Editors' Picks: Planning an Old-House Garden

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Our editors highlight new and classic articles, along with favorite products and current bookstore sales. This week: Start planning your garden!
It may be miserable outside, but that's all the more reason to start dreaming of spring flowers and summer sun. Start planning your garden now, and you'll reap the rewards come May. These resources will help get you started:

Designing a Classical Garden:A soggy lawn gets a makeover to match an early 20th-century Georgian Revival home.

Decor for an Arts & Crafts Garden: Check out our picks for finishing off the garden of an Arts & Crafts house in period style.

How to Create a Faux Bois Planter: Try your hand at making your own faux bois planter (and read about the history of faux bois in old-house gardens here.)

New This Week

The January/February issue of Old-House Journal is now available!

I Got It at Auction: A can't miss guide to scoring unique furnishings for your house in an unexpected place: the live auction.

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An Arts & Crafts Gem Restored: Architect Will Price’s Arts & Crafts home in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, gets a new lease on life thanks to a thoughtful—and meticulous—restoration.

Beauty from Industry: Industrial light fixtures are inspiring a slew of home-friendly reproductions.

George Barber's Knoxville Houses: For two decades, mail-order architect George Barber called Knoxville, Tennessee, home—and the city’s neighborhoods still proudly bear the legacy of his residence.

Products & Services Directory

McCoy Industrial Cord Pendant $138
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The McCoy was featured in the Old-House Interiors article, Beauty from Industry. Inspired by a classic 1910 "trouble light," industrial details on the McCoy include a cage mount, cloth-covered cord, and reflector shade. Click here for more details.

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View All Modern & Mid-Century Lighting in the Products & Services Directory.

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