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Growing a Garden at Manassas Senior Center

Provided by Prince William County The all-organic and sustainability garden behind the Manassas Senior Center is full of life and color, including different shades of purples, greens and reds. While the garden is pretty to look at, it is also put to good use by the center. Len Postman is the volunteer who planted and oversees the garden. She said …

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Give Perennial Gardens a Boost in Two Easy Steps

By Melinda Myers Give your perennials a boost this fall with a topdressing of organic matter. It’s a great way to revive tired gardens, improve a garden’s overall health, and keep vibrant perennials healthy and blooming at their best. Research found topdressing your garden with compost every year or two provides most, if not all the nutrients most perennials need.  …

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Gift to a Better Home

Provided by DRS and Associates In the forward-looking sphere of publishing, winter holidays are fast approaching, bringing with them anticipation for curated lists of the best products of 2017. In the realm of architecture and interior design, a series of offerings rise to the fore, stunning with visual interest, technological prowess and functional value. Recognizing this, we have culled several …

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Stone Forest’s Expertise with Basalt

Provided by DRS and Associates Stone Forest is renowned for crafting innovative sculptures using nature as its muse and natural materials as product foundations. Basalt has long been a favorite material for use in their garden sculptures and fountains. This igneous (volcanic) material is formed mostly from lava flows. Dense and durable, basalt lends itself to a wide range of …

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Want a Healthy Garden? Don’t Forget About the Pollinators

Provided by Prince William County Any good gardener knows pollinators are a necessary part of successful gardening. Attracting pollinators is essential for getting your vegetables, fruits and flowers to grow. You can help pollinators stay healthy by getting rid of the stuff that kills them and planting native plants. Nancy Berlin, a natural resource specialist with the Virginia Cooperative Extension …

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A Softer Side of Bronze

Provided by DRS and Associates Although brass is the current hot trend in lighting, bronze finishing can add texture and depth to a room’s design. Mixing more subtle elements, such as its a curvy silhouette or a soft linen shade, with a strong bronze finish adds a whole new aesthetic dimension to a design. Here are a few Troy Lighting …

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Hudson Valley Lighting Introduces New Brand Mitzi

Provided by DRS and Associates Hudson Valley Lighting® gets it: Everyone deserves to enjoy the benefits of good design in their home – and now everyone can. Inspired by the grandmother of the founder of Hudson Valley Lighting, a painter and antique-finder, Mitzi mixes classic with contemporary, sacrificing no quality along the way. Designed with thoughtful simplicity, each fixture embodies …

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What to do when you can’t decide on a paint color

By David Funk Everybody knows what it’s like to feel indecisive, especially when it’s regarding a choice that is important to you. As professional paint contractors, from time to time, we have been charged with the task of walking someone through a tough decision on color. Here are three tips: TIP #1 Ask yourself, “How do I want to feel …

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THG-Paris Introduces New Haviland Bath Collection

Provided by DRS and Associates THG®-Paris, the leading French atelier for the luxury bath, announces its newest collection, Infini, produced in collaboration with the prestigious Limoges porcelain manufacturer Haviland. This is the first collaboration between the two iconic French brands, and joins two other product launches this year by THG-Paris: Dean, designed by Studio THG, and West Coast and Grand …

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Gilding and LEDs: A Modern Romance

Provided by DRS and Associates The Timeless Appeal of Gold Leaf Meets the Latest in Lighting Technology Gold leafing has been around for thousands of years, yet designers are still finding creative ways to use it. The artistic desire to create something new has resulted in an unexpected marriage: gold leaf and LED lighting. These designs from Corbett Lighting show …

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