Incorporate your favorite blooms at an outdoor wedding with these glass vase garden stakes. Just a few steps and materials make this project doable for even the non-crafty bride. Frosted glass paint lends a romantic vibe to the finished product.
Hydrangeas and Tall Grasses Surrounding Textured Home Exterior and White Balcony Stairs
The house is nestled into masses of Hydrangea and windswept grasses. The full plant life gives natural color, texture and levels to the landscaping. The textured siding creates a nice finish against the smooth look of the white home outline and balcony stairs.
Grow Madagascar jasmine (Stephanotis floribunda) in a sunny window to enjoy its sweet perfume. Outdoors, this vining tropical will climb an arbor or trellis. As a houseplant, it's happy in a cool spot in your home. Keep the soil constantly moist.
The custom-made bed swing on this Atlanta back porch beckons people to read, chat and nap among the natural surroundings. The swing is one of the homeowners' favorite elements of their outdoor living space.
Reindeer moss, Colletti says, "does not have fine, hairlike strands like Spanish moss; it moves more freely in one piece." She uses a short stake to arrange it in terrariums. Reindeer moss is actually a lichen, not a true moss, and it's available in dyed pink, blue, purple, red and other colors.
A Georgia garden incorporates designs and statues loved by the homeowners, including Pacific Northwest style in the form of conifers and sculptures, like the one to the right, which are reproductions of Frank Lloyd Wright pieces. The statue is a Nichols Bros. reproduction of Wright's "Midway Sprite" collection.
Pollinator-Friendly Terrace Has San Francisco Landmark Views
The Cloud Terrace at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase offers a nearly 180-degree view of San Francisco's top sights, including San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Landscape architect Chih-Wei G.V. Chang added purple walls lined by pollinator friendly flowers to invite hummingbirds and bees to share in the otherwise private view.