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Everything You Need to Know About Leyland Cypress Trees

Leyland cypress trees are an exceptionally fast-growing tree that can create a lush, natural privacy screen in just a few years. These low-maintenance evergreens keep their bluish-green, needled leaves year-round, and are tolerant of many soil types and a range of sunlight. If you want to block out unwanted noise, shield a view of a busy street, or get some privacy from your neighbors, the Leyland cypress is the perfect tree for you. Leyland Cypress Trees at a Glance Fast-growing Low-maintenance Excellent for privacy screens Green year-round Salt-tolerant Shallow roots Appearance Leyland cypress trees grow in a pyramidal, conical shape…


HPIP’s Online Certification

HPIP's Online Certification | 2020-08-10 | Walls & CeilingsWalls & Ceilings logoWalls & Ceilings logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires…


Made in a Barn in France: Justine Lacoste’s Poetic White Porcelain

A self-taught ceramic artist, Justine Lacoste has a degree in anthropology, which, she says, trained her to pay attention to the tiniest details. Inspired by things such as pastry wrapper folds and the weave of a dish towel, her pieces have a poetry about them that has us enchanted. Photography by Epure-Justine Lacoste, unless otherwise noted. Above: After working for a series of potters and mold makers, Lacoste established her own studio, Epure, in a centuries-old barn on a farm in Charente-Maritime, on the southwestern coast of France, where she lives and works with her husband, Jean: “I focus on the…


The BS* + Beer Show: Open Building Systems with Tedd Benson

Tedd Benson is founder and CEO of Bensonwood and Unity Homes. He is a modern timber-frame pioneer and has devoted his life to developing better ways to build. Tedd is a nationally known speaker and presenter and is the recipient of many awards, including an honorary doctorate from Unity College, and most recently, The Granite State Award in recognition of his statewide and national influence on best building practices.When we asked Tedd to join us for an episode of the BS* + Beer show on how to build with remodeling in mind, Tedd said, “Sure, but I’m going to need…


Everything You Need to Know About White Dogwood Trees

White dogwood trees are flowering stunners that provide a show of beauty year-round. In the springtime, they dazzle with white bracts and flowers, in the summer they reveal glossy green leaves, in the fall, they grow crimson berries, and in winter their textured bark steals the show. Despite their elegance, white dogwoods are relatively low-maintenance, making a great specimen or foundation plant for your garden. White Dogwood Trees at a Glance Four seasons of interest Attract birds and wildlife Perfect for compact gardens Scarlet berries Great as specimens or foundation plants Highly adaptable to many soil types Appearance White dogwoods…


Everything You Need to Know About Weeping Willow Trees

Weeping willow trees have long been prized for their delicate, weeping branches that graze the ground with fluttering, silver-tinged leaves. Their form flows into a pleasing, round canopy. Not only do they provide food for rabbits and deer, their branches are ideal for nesting birds. Weeping willows do very well planted near water, where they can prevent soil erosion. Weeping Willow Trees at a Glance Classic, graceful shape Help prevent soil erosion Tolerate many soil types Leaves turn warm yellow in the fall Provides excellent shade Prone to pest issues Appearance Weeping willow trees are famed for their dramatic, elegant…

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