Houzz Tour: A Classic is Reborn in Vermont (10 photos)…

Houzz Tour: A Classic is Reborn in Vermont (10 photos) http://ift.tt/26EahV1

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Tips for Choosing a Paint Roller Choosing a paint roller is…

Tips for Choosing a Paint Roller

Choosing a paint roller is critical to achieving a good job. After all, it’s the paint roller that lays the paint down, not your hand. You need the right roller material to suit the type of paint you are using. Cheap should not come into the picture when choosing a paint roller, quality should be the rule… continue reading

Carex Pensylvanica Fills the Void in Dry Shade Gardens (7…

Carex Pensylvanica Fills the Void in Dry Shade Gardens (7 photos) http://ift.tt/1r2ifX2

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica) is a low-growing, grass-like native sedge that thrives in dry shade. This April-flowering sedge provides early-spring interest in the shade garden, and on occasion its flowers will attract flower-visiting insects interested…

Kalmia Latifolia’s Origami-Like Flowers Shine in the Shade…

Kalmia Latifolia’s Origami-Like Flowers Shine in the Shade (6 photos) http://ift.tt/1NX48rr

Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is a delightful East Coast native plant for the woodland garden. It can be found in the wild on mountainsides throughout the Appalachians, where it grows lush and loose, painting the slopes with dark green leaves and pops of white-pink flowers. Bring this lovely…

How Professionals Make Their Paintbrushes Last…

How Professionals Make Their Paintbrushes Last Longer

Paintbrushes are like motorcars, strawberry jam, and a great deal more besides. Buy cheap and the quality is missing. Buy at the top end of price and you are probably overpaying. We recommend buying in the third quartile – that is in the 50% to 75% bracket. That way, your paintbrushes…continue reading

See ‘Chihuly in the Garden’ at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (20…

See ‘Chihuly in the Garden’ at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (20 photos) http://ift.tt/1N2MyXX

I took in the Dale Chihuly exhibition at the Atlanta Botanical Garden 12 years ago and loved it so much that I returned several times. Back in 2004, exhibiting in botanical gardens was a new gig for the world-famous glass artist. Since then, Chihuly has become known for his botanical garden installations,…