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Bucks County home and garden

Everyone, I am sure, would like a garden that has color through all the seasons, but the fact is that few of us have the time or the resources to maintain a picture-perfect ornamental garden during every month, which is why I always put my best... Read more

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Set back from the main road, this 1840s Bucks County stone farmhouse sits on a parcel of land in Sellersville, Hilltown Township. The land, encompassing 55 acres, was sold to Samuel Sellers (for whom the town of Sellersville was named) by William. Read more

It was William Wordsworth, the famous British poet, during a walk beside a lake, who captured the drama of viewing a mass planting of daffodils when he wrote: “Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in spritely dance.” Recently I was... Read more

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GL Design

Andrea Steinberg

“A rain garden is a planted depression that allows rainwater runoff from impervious surfaces, such as roofs, driveways, and walks, to slowly infiltrate back into the soil. This also allows the rain garden plants to remove pollutants from the... Read more

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Down in Fairless Hills, where Lincoln Highway meets its fill of strip centers, sits an inconspicuous-looking storefront with a sign that simply reads Audiolab. It could be almost any A/V store, but it’s not. When you step inside, it reminds me of ... Read more

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Laura Ulrich remembers when Jane Ramsey knocked on her farmhouse door on a summer day in 2016. Jane introduced herself and said, “I want to paint your barn.” Laura literally thought Jane wanted to paint the old barn. Puzzled as to why she would ... Read more

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Moving changed Nelson Zayas’ life. In March of 2014 he and his husband, Nick Bewsey, purchased an 18th century Victorian twin townhome in Lambertville. Nelson, the owner of Blue Raccoon Home Furnishings couldn’t be happier. The move put him three ... Read more

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Almost everyone I've met in my 30 years of residing in Bucks County beams like a child when prompted to talk about the beauty and history of our region. Our inspiring countryside has set a bucolic stage for countless writers, gardeners, musicians... Read more

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At Landscape Design Group (LDG) they like to think they’re in the resort business; transforming area yards into getaways just steps from the back door. For this backyard the homeowners wanted a place to swim, play and relax. They also thought a... Read more

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I first encountered a tapestry garden during a tour of French gardens along the Normandy coast, near Dieppe. At a large estate known as the Parc Floral des Moutiers, the Mallet family maintained an elaborate woodland garden threaded with paths... Read more

Landscaping Ideas

The Doylestown location of Tague Lumber is more than a place where builders and contractors can buy quality lumber, although it is certainly that. General Manager Matt Potter explains that the location has a Plumsteadville address but is equipped... Read more

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n simpler times, centuries ago, many homesteads began as a basic log cabin. As the family expanded, so did the homestead, building on and up to accommodate this growth. This is the story of Elaine and Dave Hughes’ old stone farmhouse, which sits on.. Read more

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In 1982 Frank and Mike Montemuro, graduates of Penn State’s landscape architecture program, started Landscape Design Group. They envisioned combining landscape architectural principles with contractor expertise, to bring high-quality landscape... Read more

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Noted author, artist, lecturer, and legal advisor Louis Nizer once said, “A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is... Read more

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Winter Garden

Derek Fell

One of the delights of living in Bucks County is the probability of snow during winter and periods of cold that can freeze the ground to twelve inches and more. The cold snaps are good for many perennials such as peonies, oriental poppies and... Read more

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After Kevin and Christine Edmonds were married, they lived in a trendy, up-and-coming Center City Philadelphia neighborhood in Old City. “We rented a loft apartment with huge ceilings, a fireplace, and a 10-foot wide by 40-foot long deck that made ou Read more

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The design of today’s home is constantly evolving. According to Houzz, houses of 2016 are implementing a few concepts. In the entryway, homeowners want heated floors and a farmhouse look with storage cubes and benches... Read more

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Built in 1980, this reproduction 18th century Colonial Williamsburg home in Newtown has an air of stately sophistication. Designed with the stature and architectural finery befitting a residence of the period, the home has a classic, traditional... Read more

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Scott Goodwin has the pleasure of announcing the formation of Scott Goodwin Masonry, LLC of Kintnersville, PA, specializing in the preservation and restoration of historic stone houses, barns, bridges and other stone structures found throughout... Read more

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ATravertine Island kitchen is one of the most popular ones when it comes to selecting a countertop today. It comes in a variety of colors, patterns and shapes. The different textures of travertine are available in the popular honed surface or... Read more

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Growing up on her family’s farm sparked a love of landscape in Susan Blubaugh that continues to ignite her passion for painting. As a child she wandered the surrounding countryside, often moved by the vistas she saw. She thought to herself, “If I... Read more

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