After you've finished de-wrinkling shirts, you need a temporary place to hang them within reach of the ironing board. A hook like this one from Spectrum Diversified Designs holds 12 hangers — plus it stores vertically.
In this home built for entertaining, a bocce ball court is found in the front yard. After the game, enter the living room through 12' doors and sit a spell or keep on walking and take a dip in the pool. This takes indoors out to a whole new level.
This dining room features a gorgeous white coffered ceiling with modern starburst light fixture. The design is anchored with a gorgeous solid walnut and maple table that seats 10-12 comfortably for dinner and converts to a regulation-sized ping-pong table for friendly after-meal competition. A bright blue rug adds an element of color and fun to brighten the room.
As seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover, the newly remodeled kitchen of the Weber family home features an open concept with the old wall removed that separated the kitchen and dining room. The new kitchen has new cabinets, new kitchen appliances, new kitchen island with butcher block top and a new 12-foot glass door leading out to the new deck. (after)
Brighten a part shade to full sun setting with colorful, deer-resistant Golden Rule St. John’s wort (Hypericum calycinum). Also known as hypericum, this plant has a form that falls between a small shrub to ground cover. As it establishes, it fills in a planting area with its gold leaves. Yellow flowers appear in summer, beckoning bees and butterflies. Fall color includes orange and gold shades. Plants grow 12 to 18 inches high by 12 to 24 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 6-8. Good to know: For best growth and color, prune plants in spring and again after flowering.
Christmas cactus are succulents, not cacti. They need warm temperatures and bright light; after their holiday flowers fade, reduce the amount of water you give them. You can enjoy your potted Christmas cacti as a houseplant or move it outdoors in the spring, after all danger of frost has passed. Give it bright light, but not direct sun, and in some parts of the country, as the daylight hours naturally lengthen and then shorten again, new buds will form. Some gardeners may need to put their Christmas cacti into a completely dark location for 12 hours a day, for several weeks, in temperatures from about 50 to 55 degrees F., to stimulate new buds.
Evergreen clematis bring year-round color to gardens, and the variety known as Avalanche is no exception. This beauty offers an avalanche of snow white blooms in spring. Also known as Clematis x cartmanii ‘Blaaval,’ this clematis grows best in part to full sun. Vines grow 12 to 15 feet tall with support and belong to Pruning Group 1. This means plants don’t typically need pruning, but if you must cut stems to help contain growth or reduce height, make cuts immediately after blooming. Hardy in Zones 7-9.
This 12-acre property included a small, existing 1960s contemporary house. The owners bought the property after seeing the wide-open views across the open fields and distant hills. Though they wanted a farmhouse, they chose to keep the existing contemporary structure for use as a pool house and built a new traditional house next to it, connecting the two buildings with a 40-foot buried tunnel. The new farmhouse has three bedrooms and two baths on the second floor, plus a large guest suite on the third level.
In the cool weather seasons of fall and spring, count on flowering stock (Matthiola incana) to deliver amazing fragrance with its strong and spicy clove scented blooms. This variety is ‘Sugar & Spice,’ and it grows 10 to 12 inches tall and 8 to 10 inches wide. Stock is a much beloved old-fashioned flower, a common plant in Victorian-era gardens. The modern varieties offer things like better heat tolerance and a vivid range of jewel-tone blooms, including deep violet, rose-pink, fuchsia and white. Use flowering stock in containers or planting beds, placing it near an entrance so you can savor the scent. This is an annual plant, dying after hard frost.
Candytuft often attracts butterflies with its spring blooms, which can last for weeks. Give your plants a spot in full sun, and avoid heavy soils that stay wet during the winter. The plants grow about 6-12" tall and will slowly spread to make a pretty groundcover (but don't walk on them). Use this evergreen as a border, in a rock garden or let it spill over a wall or from a windowbox. After the flowers die, give the plants, which are hardy in zones 5-9, a light shearing to keep them bushy. 'Lavish,' shown here, has beautiful, deep lavender flowers.