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Get ready for the great outdoors

Whether you have an outdoor play area for the kids or comfortable living room spaces with sofas, chairs, chaises and cushions, creating space to enjoy the great outdoors is a hallmark of warm weather in Bucks County.

Plant for a floral banquet

Now is the time to plant for the coming abundant harvest.When savvy gardeners plot, plan and dream during winter’s dark and chill, it’s because they are eager to get back outdoors when the soil …

What’s your style?

From transitional to traditional; mid-century modern to minimalist, there are several defined home décor styles with signature qualities attached to them.But you don’t have to subscribe to a …

Furnishing the outdoors

When it comes to outdoor living spaces and furnishings, high quality pieces are worth the investment. Durable and long lasting in timeless classic materials and colors, think about the long haul …

Anytime is a great time to add a few houseplants to your home. Adding greenery indoors expands your gardening opportunities and provides the many benefits of living with and tending to plants.

Making good fences

Fences can be a luxury — or a necessity — depending on why you want or need one.From an outdoor home décor element to providing privacy, restricting access to something, or for safety reasons, …

No time for a garden? Consider container planting.One of the easiest ways to get your garden together is to go with containers. From potting up potatoes or a mixed salad and greens bowl to a …

Clean, quiet home heating comfort has never been easier to find. From solar and ductless systems to heat pump Energy Star-rated products, newer systems are gaining ground in home heating and cooling …

Tips for growing fruit in containers

Have fun and enjoy picking fresh fruit right outside your door thanks to compact varieties you can grow in containers. Just clear some space on your patio, deck, balcony or front steps that receives …

Value added landscape

Attributed to both Oscar Wilde and to Will Rogers the old adage “you never get a second change to make a first impression” are landscape words to live by.

“Wow factor” furnishing

Sofas get a lot of attention but sometimes it’s the side chairs, tables, sideboards and smaller players in a room that can make all the difference to use, comfort, flexibility and style.

Overcrowded, poor flowering, and floppy perennials can be invigorated with a shovel and a bit of your time and energy. Dividing perennials is an excellent way to improve their appearance and create …

For those who love gardening and the idea of growing their own vegetables but live in the city or a small space, here are six easy steps to grow vegetables in containers, from Bucks County …

Gifted, found or haggled-over antiques offer a way to define and personalize your home’s spaces. Whether passed down or discovered at estate sales, garage sales or auctions, shopping for antiques …

Windows and doors

Is it time to replace the windows? With a typical lifespan of 15 to 30 years, many homeowners don’t think much about window replacements — until something goes wrong.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been named to Fast Company’s annual list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024.” Joining the likes of YouTube and TacoBell, PHS was …

From reducing stress to better sleep, if a well organized home is among your January New Year’s resolutions now might be time to take action and tackle your clutter.

Foundation plantings or beds can enhance a home’s assets, draw attention to its features and highlight its architectural qualities. Think about your home’s architecture. Is it traditional, …

Which tree is best for your property?

Do you have a favorite tree? Trees are a vital part of the landscape. From cleaning the air to providing protection from soil erosion, offering shade, visual landscape interest and habitat for …

Surveying the landscape

While it recently felt like May, don’t count March out for some unpredictable surprises. Trees are still bare and most shrubs may have the beginnings of fresh green buds. It’s easy to get swept …

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