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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] DOE Housing Innovation Awards Announced
    Since 2013, The DOE Housing Innovation Awards have honored the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes by recognizing forward-thinking builders who are delivering American homebuyers with a better homeowner experience. Explore…
    - 5 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 5:43pm -
  • [Blog] She Cut Her Energy Bills by 69% & Got to Pearl Gold
    When discussing cutting energy consumption, but still staying cool in the hot summer months in Arizona, Jan tells her clients to first get an energy audit. "That's going to be a whole system approach to looking at every facet of your home.” The ene…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 12:55pm -
  • [Blog] Buzz from Presentations at ACEEE Summer Study
    Reducing energy use for heating hot water remains a major challenge around the world. This paper describes a novel solar photovoltaic assisted heat pump water heater (PV-HPWH) which achieved an 83% reduction (COP 5.4) in water heating energy compared…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 6:15pm -
  • [Blog] HPC Files Comments on New Efficiency: New York
    On July 16, 2018, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) provided comments on New Efficiency: New York, an ambitious energy efficiency initiative announced recently by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the NY Dept…
    - 15 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 1:56pm -
  • [Blog] Register by August 31 for Discount to EEBA High Performance Home Summit
    What does the future of U.S. homebuilding look like? According to The Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), builders who dominate their markets over the next decade will be those who can offer customers high-performance homes that a…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Jul 18, 11:22am -
  • [Blog] HomeSmart International Joins the Pearl Broker Advantage Program in Arizona
    Vienna, Virginia and Scottsdale, Arizona – July 19, 2018 – Pearl Certification and HomeSmart International are proud to announce that HomeSmart Arizona has been accepted into Pearl’s prestigious Broker Advantage Program. HomeSmart is the first…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 3:02pm -
  • [Blog] Our First Year with Solar Panels
    We got solar panels installed on our home on 22 April 2016 - Earth Day, coincidentally. We now have a full year's worth of energy data since they were installed, so I thought I would look at how much energy they produced and how much we consumed duri…
    - 30 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 2:50pm -
  • [Blog] New Consortium for Energy Efficiency Report – High Stakes for Energy Efficiency
    Given the critical role that state and local energy policy and regulations play in the development of energy efficiency marketplaces, HPC focuses on removing state and local barriers to the growth of small businesses seeking to thrive in the resident…
    - 36 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 2:02pm -
  • [Blog] Benito Steen's video, "Building with Mud: A Continuum" Looks Good Enough To Eat
    There are lots of videos about Natural Building. Sublime dialogue-free ones with just music; a favorite of mine shows step-by-step construction of a timber frame build in Finland with no dialogue, just great music, the photography is expertly done an…
    - 48 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 12:58pm -
  • [Blog] Adding Value to Contractors’ Work in the Mortgage Market
    Home Performance Coalition, with the Appraisal Institute, is working to increase demand for residential energy efficiency by ensuring that the improvements people make to their homes – largely completed by contractors – are accurately reflected i…
    - 50 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 11:54am -


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…
      - 89 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…
      - 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 -
    • 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 -
    Janine Just, Inc.
    Janine Just, Inc.
    Janine Just, Inc.
    Janine Just, Inc.

    The Daily Green: Green Home

    The Independent: House & Home

    West Elm: Front & Main

    WSJ: Home & Garden

    • newA Winning Farmhouse Renovation
      With a crack design team, a Manhattan couple invests in an 1830s clapboard home—and scores a weekend getaway that gently mixes tradition and modernity.
      - 3 hours ago, 15 Aug 18, 2:20am -
    • newMaking Your Home Smarter
      Thanks to the appliance of science, you can now dim the lights, stream music, turn the heat up, snare dust bunnies and more—all without moving an inch.
      - 3 hours ago, 15 Aug 18, 1:45am -
    • newA 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.
      - 7 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 10:21pm -
    • newThe Custom-Wallpaper Revolution
      A new cadre of designers is offering endlessly adjustable, mural-like scenes that are truly one-of-a-kind.
      - 7 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 10:09pm -
    • newFive Best Decorative Mirrors
      Upgrade your basic looking glass to one that’s embellished with details in wood, metal and more.
      - 7 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 10:09pm -
    • newCeramics: The Latest 'It' Fashion Accessory?
      Beyond bangles and sunglasses, fashion boutiques nationwide are now selling vases, vessels, mugs and pitchers from emerging potters.
      - 7 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 9:52pm -
    • newA Lamp Less Ordinary
      Custom shades made from designer fabrics ensure that your light never fades into the background.
      - 8 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 9:09pm -
    • newA Winter-Themed Bouquet
      Floral designer Lindsey Taylor creates a long-lasting arrangement based on the work of British painter Meredith Frampton.
      - 8 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 9:08pm -
    • newA Bouquet Inspired by a Richard Diebenkorn Painting
      Floral designer Lindsey Taylor translates an abstract 1955 canvas by the American artist into a bountiful fall arrangement.
      - 9 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 8:14pm -
    • newA Sargent-Inspired Winter Bouquet
      For a post-holiday-mania arrangement, floral designer Lindsey Taylor finds inspiration in a tranquil John Singer Sargent portrait.
      - 10 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 6:44pm -

    ALLYOU: Budget Home

    Horticulture Magazine

    • newHow to Know When It’s Time for a Fresh Start in the Garden
      Making a fresh start or coming full circle? When my son, Leo, left for college, I restored my backyard pond. Suddenly, I had the time to focus on landscaping. More than that, replacing the 20-year-old pond was a not-so-subtle way of expressing that i…
      - 5 hours ago, 15 Aug 18, 12:01am -
    • Red-hot Poker Plant, or Kniphofia, Sizzles in the Garden
      Virtues: Red-hot poker is a flowering perennial that erupts with hot-colored tubular blooms atop straight stems in the summer. This surprisingly hardy perennial fits right into meadow-like plantings where it can mingle with ornamental grasses and oth…
      - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 6:00am -
    • How to Use Bold Textured Plants for Outstanding Garden Design
      If you're looking for great transitional plants, bold textured plants carry the garden when flowering plants begin to die off for the season. A plant with heavily textured, bold foliage rivals the showiest of blooms. They grab your attention and beg…
      - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 12:05am -
    • Why It’s Called Lyme Disease & How to Avoid It
      Lyme disease is a bacterial disease spread by deer ticks, which are most common  in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, north-central, and Pacific Northwest sections of the United States. The disease is named after the town of Lyme, Conn., where cases w…
      - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 12:05am -
    • How to Rock Root a Shrub to Create More Plants
      You can rock root roses, holly, magnolia, large and small leaf rhododendron and many other plants. Rock rooting is more accurately known as layering—and is simply covering a young stem by soil until it develops enough roots to survive on its own. A…
      - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 12:01am -

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