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When you consider a garden, do you think of flat spaces? Vertical interest in a garden — whether from pergolas, arbors, or other support structures and features — provides a second visual plane for the gardener to explore and opens a trove of different plant materials from which to pick.

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 …

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 …

“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 …

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.

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 …

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.

Add a warm, cozy feel to this year’s gardens with the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz. It was selected for generating a feeling of kindness and tenderness and encouraging sharing, …

Do you have — or want to create — a statement wall? Also known as an accent or focus wall, these terms are interchangeably used for the same concept — a wall or partial wall that is different from the other walls in a room or open space.

“Growing Dahlias” will be the featured program at The Trevose Horticultural Society’s monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road. Led by Penn State Master …

The best antidote to spring fever is a healthy dose of the great outdoors.For existing surfaces, a deep cleaning makes the yard more appealing to use and enjoy. If you’re considering a new patio, …

Time for pre-spring lawn care

Now is the time for pre-spring lawn care.Whether you have a lawn service or landscape provider or prefer to tackle lawn care and projects yourself, now until mid-April is the perfect time to take on …

Ready, set…paint!

What’s your favorite color? Color is an important aspect of our everyday lives — our wardrobes, our homes, cars and what lands on our dinner plates. We live in a color-filled world.

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