A native plant, mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) has pink buds in spring that open to white cup-shape flowers. This native typically grows 5 to 8 feet tall and wide. Mountain laurel is a stand-out evergreen shrub because it tolerates shade (although best flowering occurs in light shade). Look for varieties with red, pink or bicolor blooms, double or large flowers, and buds that stay tight, adding an interesting texture to the shrub. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Anthony and John, from HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call, have turned this back balcony into a perfect mountain oasis. With a hammock for reading and a hot tub for relaxing, this space has something for everyone-not to mention the beautiful mountain view.
For the Pilgrims, corn wasn’t yellow and sweet, but more of a colorful affair, much like these ears. The colonists dried the kernels on the cobs, later pounding the dried corn into meal or flour. Corn was a part of nearly every meal in some form. ‘Painted Mountain’ is a high yielding corn developed in Montana from over 1,000 strains of commercial corn and that grown by Native Americans. It tolerates drought and cold, yielding in a short growing season.
The homeowners of this mountain home are minimalist and wanted a simple space to hang out with family and friends. To add drama above the fireplace, designer Emily Esposito used Modular Art Panels. The wavy pattern ties in with the curved roof and plays off the water of the home's surrounding lakes.