Protect perennial and evergreen plants in containers with specialized potted plant covers. A drawstring closure ensures gusty winter winds won’t dislodge these decorative covers. For best results, look for plant covers made from spun polypropylene that transmits light and moisture.
This Crow's Nest Mansion in Bronxville, NY, offers guests lots of architectural design upon entering the space, from the coved ceilings to the corner fireplace with a rich, detailed mantle. The bay window lets in natural light and features a bench for extra seating, while a large Persian rug lines the floor.
The thing about air conditioners: You can't cover them with real climbers, which could damage the equipment. But a faux bush made of recycled plastic? That's a plant it can handle! The TRiCC protective cover even tilts forward for easy access to the unit.
If you’re in the market for a fuss-free rose, check out the multi-colored beauty of Coral Cove. Three-inch blossoms open to reveal a trio of hues: dark pink outer edges, orange centers and a bright yellow base. Use it as an informal hedge along a walkway or planting bed. Disease-resistant plants grow 3 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Botanical name: Rosa ‘BAIove’
If you’re pushing the hardiness envelope, give tender plants an extra measure of warmth by providing a layer of insulation. You can wrap shrubs with burlap, insulate with a Styrofoam cover or use a pop-up type plant protector. With any of these methods, provide extra insulation by stuffing the covering with chopped autumn leaves.
A covered round fire pit creates a cozy spot to view this lovely New England property designed by YardApes, based in New Milford, Conn. Owner Shayne Newman says a fire pit offers a spot for a family to be together instead of separated by TV and technology.
The open floor plan of the kitchen, dining area and living room makes entertaining easy and effortless. The fireplace surround features cove lighting that highlights the pattern and texture. The window seat cleverly stores firewood so it's nearby, but doesn't clutter the space.