One of the most charming sights in the neighborhood during the fall and winter months is a porch bedecked with seasonal cheer. While these decorations don’t stay up very long, fall- and winter-inspired accents are a great way to convey the spirit of the seasons. Get started with these tips.

The project, which includes video, photographs and a new cookbook, is the brainchild of Brad Iwen, who brought 11 chefs to his Blackstone District studio to photograph and film each making a recipe that had, in some way, inspired their place in the food world.

When I’m watering pots filled with blooming calibrachoas, I’m grateful for the rainwater saved in a rain barrel to use for the job. I’m equally thankful for this stored supply of rainwater when the blueberry plants need a drink.

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