5 Tips to Help you Plan Your Outdoor Kitchen

It wasn't that long ago when cooking outdoors meant that you broke out the briquettes and tossed (burned) a few burgers on the grill. While it remains true that an outdoor kitchen is still used as a place to cook out on the patio, homeowners nowadays treat their patio as an extension of their home's livable space.
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Ladies Night: DIY Terrariums Part II

Check your terrarium for the first few weeks; as diseases often appear at this time. Any leaves that die or plants that do not appear healthy should be removed immediately. Root rot is often a sign of too much water. If rot develops in a closed terrarium, take the cover off and allow it to air dry.
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Ladies Night: DIY Terrariums - Part I

It’s that time of year again; when the holiday season is behind us and hibernating from the winter weather is starting to get really old. Why not plan a ladies craft night and make terrariums? These miniature nature scenes are fun to make and can work with any home décor style.
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The Future of Hardscaping: CPI Students at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show

Most schools have pep rallies before the big football, basketball, or soccer championship game; but at CPI, a Pleasant Gap, PA Science & Technology School, the big win can come in the form of landscape and hardscape design competition sweep. In September of 2014 the students enrolled in CPI's Horticulture and Landscaping Design course accepted the Hardscaping™ challenge set forth by The Pennsylvania State Farm Show. The contest, open to any school in Pennsylvania, is to design and construct 15 x 10 foot Hardscaping™ display featuring plants native to the area. EP Henry was a proud supporter of this exciting challenge - so we reached out to Joe Luther, Instructor in Horticulture and Landscaping Design, and spoke with him and two of his students, Taylor Shook and Ethan Van Horn, the day before judging took place.
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Organic Chemistry: How Cast Veneer Stone Complements Every Style

If you are thinking about a home renovation, consider incorporating organic colors and textures of cast veneer stone into your design and décor. Designers from around the world agree that using cast veneer stone is a great way to update a tired space and create instant drama in any room of the house.
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Patio Planning- Getting a Jump on Your Hardscaping Needs

Even though we just saw the first snow fall, and a cold front has washed over the Northeast, this is the best time to begin the planning stage if you are considering adding a new patio, walkway or wall (the idea here is to list specific project types, whatever you want) to your home.
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Tips for an Indoor Herb Garden

Just because it’s winter time doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the taste of fresh herbs. By establishing and maintaining an indoor garden you’ll encourage more creative cooking and freshen the air in your kitchen at the same time.
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7 Holiday Themed Cocktails

‘Tis the season! The holiday festivities are in full swing. So dash through the snow, deck the halls and get out there and enjoy a holiday themed cocktail to help get you in the spirit.
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7 Unique Gifts for the Outdoor Living Enthusiast

With its colder temperatures and shorter days, the winter is a rough time of year for those of us who enjoy outdoor living. Sure, fire pits and fireplaces can extend the season by weeks, but when the temperatures drop and stay below freezing for days and days on end, it may leave you feeling like you’ll never see spring again. So for those folks who yearn to feel the sun on their backs and the grass between their toes, receiving a gift intended for the great outdoors may just be the ticket to cheer them up!
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Baby Boomer Christmas Must-Haves

It is well known that from 1946 to 1964 America experienced a baby boom. These post-war years showed an increase in U.S. babies like never before. A time of increased optimism and stability, the population explosion during these years expanded the middle class and helped define the suburban dream. Savvy manufacturers were quick to get new and exciting products to market for this new, large group of consumers; and there was no better time of year than Christmas to do it.
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