Our elves have been decorating trees for over 50 years and they wanted to share some tips to help you decorate like a pro this year!
Masterful tree trimming doesn’t happen by accident! We should know. Each year, the tree decorating experts at Down to Earth Living trim a dozen trees throughout our huge Christmas showcase… and they’ve decided to share some of their secrets.
At Down to Earth, all the trees are untied and standing so that you can view the tree you are going to buy. Our experts have compiled a list of things to consider to help you pick out the perfect tree.
If your houseplants have been vacationing all summer on your deck and patios, now is the time to gradually reintroduce them to indoor life. Herbs from your garden or flowering plants from window boxes can also come inside, offering a welcome dash of flavor—and color—in the coming months.
Many people believe spring is the best time to plant, but adding perennials, wildflowers and shrubs to the garden in the fall gives plants a head start for their first season. Fall planting is a great investment in your home’s landscape!
Down To Earth Living will be hosting its first annual Bonsai Show and Extravaganza on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am to 5 pm. This is a free event and all are welcome to stop by and see beautiful examples of this ancient artform.
Nothing is cheerier than the sight of daffodils and forsythia brightening our landscapes—the brilliant yellows are the perfect antidote to the long winter. But once their blooms start to fade, your garden should be planned so that every season has a time to shine. A mix of bulbs, annuals and perennials with a variety of […]
The pandemic increased both our sensitivity and our appreciation of our homes. During 2020 we became more aware of our immediate surroundings both inside and outside of our homes. Many began to plan, clean, repair, replace, decorate, and enhance their environments. And all of this ‘nesting’ overflowed to include a desire to enhance and improve […]
Great patio furniture brings comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. With a spacious table and easy-to-use, comfortable chairs a basic brick patio is transformed into a sensory-rich dining destination. Outfit a cozy porch with a wicker sofa and a classic wicker rocking chair, both stocked with ample cushions, and the porch will quickly become […]
Spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to head out to your patio or porch and soak in the sun, relax with family and welcome friends. If you’re purchasing outdoor furniture for the first time or replacing old furniture, it’s helpful to think of the patio and porch […]
Down to Earth Living in Pomona Provides these Tips According to the US Department of Agriculture, April is National Gardening Month. Many people await the arrival of spring specifically so they can begin to work in their gardens. One of the first tasks is to see what might need pruning. Just like gardeners need to […]
Now that the days are getting longer and warmer, homeowners in the Tri-state region are thinking about getting outdoors and enjoying nature once again. Down to Earth Living, Hudson Valley’s most expansive home and garden décor business, is ready to help customers with their vegetable gardens, perennial displays, flowering shrubs and trees—everything necessary to beautify […]
Down To Earth Living will be hosting a series of workshops in its Bonsai Shack for those new to the craft of Bonsai and those who have already discovered the joys of this ancient art, and hosting their Third Annual Spring Gala on April 2nd!
Do you remember how much you loved shopping for Christmas decorations with your folks when you were a kid? How about the excitement you felt when you picked out that perfect Christmas tree? Great memories, right? Well, there’s still plenty of time to make new holiday memories with your family and loved ones this year […]
Down to Earth Living presents their Annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 6 – Sunday, November 7, 2021. This two-day event transforms their 10,000 sq ft showroom into a winter wonderland for the whole family; complete with life-like Santas, artificial pre-lit Christmas trees, and hundreds of exclusive ornaments and decorations. (Not to mention a […]
If your houseplants have been vacationing all summer on your deck and patios, now is the time to gradually reintroduce them to indoor life. Herbs from your garden or flowering plants from window boxes can also come inside, offering a welcome dash of flavor—and color—in the coming months. Sudden changes in temperature, light and humidity […]
There are so many reasons to love planting in the fall. The weather is cooler and the ground temperature is still warm, helping new plants establish roots. We get plenty of rain in October and November so there is no need to haul out the hoses. There are fewer bugs and weeds to contend with. […]
Down To Earth Living is hosting a series of workshops on Sunday, October 3 from 11 am through 3 pm. The event will take place—rain or shine—on the covered porch at the popular outdoor living and home décor store. Participants who pre-register will receive a 10% off coupon which they can use throughout the day […]
Texture is one the most basic design elements of landscape design. In gardening terms, texture is not just foliage –but also the actual flowers, blades of grasses, and bark of the plant, as well as in the plant’s overall branching pattern. Texture generates interest and contrast within the landscape and can be used to make spaces […]
Artful groupings of trees, grasses and flowering plants and shrubs make up the “greenscape” of a garden design. Its counterpart—the hardscape—is using stone to anchor the living elements, define boundaries and add interest throughout the property. A favorite landscape designer of mine calls this “sculpting the land” which is an apt description. Lucky for us […]
Some people are fortunate to have a pond in their living space. We get a lot of questions on whether or not it’s worth it to have Koi. Well, we say it is! A Koi Pond done well adds beauty to any property. There’s also something special about the way these beautiful fish gracefully swim around. Some people find tranquility in watching them.
We all NEED a little change once in a while. So you find yourself smack dab in the middle of summer, wanting to update your outdoor living space but don’t feel like going overboard with your budget. Here are some quick, inexpensive ways to update your outdoors that will have your friends thinking you just […]
As the weather turns warm and our hearts move to outdoors we begin to long for the comforting warmth of the sun. We take stock of the environment of our homes and join with others in search of the perfect backyard. To achieve our dreams we begin to realize that the outdoors is really a […]
At some point, most of us have had the thought, “I would love a garden with herbs and vegetables.” Usually it’s triggered by eating at a farm-to-table restaurant or watching a friend pick his or her own herb and throw it in a pot right before our eyes. Procrastinate no more. We’re going to provide […]
It happens every year… You’re hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or New Years at your house. You take a look around and think to yourself— should I paint, is it time to redo the floors, should we update the guest room, resurface the cabinets. No, No, No & NO! Don’t rush home improvements just because you have […]
September 25th – November 1st
Down to Earth Living is pleased to host four artists whose work grows out of a symbiotic relationship with nature. Each of the artists included in the exhibition explores this interaction in his or her unique way.
Once again, Down to Earth nursery in Pomona is hosting a free exhibit of fall plantings in a garden setting that will highlight some of the prettiest and most unusual Japanese maples in its collection.
Tina’s Garden this week I’ve recreated part of the Highline planting with a combination of Echinacea, and ornamental grasses. It creates a gorgeous mix of texture and summer colors with the relaxed feeling of a meadow.
As you might imagine, we LOVE entertaining outdoors! And with summer in full swing – and July 4th around the corner – we thought you’d like some great ideas for tasty summer party recipes! Aside from our own novice chefs, one of our favorite recipe sources is The Food Network! Here are several terrific summer recipes that […]
You’re super busy, we know how that goes! With Father’s Day around the corner, we thought we’d share some fun and creative ideas that don’t have anything to do with ties or socks. 🙂 Great Father’s Day Gifts from Kids a hand-made “I’ve-Got-This-Chore” coupon, good for 1, 3 or 5 redemptions (or an age appropriate […]
There are a few simple things you can do to insure your patio furniture set looks as pristine and beautiful as the day it was delivered! Our resident outdoor furniture expert Susan shares the following helpful tips… IMPORTANT NOTE: NEVER use any wax on fabric (slings and/or cushions) and use it sparingly on heavily textured […]
We love plants and gardening and all things that make your outdoor living spaces comfy, but we also like to eat well. So many members of our staff enjoy sharing recipes here – especially when they are amazingly tasty, healthy or easy. While this Paula Deen recipe (which we’ve been making since finding it on […]
Still making your Mother’s Day plans? You’re not alone! Here are some great ideas, to make this year’s Mother’s Day festivities extra memorable … Make a yummy homemade breakfast! You don’t need to be a gourmet chef to impress mom with your culinary skills. A simple stack of pancakes or a scrambled egg breakfast with a […]
From the Netherlands this is one of the most prolific flowering early season perennials that will bloom all summer! This outstanding new selection is poised to become one of the most loved little perennials to be introduced in recent years.
Mother Nature has played her cruel joke on us this week. Don’t fret… there’s things you can do if you just planted fresh flowers. Take a sheet, some sticks and rocks. Fashion a kind of tent to protect them. If you have time to stop by Down to Earth we sell frost cloth which is […]
Yes, it’s the middle of winter and the polar vortex has us in her icy grip. You might think it’s too early, but this is actually the perfect time to start planning your flower or vegetable garden.
There’s nothing like a warm drink during the Holiday season. Sometimes we like to serve something warm with a fruity kick – so Fireside Nectar is the perfect option! Again it’s a simple blend of naturally sweet juices, nectar, cider and some Aspen Mulling Spices, so its something you can whip up on the fly, […]
We are thrilled to have been chosen to host an Enchanted Evening Fundraiser on November 21, 2013, and hope you can attend. Here are the details from our Press Release about this exciting opportunity to fund renovations at Nyack Hospital’s Emergency Department! # # # FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 11/13/13 The Nyack Hospital Auxiliary […]
We are thrilled to announce we have officially launched Down to Earth Living, our new YouTube channel! Down to Earth Living will feature helpful DIY and outdoor living advice segments, to help you make the most of each season… Our first two segments are all about Thanksgiving, and include tips on creating a beautiful Holiday […]