When you are looking at garden catalogs and plants in the garden center, it is sometimes difficult to know how well a plant is going to do in your garden. All-America Selections is an independent nonprofit testing organization that tests new plants. It has more than 60 test gardens, from Alaska and Canada, to California and Florida. It also has over 175 display gardens all … [Read more...] about 2018 AAS Flower Award Winners
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There are many ways to create a flexible guest room. You can often grab inspiration from hotel rooms because they operate from the perspective of providing not only the obviously required bed but also a working desk, comfy seating and a TV. Maybe some of the surfaces are too harsh for home use, but you can adapt the basic ideas easily and turn them into the exact level of … [Read more...] about Design Options for a Flexible Guest Room
As a designer, I am often asked whether I like the interiors of the latest restaurant or the lobby of a hyped hotel. And when I am asked, I'm always cautious to answer. Not because I'm afraid to offend anyone, but rather because as a designer, my "likes" will possibly different. Since the 3rd Century BC in Greece, the expression "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" has … [Read more...] about Designing a Home Interior That is Perfect For You
Sometimes helpful solutions are hiding in plain sight. It is common to become so familiar with our surroundings that we no longer see them clearly. When you pass by something dozens of times a day, it becomes invisible in a way, so we miss opportunities. What if you challenged yourself to find places with extra function? One of my favorite spaces is the area under the … [Read more...] about Home Design – The Space Under the Stairs
Dear James: I have old aluminum siding trim on the sides of my house, but it looks bad. I would like to replace it with wood siding. Can I just nail wood over the old siding? What is the best method to do it? -- Andre B. Dear Andre: New aluminum or vinyl siding looks good and is practically maintenance-free, but neither has the sharp crisp look of real wood siding. Since you … [Read more...] about Home DIY: Install Wood Siding Yourself as Trim
Black Friday 2013 is officially on November 29 this Christmas shopping season, but retail giant Walmart is offering Black Friday like deals early. Will Target Stores, Kmart and Best Buy soon follow with their own specials on electronics and more for the Black Friday 2013 sales season? While executives from Kmart, Best Buy and Target will ponder their Black Friday 2013 … [Read more...] about Black Friday 2013 Sales – Early Deals from Walmart, Best Buy, Kmart and Target to Follow?
The Apple iPhone5 was a central part of T-Mobile's new 'no contract' way of doing business for smartphones announced just last week and now the company may soon have a new product to sell from Apple, rumors say the iPhone5 S could be introduced this summer. The iPhone 5 was announced on Sept. 12, 2012 and industry analysts say the next iPhone will be announced … [Read more...] about Apple’s iPhone5 S Coming in Summer 2013 – What to Expect?
Apple's iPhone5 is reportedly part of the T-Mobile 'Uncarrier' event today, March 26, 2013. The event is a roll out for T-Mobile of a new way of doing business, the company will offer no contracts plans to all of their customers and will also announce their plan for finally carrying the iPhone 5. Apple's latest smartphone is already carried by AT&T, … [Read more...] about iPhone5 and No Contract Plans – Apple’s Smartphone Highlights T-Mobile Uncarrier Event Today
Is Malia Obama dating? The president and Michelle Obama's 14-year old daughter might have a boyfriend, the president recently revealed that as his daughters get older, "they have sleepovers and dates." Breathless gossips immediately began speculating and the Huffington Post reveals "it's safe to say that First Boyfriend watch is officially in … [Read more...] about Malia Obama Dating (Photos) Who’s the President’s Daughter’s 2013 Boyfriend?
A severe flu strain has hit the US and is spreading to start the year 2013. As of Dec. 29, 2012 the CDC categorized the illness as "widespread" in 41 states (see the map above and the list of states below), and 7 other states are seeing regional activity. Influenza A H3N2 was the most commonly detected influenza subtype nationwide. Influenza is more commonly … [Read more...] about Severe Flu Strain 2013 (Map) Influenza A H3N2 Spreading Across US