Fence Love - Just because you have a small yard or a plain wooden fence doesnt mean it has to be boring. I love the way this reader spruced up her backyard with custom homemade signs and shadowbox frames filled with plants.
dog run ~ good place to keep pet when guests visit & when owners aren't home; synthetic turf can be hosed down for easy clean up - I wonder if we could do a dog run for Liesl on the side of the house! Separate from the yard-yard
Bamboo is often the tree of choice in a Zen garden. It is simple yet elegant; exotic yet attainable. Complemented by gray gravel and rocks, this garden — made by Ververka Architects — shows how a modern home can benefit from a centuries-old concept.