As with all city gardens, space is at a premium, and in planning a great design, sometimes we are stuck with an eyesore. For this project, the landscapers at K&D Landscape Management built an outdoor pergola to mitigate the obtrusiveness of an structure that had to remain intact. With their magic wand, they transformed this piece into an attractive backdrop for the owners' outdoor grill, using the same fencing material that encloses the property.
This craftsman style living room featuring beautiful wood trim is juxtaposed by a blue tufted sofa and white coffee and end tables. The sitting area is framed by a cream rug that lightens up the entire room.
White tulips and lilies dress up little vases filled with evergreen cuttings and winterberry stems. J, a flower expert at uBloom.com, suggests slipping ribbons saved from last year's gifts over the vases. It's a quick and easy way to upcycle and recycle.
A custom mirror placed at the end of this elegant hallway makes it feel twice as large and grand. The architectural detail and furnishings were custom designed, adding to the luxurious feel of the space.
A noble eagle holds the weight of this foyer table on his wings. Above it, a geometric mirror echoes the pattern of the stair runner. The neutral shade of both keeps the graphic shapes eye-catching without being overwhelming.
To enjoy gladiolus flowers for a longer growing season, practice staggered planting. Tuck individual corms into soil every 5 to 10 days. Be sure to leave space in your planting beds to accommodate subsequent plantings. The result will be non-stop glads all season long.
Canna lily plants explode with color from striking leaves and exotic flowers. This trio of canna lily varieties adds vivid color to any planting: Tropicanna canna (striped leaves and orange blooms), Tropicanna Gold (green and yellow striped leaves and yellow and orange flowers), and Tropicanna Black (dark leaves and red blooms).