Get your flavonoid-packed greens fresh from the windowsill with this hearty kale mix. The blend contains the classic varieties frilly ‘Winterbor,’ reddish-pink ‘Redbor,’ and blue ‘Dwarf Curled Vates.’ Heirloom ‘Lacinato’ kale, also known as Tuscan or dinosaur kale, completes the mix.
Using decorative, sculptural white elements can help take the focus off of pieces not meant to stand out. In this case, an assortment of handmade ceramic sculptures is placed in front of a flat-panel TV.
Some of Chip Wade's outdoor landscaping tips cost nothing. If you have plants in containers, place them close to the house to bring landscaping up to the structure itself. The wood pergola behind which will eventually be covered with climbing hydrangea is another way to integrate architecture and landscape.
Colorblends' Tulip Blend Rainbow Coalition presents one of those color displays that only tulips can pull off. Orange opens first, then red joins in, and purple closes ranks. In the end, the three bloom together for as long as a fortnight. Colorblends is a Connecticut-based flower bulb wholesaler that sells direct to landscape professionals and home gardeners coast-to-coast. See Colorblends.com or call 1-888-847-8637.
Citron yellow is the perfect pick-me-up for a neutral-heavy space in need of some visual interest. In this room shades of brown, black and white all come together to create a sophisticated and serene backdrop. A sudden note of yellow creates a nice moment in the space; a bit of sunshine that immediately creates a smile-inducing focal point in an otherwise neutral space.
Rich with gold and white hues, this Victorian-inspired dining room becomes a visual treat for visitors. Where 18th century gilded furniture and a traditional fireplace anchor the space to the past, a hand-painted accent wall and chevron-patterned floor bring the room into the present.
From expansive glass block windows to a custom fixture the design team dubbed "Daddy Long Legs," this modern-eclectic stairway is filled with light and interest. A corrugated metal ceiling provides a cool contrast to the warm, textured walls. The team also custom designed the railing using pipe and mesh.
Thanks to its sleek, infinity-edge design, the pool appears to flow right into the Atlantic Ocean. Decorative fire features atop tiled columns light the night and are a perfect complement to the golden sunset.
As seen on HGTV's Rocky Mountain Reno, Trists' design has expertly combined the natural aspect of the cabin with the modern aspects that the couple desires. In the living room, the rustic design is brought to life with the wood wall, exposed wood beams, the original wood burning stove for extra warmth and decor such as the antlers on the wall and the wood candlestick holder. She brings the modern into the design with the window treatments and the rug. The natural blue color on the wall and the curtains adds a pop of color to the space.
The goal of this design was to turn a previously unused portion of the homeowners' acreage into a retreat that would reflect who they are with the use of industrial and raw materials that reflect the natural landscape.
With carrots, soil prep is the secret to getting a harvest of pretty roots. Carrots need soil that’s free and clear of obstacles—stones, pebbles, sticks—to a depth of at least 6 inches (more is better). Lack of buried obstacles helps ensure straight roots. Otherwise, when a carrot hits a pebble, it shifts and becomes misshapen. The soil should be rich in organic matter so it retains moisture. Clay soils are particularly difficult to grow carrots and definitely benefit from heaps of organic matter.
Big, comfy armchairs surround a round dining table, creating a cozy dining spot that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Through sliding glass doors and windows, the indoor space seamlessly blends with the outdoor deck.