Bucks County, House, Gardens,

Diabase is the tongue-in-cheek name of a bucolic farm located in Upper Makefield. It’s named for the regionally common igneous rock from which the house was built. But the name isn’t at all indicative of the property, because as you wind your... Read more

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To be truthful, my property Cedaridge Farm is not ideal for growing roses. The ground in winter is generally too wet, causing root rot among all but the most robust varieties and we are plagued with rodents such as field mice that make a feast of... Read more

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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People say houses have character, but it is the lives that were lived in there that complete the story. That’s what keeps Christine Wysocki up at night, searching, following clues and finishing what she started. The mother of two whose day job... Read more

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

Close Up

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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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

Arts & Antiques

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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Cushioh Chry

Derek Fell

For many gardeners, fall can be a sad season when summer-flowering perennials exhaust themselves and floral color dwindles, but with the right choice of perennials the fall home garden landscape can be as brilliant as spring or summer... 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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On a glorious summer day, you can drive around many parts of Bucks County and observe its great collection of historic homes. Whether you are in such places as Quakertown, Newtown, Yardley, or Bristol, you are sure to see homes that have been here... Read more

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Container Gardens

Derek Fell

At my home, Cedaridge Farm, we have enjoyed experimenting with growing plants in containers because the interest in container gardening continues to increase and it has been fun to try combinations that one rarely sees, like using vegetables as... Read more

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Welcome to Bristol Borough—a region of Lower Bucks County once coveted for its waterways, ship building and healing mineral baths. An important stopping point between New York City and Philadelphia ... Read 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 Read more

In 1983 Nancy and Kerry Gingrich rescued a centuries-old farmhouse from demolition and then dedicated six years just to make it habitable. They commenced on this pioneering adventure while they were renting half a farmhouse in Hatfield Read more

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River House

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