Home & Garden Roundup: 08.09.06

Home & Garden Roundup: 08.09.06

Aug 10, 2006

Summer vacation? The Chron's H&G section on Wednesday was a little light...

  • Southwestern look in Bay Area gardens: "Desert plants, which thrive on hot summers, sandy soils and monsoon rains, do surprisingly well in coastal California, with its cool summers, clay soils and complete lack of summer rain"

  • The living was easygoing on the porch: Memories of the family porch as summertime getaway

  • When remodeling older kitchen, hire designer for flair, savings: "Spending a few thousand bucks on a good design will produce much better returns and be more practical than pricey cabinetry, appliances or countertops"

  • Blooms that never fade: SF's Feuillage creates stems in various states of decay to add authenticity to their fake flowers

  • Cosmo combines wood, steel: Cosmo Line by Napa's Chajo
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