Houzz. By Lauren Dunec Hoang: If you’re looking for planting inspiration for a shaded area of your garden, look no farther than the natural woodlands of your region. There, native plants such as lush ferns, delicate foamflower and wild strawberries thrive under tree canopies and in shaded canyons. If you choose to plant native perennials in your garden, you’ll be rewarded with plants that come back year after year and are perfectly adapted to your area.
New Home Source. By Marcie Gaffner: Finding home repair contractors who’re knowledgeable, reputable, reliable, skilled and reasonably priced isn’t always easy. As a new homeowner, you’ll need to search further and dig deeper to find truly excellent contractors. We asked five for their advice and tips. Here’s what they recommended.