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Backyard Water Feature

Carter and Jake add a custom water feature to a boring backyard wall.

Rose Parade 2011 Fun Facts

When: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 11am/10c
Where: Pasadena, California
Theme: Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories
TV coverage: Home & Garden Television (HGTV)
Grand Marshal: Paula Deen
Rose Queen: Evanne Friedmann
Length of parade: 5.5 miles
Where it starts: At the corner of Ellis Street and Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena
Where it ends: Sierra Madre and Villa Street

Other Fun Facts for 2011
The Rose Queen and Rose Princesses have presided over the annual celebration every year since 1930. Some of the world's most distinguished individuals have served as grand marshal, including Dwight Eisenhower, Bob Hope, Walt Disney, Shirley Temple Black, Bob Newhart, Angela Lansbury, Tom Brokaw, Bill Cosby and Mickey Mouse.

Sun Deck With Eco-Friendly Outdoor Chaise Loungers

Three-way adjustable chaise lounges, fashioned from recycled plastic lumber and stackable for easy storage, feature a gray finish akin to weathered cedar.

Water Harvesting Building

This is a water-harvesting shed built in a garden in North Carolina. Rain barrels and cisterns are nearby and used to keep the surrounding landscape from flooding.

Photo By: Mary Palmer Dargan ©Gibbs Smith, Lifelong Landscape Design, Mary Palmer Dargan

Eco-Friendly Living Room From HGTV Green Home 2012

Elegant accessories, including a super-soft acrylic throw, down-filled designer pillows and a potted Dendrobium orchid are strategically placed throughout the living room in the HGTV Green Home 2012.

Natural Wood Arbor with Poolside Seating

A custom arbor built with natural wood offers poolside shade and seating in this gorgeous contemporary outdoor space. A lovely display of seashells pays homage to the beachy locale.

From: LaGuardia

Photo By: Jeff Heatly and Antoine Bootz

Transitional Kid's Bathroom With Pedestal Sink

Inspired by additions made to New England cottages as families grew, the pedestal lavatory is positioned just outside the bathroom in the dressing room area from HGTV Green Home 2010.

Ranch House Exterior and Fields

This beautiful home, called the Caterpillar House, sits amidst the rolling hills of Carmel, California. Feldman Architecture designed it to blend gracefully with its surroundings and be environmentally conscious.

Photo By: Joe Fletcher Photography

Luxurious and Eco-Friendly Custom Arbor in Stunning Patio

This luxurious outdoor space boasts a stunning custom arbor, built entirely from sustainable materials. Contemporary outdoor seating comfortably seats up to 20 people. A stunning stone fireplace is perfect for chilly nights.

From: LaGuardia

Terrazzo Backsplash in Kitchen With Blue Cabinets

Designer Massucco Warner Miller chose terrazzo, concrete mixed with small bits of recycled glass, to create a sea-glass-inspired, eco-friendly kitchen backsplash.

Outdoor Courtyard With Eco-Friendly Seating

This courtyard's club chairs and sofa, fashioned from recycled plastic lumber, are topped with marine-grade, Sunbrella-upholstered cushions. The pliable, antifungal and antibacterial cube tables are fashioned from shredded rubber, then colorized with organically-mined dyes.

About the Host

Carter Oosterhouse

People's 2003 "Sexiest Man Alive" is also an accomplished carpenter passionate about eco-friendly design.
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About the Show

Carter Oosterhouse is a man on a mission in his HGTV series, Carter Can . Carter comes to the rescue for homeowners who think that their home improvement project can't be done because of time, expense or lack of expertise. While others may not be able to pull it off, homeowners quickly discover that Carter can by using his extensive building and carpentry skills to solve challenging renovation dilemmas. In addition to practical advice, Carter provides green-building solutions and design alternatives that conserve energy and reduce environmental waste to each renovation project. When homeowners can't Carter Can .

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