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Outdoor Art - Put A Final Touch On Your Outdoor Oasis

Ideas for purveyors of fine things or eclectic objects
Spring is officially here and your outdoor spaces may be yearning for a pick-me-up. Soon your perennials will be blooming, outdoor furniture will be back in place, and planting or shopping for annuals will be on your to-do list.  So, what can possibly make the outside more lively? How about art! When hearing the word ‘art,' the first thought that probably comes to minds is paintings. While it is true that there is such a thing as outdoor paintings, there are limitless options that may be overlooked as artistic elements fit for the outdoors. Find out how you can transform boring into breathtaking.
Curate a Garden Gallery Aiming to mimic the walls at The Louvre? There will definitely be departure from the grandeur of those galleries, but there are ways that paintings can be incorporated into your spaces without fear of damage by the elements. Search for paintings that are digitally printed on aluminum composite or other materials, …

Prepping Your Sunroom for Spring and Summer

Let fresh air in and invigorate your space
Temperatures are on the upswing, birds are outside chirping, it’s finally time to start getting your sunroom ready for the upcoming seasons! Chances are that you have been cozy in your sunroom under the stars and snow throughout the winter, but the change in seasons should be the catalyst for a deep clean. The abundant sunshine and vibrant natural hues on their way may also incite a change in décor to complement the scenery.
Clean and Clear A sunroom is relatively low maintenance, but with each major season change, comes the need to spruce up. If the space transforms to an all-purpose room during the winter, you may want to remove anything that doesn’t jive with your vision for spring and summer. Go ahead and open some windows to let fresh air in. A blank slate is easiest to work with, so any relocation of furniture should come first.  If the room stays the same throughout the year, temporary repositioning of large items may be necessary to cond…

Incorporating a Vegetable Garden into Your Yard

Initial insights into getting started with olericulture
Farm to table is all the rage, but how about yard to table? Depending on where you live, it is possible to produce a small selection or a full assortment of your favored vegetables on your property that supports the yard to table philosophy. Yes, we’ve had our fair share of unseasonable warmth, but let’s face it, colder days are still are still inevitable at this point in the year. Although you may be eager to start the garden that you have been dreaming of, it’s best to use this time to start planning, rather than getting outside and planting.
For most crops, you can start seeds indoors around 6–8 weeks before the last spring frost date. This should give the plants ample time to grow and become healthy enough to withstand the transplant into your outdoor garden. If you have sun-kissed space inside or a good spot in your sunroom, you can soon initiate indoors and transport outside once we see warmer weather.
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Great Games for Your Outdoor Spaces

Grass is becoming greener, tulips are starting to sprout, and it is the perfect time to start making plans for your yard. You are most likely accustomed to utilizing your outdoor spaces for relaxation or dining and currently equipped with the full gamut of lounge chairs, tables, barbecues, and other essentials that make your living areas even more great. Though you may be in possession of these backyard items, what you may be lacking are some fun and fantastic games that can provide hours of enjoyment while spending time with family or hosting others.

While you may already have access to permanent pastime additions like a basketball or tennis court, smaller, moveable, games can add even more amusement to the times that you cherish. There’s an endless list of games that you can play under the sun, but we will focus on some tried-and-true favorites that are built for tons of laughter and longevity.

Best for Indoor/Outdoor Rooms
Take your family game days or nights outside, set up tourn…