Category: Outdoor

5 Reasons to Pick a Pergola

Beth Rice 26/09/2019

Love relaxing outside? Entertaining outside? Being outside with your plants? A pergola might be just the thing for you. While the word pergola might sound like the name of a shape from a geometry lesson, it is actually from the Late Latin “pergula” that means “projecting eave.” What is a Pergola? A pergola is an outdoor structure that consists of four sturdy columns that support a roofing grid of beams and rafters that create an… 5 Reasons to Pick a Pergola

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Happy National Lighthouse Day

Beth Rice 01/08/2019

National Lighthouse Day is celebrated every year on August 7. Lighthouses are a symbol of safety, and this day celebrates the guiding light they have provided for centuries from our shorelines. Lighthouses are structures that give off light from a system of lamps and lenses that are used to navigate those at sea or on inland waterways. According to the Lighthouse Directory, there are more than 18,600 lighthouses worldwide. On August 7, 1789, the Federal… Happy National Lighthouse Day

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Everything You Need to Know About DIY Sheds

Beth Rice 25/04/2019

Some outdoor sheds serve as storage for the lawn equipment, car parts and other miscellaneous items that might belong in the attic. Some are organized with tools and workbenches, gardening items and snow shovels. Now this popular outdoor structure that contributes storage and style is even easier to incorporate on your property. At our first house, my husband recruited a neighbor and they built a shed for our backyard. It had a window and a… Everything You Need to Know About DIY Sheds

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The Best “Green” Furniture for Patio, Porch and Poolside

Beth Rice 18/04/2019

The furniture makers at Berlin Gardens believe in taking life outdoors with poly furniture. Out to your favorite spot on the porch or lanai, out to the yard for some bird watching or to play with the kids, or out by the pool to enjoy the warmth of the sun with a good book and a delicious drink. They take you there with “green” furniture that’s good for you, your lifestyle and the environment. I’ve… The Best “Green” Furniture for Patio, Porch and Poolside

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Tips For Choosing Outdoor Furniture

Beth Rice 12/07/2018

Creating an outdoor furniture collection that’s attractive, comfortable, and supports your favorite activities is possible. Just follow these 5 easy steps to lead you to your best outdoor space. Step 1. Measure Your Outdoor Space What’s it like outside your home? Is it a wide open area or a more compact space? Measure your yard and consider the space you have to work with. Get measurements for deck areas, patios and porches to determine the… Tips For Choosing Outdoor Furniture

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6 Lighthouse Stories

Beth Rice 05/07/2018

“Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal and glass. There’s a human story at every lighthouse; that’s the story I want to tell.”  Elinor Dewire, author of articles and books about lighthouses (https://elinordewire.blogspot.com/). Let me tell you about some of the lighthouses that our replications represent. The Cape Hatteras, NC Lighthouse Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: Photo Credit: lighthousefriends.com Located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in Buxton, North Carolina Made of brick 208’ tall 257 steps… 6 Lighthouse Stories

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Things You Can Get that are Made of Poly

Beth Rice 03/05/2018

As the use of eco-friendly furniture spreads, poly outdoor furniture is taking to yards, pools, patios and more in a big way. It’s a great feeling knowing you’re contributing to a healthier environment by investing in a product made with poly lumber. Known as a type of “miracle furniture,” poly outdoor furniture offers maximum durability, requires very little maintenance, and comes in a variety of styles. What is poly? Poly is also known as poly… Things You Can Get that are Made of Poly

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Summer Must-Haves for Outdoor Spaces

Beth Rice 15/06/2017

This blog post was updated on July 2, 2019. It’s time to unpack your summer wardrobe. Essentials like a white V-neck tee, denim shorts, casual sneakers, and a stylish bathing suit are staples. But why does your summer wardrobe get to have all the fun? What about your outdoor furniture collection? Here are the must-haves summer pieces that bring style to outdoor spaces. Amish Folding Poly Adirondack Chair This eco-friendly beauty comes from our Leisure… Summer Must-Haves for Outdoor Spaces

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How to Prepare your Patio for Summer Parties

Leah Meldman 20/04/2017

Now that spring is here, it’s time to start thinking about your plans for summer. Outdoor entertaining is one of our favorite ways to spend the warmer months. A special occasion or just plain relaxing can be taken to the next level with a pretty patio. Prepare your patio for summer parties with our tips below. Get Gardening Start small by choosing pretty planters that will add a personal touch to your outdoor space. Our Berlin Gardens… How to Prepare your Patio for Summer Parties

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How to Create an Urban Garden

Leah Meldman 31/03/2017

Spring is in the air and that puts us in the mood for a home refresh. This season, we’re venturing into the world of urban gardening. City dwellers far and wide are finding inventive ways to bring nature indoors. Most of the time, having limited space in an apartment also means limited sunlight. However, with some creative planning, it becomes simple and easy to transform your city space to include an urban garden. Put your… How to Create an Urban Garden

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The Best Furniture for Romance

Beth Rice 14/02/2017

With the excitement and mystery of romance in the air this time of year, we’re here to help love blossom with Amish made furniture providing the backdrop.  What’s the best furniture for romance? Let us help you set the scene. Scene 1: Romantic Dining Set the time to meet. Light the candles. If you don’t cook, pick up your favorite person’s favorite food. Now you’ll need a beautiful place to sit and dine. That’s where… The Best Furniture for Romance

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Top 5 New Arrivals and Why We Love Them

Beth Rice 09/02/2017

We keep an eye out for what’s new in Amish furniture to be able to bring it to you first. We carefully review fresh offerings from our dedicated Amish vendors who have a solid grasp on the latest in furniture design. Still, after 13 years we’re always struck by the beauty of each new piece, and skill of the Amish woodworkers. Here are five of our new arrivals. Each one is a beautiful and unique… Top 5 New Arrivals and Why We Love Them

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Let it Snow: Tips for Winter Bird Feeding

Beth Rice 05/12/2016

After strong winter storms, birds can be cut off from their natural food sources. You can contribute to the health and safety of feathered friends with these winter bird feeding tips. Friendly Feeders The ideal feeder is sturdy and firm, and is easy to assemble and clean. With minimal cleaning required, environmentally friendly poly feeders fit the bill perfectly. Multiple feeders placed in your yard will attract more birds for you to enjoy. The placement… Let it Snow: Tips for Winter Bird Feeding

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How to Store your Outdoor Furniture for the Winter

Beth Rice 29/11/2016

As fall turns into winter, your beautiful outdoor furniture prepares to hibernate for a while. Much of the modern outdoor furniture today is crafted to withstand the elements and can endure the changes in the weather. However, cleaning and storing your outdoor furnishings will help to keep them bright and fresh until the spring flowers begin to bloom. Cushion Cleansing The most important part of preparing your outdoor items for winter is a good cleaning.… How to Store your Outdoor Furniture for the Winter

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Pretty Up Your Patio This Fall

Leah Meldman 01/11/2016

This post was updated on September 23, 2019 to update a product link that was no longer working.  What better way to enjoy the cooler weather than from the comfort of a cozy rocking chair? The crisp air has us inspired to create cozy gathering spaces outdoors. Deep conversations pair well with the vibrant colors of the season. Grab a cup of warm apple cider and check out our ideas for creating an inviting, autumn-inspired… Pretty Up Your Patio This Fall

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