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Bucks County home and garden

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... 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... more

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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... 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.. 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... 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... 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... 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 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... 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... 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... 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... more

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Margaret Grandinetti’s life changed abruptly when her fiancé Larry died. They were together two years, but as Margaret says, “Its not the quantity of time, it the quality.” This sad episode in her life at the close of 2009 triggered something... more

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“We were tired of living in an old 19th-century stone farmhouse,” says Bob. “We wanted something new and fresh and full of light.” But they loved the landscape. Bob and Dick made a decision to subdivide the 30 acres (which was once a cornfield)... more

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A Clinton Township couple had raised their three children in a modest ranch from the 1970s. The original bathrooms and kitchen had become dated and were in need of repair. The master bedroom and bath were now too small for their liking... more

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When people ask me about planting a flower garden I generally advise on starting with a perennial garden because perennial plants can be chosen to give a big bang for the buck in late spring, following the extravagant displays of daffodils and tulips more

Thirty-six years ago Jay Maxwell formed J.R. Maxwell Builders, Inc. to be a construction company that would only do quality work. Now with his son and business partner, James Maxwell ... more

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ELA is in the process of opening an outdoor living showroom & garden center. It will be a one-stop shopping location for professional landscape outdoor living products, design services, and construction services. more

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After several moves in various locations around the country, Karen and John McDonagh found an early 19th-century Yardley house that finally felt like home 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... more

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