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A classic native wildflower, purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) brings a steady stream of color to gardens all summer long. It’s a hearty plant, withstanding full sun, drought and poor soil of all sorts (clay, rocky, shallow). Plant breeders have worked to improve this flower powerhouse by expanding blossom color and form. The result? You can find (no longer purple) coneflower plants in a rainbow of shades, including red, gold, white, orange and pink. This variety is PowWow Wildberry, which unfurls vivid rose-purple blooms. Coneflowers are deer- and rabbit-resistant. Purple coneflower grows 24 to 60 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide. Some newer varieties grow shorter. Hardy in Zones 3-8. Good vase companions for purple coneflower: Oriental or Asiatic lily, Russian sage, catmint, hosta and gas plant.
Mediterranean Sunroom Evokes Rustic Charm
The ornate stone fireplace is flanked by large windows that let in lot of natural light to this Mediterranean sunroom.. Exposed brick walls combine with neutral tile flooring and comfortable sofas for a truly relaxing space.
Neutral Living Room With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows and Mountain View
This neutral living room features an open living area overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, N.C. The closed entry facade hides the impressive view from visitors until they enter the space. Upon entering, visitors are given expansive views to the south and west.
Manicured Outdoor Space With Dining Area And Swimming Pool
This backyard is ideal for outdoor entertaining, from the detailed landscaping to the swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a meal outdoors at the formal dining table for eight, a drink by the rolling bar cart, and a stroll by the pool.
This view of the island highlights the brushed-finished stainless top that has a smooth look and doesn’t show as many fingerprints or scratches as polished alternatives. The island top offers lots of usable space for preparing meals, unloading groceries and chatting with guests.
This galley kitchen in Decatur, Ga., was designed to be a functional yet stylish space that allows for effortless cooking and entertaining. Thus, the room features a deep sink and stainless appliances, gorgeous green cabinets and a wood dining table that seats six.
White subway tile spans the length of this bathroom, making the space seem clean and modern. To complement the look, the designers brought in a sleek mirror, floating vanity and glass door for the stall shower.
The design wish behind this living room: Create a peaceful space that feels contemporary and yet honors the apartment's original details, like the exposed brick wall and the marble fireplace. Muted colors help those elements shine. The coffee table is made of a vintage Moroccan brass tea tray.