Leaves blown in from the garden are scattered between an antique owl humidor, an inkwell and a carved squirrel lamp in this guest bedroom, adding to the woodlands appeal. Floral wallpaper helps balance the rustic accessories.
The rustic style of this living room gets a dose of contemporary whimsy with wallpaper depicting a log pile and fabric featuring squirrels perched on tree branches. And is that a gold pendant light hanging in the corner...or a pinecone?
When she first visited the site of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, landscape architect Katharine Webster noted blank, rectangular spaces in the entry leading to the home's front door. With voices of her Harvard professors in her head saying, "don't make corners for squirrels to die in," Webster filled the blank spaces with artwork and drought-tolerant shrubs.
Plant fall-blooming crocus in late summer and you'll enjoy these sweet flowers just four to six weeks later. Thwart squirrels from invading your crocus planting by anchoring chicken wire firmly over the bed.
Critters, including rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks and even birds, can destroy young seedlings, making you have to plant seeds multiple times.
Easy Solution: Outsmart critters by covering seedlings with chicken wire anchored to soil using landscape staples. Bird netting may help, but greedy rabbits will hop onto it if they crave the seedling badly enough.
Add woodsy touches to your fall decor with rustic accents. Here, a carved wooden squirrel complements an arrangement ofÂ dusty millerÂ placed inside of a burlap wrapped vessel. Aged woods, burlap and chalkboard are adaptable materials that add rustic charm with a sophisticated touch.
Amie and Jolie helped Miranda Lambert add a funky, feminine flare to the bedroom in Bev Lambert's Airstream trailer. They painted the walls white, hung wooden letters to spell “MAMA,” and decorated a shelf with candles, white roses and a squirrel planter.
Birds, squirrels, chipmunks and even wild turtles will take bites out of ripe tomatoes. These critters are usually after the moisture a tomato offers more than its delicious taste.
Easy Solution: Protect fruit by swaddling it in a small piece of bird netting. As fruit ripens, remove the netting and use it to protect the next set of ripening tomatoes.