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Pattern Takes Root: Plants with Design

The decorating world’s passion for patterns has spread to houseplants, with colorfully variegated and veined plants upstaging their plain-leafed cousins.  “There’s definitely a growing interest in houseplants, and lately, more and more people are looking for varieties with interesting leaves that have contrasting colors and patterns,” says Cory Cumming, plant buyer for Cactus & Tropicals…

Cory Chapman — Rock the House

Photos by Scot Zimmerman With breathtaking views, this North Salt Lake home and its landscape appear to have been carved from stone. Cory Chapman, owner of Rockscapes, designed, sourced and installed the stone features throughout the challenging hillside property. “We look at a property and see opportunities,” Chapman says. Here, he saw many. At every…

On the Rocks: Stone Landscaping

Whether it forms a poolside patio, rugged retaining wall, meandering path or outdoor sculpture, stone creates a foundation for many of Utah’s most spectacular landscapes. 1. Over-the-Top Wall (Feature Image) “A wall’s height dictates the sizes of the stones we use to build it,” says Cory Chapman, owner of Rockscapes. He staggered tightly fit stones—ranging…

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