Outdoor Lighting

Years ago outdoor lighting consisted of a harsh floodlight beaming at the front door or plastic lights lining a walkway or dangling across the patio. Today the look is natural, sophisticated and energy-efficient as homeowners look at ways of bringing the same ambiance of indoor lighting to their outdoor living environment. There is not much […]

Home & Garden Festival

Home & Garden Festival

Formerly known as the Home & Garden Show, the 39th Annual Blue Ridge Home Builders Association (BRHBA) Home and Garden Festival takes place on April 20-22nd at the John Paul Jones Arena. There’s a feeling of excitement and celebration as BRHBA focuses on the word “Festival.” This year brings together more exhibitors than ever before […]

The New Kitchen Garden

The New Kitchen Garden

The kitchen garden is making a comeback. There are farmers’ markets in every Virginia town, farm subscription plans (also called CSA), produce delivery services like Relay Foods, and community gardens like the ones at Friendship Court and West Street in Charlottesville. The local food movement is lively. What could be more local than your own […]