Monthly Archives: April 2012

Some ideas about Planting Trees by your House for Curb Appeal

When getting ready to purchase a tree(s) to plant on your front lawn, or other parts of your property, the tree’s height, when mature should be taken into consideration. The right sized tree can set off your house and landscape, … Continue reading

Posted in Bushes, Shrubs, Trees, Garden Design Principles, San Francisco Chronicle / eHow references or resources, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden | 5 Comments

Container planted or in the ground, Elephant Ear Plants are a Focal Point

If you are looking to add a plant with a tropical vibe to your northern garden, the Elephant Ear Mammoth is the one for you. It loves the sun, and once emerged from the ground is a relatively fast growing … Continue reading

Posted in Roses, Peonies, Tulips, etc, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 25 Comments

Mixing and Matching Fabric and Wallpaper Patterns

This post it the third in a series of three articles covering the topic Using Pattern in Interior Decorating. Mixing and matching patterns, as well as working with color are two important factors that you will probably be addressing when … Continue reading

Posted in Interior Decorating Principles | 14 Comments