An unsung hero of the late summer garden is rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). This shrub's branches are studded with pastel blossoms year after year, despite drought, poor soil or general neglect. Cold winters or sweltering summers similarly leave it unfazed.Despite its tolerance for frigid winters, rose of Sharon has always seemed to me a […]
Lighting a room seems simple: Plug in a lamp or flip a switch.Not so fast."Nothing enhances a space more than a thoughtful lighting plan," says interior designer Michael Wood of New York City.Many buildings in the city don't allow channeling into the ceiling to add lighting, so as a workaround, he often uses sconces.