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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

  • [Article] Tackling the House's Biggest Energy User the Occupant
    In many parts of the country, energy efficiency programs are not delivering energy savings as promised. There are several factors that may explain this, and I’m sure we can debate most of them, but there is one factor that is not debatable—buildi…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 6:14am -
  • [Article] Living Better with Less Energy
    At times, the solutions to our problems are hiding in plain sight. Sometimes the hardest part is taking the time to examine things that we assume don’t need to be examined. Consider my friends the Vetters. I’ve known the family for nearly ten yea…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 5:08am -
  • [Blog] Low Maintenance Landscape Design Trends
    Improving your landscape can be an expensive investment. For those looking to spend less money on their yards while maintaining a great cosmetic look, consider a low maintenance design. These designs minimize upkeep and establish simplicity in your l…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 4:30pm -
  • [Article] Fall 2019 Calendar
    September 20–22RaterFest! 2019September 23–242019 NASCSP Annual Training Conference
    - 9 days ago, 6 Sep 19, 1:36pm -
  • [Article] A Range of Debate
    Recent articles about Induction Cookers, notably an opinion piece in the The New York Times, have sparked heated debate regarding the pros and cons of induction cooking vs. gas cooking. There are hundreds of comments at the end of some articles, from…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Sep 19, 7:24am -
  • [Article] Seeing the Possibilities with the Water-Energy Nexus
    As building performance professionals, we see the world differently than most people. We see the interconnections between west-facing glass and occupant comfort, hidden airflow and insulation performance. Thanks to that ability to see things differen…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Sep 19, 6:56am -
  • [Article] Celebrating Our Founder
    For nearly 20 years, Alan Meier and I have had on one level a typical editor/author relationship. I bug him about writing the next editorial for Home Energy, and he procrastinates until the last minute. Maggie Forti, director of advertising, who has…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 7:28pm -
  • [Article] New Director of Membership at Building Performance Association?
    Kim Dresser has spent her 30-plus-year career working for professional and trade associations in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Fields in which she has worked include mental health, waste and recycling, wind energy, intermodal, home building and r…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 3:46pm -
  • [Article] Culture is the Fabric of Our Organization
    Businessman and author Philip Crosby is so right—the fabric of quality is the culture of the company; all else is woven into that fabric. A quote attributed to business management guru Peter Drucker says, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 2:55am -
  • [Article] HE Podcast Roundup
    Strike up a conversation about podcasts with just about anyone and they’ll have something to say. The passionate fans among us have long lists of shows that we subscribe to called podcast libraries, and we receive updates as soon as new episodes ar…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 1:29am -

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  • newBlack-and-White Palette for a Casually Refined Great Room (5 photos)

    Black-and-White Palette for a Casually Refined Great Room (5 photos)

    Designer Anthony Michael jokingly refers to this newly built home in Chicago as his client’s “first big-boy house.” “He’s a young attorney who up until this point only lived in dorm rooms and apartments with friends,” Michael says. “He…
    - 3 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 9:00am -
  • newYour Guide to a Farmhouse-Style Bathroom (12 photos)

    Your Guide to a Farmhouse-Style Bathroom (12 photos)

    Whether you’re tackling a bathroom remodel with the help of a bathroom designer, an architect or a contractor,...
    - 4 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 8:00am -
  • newDesigners Share Their Favorite Light Gray Paints (13 photos)

    Designers Share Their Favorite Light Gray Paints (13 photos)

    Whether their designs are surrounded by Lake Minnetonka’s mist, San Francisco’s fog, Toronto’s ice, L.A.’s glare, Denver’s snowdrifts or Atlanta’s steamy air, design pros seeking fresh neutral paints are looking to light gray. “Grays ca…
    - 5 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 7:00am -
  • new9 Fall Planting Ideas for Porches, Balconies and Small Gardens (10 photos)

    9 Fall Planting Ideas for Porches, Balconies and Small Gardens (10 photos)

    A few colorful fall containers or a potted Japanese maple tree can go a long way in providing a seasonal pick-me-up to a porch, patio, balcony or other small outdoor space. For inspiration, take a look at these nine high-impact planting vignettes tha…
    - 6 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 6:00am -
  • new91 Kitchen Banquettes to Start Your Morning Right (91 photos)

    91 Kitchen Banquettes to Start Your Morning Right (91 photos)

    If the kitchen is the heart of the home and breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then the kitchen banquette might be the best place to start your day. Here’s a collection of some of our favorite breakfast banquettes to peruse for loads…
    - 6 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 6:00am -
  • newEmerging Interior Design Trends From Maison & Objet 2019 (12 photos)

    Emerging Interior Design Trends From Maison & Objet 2019 (12 photos)

    Since 1995, the Maison & Objet trade fair, held twice a year in Paris, has been the international meeting point for professionals in the lifestyle, interiors and design fields. It brings together more than 3,000 exhibitors and nearly 90,000 visitors,…
    - 22 hours ago, 14 Sep 19, 2:00pm -
  • Modern Curves Grace a California Backyard (10 photos)

    Modern Curves Grace a California Backyard (10 photos)

    Elegant, sweeping curves transect this two-tier patio in the San Francisco Bay Area. The curves draw one’s gaze from a mural featuring a pair of egrets on the wall of a backyard music studio to a peaceful water feature and a gravel courtyard set wi…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Sep 19, 9:00am -
  • 8 Things Interior Designers Want You to Know (9 photos)

    8 Things Interior Designers Want You to Know (9 photos)

    Have you been dreaming of hiring an interior designer? Wondering if hiring a designer is right for you, or just want to know more about what the process is really like? We asked interior designers, Kate O’Hara of Martha O’Hara Interiors...
    - 1 day ago, 14 Sep 19, 8:00am -
  • Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist (11 photos)

    Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist (11 photos)

    Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in an area with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency t…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Sep 19, 7:00am -
  • Two-Tone Cabinets and an Open Wood Island in a Sunny Kitchen (6 photos)

    Two-Tone Cabinets and an Open Wood Island in a Sunny Kitchen (6 photos)

    One look at the previous kitchen in this converted brownstone condo in Boston and it’s easy to see that storage, space planning and attention to design were not priorities. For one thing, the fridge, dishwasher, sink and range were all lined up alo…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 9:00am -

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    • 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…
      - 44 days ago, 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…
      - 44 days ago, 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…
      - 69 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…
      - 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 -
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      Horticulture Magazine

      • Colorful Native Shrubs and Trees for Acidic Soil
        Text by Max Eber for the November/December 2016 issue of Horticulture. The heath family, Ericaceae, is a jewel box of species much beloved and used by gardeners. Native to a wide range of habitats from heathlands, bogs, moist forests to … Read Ar…
        - 1 day ago, 14 Sep 19, 6:00am -
      • Ornamental Grasses: Advice from a Minnesota Collection
        Text by Mary H. Meyer for the January/February 2017 issue of Horticulture. The Grass Collection at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum began in 1987 as part of a graduate-student research project to evaluate landscape hardiness in USDA Zone 4. Today th…
        - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 6:00am -
      • Achillea ‘Peter Cottontail’ Is a Distinctive, Different Yarrow
        Virtues: Achillea ptarmica ’Peter Cottontail’ is a yarrow with a different look than more common varieties, which derive from the species Achillea millefolium. This long-blooming perennial has rounded white flowers that look like baby’s breath…
        - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 12:33pm -
      • Siberian Iris and Other Beardless Irises for the Garden
        Text by Caleb Melchior for the March/April 2018 issue of Horticulture. Beardless iris are diversely colorful flowers, and they’re good garden plants that play well with others. They’re also easier to grow and design with than bearded iris. I talk…
        - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 6:00am -
      • ‘Little Joe’ Joe Pye Weed Brings the Butterflies
        Virtues: ‘Little Joe’ Joe Pye weed is a neat, upright perennial that blooms from midsummer to autumn, attracting monarch butterflies and other pollinators to the garden. At just four feet tall, it is much smaller than many other Joe Pye … Rea…
        - 8 days ago, 7 Sep 19, 6:00am -

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