Here’s a fun project for kids and grownups alike: Upcycle empty bottles to create solar garden lighting. The Solar Bottle Lantern Kit, $12.95 from Gardener’s Supply, consists of a rubber stopper with three short LED light strings attached. Just insert the light strings into a bottle of your choice and place the stopper in the top of the bottle. A small solar panel on the top charges the battery so that when dusk falls the twinkling LED lights begin to glow. Display the weatherproof project anywhere you like, year round.
Front Yard Multilevel Landscaping
Raised planting beds and a modern porch rail add style to this home's entrance.
Look for pansy formula mixes with color blends to suit every season. Panola Autumn Blaze pansy opens blossoms in shades perfect for fall: burgundy and gold. Panola pansies are multiflora types, which open smaller flowers on shorter stems, giving plants a thick covering of blooms. Panola is an overwintering pansy, the kind that garden centers guarantee to survive winter and usher in spring with fluttering flowers. Pansies in pots won’t survive winter in colder zones, where soil can freeze solid. For best winter survival, tuck Panola pansies into planting beds.
Contemporary Kitchen With Stainless Hood Above Island
A stainless steel vent hood hangs above the island stove in this contemporary kitchen, and stainless steel appliances are built into the sleek woodgrain cabinets. Heavy drapes peel back to allow natural light and bright color from the outdoor plants to stream into the neutral-hued space.
Mother and baby will enjoy the view from the window as they snuggle in this comfy pale gray nursery armchair, with a white vintage decorative chest placed conveniently nearby to hold a petite adjustable lamp and a charming bunny alarm clock.
This unique home office provides an unobstructed view of the outdoor park by using glass to create the desk. The green Eames chair mixes perfectly with the modern design and blends in with the floor-to-ceiling window.