How to resolve conflicts in a garden of succulents

Arid zone plants stab their neighbors to death. It’s an adaptation to limited water by … Read more

How to find the right lightbulbs

Knowing lighting measurements like lumens, kelvins will provide answers

Technology transforms lighting design at lightning speed, yet there is still no bigger bang-for-the-buck upgrade … Read more

Ancient Greek pattern meanders into modern decor

On a recent trip to London, I spent a morning wandering the antiquity galleries of … Read more

Splurge or Save: Scandinavian styles work in small spaces

There’s something about Scandinavian interior design that sings in small spaces. The style’s signature clean … Read more

The real magic of the Taj Mahal

The Mughal garden is a highly symbolic space shaped by its prescribed layout and creates a version of heaven on Earth

Since the Taj Mahal was completed in the mid-1600s, the world’s most famous monument to … Read more

Spring Garden Seminar classes to be held April 21 in Redmond

Gardening pros teaching a variety of classes

I know I’m not the only gardener who routinely does a walkabout to see what’s … Read more

Get your garden growing with spring pruning

Some Central Oregon plants could use a trim to start the season

The paltry pile of twigs and branches that came down in my landscape during the … Read more

Market for antiques cannot compete with ‘infinite creativity’ of modern design

When Todd Merrill opened his self-named antiques store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 2000, … Read more

Living walls are best left to pros and ex-presidents

When you view a life-size portrait of a notable person, your gaze tends to go … Read more

Splurge or Save: Accessories for the perfect shelf

Just add books to finish off a space showcasing these eclectic items

You may have seen the hashtag #shelfie plastered all over your social media feed — … Read more

Experts know what’s wrong with your marijuana plant

David Deardorff has heard endless pleas for help from gardeners. As a longtime horticulturist and … Read more

This book club tables the reading for decorating

Lots of my friends are in book clubs. So far, I have resisted the offer … Read more

Fussy china can fit your casual lifestyle

WASHINGTON — The stacks of old family china sitting forlornly in sideboards, cabinets and boxes … Read more

How the delphinium x belladonna became the Deschutes County flower

It is time to revisit an old garden friend, delphinium x belladonna. We had a … Read more

The uncommon powers of common household items

Most of us could use more storage — or less stuff. What if you could … Read more

10 ways to help your home sell

Lifestyle selling techniques may not be something most homeowners are familiar with. But lifestyle is … Read more

Away from the grocery, a world of variety awaits

I buy my groceries from one store, a foodie emporium with quality victuals, no piped … Read more

Splurge or Save: mirrors can top off a room’s design

Well-placed mirrors can be a design game-changer. They can make a room feel brighter, create … Read more

Coloring the garden with Ultra Violet hues

The color-standards company Pantone has forecast Ultra Violet as the color of 2018. If you … Read more

Persian quilt design is spreading to other household items

In recent months, several decorating books have been published that examine the interiors of some … Read more

Tips for relieving a bit of stress during a move

Moving typically is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. But it … Read more

A greater understanding of bugs — the good and the bad

Reference books form a wall around my little desk. Three years may pass before I … Read more

Childhood decor transformed to fit adult personality

Even when keeping a few key pieces, a room can be renewed

It’s amazing how quickly kids grow. I’m gaining a new appreciation for this as my … Read more

Allium millenium is low maintenance, adaptable

Pollinator named 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year

The Perennial Plant Association consists of professionals in the herbaceous perennial industry. The association selects … Read more

Ornamental grasses offer year-round beauty

On Jan. 3, Bulletin photographer Joe Kline provided readers with some Central Oregon eye candy. … Read more

Old trees will tell you when it’s their time to come down

Old magnolias never die; they just fade away. That seems to be the fate of … Read more

Fungi in forests, lawns prove immense adaptability

I discovered fungi in the coastal forests of Northern California. There, I came to recognize … Read more

Bring your personality to life in your decor

The secret to creating a beautiful home isn’t in cloning a big-name designer’s style, or … Read more

Splurge or Save: decorate your home in Ultra Violet

The intense shade of purple predicted to be the color of 2018

Usher in the new year by infusing a bright new color, like Ultra Violet, an … Read more

Affordable buys for every first home or apartment

This furniture can make a home look expensive while not busting your bank account

Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or a new rental, there’s always a myriad … Read more

Award winning flowers and vegetables fit for Central Oregon

The garden catalogs are starting to stack up. That’s a good indication that it is … Read more

Tiny homes allow escape from the humdrum of life

To commune with ourselves, we trek two hours to Stanardsville, a town on the edge … Read more

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