Alameda Landing is a proud sponsor of the Concerts at the Cove summer music series in Alameda. The next two events will take place on Friday, July 10, and August 14, 2015. Are you ready to rock? On July 10, Patrón Latin Rhythms will celebrate summer with the sensational sounds of Latin music, with dashes …
TRACY, CA – If you are searching for a great place to live where you can set down roots, visit Ventana by TRI Pointe Homes, a charming collection of stylish single-family homes. TRI Pointe Homes understands the investment by families with their hearts, minds and futures when they buy a new home and are committed to exceeding their expectations. Add in the friendly, small town character of Tracy where you can get to know you neighbors plus a full complement of big city amenities, you have an ideal opportunity to create a beautiful future.
IRVINE, CA — TRI Pointe Group has received the Builder of the Year Award by BUILDER Magazine, the trusted source and leading brand for the residential construction industry. The Builder of the Year Award is BUILDER’s highest yearly honor.
TRI Pointe Group was honored last night for its excellence in successful business strategy, its numerous achievements and its respected corporate leadership during the annual awards program at BUILDER’s Housing Leadership Summit in Aventura, Florida.
TRI Pointe was also named the fastest growing homebuilder in the country by BUILDER, with the most year-over-year growth in home deliveries of any other homebuilding company.
TRI Pointe Homes offers a wide selection of innovative new home communities throughout Northern California, instinctively selecting desirable locations and home designs from a deep understanding of what our customers want and how they live. “With our growing number of new home communities in Northern California, we’re excited to offer discerning home shoppers a great …
San Ramon, CA — TRI Pointe Homes offers a wide selection of innovative new home communities throughout Northern California, instinctively selecting desirable locations and home designs from a deep understanding of what our customers want and how they live. You are invited to discover the many advantages of owning a TRI Pointe Home, focused on taking function and style to the next level with superb craftsmanship, beautiful architecture for a lasting first impression, the elegance of open designs with spaces for individual comfort and fine appointments throughout the homes.
The days are getting longer and the nights are heating up and with summer around the corner, now is the time to start moving the indoors to the outdoors. Indoor/outdoor living is all the rage these days, especially for sunny California residents who get to take advantage of the wonderfully mild temperatures all year round. …
If you are in the Brentwood area, it is definitely time to go pick some incredibly sweet strawberries. Recently www.everthingbrentwood.com went exploring some great farms in our local community. And below is their discovery. Two weeks ago on an early Wednesday morning, we decided to stop by a strawberry u-pick farm for some early morning …
Nestled on 3.8 acres in the Tracy Hills Appellation is a hidden treasure in your community called Windmill Ridge Winery. As you approach the gated entrance you are immediately transported from city life to quiet elegance. Entering the expansive lawn area you smell the fragrant roses and jasmine, and gaze upon beautifully manicured landscaping. A central …
Your home office. It’s one of the most critical rooms in your house. It’s where bills are paid, knowledge is gained and the real work of your family gets done. With so much riding on this important room, what kind of décor is worthy of what many designers are now calling the home management center? …
The birds are chirping, the bees are humming and lawn mowers are strumming along. That means it is growing season, friends! For those of you who appreciate a little green, but are short on time and space, consider container gardening. It’s a quick, easy, no-fuss way to infuse plant life into your home and outdoor …
The birds are chirping, the bees are humming and lawn mowers are strumming along. That means it is growing season, friends! For those of you who appreciate a little green, but are short on time and space, consider container gardening. It’s a quick, easy, no-fuss way to infuse plant life into your home and outdoor décor.
One of the top reasons for container gardening is the good start it can give young plants, especially if outdoor weather conditions are less than ideal. Container gardening also allows for growing plants and herbs that might not otherwise thrive in your part of the country. Finally, with your blooms all growing in a decorative collection of pots, there is ample opportunity to position the planters in a beautiful arrangement, whether on your front porch, back patio or near your home’s central hearth.
Plot Your Pot
There are so many fun and creative ways to decorate with planters – think teacups and urns and even inexpensive dollar-store finds. Consider large pots for dramatic flair with a combination of tall palms and draping, flowering vines or small, windowsill planters with petite blooms and fragrant herbs that will brighten up a kitchen or dining space.
Give thought to the type of pot you use so that it is proportioned to the size of plant. A longer, rounder pot may look best with a longer, rounder plant, for example. Also, consider the weight of the pot. Concrete and terra-cotta containers may not be so easily moved indoors if it holds a plant that will wither in too-hot, too-cold conditions. If that is the case, opt for a lightweight foam container that will offer more flexibility.
Be sure to aerate the container with proper bottom drainage and educate yourself on the best potting mix soil for your plant. Most plants will perform well with all-purpose soil, but some may require a particular mixture. For example, succulent plants like agave and aloe vera grow best when the soil is mixed with sand or other gritty material for an ideal texture.
Think Outside the Box
There is almost no limit to the types of plants that will thrive in a container. Succulents and herbs are excellent, hardy plants that are perfect for growing in a pot, no matter how big or small. Perennials, some shrubs and fruit trees –think, tomatoes and lemons — are also perfectly suited to container growth.
So, what’s stopping you? Head to your local nursery for a broad selection of seeds and bulbs, get planting and then just wait for all kinds of pretty to pop and bloom this spring.