If you don’t have room for a 50- to 100-foot tree, check out Hot Wings maple. It’s a type of tartarian maple (Acer tartaricum ‘GarAnn’) discovered and developed in Colorado, which means it tolerates dry, alkaline conditions. Trees open typical small, yellow maple flowers in spring after leaves appear. Flowers fade to form bright red seeds (helicopters) in summer, which contrast brilliantly with the green leaves. Fall color features shades of orange-red and yellow. This is more of a spreading maple that can be grown as a shrub or small tree. Expect trees to grow 20 to 25 feet tall and 18 to 20 feet wide in ideal conditions. At higher elevations, Hot Wings grows 15 to 18 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 3-10.
Set atop a quintessential Upper West Side landmark, this newly constructed full-floor duplex showcases an expansive wraparound terrace with plenty of outdoor seating for hosting cocktails and dinner parties.
Begonias as a group, including ‘Dragon Wing’ types, unfurl leaves and flowers that are thicker, offering a bite that Japanese beetles don’t savor. Use ‘Dragon Wing’ begonias in containers or planting beds in part shade to full sun settings.
Picnics aren't just for parks and other pastoral settings. Just because you live in an apartment doesn't mean you can't host a high-end picnic on a balcony or terrace. Take advantage of the light and green surroundings and echo those features in your tablescape. Here trend expert Nancy Fire sets the scene for a Cast Shadows-themed urban picnic at her home in New York City.
This nursery wing adjoining the master bedroom creates the perfect place for your newest addition! The lines in the yellow and white wallpaper make the room feel bigger and the ceilings higher while keeping the vibe soft and relaxing.
A historic cottage in old town Key West is updated with a new swimming pool that sits against a rustic stone wall with waterfall. Tropical landscaping surrounds the space, creating privacy and a lush backdrop.
A balcony in the Belgravia neighborhood of West London designed by TLA Studio takes a simple but chic approach in a mixture of border hedges, climbing vines, wicker furniture and sweeping rooftop views.
This bridge connects both sides of the house with a glass balcony railing and a view to the living and dining room areas below. The windows overlook Texas Hill Country, and the vaulted ceilings give the space an an airy, open feel. The glass balcony railing provides a contemporary contrast to the more traditional design elements of the house.