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Weed seeds are among the most patient organisms in nature. Many weeds can produce thousands of seeds per plant per year, and those seeds might lie dormant for decades, just waiting for the right conditions to sprout. If you want to control weeds, … more
Spaces where creativity happens are utterly unlike other rooms, artists and designers say. Whether at home or elsewhere, these deeply personal spaces often feel like they're in flux, with interiors more curated than decorated. They often feature … more
In some gardening circles, a gardener's skill is measured by how soon he or she gets the first bowl of shelling peas on the table. Peas are a good choice for such competition, because raising a good crop demands the best soil you can muster as … more
It's a quiet but cozy workspace, designed to promote focus and creativity while providing an alternative to a traditional desk or office. It's also a bright pink cubby covered in comfy cushions. The pink seating is the brainchild of Karen … more
Succulents, which are plants with fleshy stems or leaves, are ideal houseplants. They have interesting shapes, are relatively pest-free, and thrive in the dry air of a heated home — and on neglect. Let's look at cactuses, which are just one … more
Laura Dowling's new photo book, “Floral Diplomacy at the White House” (Stichtung Kunstboek), gives a behind-the-scenes look at White House flower decorations, including the traditions, design concepts and logistics that go into … more
You've found the perfect new home for your family, but your current house hasn't sold yet. You can't afford to carry two mortgages, or maybe you were counting on money from your sale to help with the down payment and closing costs. Before you let … more
The period Mark Twain dubbed “the Gilded Age” was one of extreme wealth and ostentation, of robber barons amassing great fortunes, of glaring chasms between rich and poor. It was also a time when some of the nation's grandest gardens … more
LOS ANGELES — Design duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka, known for show-stopping red-carpet gowns, are bringing the glamour of their fashion shows to a living room near you. The designers describe their first-ever Badgley Mischka Home … more
Washington's birthday is a good time to think about cherry trees. But rather than questioning whether George really chopped down the tree and then admitted to it, I find myself wondering what kind of a cherry it could have been. (The story, … more
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