Can you tell I am addicted to succulents?
Can't get enough of them, and no garden is complete without a few,(or who am I kidding, ... dozens), of succulents, as well as some complementary bromeliads such as Dyckias and Aechmea recurvata cultivars that can handle full hot sun. Again, even if nothing ever bloomed here, the color contrasts and variations on a theme complement each other. Echeverias, Sedums, Aloes, I could actually design a garden only using these 3 plant groups, but not being a real minimalist, I've never tried such a…
Budget Friendly Outdoor Upgrades
This Old House highlighted 75 new and not-so-new suggestions on ways to upgrade your outdoor space, each for $75 or less. From hammocks to birdbaths; water gardens to cheerfully painted fences, these are just a few from their extensive list. Following, I whittled the list down to include my 10 favorite ideas, with a slight variation or two thrown in the mix.
Micro Cabin in Finland
Built overlooking a lake in Finland, this Micro Cabin, nicknamed "Nido," was designed and built by Robin Falck to enjoy once out of the military. It took
Go wild camping in the country
If you fancy a real taste of the great outdoors - away from the mini suburbia of campsites - try wild camping, says Dixe Wills. The views are much better and it won't cost you a penny.