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  • 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 to start a Construction Business: Things to Consider
    Construction can be a rewarding business, especially for startups. This especially so due to the ever-growing need for housing as the demand is at an all-time high. According to Aaron Terrazas, the senior economist at Zillow Group Inc., America is un…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 8:38pm -
  • [Blog] Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
    Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.
    - 15 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 4:52pm -
  • [Blog] Which Refrigerant Has The Lowest GWP?
    As you probably know, 2020 will see the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implementing stricter rules concerning refrigerants in the United States. Specifically, HCFC refrigerants will no longer be produced in or imported into the United States.…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Dec 19, 3:11pm -
  • [Article] Not Fade Away
    Home Energy is moving out of its office of ten years in Berkeley, California. Still maintaining the same high standard for truth that has kept this publication in print for—gasp!—35 years, our editorial staff will work from their homes. Moving th…
    - 44 days ago, 9 Dec 19, 7:30pm -
  • [Article] Climate House: Passive House as an Opportunity
    Designing a new building in a flood zone can be a rigorous challenge but also an opportunity. In New York, Superstorm Sandy left behind devastated communities in low-lying coastal areas of Long Island. Some residents relocated for as long as one year…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Dec 19, 7:19am -
  • [Article] Build Your Own Code
    Nobody likes energy codes. This unfortunate fact maintains my popularity ratings, as a writer and enforcer of energy codes, down in the low single digits. Energy codes fall into the same category as speed limits and industrial safety rules—things t…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Dec 19, 5:39am -
  • [Article] Dust-Control Strategies for Energy Upgrades
    Completing weatherization and home performance upgrades can be dirty work. Add the challenges of being in occupied homes, and you have one of the toughest jobs in the industry! The type of dust created during energy upgrades ranges from a substantial…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Dec 19, 4:13am -
  • [Article] How to Future-Proof a Museum Collection
    Larry Weingarten, longtime friend and contributor to Home Energy magazine, recently moved his Water Heater Museum from his home in Salinas, California, to a very special place on the East Coast. The museum had enjoyed some public attention at his hom…
    - 45 days ago, 8 Dec 19, 11:48pm -
  • [Article] NYC's Biggest Sustainable Surprise
    At nearly 75 years old, New York City’s largest apartment complex continues to raise the bar for sustainability and energy-efficient retrofits.Occupying 80 acres of land just north of Lower Manhattan, Stuyvesant Town, and Peter Cooper Village is…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Dec 19, 1:35am -
  • [Article] A New Chapter Begins
    After over 35 years of providing relevant, technical content to the building performance and weatherization communities, Home Energy will end its run after this issue. Starting with the Spring 2020 issue, the magazine will be called the Building Perf…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 3:59pm -

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  • newAiry Modern Style With Punches of Pattern and Warmth (22 photos)

    Airy Modern Style With Punches of Pattern and Warmth (22 photos)

    Interior designer Laura Brophy incorporated several unifying elements in her recent overhaul of a Southern California home: natural stone finishes, warm wood accents and an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living. But each area of the remodeled three-bedro…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 9:00am -
  • newLoads of Function in a Classic Black-and-White Laundry Room (4 photos)

    Loads of Function in a Classic Black-and-White Laundry Room (4 photos)

    Fifty-four square feet is fairly generous for a laundry room, but these homeowners wanted to squeeze in a lot of function. They tasked designer Michelle Fee with incorporating expansive storage, a folding counter, a large hamper, a sink and a drying…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 8:00am -
  • new10 Times to Hire a Builder (10 photos)

    10 Times to Hire a Builder (10 photos)

    Wondering if it’s time to hire a homebuilder? Some builders work on custom homes with individual clients in collaboration with the homeowner’s architect, while others are also developers, purchasing land and creating communities of customizable h…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 7:00am -
  • A Modern-Rustic Family Home Designed to Survive Wildfires (17 photos)

    A Modern-Rustic Family Home Designed to Survive Wildfires (17 photos)

    It’s only a few hours drive from Seattle, but the Methow Valley on the eastern side of the Cascade mountains in Washington state feels like a different world. The beautiful valley gets ample snowfall in winter, making it a destination for cross-cou…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 9:00am -
  • What’s Popular for Kitchen Floors, Lighting and Appliances (8 photos)

    What’s Popular for Kitchen Floors, Lighting and Appliances (8 photos)

    Homeowners who are remodeling often want the look of wood floors in their kitchens, whether they choose to install real wood or a material that looks like wood, new research from Houzz shows. And among renovating homeowners upgrading their kitchen li…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 8:00am -
  • Bathroom of the Week: Spa Look and More Storage in 95 Square Feet (12 photos)

    Bathroom of the Week: Spa Look and More Storage in 95 Square Feet (12 photos)

    To turn her clients’ outdated master bathroom into the functional, calming space they wanted, without changing its tight 95-square-foot layout, Marie Cairns of San Diego design-build firm CairnsCraft and her team focused on thoughtful details. They…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 7:00am -
  • 6 Decorating Trends at the 2020 Atlanta Furnishings Market (10 photos)

    6 Decorating Trends at the 2020 Atlanta Furnishings Market (10 photos)

    Nature-inspired designs were everywhere at the recent Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, and “biophilic” and “wellness” were big buzzwords. Other home design trends in products at the market included a sustainability focus,…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 6:00am -
  • 9 Garden Structures Offer Year-Round Interest (11 photos)

    9 Garden Structures Offer Year-Round Interest (11 photos)

    In winter, when beds are relatively bare, it can be a great time to take stock of your garden’s structure. When we talk about garden structure, we generally mean the evergreen shrubs and hedges and permanent hardscape elements, like stone walls. Fo…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 5:00am -
  • Top Colors and Materials for Counters, Backsplashes and Walls (9 photos)

    Top Colors and Materials for Counters, Backsplashes and Walls (9 photos)

    Homeowners are continuing to choose neutral tones for their remodeled kitchens. In addition to white, wood or gray cabinets, they’re often selecting countertops and backsplashes in white and gray, according to the latest research out from Houzz....
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 9:00am -
  • 10 Times to Hire a Kitchen Designer (10 photos)

    10 Times to Hire a Kitchen Designer (10 photos)

    Wondering if it’s time to hire a kitchen designer? These design pros are experts at creating well-thought-out, functional spaces and are always up on the latest in kitchen design trends. If you’re thinking of undertaking a major kitchen remodel,…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 8:00am -

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    • Getaway: Indulgent, environmentally conscious living with ocean views in Hawaii
      With its ocean views, upscale finishes and generous scale, 68-1210 S Kaniku Alanui, Unit 5A2 blends superlative design with a tropical setting.“It has a western and northern orientation, so afternoons and sunsets on the lanai are incredible,” sa…
      - 12 days ago, 10 Jan 20, 5:22pm -
    • Unrivaled in Height and Views, 181 Fremont’s Grand Penthouse Soars Over the City (sponsored)
      It's hard to imagine the future owner of the grand penthouse at 181 Fremont wanting for anything.Occupying the highest residence in the San Francisco, inhabitants will enjoy a stylish oasis soaring more than 700 feet above the city.The striking res…
      - 12 days ago, 10 Jan 20, 5:21pm -
    • Getaway: Two contemporary abodes, Cabernet vineyard along famed Silverado Trail
      Options abound on the famed Silverado Trail in Wine Country, specifically at a .68-acre lot that’s home to a pair of two-bedroom residences and a Cabernet vineyard.“It could be a family compound. A group of friends could pool their resources and…
      - 36 days ago, 18 Dec 19, 2:05pm -
    • Island residence at Kaua’i offers a uniquely Hawaiian experience
      While Bay Area denizens may not have to scrape ice off their windshield and shovel snow from their driveways, they certainly might want an escape from gray, dreary weather during the winter. Fortunately, America’s 50th state has an elegant, luxurio…
      - 51 days ago, 2 Dec 19, 5:33pm -
    • Troon Pacific wows again with Cow Hollow masterpiece
      A compound. A sanctuary. A work of art. An environmentally conscious masterpiece. The four-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bathroom contemporary at 2646 Union St. in Cow Hollow is all this and more.“Residence 2646 is the pinnacle of San Francisco reside…
      - 51 days ago, 2 Dec 19, 5:33pm -
    • Lodi contemporary on more than 130 acres blends ‘beauty and practicality’
      Imagine a sprawling oasis in a burgeoning wine region. A place where one could raise horses or cattle, and still have enough room for vineyards and orchards.In this case, it’s an expansive retreat of more than 130 acres offering equestrian facilit…
      - 2 Aug 19, 11:34am -
    • Mill Valleycontemporaryamid redwoods
      Capturing as much natural light as possible proved a key factor in architect Christopher Raker’s reimagining of 340 Magee Ave. in Mill Valley. Towering redwoods surround the two-story contemporary, so Raker employed extensive use of transom, pictur…
      - 2 Aug 19, 11:33am -
    • 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…
      - 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…
      - 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 -
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      Horticulture Magazine

      • newChoosing the Right Houseplants for Your Place
        Just like garden plants, houseplants have specific growing requirements. Success with growing plants indoors starts with knowing the conditions of locations in your home and choosing plants that match—just like in the outdoor garden. Here’s a bri…
        - 17 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 9:44am -
      • newHow to Grow Scallions in a Home Garden
        Scallions, also known as green or spring onions, are a delicious addition to salads and soups, with their milder onion flavor. In fact scallions are simply young onions. Although there are some varieties that have been developed and marketed specific…
        - 17 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 9:39am -
      • newDracaena Makes an Easy Houseplant Anywhere
        Virtues: Dracaena plants are easy-to-please tropicals that take a variety of indoor growing conditions. They tend to change shape as they mature, which keeps them interesting and adds to their versatility in design. Common name: Dracaena, dragon tree…
        - 17 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 9:35am -
      • Gardener’s Checklist: 5 Things to Do Midwinter
        The garden may sleep through winter, but there’s no need for the gardener to do the same. With fewer chores and maintenance to perform outdoors, you may find yourself with some spare time. Here are a few ways to put … Read ArticleThe post Gar…
        - 8 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 3:39pm -
      • Protecting Against Predators in a Bird Garden
        It’s natural for smaller birds to be hunted by hawks and other birds of prey, but it’s also natural for us to feel guilty if the garden we’ve designed to attract songbirds becomes something of a buffet for predators. Here … Read ArticleTh…
        - 8 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 3:36pm -

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