What’s Blooming Now – July 3, 2019

  Sunflower   Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower, is a large annual form of the genus Helianthus grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits. This sunflower species is also used as wild bird food, as livestock forage (as a meal or a silage plant), in some industrial applications, and as an […]

How to Protect your Investment

The Outdoor Dreams Journey How ToProtectYourInvestment Though your Outdoor Dreams Journey has come to an end, your Outdoor Enjoyment Journey is just getting started. Your new outdoor living space will provide you with a new, unique room to engage nature, gather with loved ones and create lasting memories. Like so many remodeling projects, outdoor living [...]

What’s Blooming Now

What’s Blooming: The weather can’t seem to make up its mind, but with the first day of Spring right around the corner, landscapes are starting to light up with color. This week’s addition of “What’s Blooming” features some of our favorite bulbs as well as other staples of Spring! Daffodils Along with forsythia, Daffodils are […]

What’s Blooming Now

Believe it or not, late winter features some of the year’s most beautifully scented flowers. Scroll through to learn more about the various plants that are currently blooming throughout the Central Virginia Area. ‘Okame’ Flowering Cherry You can always count on ‘Okame’ to be the first tree to bloom every year. This tree eventually grows […]


If you think you love ham now, wait until you try it on the grill. Sometimes called double-smoked ham, the already smoky flavor of a ham is enhanced beautifully when grill-roasted. Seasoned and glazed, the finished grilled ham will be a show-stopping centerpiece of your table. Additionally, you free up the oven for side dishes when you do the ham on the grill.

Picking a Countertop for your Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen enhances your ability to entertain family and friends for an outdoor dining experience. Due to the harsh elements of nature, not all countertop options are appropriate for your Outdoor Kitchen. Here are some countertop materials to consider, and some to avoid, for your outdoor kitchen. Granite Granite is considered by most to […]

Holiday Tips: Thanksgiving on an Outdoor Grill

Grilled turkey You’ve had turkey from the oven and probably from a fryer. With your fantastic Outdoor Living Space, it’s time to try turkey from the grill. Whether using gas, propane or charcoal, grilling your turkey will infuse fantastic flavor and create a unique holiday experience. Additionally, with the turkey on the grill, your oven(s) […]