Patio Makeover for a Famous Jail-Turned-Hot-Spot!

In operation from 1851 to 1990, the Charles Street Jail of Boston, Massachusetts, temporarily housed some of the world’s most famous people, from Malcolm X to suffragette protesters. Reformed in 2007 as the Liberty Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel set in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, the old jail has become a hot spot for locals and tourists alike. What was once the jail’s “drunk tank,” where inebriated disturbers-of-the-peace were placed to dry out, is now a chic eatery called the Alibi Bar & Lounge. Earlier this year, the Alibi’s general manager came to us for ideas on revamping their patio. Here’s what happened next. Read more

Uses for Artificial Hedges (That You May Not Have Thought Of)

By now, you’re likely aware of how perfect our artificial boxwood hedges are as privacy screens and space dividers for homes, offices, restaurants, hotels—and pretty much any space. But you may not be aware of the many other uses for these lush, lifelike hedges. The possibilities are endless, since these hedges are available in both indoor and outdoor-rated constructs, and so easily customized. Here are just a few ways to utilize these thick, green hedges that you may not be aware of. Read more

Which Privacy Screen is Right for Your Space?

From creating a completely private space to lining a space with minimal visual blockage, but just enough to section off the area, we have the outdoor and patio privacy screens you need to get the look and function you’re going for. But these privacy screens and space dividers are realistic-looking faux plants that are equal parts screen and organic décor. And the beauty of these screens is that you can fully customize them for your use, and they add a hint of greenery without adding any maintenance! Read on to find out which nature-inspired screen is perfect for your space—indoors or out! Read more

A Full, Flourishing Trellis—Want it Now? Tips for When You Don’t Want to Wait

For every person that has the time and patience to nurture a growing vine on their bare trellis, there are many of us that simply want a full, flowering, climbing-vine trellis—and we want it now! Here are some tips on how to get beautiful, fully blooming residential or commercial garden trellises—and without the wait. Read more