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Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 12.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 29.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 15.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 17.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 10.

The Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition in Beverly Hills - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland Ranch
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 24.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 30.

The Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition in Beverly Hills - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland Ranch
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 26.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 19.

The Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition in Beverly Hills - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland Ranch
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 2.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 14.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 31.

The Michael Jackson Personal Property Collection - Photo Highlights of Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland Ranch
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 22.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 11.

The Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition in Beverly Hills - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland Ranch
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 6.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 8.

The Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition in Beverly Hills - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland Ranch
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 13.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 27.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 25.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 3.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 4.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 23.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 35.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 28.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 20.

The Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition in Beverly Hills - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland Ranch
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 32.

Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff. Page 33.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 14.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 2.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 7.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 12.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 5.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 9.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 10.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 8.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 3.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 13.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 11.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.. Page 6.

Ice Punch Poinsettia Closeup - Ice Punch Poinsettia From Ecke Poinsettia Ranch
This close-up view of the award-winning Ice Punch™ poinsettia reveals the tight green and yellow flowers (centers) and stunning cranberry- and white-patterned bracts. Encinitas, California, is where many of the world's top flower growers produce the most breathtaking blooms, including the poinsettias at the Paul Ecke Ranch. Page 10.

Ice Punch Poinsettia - Paul Ecke Poinsettias - Pictures of Poinsettias
Meet Ice Punch™, a striking award-winning poinsettia that was the 2008 beauty queen. A fabulous example of a poinsettia with a patterned bract, this cultivar features cranberry and frosty white coloring. Encinitas, California, is where many of the world's top flower growers produce the most breathtaking blooms, including the poinsettias at the Paul Ecke Ranch.[p]. Page 9.

Dwell on Design L.A. 2008: A Photo Gallery of Designs for Outdoor Living Spaces
The third annual Dwell on Design event was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 5-8, 2008. Packed into the four-day design fest hosted by [i]Dwell[/i] magazine were conferences, exhibits, home tours and parties revolving around modern architecture and design. What we experienced: a pre-fab sustainable neighborhood completely landscaped and furnished; eco-friendly outdoor home furnishings; and discussions on everything form urban gardening to a mandated LEED program for LA. Page 7.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant - Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches, Patios and Landscaping
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it’s quite clear these aren’t your grandmother’s drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you’re at it, shake up the world just outside your door. Like on your porch, in a planter bed, or containers. These Mexican natives attract a different kind of attention than, say, the inflatable snowman like the one two doors down.

The Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition in Beverly Hills - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland Ranch
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff.

The Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition in Beverly Hills - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland Ranch
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff.

The Michael Jackson Auction 2009 Exhibition in Beverly Hills - Photos of Michael Jackson's Garden Statuary and Outdoor Furniture from Neverland Ranch
One of the volumes for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate features garden statuary and outdoor furniture. While Neverland is nevermore, back in its heyday, the 2,500-acre compound boasted an amusement park, zoo, statuary and patio furniture. On opening day of the Jackson collection’s preview exhibit in Beverly Hills, the much-hyped auction of 1,400 was canceled. Details were few, but basically Jackson won a court order to halt the auction because he wanted to keep some stuff.

Recall for Cabot Deck Cleaner and Stainer
A voluntary recall is underway for deck cleaning products made by Cabot. The recall, in conjunction with the U.S. CPSC, is due to a potential chemical leak hazard. Consumers should contact the CPSC for more information about the Cabot Problem-Solver pump spray products, along with how to get a refund.

Famous Quotes About Swimming and Swimming Pools
There is something about a body of water, be it a pond, lake, ocean or a manmade backyard in-ground swimming pool, that brings out the philosopher and poet in some of us. And the act and sport of swimming is often a metaphor for other challenges in life. Enjoy this compilation of quotations about swimming, swimming pools and the like.

Famous Quotes About Swimming and Swimming Pools
There is something about a body of water, be it a pond, lake, ocean or a manmade backyard in-ground swimming pool, that brings out the philosopher and poet in some of us. And the act and sport of swimming is often a metaphor for other challenges in life. Enjoy this compilation of quotations about swimming, swimming pools and the like.

DIY Swimming Pool & Spa Cleaning and Maintenance
When trimming your budget, you look to the money you're forking over each month to have someone else do something that you could potentially do yourself. While many don't like the idea of venturing into unfamiliar waters, it certainly is possible to clean and maintain your swimming pool, spa or hot tub on your own. There's a big world out there with pool test kits, vacuums, plumbing, circulation and surge-tank float valves. Don't worry -- we'll explain things so you'll be cleaning like a pro!

Swimming Pool Pumps and Motors - Functions
You know they are vital components to a pool and spa, but what exactly is the function of the pump and motor? Learn about these important pieces of equipment and how to troubleshoot when something goes wrong.

Types of Deck Washes and Cleaners
Experts suggest cleaning decks at least twice a year. Let's take a look at the various types of deck washes, cleaners and brighteners on the market to help you find the best solution.

The Best Free Plans for DIY Outdoor Projects
These free DIY projects for your yard include deck, playhouse, treehouse and garden bench plans. The projects are for beginning to advanced skill levels.

A Guide to Pool Cabanas
if you've ever gone to Las Vegas, you may have seen or rented a poolside cabana at one of the big hotels. With their curtains and emphasis on exclusivity, they make the perfect place for private parties. At home, they are a nice place to relax or change in and out of a swimsuit. Find out why you might want a cabana.

What is a Pool Weir? - Definition of Weir
What is a weir? Find out in About.com's Pool and Patio glossary, where you will learn pool terms that help you figure out the various components of your in-ground or above-ground swimming pool.

What Is an Infinity Pool?
Infinity-edge pools are meant to be photographed. They are the ultimate in luxury, taking the concept of a private residential swimming pool to an entirely different level. Done right -- and they almost always are -- infinity pools give the illusion of a sheet of water dropping off over the edge of the property, like a waterfall, although you can't see or hear falling water.

Where to Shop Online for Inexpensive Patio Furniture
Looking for inexpensive patio furniture online? You've probably visited EBay and Craigslist, where you can bid on or respond to an advertisement, respectively, for that garden table or lawn chair. But what other online sources have great deals or collectibles that you don't know about? When conducting an online search, the results that are ad-oriented aren't likely to be what you're looking for. We've sniffed out some of the other online sources for outdoor furniture.

Swimming Pool Designs and Shapes (Ideas and Pictures)
Swimming pools come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, styles and designs. Check out our pictures of classic, modern and novelty shapes and designs.

What Is a Brick Bond?
What is a brick bond? What are bond patterns? When laying a patio or walkway with brick, you will need to choose a style, pattern or design in which to arrange the bricks.

Readers' Choice Awards: Best Decking Finalists 2013
Composite decking has been the popular choice for several years because of its durability. Pool & Patio readers can vote for one of three finalists for Best Decking in the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards. Learn more about the three companies that were up for the award.

Best Decking Finalist: Duralife - 2013 Readers' Choice
DuraLife Decking is one of three finalists in the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards. Learn more about the composite decking company.

Best Decking Finalist: Fiberon - 2013 Readers' Choice
Fiberon Decking is a finalist in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards. Find out more about this composite decking company.

Trex Decking - 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards
Trex is one of three finalists competing for the title of Best Decking 2013 in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards. Learn about the brand.

Top Decorations for a Luau Tiki Party
Luaus and tropical-themed parties are the most popular theme for backyard parties. Follow our tips for a festive tiki bash that will thrill your guests.

What Is Resin Wicker? All-Weather Wicker Furniture
Casual furniture manufacturers came up with a wicker alternative built to last: all-weather wicker, or resin wicker. Woven with polyethylene resin fibers on a sturdy frame, these chairs and tables will withstand the elements, time and use. Learn why you might want to buy it next time you go shopping for garden furniture.

American Flag Etiquette (Caring and Displaying)
What's the correct way to display or hang the American flag at your home? Before the first Flag Day, on June 14, 1923, the United States federal government had no official guidelines dictating the display of the flag. Learn flag etiquette and the do's and don'ts of flying the flag at your house.

American Flag Etiquette (Caring and Displaying)
What's the correct way to display or hang the American flag at your home? Before the first Flag Day, on June 14, 1923, the United States federal government had no official guidelines dictating the display of the flag. Learn flag etiquette and the do's and don'ts of flying the flag at your house.

American Flag Etiquette (Caring and Displaying)
What's the correct way to display or hang the American flag at your home? Before the first Flag Day, on June 14, 1923, the United States federal government had no official guidelines dictating the display of the flag. Learn flag etiquette and the do's and don'ts of flying the flag at your house.

Father's Day Gifts For Outdoor Patio Lovers
Some guys like to spend their days outdoors.These outdoorsy guy gifts are for the Patio Daddy-O,with a twist.No wacky gag gifts or wear-once t-shirts here.

Father's Day Gifts For Outdoor Patio Lovers
Some guys like to spend their days outdoors.These outdoorsy guy gifts are for the Patio Daddy-O,with a twist.No wacky gag gifts or wear-once t-shirts here.

Composite Decking Brands and Manufacturers
Composite decking is an alternative to all-wood decking and is made of materials that can include recycled and new plastic, bamboo and wood fibers. Many synthetic or composite decking products have evolved as a reflection of the environment in which we live and are green, eco and LEED qualified or certified.

How to Detect a Leak in Your Swimming Pool or Spa
Signs that a swimming pool or spa is leaking may or may not be obvious. If you suspect a leak, there are proven ways to inspect and detect. We tell you how.

Outdoor Decorations for a 4th of July Party
The 4th of July might be your biggest outdoor party of the year. Consider adding some of these sizzling outdoor decorations for a festive Fourth of July.

What Does "FSC Certified" Mean?
What does it mean if something is labeled 'FSC Certified?' The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), is a non-profit organization that sets high standards to ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible and socially beneficial manner.

Pictures and Ideas for Pools, Spas, and Patios
Sometimes you have no idea what you want until you see lots of pictures. Our photo galleries serve to inspire. Hopefully, you'll start noticing outdoor designs in unexpected places.

The Top 10 Climbing Roses to Cover Ugly Fences
Privacy at home means more to us than ever before. In trying times, home is a refuge, and privacy provides a chance to relax. Seclusion via a privacy fence or screen gives us a safe retreat from the world outside our boundaries. But those privacy screens -- in the form of wooden fences, concrete-block walls and wire fences -- are often not the breathtaking view we long for. The remedy: grow something beautiful to cover the fence. Enjoy our suggestions for the top 10 climbing roses.

What Is Coping? - Reasons for Pool Coping and Edging
What is pool coping? Besides being a structural part of the pool, find out how it is integral to the design and function of a swimming pool.

What is Backwash or Backwashing in Pool Maintenance
What is backwash? Learn the definition of backwash and the backwashing procedure as it pertains to swimming pool maintenance.

How to Dig Post Holes and Install Posts - The Arbor is Finished
Remove spacers, unclamp 2x4s last used in Step 8, clear away loose concrete. Fill holes with dirt and proceed to put in groundcover, pavers, plants, or whatever else you have in mind.

How to Dig Post Holes and Install Posts - Saddling the Posts
The arbor's four posts don't provide extra space to sink posts into the ground with concrete. You'll need to dig holes about 1 foot deep, mix concrete, and pour it into the holes.

How to Dig Post Holes and Install Posts - Instructions for Digging Post Holes and Installing Posts - Arbor Project
This arbor can be used as a transitional structure linking outdoor spaces, as a privacy screen, or could be installed against a wall.

How to Dig Post Holes and Install Posts - Instructions for Digging Post Holes and Installing Posts - Arbor Project
Ready to continue digging post holes and installing posts? In this step, the anchor is tightly bolted into the post.

How to Dig Post Holes and Install Posts - Instructions for Digging Post Holes and Installing Posts - Arbor Project
Now we're at the step in this DIY arbor project where you will measure the top width of the arbor.

How to Dig Post Holes and Install Posts - Using the Clamp
The next step: mark the center lines on the 2x4s and clamp each post to that center line mark with a C-clamp.

How to Dig Post Holes and Install Posts - Arbor Project
Suspend arbor over holes. The goal is to use the support materials to space the arbor in increments until it's level and square to the ground.

How to Dig Post Holes and Install Posts - Mixing and Pouring Concrete
After double-checking your measurements and levels, add water to concrete mix per directions on the bag. Use a large bucket or wheelbarrow to mix the concrete.

How to Dig Post Holes and Install Posts
Follow these steps to dig post holes and install posts. While this is for a pre-fab arbor, you can use this tutorial for decks, fences, gazebos and other outdoor structures. The arbor's four posts don't provide extra space to sink posts into the ground with concrete.

How to Dig Post Holes and Install Posts - Instructions for Digging Post Holes and Installing Posts - Arbor Project
Follow these steps to dig post holes and install posts. While this is for a pre-fabricated arbor, you can use this tutorial for decks, fences, gazebos and other outdoor structures.

Wrought Iron Patio Furniture Description
For years, wrought iron has been one of the most popular materials for garden furniture. But what, exactly, is wrought iron and how does it differ from other metals? Find out in this brief history of wrought iron, along with why it's been around so many years in the outdoor world of garden furniture.

When is the Best Time to Pour a Concrete Patio?
Is there a perfect time of year to pour concrete for outdoor projects? Spring, fall or some other time, perhaps? Find out before you plan a patio or other project.

What Is Marine-Grade Plywood?
What is marine-grade plywood? Why would you want use it to build outdoor patio furniture or other projects?

What Is a Pool House?
Many pool houses were built to echo the architecture of the main residence. The primary purpose of a pool house was to have a

Tree Lights: How to Wrap Trees With Outdoor Lights
Outdoor and holiday designers and decorators have seen the light and they aren't returning to the dark side anytime soon. One is not enough--soon every trunk, branch and limb that resembles a tree gets wrapped and lighted for the annual outdoor holiday lighting display. Learn how to wrap your tree with light strands and decorate it for Christmas or any occasion in this step-by-step tutorial.

Lighting a Tree: Tools and Supplies
So, you have decided to install light strings on the trunk and branches of a tree or two in your yard. Consult this checklist of tools and supplies before you start the project. That is, unless you enjoy countless trips to the hardware store.

Hanging Xmas Lights - Using an Extension Ladder
Before using an extension ladder, make sure it's at a proper angle and that it is secure on the ground. Enlist the help of a friend to

Hanging Tree Lights - Start From the Bottom
Decide where the visible base of the tree is, and start from there. Visible base? Sure, the tree's trunk grows from the ground on up -- but if you can't see the bottom of the trunk from the street, why waste 100-or-so lights on it?

Hot Spring Spas - Finalist for Best Hot Tub Spa 2013
Hot Spring Spas has been nominated by Pool & Patio readers as one of three finalists in the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards. Find out why.

Bullfrog Spas - Finalist Best Hot Tub Spa 2013
Bullfrog Spas is one of three finalists competing for the title of Best Hot Tub/Spa in the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards. Pool & Patio readers can vote through March 19, 2013.

Best Hot Tub Spa 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards
The 2013 About.com Reader's Choice Awards honors the year's top hot tub and spa brands and manufacturers, as nominated and chosen by you, our readers. Voting ends March 19th and the winner in each category will be announced on March 27. 2013.

Coast Spas - Winner for Best Hot Tub Spa 2013
Coast Spas is the winner in the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards. Find out more about why Pool & Patio readers chose this brand as the top contender in this year's competition.

Winterize (Close) Your Swimming Pool, Spa or Hot Tub
Part of maintaining a swimming pool or spa includes preparing it for those months when you won’t be using it. Also referred to as closing your pool or pool closing, the time to tackle this task depends on the climate or region in which you live. Most experts believe that pools should be closed for the season when nighttime temperatures are in the 40s and daytime highs are in the mid 60s. If you close it too soon, you risk the possibility of algae overgrowth.

Chaise Lounge or Chaise Longue? - A Brief History of Garden Furniture
What's the difference between a chaise lounge and a chaise longue? Is it a typo? Find out the real story behind this piece of furniture upon which everyone likes to relax.

Etiquette for the Swimming Pool: Mind Your Manners
Do you know your swimming pool etiquette? Learn the rules for the correct behavior while swimming in public or private pools.

Outdoor Living Spaces Defined
What's the difference between a patio and a terrace? We organize and explain features that make various outdoor living spaces unique.

Building a Deck - Deck Ideas, Care and Maintenance - Decks 101
Whether your deck is new or in need or repair or an upgrade, you know that it is something that you can't build and just leave alone. Like a pool or spa, a deck requires time and energy to care for it. And when you do put in some effort, the reward is a beautiful addition to your home -- which may be the centerpiece of your backyard.

Vertical Gardens - Plants and Landscaping for Walls and Privacy Screens
The concept of a vertical garden or living wall opens up a whole new surface upon which to landscape. It also acts as a privacy screen and can cover up an unsightly view. Discover the right plants to use for different parts of your wall or vertical garden, along with materials, designs, themes, ideas and types of privacy screens.

Flammable Plants for Your Landscape - What Not to Plant
What plants should you avoid if you live in a fire-prone area? Check out our list of some of the most flammable trees, shrubs and other plants that could be a threat.

Flammable Plants for Your Landscape - What Not to Plant
What plants should you avoid if you live in a fire-prone area? Check out our list of some of the most flammable trees, shrubs and other plants that could be a threat.

How to Build a Pool - Planning a Swimminig Pool Project - Building a Swimming Pool
Follow along throughout the many stages it takes to build a new inground swimming pool. From digging the big pit to the final result, you'll witness the various steps and stages involved in a complete backyard swimming pool project. Not a do-it-yourself project, this pool includes a landscape architect, licensed pool contractor, subcontractors and crew.

How to Build a Pool - Planning a Swimming Pool Project - Building a Swimming Pool
Follow along throughout the many stages it takes to build a new inground swimming pool. From digging the big pit to the final result, you'll witness the various steps and stages involved in a complete backyard swimming pool project. Not a do-it-yourself project, this pool includes a landscape architect, licensed pool contractor, subcontractors and crew.

How to Build a Pool - Planning a Swimming Pool Project - Building a Swimming Pool
Follow along throughout the many stages it takes to build a new inground inground swimming pool. From digging the big pit to the final result, you'll witness the various steps and stages involved in a complete backyard swimming pool project. Not a do-it-yourself project, this pool includes a landscape architect, licensed pool contractor, subcontractors and crew.

How to Build a Pool - Planning a Swimming Pool Project - Building a Swimming Pool
Follow along throughout the many stages it takes to build a new swimming pool. From digging the big pit to the final result, you'll witness the various steps and stages involved in a complete backyard swimming pool project. Not a do-it-yourself project, this pool includes a landscape architect, licensed pool contractor, subcontractors and crew.

How to Build a Pool - Planning a Swimming Pool Project - Building a Swimming Pool
Follow along throughout the many stages it takes to build a new inground swimming pool. From digging the big pit to the final result, you'll witness the various steps and stages involved in a complete backyard swimming pool project. Not a do-it-yourself project, this pool includes a landscape architect, licensed pool contractor, subcontractors and crew.

Building a Backyard Inground Swimming Pool
Follow along throughout the many stages it takes to build a new inground swimming pool. From digging the big pit to the final result, you'll witness the various steps and stages involved in a complete backyard swimming pool project. Not a do-it-yourself project, this pool includes a landscape architect, licensed pool contractor, subcontractors and crew.

Landscaping and Plant Ideas for Pool Areas
Carefully choose the plants that will go near a pool or hot tub. Something that is pretty at 2 feet tall can grow quickly and drop leaves and debris into your pool in just a couple of years. We've done some of the work for you by researching the best plants, shrubs, trees and succulents that would make great poolside plants and work well with the rest of your landscaping.

What is Decorative Concrete? - All About Decorative Concrete - Concrete Types: Decorative Concrete
There's concrete, and then there's decorative concrete. So, what exactly is decorative concrete? Concrete paving -- the popular flooring material for outdoor patios and pool surrounds -- often receives some type of surface treatment. This is often referred to as decorative concrete. Why not leave the concrete

10 Things You Should Not Do in a Hot Tub or Spa
Owning or using a hot tub or spa requires paying close attention to safety tips, even those that may seem like common sense.

Building a Pool -- Why Do You Want to Build a Pool?
If you want a pool or spa is because your brother has one, maybe you should reconsider. Planning, building and maintaining a swimming pool or spa is not a whim kind of purchase. It's a major addition to your house. It dramatically alters the landscape of your outdoor living space. It can be a lifestyle change, albeit a positive one: more entertaining, more fun with your family, more exercise.

What is a Hot Tub - Hot Tub or Spa - Definition of Hot Tub
Like a spa, a hot tub has built-in jets to provide warmth, relaxation and a massage-effect on people's muscles and joints. They both are used for therapeutic reasons and socialization. In the early days -- the late 1960s, early 1970s -- hot tubs were made from wood, including cedar, redwood, cypress, teak or a composite. In the mid-1970s, the technologically advanced portable acrylic spas were introduced, replacing the wooden tubs in popularity.

What is a Patio?
Patio Definition - From the Spanish word patio, meaning backyard or back garden. An outdoor living space often adjoining a residence, used for dining, entertaining or relaxation. A patio may or may not have a cover or roof and is usually a paved area connecting the house and garden. Patios can be made of concrete, brick, stone, gravel, pavers, flagstone or numerous other materials.

What is Drought Tolerant - What is Drought Tolerant Gardening - Drought Tolerant Landscaping
What does drought tolerant mean in relation to landscaping and the environment? Discover how drought tolerant gardens can help save water in your region.

What is a Veranda? Definition of Veranda - What's a Verandah
Is your outdoor living space a veranda or simply a patio? Discover the distinction, including the history of the veranda.

Outdoor Terrace (What it is, What it's Used For)
What's the difference between a terrace and a balcony? Discover the elements that make a terrace a certain type of outdoor living space, and never be confused again!

Patio Glossary -- Outdoor Screen
Definition: Like a fence, although it doesn’t have to be attached to anything and materials are more varied, such as vinyl, outdoor fabric, plastic mesh, or shrubs, vines or trees planted together for privacy.

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Pentair Kreepy Krauly - Finalist in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards
Pentair was founded in Minnesota in 1966, and its water unit acquired Kreepy Krauly in 1999. Pentair's Kreepy Krauly is a finalist for Best Pool Cleaner / Vacuum in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards. Winner will be announced on March 30, 2012.

Hayward Pool Cleaners - Finalists in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards
Hayward acquired AquaVac in 2007 and now produces the TigerShark and Hayward SharkVAC robotic pool cleaners for residential pools. Hayward is a finalist for Best Pool Cleaner / Vacuum in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.

Aquabot Best Pool Cleaner Finalist - 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards
Aquabot, makers of Pool Rover and Aquabot series pool cleaners and vacuums, is a finalist for the Best Pool Cleaner / Vacuum 2012 in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards. Voting ends March 21, 2012, and the winner will be announced on March 30.

Best Pool Cleaner / Vacuum 2012 Finalists
If you own a swimming pool or spa, cleaning and maintenance is a big part of the package. If your pool isn't cleaned regularly, nobody will want to -- or should -- go swimming in a big green swamp of algae. Fortunately, several pool cleaners / vacuums are available and reasonably priced to make pool cleaning less of the back-breaking chore it once was. The most popular models are automatic or robotic pool cleaners, which comb the surfaces of your pool and climb the walls, hopefully sucking up debris and algae along the way. The five finalists represent top companies in the pool and spa industry.

Baracuda Automatic Pool Cleaner / Vacuum - 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards
Baracuda, by Zodiac, is a Best Pool Cleaner / Vacuum finalist in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards. A total of five finalists are competing for the award, which will be announced on March 30, 2012.

Polaris Robotic Pool Cleaners - Finalist for Best Pool Cleaner / Vacuum - 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards
Polaris has been making pool products for more than 40 years and is now part of the Zodiac Pool Systems family of products for pools and spas. Polaris is a finalist for Best Pool Cleaner / Vacuum in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.

Building Patios -- How to Plan, Design and Build a Patio
When planning a patio-building project, you'll want to assess the size, style, materials, budget, DIY difficulty, usage, and the number of people you expect to entertain within the space.

What is a Pathway?
What's the definition of a pathway? A walkway in a landscape that guides foot traffic or links separate spaces. Pathway materials include brick, concrete slabs, flagstone, bark, adobe block, river rock, rough cobbles, wood rounds, gravel or stepping stones. Various groundcovers can be grown to fill in spaces between pathway materials.

Types of Ice Plant - Ice Plant Types
In residential landscaping, ice plant is a popular ground cover. It's a succulent, making it a water-wise choice for areas of drought. Let's take a look at the different types of ice plant.

Winston Outdoor Furniture - 2012 Best Patio Furniture Finalist - About.com Readers' Choice Awards
Winston outdoor furniture is a new finalist this year in the Best Patio Furniture category of the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards. Since the summer of 1975, Winston furniture has been producing outdoor furniture. All Winston outdoor furniture is created from non-rusting aluminum, which helps it withstand the elements.

Brown Jordan Outdoor Furniture - Best Patio Furniture Finalist - About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012
About.com Best Patio Furniture finalist Brown Jordan began in Pasadena in 1945. They were reportedly the first company to create furniture for full-time outdoor use. Today, Brown Jordan features more than 30 collections in assorted styles and materials.

Homecrest Outdoor Furniture - Best Patio Furniture Finalist - 2012 About.com Readers Choice Awards
Best Patio Furniture finalist Homecrest Outdoor Furniture began in 1953 as an offshoot of a furniture shop in Wadena, Minnesota, when founders Mert Bottemiller and Al Engelemann tried to create a better ottoman than their vendors could supply. The business soon expanded into manufacturing an increasingly popular line of outdoor patio furniture.

Tropitone Outdoor Furniture - Best Patio Furniture Finalist - 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards
For the second year in a row, Tropitone is a finalist in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards. Voting for the 2012 awards contest ends March 21, 2012. Tropitone began in 1954 by Bert Baker of Sarasota, Florida.

Brookbend Teak and Garden Furniture - About.com Readers' Choice Awards - Best Patio Furniture Finalists 2012
Best Patio Furniture finalist Brookbend is a new entry to the category this year in the About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Awards. Brookbend makes teak and cedar handcrafted outdoor furniture that is expertly designed and built to add beauty to your outdoor living space.

Readers' Choice Awards - Best Patio Furniture 2012
Best Patio Furniture honors the year's top patio furniture brands and manufacturers. Here, we present the five finalists -- as nominated by our readers. But don't simply go by looks or familiar name alone. Hint: there are some familiar names from last year's contest, along with some new ones. Voting runs February 22 - March 21. Winners will be announced on March 30, 2012.

Best Outdoor Lighting Fixtures - Shades of Light Hanging Basket
The Hanging Basket Lamp by Shades of Light is one of the outdoor lighting fixtures that made our list of top landscape lights for the season. Check it out.

Auroralight Sumatra
Smart features make Auroralight's Sumatra one of our choices for must-buy landscape lighting fixtures. Find out what else we think is hot.

West Elm Industrial String Lights
Simply plug in West Elm's Industrial String Lights and you're ready for an instant outdoor celebration. The lights are among this season's picks. See why.

Jonathan Adler Rio Pendant
Among the season's best landscape lighting fixtures is the Rio Pendant by designer Jonathan Adler, a mid-century -inspired hanging lamp for outdoor use.

All Modern
This year's best outdoor light includes the Smart & Green Zen LED lamp, which is portable and energy efficient.

Restoration Hardware
Included in this season's finest landscape lighting fixtures is the Modern Filament Sconce by Restoration Hardware. Check it out.

Pottery Barn
What are the hottest outdoor lighting fixtures of the season? We've tracked down landscape lights for different settings and styles. Have a look.

Outdoor Lighting
What are the hottest outdoor lighting fixtures of the season? We've tracked down landscape lights for different settings and styles. Have a look.

Outdoor Lighting Brands and Companies - Who Makes Outdoor Lighting?
Where can you find landscape lighting manufacturers all in one place? Check out our list of outdoor lighting brands, manufacturers and companies.

Before You Buy: Outdoor Lighting
Before you go shopping for outdoor or landscape lighting, do your homework. Actually, we tell you what to look for in this helpful pre-buying guide.

Landscape Lighting Design Effects and Techniques
Learn the terms for basic lighting effects and techniques to illuminate your outdoor landscape.

Landscape Lighting Design Effects and Techniques
Learn the terms for basic lighting effects and techniques to illuminate your outdoor landscape.

Outdoor Hanging Chairs - Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware's '70s-inspired Serend hanging chair is constructed of all-weather wicker. Learn why it's one of our top choices for this year's hanging chairs.

Pier 1 Swingasan
Hanging chairs are popular again, especially for outdoor rooms. Two of Pier 1's are included in our selection of the best hanging seats for the season.

Outdoor Hanging Chairs - Cacoon
The Cacoon is part tent, part hanging chair. It joins a select few that we consider the top outdoor hanging chairs of the season.

Anthropologie Knotted Melati Hanging Chair
The Knotted Melati hanging chair from Anthropologie is one of our picks for best outdoor hanging chairs of the season. Find out why.

Outdoor Chairs - Hip Hanging Chairs for Your Outdoor Pad
Outdoor hanging chairs were popular in the 1970s and are making a comeback. Find out why, and check out our picks for the choicest seats of the season.

Two's Company Watercolors Hanging Chair
The beach-themed Watercolors collection from Two's Company features a rattan hanging chair for indoor/outdoor use. It's one of our picks for the top hanging chairs of the season.

Frontgate Outdoor Rugs
Among the season's best outdoor rugs is Frontgate's Harbor Beach, which comes in assorted sizes. Check out all of our choices.

The Season's Best Outdoor Rugs - CB2 Outdoor Rug
Aelfie Oudghiri designed two vibrant indoor/outdoor rugs for CB2 that are among our choices of the season's best outdoor rugs.

Best Rugs of the Season - Pottery Barn Lily Rug
Pottery Barn's Lily rug weds traditional geometrics with modern Punja Kilim. It's one of the season's best offerings for your outdoor living space.

Pier 1 Outdoor Shag Rug
Get your lawn fix and forget about mowing with this outdoor green shag rug from Pier 1. It's one of our choices for the season's best outdoor rugs.

Pier 1 Coral Blues
Pier 1 combines the popular coral pattern with the blue hues of the sea for this beautiful rug that is among our picks for the season's finest outdoor rugs.

CB2 Goldfish Blue Carpet Squares
CB2's Goldfish Blue carpet squares, designed by Liora Manne, will go swimmingly in your outdoor room. We choose the season's choicest outdoor carpets for your space.

Outdoor Rugs Complete the Look of Your Seating Area
Outdoor rugs can define and establish an outdoor room with no walls. Have a look at our choices for some of the most attractive outdoor rugs available this season.

Outdoor Dining: Where to Put the Table
Dining outdoors can be enhanced if you find the right location for your patio table. Follow our suggestions for making your outdoor dining experience a great one.

The Basics of Outdoor Dining
Entertaining and dining outdoors is one of life's simple pleasures. We cover the basics, so that your next backyard dining experience will be a success.

How to Make Fake Moss for Halloween Tombstone Props - Halloween How to Make Faux Moss with Dryer Lint - Use Dryer Lint To 'Age' Halloween Yard Props
How do you get your Halloween yard props to look more authentic without having to buy genuine antique tombstones, statues, pedestals and columns? Those fake tombstones you buy or make, usually from foam, can get some instant aging by applying faux moss made from common, everyday clothes-dryer lint. Dsigners Shawn and Lynne Mitchell, authors of

How to Make Fake Moss for Halloween Tombstone Props - How to Make Faux Moss with Dryer Lint - Use Dryer Lint To 'Age' Halloween Yard Props
Details like the Mitchells' faux moss technique help to make their Pensacola, Florida, yard haunt, Mitchell Cemetary, appear authentic. Since the recipe is easy and the materials are free, don't you think it's time to haunt your own yard?

Halloween How to Ideas - Make Fake Moss for Halloween Tombstone Props - How to Make Faux Moss with Dryer Lint
Here's a good motivator to do an extra load or two of laundry -- the more dryer lint, the more faux moss you can make. Those with a multi-pet household are at an advantage here. Put away that lint roller. More cat and / or dog hair = more dryer lint. Wash a load of light-colored clothing -- you've got light-grey -tinged dryer lint. Wash a load of dark colors -- you've got dark lint. You get the idea.

How to Make Fake Moss for Halloween Tombstone Props - How to Make Faux Moss with Dryer Lint - Use Dryer Lint To 'Age' Halloween Yard Props
Make your fake Halloween tombstone props look more authentic by covering them with fake moss. Once you have a big fuzzy wad of lint in hand (or faux hand, as pictured), it's time to gather your other tools and ingredients to make faux moss.

How to Make Fake Moss for Halloween Tombstone Props - How to Make Faux Moss with Dryer Lint - Use Dryer Lint To 'Age' Halloween Yard Props
How do you get your Halloween yard props to look more authentic without having to buy genuine antique tombstones, statues, pedestals and columns? Those fake tombstones you buy or make, usually from foam, can get some instant aging by applying faux moss made from common, everyday clothes-dryer lint. Designers Shawn and Lynne Mitchell, authors of

How to Make Fake Moss for Halloween Tombstone Props - How to Make Faux Moss with Dryer Lint - Use Dryer Lint To 'Age' Halloween Yard Props
Use a gloved hand -- preferably a real one -- to gently mix the lint and liquids until all are moss colored. The green paint should not be mixed completely -- you don't want a big muddy-looking glob. Once your mixture resembles something delicately

How to Make Fake Moss for Halloween Tombstone Props - How to Make Faux Moss with Dryer Lint - Use Dryer Lint To 'Age' Halloween Yard Props
Make sure you apply the faux moss immediately, before the glue and paint in the mixture dry out. Apply pieces of the mixture with gloved fingers while the moss is still wet. Press it into the prop surface, at the bottom, and to areas where moss would naturally gather and grow on cold, damp tombstones, statuary and pillars.

How to Make Fake Moss for Halloween Tombstone Props - How to Make Faux Moss with Dryer Lint - Use Dryer Lint To 'Age' Halloween Yard Props
How do you get your Halloween yard props to look more authentic without having to buy genuine antique tombstones, statues, pedestals and columns? Those fake tombstones you buy or make, usually from foam, can get some instant aging by applying faux moss made from common, everyday clothes-dryer lint. Designers Shawn and Lynne Mitchell, authors of

How to Make Fake Moss for Halloween Tombstone Props - How to Make Faux Moss with Dryer Lint - Use Dryer Lint To 'Age' Halloween Yard Props
Continuing to make fake tombstones look creepy for Halloween, we are adding faux moss. Here, Lynne Mitchell has aged a hand-made stone cross-style tombstone prop made from styrofoam. Mitchell added

Checking for Leaks Outside the House | Leak Detection for Outdoors | Checking Your Yard for Leaks
Everyone has heard of ways to save water inside the house, but how about outside? Think about it: you have irrigation systems for your landscaping, hoses attached to spigots, swimming pools, spas - all potential sources of leaks. Find out how much water is used by an average U.S. household, along with ways to check for leaks and how to maintain your outdoor water sources to prevent future leaks and loss of energy and money.

Home and Garden Tours: Spring and Summer 2014
Spring home and garden tours offer you a rare chance to look at other people's yards, up-close. We've found some of the top tours in the U.S. for 2014.

Must-Have Outdoor Dishes and Tableware
Before you buy a bulk-pack of paper plates, you might want to check out the outdoor tableware we found this season. You'll be looking for reasons to eat outside more often.

Australian Words - Pool and Patio Living in Australia and New Zealand
Australians enjoy their pools and patios or homes and gardens just as much as their American counterparts. And with a mild, subtropical climate, residents in Australia and parts of New Zealand enjoy an outdoor lifestyle similar to folks living in California, Florida and other sunny climates. One thing that's different is their expressions, although Australians and New Zealanders get a kick out of American expressions too, If you find yourself in Australia or New Zealand at an outdoor bbq or pool party, you might hear some of these words.

Australian Words - Pool and Patio Living in Australia and New Zealand
Australians enjoy their pools and patios or homes and gardens just as much as their American counterparts. And with a mild, subtropical climate, residents in Australia and parts of New Zealand enjoy an outdoor lifestyle similar to folks living in California, Florida and other sunny climates. One thing that's different is their expressions, although Australians and New Zealanders get a kick out of American expressions too, If you find yourself in Australia or New Zealand at an outdoor bbq or pool party, you might hear some of these words.

Australian Words - Pool and Patio Living in Australia and New Zealand
Australians enjoy their pools and patios or homes and gardens just as much as their American counterparts. And with a mild, subtropical climate, residents in Australia and parts of New Zealand enjoy an outdoor lifestyle similar to folks living in California, Florida and other sunny climates. One thing that's different is their expressions, although Australians and New Zealanders get a kick out of American expressions too, If you find yourself in Australia or New Zealand at an outdoor bbq or pool party, you might hear some of these words.

Australian Words - Pool and Patio Living in Australia and New Zealand
Australians enjoy their pools and patios or homes and gardens just as much as their American counterparts. And with a mild, subtropical climate, residents in Australia and parts of New Zealand enjoy an outdoor lifestyle similar to folks living in California, Florida and other sunny climates. One thing that's different is their expressions, although Australians and New Zealanders get a kick out of American expressions too, If you find yourself in Australia or New Zealand at an outdoor bbq or pool party, you might hear some of these words.

Hurricane Preparedness Before the Storm Hits - Protecting Your Home and Yard
Ideally, you want to have a game plan before a hurricane or major weather event is even a threat. In addition to a hurricane safety kit, meet with all family or household members to create an evacuation plan with meeting points outside the house and at a location near your property.

Guinness World Records for Swimming Pools - Extreme Swimming Pools
Ever wonder where the largest pool is located? How about the deepest diving pool? The answers to these and other pool- and swim-related facts and trivia, courtesy of the Guiness World Records, will satisfy your thirst for knowledge and settle a few bar bets. Learn and become enlightened.

Kiddie Pools to Buy - The Best Play Pools for Children
Kiddie pools are the least expensive and smallest swimming pools you can buy. But their shallowness and simplicity may be what appeals to their target market -- children, aka

Light Displays, Shows and Decorations - Resources for Making Your House the Best on the Block This Christmas
You know the house. The one that went all-out for Christmas -- lights everywhere imaginable, a glowing plastic Santa and his reindeer on the roof, maybe some custom-built props with music piped in from somewhere. It was magical. While you may not be vying for your city's 'Best Lights' top award or even the best in your neighborhood, you might like to try something a bit different this year, maybe add a new prop, LED lights or a music-and-lighting show

Home and Garden New Year's Resolutions - Home and Garden Resolutions for 2012
Be realistic when it comes to New Year's resolutions. The more challenging, costly, or outrageous the goal, the less likely you are going to achieve it, setting yourself up for failure. View these resolutions as an opportunity for a fresh start -- any time of the year. Do one, two, or all -- it's up to you.

Vote Now - About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012 Pool and Patio - About.com Awards 2012 Home and Garden - Readers' Choice Awards 2012
Awards season is in full swing, and it's time to let your voices be heard again. About.com's annual Readers' Choice Awards showcase the best outdoor living, pool and patio and home and garden products -- the things that make your outdoor world look, feel and work better -- maybe even fantastic in some cases! Think of it as the People's Choice Awards for home and garden, pool and outdoor living and design products. There aren't any prizes for the winners, nor is there the red carpet interviews and star-studded awards ceremony -- just the bragging rights that come with getting recognized by the readers of one of the biggest networks on the Web.

Spring Home and Garden Shows 2012
Pool and Patio Show, Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Expo, Home and Garden Show, Flower and Garden Show. Call them what you like -- in any combination -- they all have a few things in common. Pool, home and garden events focus on residential outdoor living spaces, feature numerous exhibitors, guest speakers, and lots of attendees. Most of the pool, home and garden shows occur February-October. Tours and smaller shows are held by garden clubs and local chapters of gardening and horticulture groups.

Pool and Spa Tools - Types of Pool Brushes - Spa Brushes
Maintaining a pool or spa is something that you can definitely do-it-yourself, provided you have the right tools for the job. Cleaning your pool does not have to be a back-breaking chore if it's done regularly, on schedule -- before algae builds up. During swim season -- usually summer -- maintenance may take about 3-5 hours per week. If it means using or not using your pool, then it's worth the time and effort. That pool or spa isn't in the yard to be neglected.