Also called sword ferns, Kimberly queen ferns (Nephrolepis obliterate) make elegant specimen plants, thanks to their straight, upright fronds. These nearly-carefree Australian natives are happy indoors if they’re kept in medium light and given sufficient humidity (if your air is too dry, try running a small humidifier nearby). Outside, they’re hardy in zones 9-11. Indoor gardeners love them because they help purify the air, but you can also enjoy them outdoors in warm weather months.
Well-adapted to southeast and northeast gardens, ‘Ruby Queen’ Japanese plums extend the harvest season, maturing up to a month later than ‘Santa Rosa’ plums. Grow it alongside ‘Santa Rosa’ to ensure good pollination. It’s recommended for USDA zones 5 to 8.
Thai basils are stronger than sweet basils, and this variety, 'Siam Queen', has a licorice flavor. A member of the mint family, fragrant basils are often made into teas thought to sooth upset tummies. For extra flavor, steep a tablespoon of grated lemon peel and two teaspoons of black tea leaves in your basil tea.
MASTER BEDROOM, AFTER: After combining two bedrooms, the Property Brothers were able to make a master suite that has a large bedroom, bathroom and a walk-in closet. The spa-like master bathroom features a jetted tub and stone shower.
'Queen of Sweden' has charming, wide shallow-cupped flowers that open in softest glowing apricot-pink, later becoming pure soft pink. The flowers are medium-sized and Old Rose in character, with a medium to light myrrh fragrance. Each flower has approximately 140 petals. Its growth is upright but bushy and exceptionally healthy. Its stems are nearly thornless and its blooms are long-lasting when cut from the garden. Grows to 4 ft tall by 2 1/2 ft wide. (David Austin 2004, Austiger).
A clever use of a small footprint, designer Kristina Crestin came up with the idea to put a queen sized bed together with a twin bunk bed, thinking a family could fit into the small space. To the right of the queen bed, a closet holds essential storage. Black pipe fittings provide a safety component to the twin bed, but also add a little industrial flair.
A budget-friendly pine V-groove in a semi opaque wash on a warm grey was chosen for the walls so they wouldn't compete with the barn board ceiling.
The guest room was a great space to have a little fun, pairing some fun, white animal heads with a found vintage chair. Layering elements to add to the story of the space.
Connected to the living area and dining room, the foyer creates flow between the spaces with a soft, neutral color scheme. Modern art and funky light fixtures add both color and interest to the entryway.
White shaker-style cabinets and neutral granite countertops create a classic look for this kitchen design. Complete with a double stainless steel oven and two sinks, the kitchen is sure to be a favorite for the cook of the family.
Soft cream walls and white shaker-style cabinets bring a light and airy feel to this kitchen. A bold, red rug adds a splash of color to the palette. Granite countertops and sleek, stainless steel appliances and fixtures add finishing touches to the design.
This formal sitting room off the master suite features shoes as art and mirrored panels that draw the eye to an eggplant-colored ceiling. An eclectic array of furnishings includes a rounded velvet sofa and a Louis XVI fauteuil with a fun and funky finish.