Easy Suggestions to Enjoy Fall Foliage

Happy Labor Day from Design Toscano! Although the official date for this fun holiday is September 5th, many of us have been celebrating since Friday. While we continue with the celebrations tomorrow, we can also think about how we would like to celebrate the season that starts the day after Labor Day. We love fall […]

Late Summer Suggestions for Garden Decor

At the end of summer, it’s hard to imagine that the weather can be anything different than hot and muggy. Walk outside and in many places, the warm air feels downright tropical. However, it only takes one look at the calendar to know that cool weather will be here before we know it. In a […]

Maintaining a Garden in the Desert

Summer is the green season for folks who live in Canada, the east, south, and Pacific Northwest, but it’s the scorching time of year for many residents of the west. Aside from the high mountains, much of the west is arid, and in the southwest, desert is the predominant habitat. In terms of gardens, this […]

How to Make the Garden the Greatest Part of the Outdoors

The summer means a lot of things to a lot of people. For kids, it’s that wonderful time of the year when they don’t need to even think about school. For older people, it’s when we don’t need to bother with shoveling the snow off the driveway, choosing which winter boots to wear, or worrying […]

How to Convert Water into Fun Garden Decor

It’s summer and in most of the USA and Canada, it already looks like it’s going to be a hot one. As the temperatures rise, we can spend a boring summer in air-conditioned malls and homes, or have fun and take advantage of the great outdoors. That’s easy enough when one of the greatest parts […]

How to Create a Tropical Backyard

It’s Memorial Day! We hope that everyone is enjoying this holiday and kicking off the summer season with family and friends. Many of us also mark the beginning of summer by decorating the backyard with a variety of sculptures and garden decor. Whether we happen to decorate the backyard today or plan on doing that […]

A Brief History of Garden Gnomes

Take a walk through a neighborhood where gardening is a popular pastime and it won’t be long before we see our first garden gnome statue. This distinctive form of garden decor had been popular for decades because it’s an easy means of lending a fun, cute look to any backyard. The little statues of bearded […]