Korean spice viburnum is beloved for its wonderful fragrance that can perfume an entire yard in mid-spring. You just need one branch in a bud vase to unleash the perfume indoors, but cut a few stems for a stunning bouquet. Flower clusters start with pink buds that open to reveal white blossoms. Korean spice viburnum has good fall color with red leaves. This viburnum grows 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
Selecting a granite countertop and planning out an outdoor kitchen for a sink, bar seating, and built-in grill and refrigerator are among the ways homeowners are turning up the heat on outdoor entertaining. The possibilities for granite are endless, says Shayne Newman, president of Connecticut-based YardApes and a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. This outdoor kitchen uses Belgard products.
To create a centerpiece that’s pretty and affordable, use a terrarium, vase or lantern you already own. Fill with any type of vase filler that complements your color scheme. I found an inexpensive bag of mini faux pumpkins to fill my terrarium. To bring more prominence to your centerpiece, place the vessel on a slice of wood from your backyard. Just be sure to sand it well and seal it with a thin layer of butcher-block oil beforehand. Pro tip: While you’re at it, make a few wood slices, as they’ll come in handy for the food buffet, drink bar and leftover station, as well.
Designer Andrew Brown created a gorgeous, exotic effect with this painted detail on the walls of the bedroom he designed for the 2016 Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens. Unique painted details like this are relatively inexpensive to pull off, especially when making use of some extra paint you may already have on hand from another painting job.