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Kitchen Winners! Kitchen Winners!

Outstanding kitchen from the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round
To Make The Cut
Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round </br>To Make The Cut

Texas rose breeder likes lots of colorful, fragrant blooms

Welcoming Guests for the Holidays Welcoming Guests for the Holidays

Simple Tips To Make Your Home Festive And Inviting
By Janine Godwin, Organizing Designer
Family and friends gathering together during this time of year creates memories that will last a lifetime, and surrounding yourself with those you …

Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

New Marylandica type forms “mounds of color”
By Robert Burns
What really got the Texas Superstar board members excited about fall zinnias were some new series, including the marylandica types that form disease-resistant “mounds of color,” lasting …

Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces

Dream big but start small
By Elizabeth Alexander
It’s the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class.   — J. W. Marriott
If …

Al Fresco at Home Al Fresco at Home

Outdoor dining trends include fresh new options
By Cheryl Alexander
When you are planning an outdoor dining space you have much to consider, from the ambiance you want to create as well as the high-tech appliances you …

Function and Flair in Your Kitchen Function and Flair in Your Kitchen

On-trend sinks and faucets make for easy updates

What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring

No More “Shades Of Brown Only” — Today’s Flooring Is All About Color
Wider planks. Darker colors. Richer tones. And more natural looks that showcase wood’s inherent textures and grains. These are just a few of …

Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan

Tantalized By Tile
By Elizabeth Anthony
Inspiration and influence for tile floors and walls come from everywhere: fashion, upholstery, wallpaper, furniture, media and even electronics. In our homes and offices, where each element must uniquely capture the …

When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results

Tips To Get The Best Blooms
By Chelsea Fuss, Craftsy.com
The first time I grew roses, I was so afraid of doing the wrong thing I treated them like fragile little plants. Actually, roses are surprisingly resilient …

This Summer, Choose the Right Tree for the Right Spot This Summer, Choose the Right Tree for the Right Spot

Easy tips for tree planting success

Tantalized By Tile Tantalized By Tile

Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan?
By Elizabeth Anthony
Inspiration and influence for tile floors and walls come from everywhere: fashion, upholstery, wallpaper, furniture, media and even electronics. In our homes and offices, where each element must uniquely …

Transform Garden Spaces into Tropical Splendor Transform Garden Spaces into Tropical Splendor

Create an instant oasis with hibiscus and mandevilla
With winter and its monochromatic landscape in the rearview mirror, it’s time to think spring bling with colorful plants for patios, porches and garden beds.
A vibrant outdoor experience …

Splashdown to Summer Fun Splashdown to Summer Fun

Planning your pool for a fabulous outdoor experience
By Elizabeth Anthony
Summertime fun is quickly approaching and now is a great time to begin planning for splashdown in your very own backyard pool. Start with a vision …

Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis

They are easy to grow indoors and outdoors
Winter is not the season most often associated with growing flamboyant flowers – unless the subject happens to be amaryllis. With large tropical flowers that rival anything the …

Decorating Tips for Every Room Decorating Tips for Every Room

Instant changes from accessories to window treatments make a refreshing difference
Decorating spruce-ups do not have to involve a lot of time or expense when you follow these inventive tips from Sally Morse, Director of Creative …

Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction

By Melanie Saxton
Fall is the ideal time to plan for a swimming pool installation. Construction throughout the winter can ready your backyard for a springtime oasis. But because underground pools are permanent fixtures, it makes …

Five colorful flowers you can enjoy this fall Five colorful flowers you can enjoy this fall

By Jennifer Miko
With fall weather approaching, cooler conditions welcome new opportunities to bright­en up your landscaping. There are many wonderful plants to consider that thrive after the summer months. Annuals are versatile and can be …

Top 10 Home Improvements Tips Top 10 Home Improvements Tips

Regular maintenance adds value to your investment
By Cheryl Alexander
Your home is one of the single biggest investments you’ll ever make so it only makes sense to make the most of your investment and ensure your …