Garden Design

Fruin Farmhouse at North Brooklyn Farms by Matthew Pugliese

Get Colorful Inspiration from North Brooklyn Farms and Tom Fruin

Bright colorful glass houses are an exciting urban and artistic twist on an old garden standard.  The familiarly known Fruin Farmhouse - also called Kolonihavehus was made ...
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Chicken Coop garden makeover window box

My Chicken Coop Garden Makeover + A Clever Edger How-to

I'm still marveling at my super woman powers.  Last weekend I took on an epic challenge - I had three graduation parties to attend, single ...
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Outside Window Seats

I'd love to have a house that has just as many inside window seats as it does outside window seats. image by Amit Gosher via contemporist
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My Easy Strategy to Phase out a Struggling Lawn

My Easy Strategy to Phase out a Struggling Lawn

It's not my style to obsess about a perfect carpet of lawn but I do have standards for health that are just not being met ...
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How to Plant a Tree So That it Doesn't Die

How to Plant a Tree So That it Doesn’t Die

Whose fitbit steps have multiplied in these last few weeks?  I absolutely love watching the fitness numbers tick up as I bustle around the garden, ...
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Save the Bees! - A Bit of Bee Humor from a very funny Beekeeper (illustration by Abbey Lossing)

Save the Bees! Bee Humor From a First-Time Beekeeper

"Bees?" "Bees." "...BEES?" "Yes, bees." "You seriously want to get bees?" asks Chris, standing in our kitchen staring at me as if I’d just declared ...
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