An upcoming Woodstock Garden Walk promises to inspire, provide a bit of refuge and reveal hidden treasures.
The neon brights that peppered the 1980s are back, in fashion and décor. Highlighter hues and glow-in-the-dark tints provide a shot of adrenaline after a few seasons of mellow, mushroom-y color palettes.
Artists and craftspeople know that the colors they choose — and leave out — are critical ingredients in their works' success, no matter the medium.
Don't have enough time and/or money to invest in geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels and such? Not to worry – decorating can be another satisfying way to go green. Reclamation is sweeping its way through the design world: Doors, windows, siding, shutters and hardware from demolished buildings are being rescued before they are dumped in landfills, while designers with a passion for the past are repurposing old furniture and accessories.
People new to gardening ask the darndest questions: about how seeds work, about growing the perfect tomato, about waging war with insects. No question is a bad question, though, since good gardening requires a never-ending supply of information. Some frequently asked gardening questions:
NEW YORK (AP) — When I was young, I learned a lot about travel from my mother. She taught me how and what to pack. She taught me to keep a travel diary to record my memories. And most importantly, she taught me how to power-sightsee.
Looking for a fresh way to liven up your garden walls? Think plants, not paintings.
More personal, more inventive.
Car seat, diapers, changing table, crib, stroller, blankets, onesies: A new baby is a bundle of joy that also costs a bundle of cash.
For a time many years back, I would become nervous every time I went out to my garden to weed. The weeds were so few that I feared something was wrong with the soil.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're ... married?
Many Americans have embraced outdoor decorating, filling their yards with fluffy sofas, gleaming end tables and even outdoor rugs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Does your outfit blend into the woodwork?
Every so often, one meets a person who is doing exactly what they were meant to do.
When Jim Mansfield of Woodstock isn't working construction, he's painting.
Gardening can be an intoxicating hobby, especially if the botany is booze-related.
A series of bikes hang from trees along Hartland Road in Woodstock.
During a recent home remodel, Diane Wright decided the stairway leading to her garage needed some perking up.
Dollhouses are not just for children. Take a look at the dioramas that are part of the permanent collection of the Chicago History Museum, or better yet, the collection of miniature rooms at the Art Institute.
While Gina O'Connor fights breast cancer, the mom of three doesn't need to worry about keeping up her home.