BERKELEY, Calif. - Back in 1930, artist Ray Boynton built a small redwood-clad cabin in the Berkeley hills, situating it with a northern exposure to receive indirect daylight - perhaps perfect for an artist's studio but a snub to the property's eye-boggling views of the bay, San Francisco, the Golden Gate and beyond.
Lawn companies and the Extension Service have started to receive reports of armyworms in a few lawns in Wichita, extension agent Rebecca McMahon says. You may remember that the worms were a plague in 2000.
The word "bottlebrush" alone should make you want to grow it, but when you consider that the flowers are 4-inches wide and 12-inches long and are produced in huge quantities, it really should make you want to go shopping. If there were a poster child for underused plants however, the bottlebrush buckeye would be the spectacular winner.
He wanted a contemporary in the forest. She wanted a traditional home on the water. They owned a substantial piece of Orcas Island, off the coast of Washington State, along its northern beaches that could swing either way.
Instead of letting your summer vacation memories fade with your souvenirs into the back of a closet, make your travel mementos a part of your home decor. Here are some do-it-yourself ideas for giving your travel tokens a permanent place in your home.
One of the best places in your home to showcase the bounty and beauty of autumn is on your dining table. I think of this wide open plane as a ready-made stage that's just waiting for a show-stopping presentation that celebrates the colors, textures and iconic images of fall.
Architect Alissa Pier loves north Minneapolis and its old, architecturally rich housing stock. She and her husband, Brent, have lived on the city's North Side since 1998, in three neighborhoods, and have no desire to make their home anywhere else.