Thanks to busy plant breeders, black has arrived as the new 'in' color for landscape design. The range of horticultural offerings has grown so significantly in recent years that it now needs to be added to our garden wish lists.
Halloween is upon us. There's a chill in the air, wet leaves in the grass and an inexplicable credit-card receipt from something known only as the 'Halloween Super Store' on the table. For those of you not familiar, the Halloween Super Store is what I imagine as the modern-day equivalent of the gypsy caravan: It pops up overnight in a previously abandoned retail space, stays open for one month selling all things spooky, and then—more quickly than it appeared—it's gone. The HSS is not a new concept. The receipt, however, strikes me as odd, odd because it means the kids have already gone to the Halloween store—and they have gone without me.
A couple months ago, my editor approached me about one of those new painting-while-drinking-wine classes that have recently dominated everyone’s social media newsfeeds. My mission was to visit the new Pinot’s Palette in Webster Groves. The thought of doing something artistic while drinking wine, and then writing about it sounded like something just this side of nirvana, so, of course, I signed on.
Smith and Janet McGehee
Cheryl and David Klarich, Heidi and David Kraeling, Doug and Bobbi Shatto, James and Lauren Webb, Don and Deb McFarland
Sara Kramer, Jennifer Adam
Don Breckenridge, Dan Theodoro, Maurice Qurioga, Bart Bouchein, David Adam, Mike Dierberg, John Kramer
Bart and Patti Holtzman, Dr. Rick Lee
Jackie and Dave Hughes, Cheryl Schorr, Donna Sprague, Kathy and Bruce Turner, Carol Krekeler, Don Smith Joe Krekeler
Robby McGehee, Craig Mayer, Jackie and Tim Danis
Dr. Michelle and Dr. Rick Lee, Circe, Daisy and Tom Diggs
Drew and Maria Canning, Jeff Trende, Cate Kennedy
Tim Hightower, Martina Pantzar
Bill and Elizabeth Young, Donna and Tom Tiernan
Sue Jones, Lisa Mooney, David Jones
Robby, Janet, Michael, Smith McGehee
Leslie and Shelly Adcock, Consie Von Gontard, Joe Symborsky, Susie Von Gontard
This 5-bedroom, 6-full and 1-half bathroom home in St. Albans is listed for $3.96 million.
The simplest fountains include only a waterproof container and pump. Add water and power for instant effect. Go one step farther by adding a float valve, a device that tops up the water automatically by operating a valve on a garden hose. Last month’s column provided simple instructions for a small self-contained water feature.