A Word About Concrete Patios

I had an inquiry the other day about a concrete patio--I was being asked to build one, which I don't do. But I did reply with questions she'd want to consider before committing to a design and a contractor. I've googled a bunch of images that illustrate dos and don'ts of concrete patios: Size One … Continue reading A Word About Concrete Patios

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A Word about Lighting

If you scroll down to the pictures of exterior lighting you'll assume that the reason any of us want lighting is to provide light--lots and lots of light. But as Richard V. Morse says in this article, light is a means to an end. You want to read, or you want to see the fish … Continue reading A Word about Lighting

Dull Day in Feb

It's almost always a dull day in Feb, but unlike many "northern" places, and unlike last year, this dull Monday is mild, as has been the whole winter season. Hence, spring-ish garden pics--same plants I show you most years!: You can imagine how adaptable Sarcococca is: it's growing in never-amended soil, between concrete and asphalt, … Continue reading Dull Day in Feb