Urban living: Chinatown revitalization, patio gardening, and outdoor design

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      In our special urban living sections, we look at the housewares shops and the hip new digs of a revitalized Chinatown, plus neon-bright outdoor furniture, patio-gardening tips, and much more.

      Chinatown sees a heritage-hip surge

      East Pender becomes a thriving and diverse home decor hub

      Wim Vander Zalm's new book gives gardeners a green thumb up

      From Italy to Bocci, design rocks the great outdoors

      Outdoor furniture and accessories add punch to the patio


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      Carol Nickolas

      Oct 14, 2014 at 12:25am

      Most people prefer indoor gardens now, as the indoor plants provide a positive energy to the house and a fresh feel. I love keeping plants in my visiting area and sitting there near to those keeps your mind fresh and positive.