Know Your Own House: Components of a Roof

When you have installed your base, put down your flooring construction and erected your walls, it’s time to construct your roof — one of the most significant architectural elements. In reality, in the colonial house with its gable roof to a Prairie-style house with its hip roof, from a modern house with its low-sloping roof [...]

Swing for the Fences

“People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I will let you know what I do. I stare out the window and await spring.” — Rogers Hornsby The wait is over! Forget Punxsutawney Phil and the vernal equinox; at America, the first crack of the bat marks the start of [...]

Fantastic Native Plant: Damianita

The bright yellow daisies of Damianita (Chrysactinia mexicana) make a stunning color statement from the landscape — especially if planted in masses. This Chihuahuan desert indigenous is at home in both low- and high-desert areas of the American Southwest and will amaze you with its colorful flowers that appear in spring and again in fall. [...]