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  • P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

P. Allen Smith | Virtual Makeover -- David's Cottage in Wisconsin | PBS

Duration: 03:26
Program: P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

Gardening and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith gives some design suggestions for David's Cottage in Wisconsin. This video is from season 11 of his public television series, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home You know, I have to say I really enjoy receiving photographs from you of your homes with the idea of coming up with some ideas that might make it a little more attractive. Here in my design studio, we're doing it all the time, so if you have pictures, send them in to me. Today, we have a charming cottage in Wisconsin. Now David's telling us that this house faces the west, so it's gonna get a lot of sun and that he really would like to have a lot of flowers, a lot of perennials. He wants to keep everything low key and low maintenance. So, David, just a couple things I want you to think about. Let's think about the color of the door here. It's really a bright red. I would think about going to a really dark, almost blackish green for the door itself. And then I would think about shutters here in the same color on either side. It would really make the house a little more charming. The other thing I want you to think about is perhaps coming across here with a picket fence would really bump up the charm factor here. The picket fence needs to be, well, about 4 feet tall, just slightly less than that across here like this. You'd have a post here in the center and a post here in the center. And then you could actually plant a boxwood on this slope here because you mentioned you like ...

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Post Date: February 24, 2012