Fifthroom Living

Scooter Love

As a designer, I’m always looking at websites and blogs and Etsy (oh I heart Etsy!).  I notice trends—some I love, some… not so much.  Recently with spring and summer…

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Design To Appeal To The Senses

Drawing attention to an area will stimulate the senses. When you are outdoors in your very own backyard, it is important to create small vignettes that appeal to our sense of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. This is a simple and fun task.

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ORNAMENTAL GRASSES FOR EVERY GARDEN

If you haven’t yet tried ornamental grasses in your garden, you are missing out my friend. There is no other plant that provides the same kind of wispy texture and fluid movement in the garden, and nearly every growing zone in the country has a list of grasses that will thrive for that region. So let’s say you’re intrigued enough to give them a go, but don’t know how you want to use them? I’m here to help! Grasses can be used extensively or almost exclusively within a garden, or simply as textural complements to your flowering perennials. Here are some great ideas, from large to small, for you to consider:

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Garden of the Gods

Active Outdoors: Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO In 1871, General William Jackson Palmer founded the town of Colorado Springs while extending his Denver and Rio Grande Railroad…

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Wall Art in 3D

What we choose to put on our walls expresses our personality. And if that’s the case, you certainly don’t want to be caught with boring wall art. I’ve put together a few fun and inexpensive ideas for wall art. You won’t find any boring, flat, 2-dimensional art amongst these ideas; each of these art ideas are in 3D and are guaranteed to be unique to your own personality.

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Operation Write Home

the discussion has been on “Operation Write Home”, which is a group that accepts new cards (hand-made or not) to be sent to soldiers so they can stay in touch with loved ones by mail as well as the “new tradition” of emailing!

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Plant Shop Like a Pro!

This time of year, it’s easy to be whipped into a gardening frenzy! Mornings are still somewhat cool, and the Dog Days of summer haven’t quite hit yet. So when Saturday mornings roll around, you’ve probably watched a garden show or two and are now inspired to hit the nursery to snap up some more plants. But wait a minute—remember that last time you went? You came home with plants that didn’t work and you had no idea where to put them. Well, no worries, I’m here to help you avoid that scenario.

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