The Easy Way to Paint Watercolors

– Posted in: Succulents
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  Several years ago, I met artist Diane Palley McDonald while doing an article about herĀ studio's makeoverĀ for the San Diego Union-Tribune. (The news angle was that it was on HGTV's "Designer's Challenge.") When I saw Diane's paintings, I wistfully told her how much I loved watercolors. She asked, "Well, then, why not paint your own?" [...]

Bling for Pots: Crushed Glass

– Posted in: Garden Adventures
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Leave it to LA. Designers in that city are using crushed glass to snazz potted plants. The glass, tumbled so the edges are smooth (it's often from recycled bottles) lends a splash of glamor.Landscape designer Laura Morton married a pink-edged phormium with an Italian terracotta pot, using a topdressing of peachy-pink glass that also draws [...]