Here's an easy way to give new life to old terra-cotta pots you have around the shed: Paint them to create coordinating stripes. Using masking tape in various widths, mark a simple striped design on the pot. In a well-ventilated area, spray the exterior and the rim (and any accompanying saucers) with weatherproof spray paint; let dry completely. Peel off tape.
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Located stateside in the charming town of Washington, Connecticut, is a true gardening wonder: a quintessentially English garden.
Hollister House Garden, named after the 1760 house around which it is built, was created by art and antiques dealer George Schoellkopf in the manner of such famous English landscapes as Sissinghurst and Great Dixter: formal in its structure, yet rather wild in its style of planting.
For more information, visit hollisterhousegarden.org.
SourceThe Martha Stewart Show, May 2010
Formal but not at all fussy, ivy topiaries are living decorations that appeal to just about everybody. Andrew Beckman, gardening editorial director for Martha Stewart Living, showed how to assemble one on "The Martha Stewart Show."
For step-by-step instructions, see our Ivy Topiaries How-To.
SourceThe Martha Stewart Show, December 2009
From the moment you wake up, your day is filled with decisions. Shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, and the clothes that touch your skin -- everything you choose can make a difference. Here's the information you need to make choices that will get you through the day in the most healthy way.
SourceHealthy Home 2008, Spring 2008
Line the bottom of shoe storage containers with tongue-and-groove cedar planks. The aromatic wood helps neutralize any odors and helps maintain a fresh-smelling closet.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, January 2009
A refreshing spritz of fragrant water is a great way to keep cool in summer. To create sprays, simply fill mist bottles with water and a few strips of julienned cucumber or sprigs of lavender and mint. Label bottles (labels from chroniclebooks.com), and set them on a tray at your next backyard barbecue.
Bonus: Cucumber is known for its hydrating properties, and lavender and mint are reputed insect repellents.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, August 2009
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