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June is National Pollinator Month and it’s a great time to celebrate all the pollinators that play an important role in producing food, fiber, medicine and more that we rely on.

In some cultures, ceiling fans symbolize balance, good fortune and abundance.

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.

The Trevose Horticultural Society will stage its 101st National Garden Club Standard Flower Show “Bee Inspired” on Aug. 23-24 at St. Ephrem Catholic Church in Bensalem.

Patios make a summer spash

Whether you want a cozy spot for morning coffee or a span large enough to host a crowd, patios are a great way to extend outdoor living spaces.

Add long-lasting beauty and pollinator appeal to your garden with this year’s Perennial Plant of the Year, Jeana garden phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’).

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.

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 …

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, …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

“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.

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 …

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.

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