days ago, 13 May 18, 12:01am -
    • Garden Design: Tips for Raised Beds
      The most recent National Gardening Survey says, “More and more consumers are choosing not to dig holes in their leisure times. If they have the finances, they are investing in raised beds.” A raised bed is gardening soil, raised above the normal…
      - 12 days ago, 11 May 18, 12:01am -

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