Does Ivy Attract Termites?

Does Ivy Attract Termites?

Everyone knows that little lambs eat ivy (Hedera spp.) , however, the gustatory tastes of termites tend to be. In fact, termites don’t eat ivy. Homeowners are advised to get rid of ivy for a measure, but not since the…

Skimmia Pests

Skimmia Pests

The genus Skimmia consists of four species of evergreen shrubs, with all the Japanese skimmia (Skimmia japonica) being the most famous and most widely grown. Pinkish-white, star-shaped blossoms blossom in mid-spring, and clusters of red berries appear in autumn. Hardy…

March Into Year-Round Chic With 15 Twists on Red, White and Blue

March Into Year-Round Chic With 15 Twists on Red, White and Blue

While I think of red, blue and white, I usually think about good old-fashioned Fourth of July ornaments and kids’ rooms — bright white, fire engine red and navy blue. These are wonderful classics, but tweaking the hues and utilizing…

Drop In on a Hot Comeback Having a Sunken Living Room

Drop In on a Hot Comeback Having a Sunken Living Room

Sunken living rooms have a significant history that goes back — at least in the contemporary sense — to conversation pit designs by the likes of architect Bruce Goff, who incorporated a sunken seating area to the Adah Robinson residence…

Exterior Materials Mix It Up

Exterior Materials Mix It Up

Recently I examined various materials as they are utilized on modern and modern exteriors: timber, glass, metal, stucco, fiber cement, brick. Isolating these materials in person ideabooks can give the impression that a specific material tends to contain all of…

Basement of the Week: London Pub Ambience in Upstate New York

Basement of the Week: London Pub Ambience in Upstate New York

“This is what I would call a very sophisticated man cave,” says architect James Crisp. “The proprietor really had the vision, and the contractor, Jim Muncey of Construction Works, and that I was only the conduits for this.” The proprietor…

Oriel

Oriel

An oriel, or oriel window, is a kind of bay window that’s located at an upper floor of a structure. An oriel jobs from and is attached to the side of this building and has no supporting foundation. Instead, an…

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Hosting

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Hosting

If the thought of hosting a party this holiday season has you feeling more stressed than enthusiastic, it is time to slow down and simplify. With a little smart planning and a few quick decorating ideas, you can have a…

Great Design Plant: Honey Locust Tree

Great Design Plant: Honey Locust Tree

The honey locust tree is a urban and rural pioneer. While it’s more likely to sprout naturally in country fields, this tree is among the most well-known choices for sidewalks, town parks and parking lots, because it stands up just…