Gardening in the Hell Strip

Gardening’s Final Frontier: the “Hellstrip”

Those vexing plots between street and sidewalk – known by some as “hellstrips” — are getting a makeover. Garden-savvy homeowners are seeing unique opportunity in these often ignored plots, potentially contributing to visitors’ first impressions and “curb appeal.”

Pocket Home Office

Finding Space for your Home Office

A home office is almost a requirement today. As with all design projects, start with objectives and needs. Here are some questions and ideas to get you started

Garden Art & Structure

4 Rules for a Spectacular Garden

Folks often stop and remark on my garden. It’s fairly young – going on 3 years – with lots and lots left to do. But by thinking through the 4 rules, below, the garden feels much more mature than its years.