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.
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.
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.
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.
To make up for the cabinet-less vanity, built-in cabinets with shaker-style doors are nestled beside the shower and offer ample storage for linens and other bathroom essentials. A walk-in shower with white subway tile and a wooden bench creates a soothing, spa-like vibe.
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.