We wanted to turn our clean fantasies into a reality, so we researched the daily habits of people with clean houses — note the word "habits." What we learned is that it takes more than a few deep cleanings to achieve this status of cleaning goddess.
Morning glory porch screen -- You can't eat morning glories but you can use this idea to grow green bean plants that run, such as pole beans or half runners. It will make it easier to pick them plus provide some shade and privacy on your porch.
Handcrafted bridges were among the first additions to homeowner Ellen Lathi's expansive garden. This one was given a weeping larch on either side and an akebia vine that softens its lines. See the res (Beauty Landscapes Backyard)