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Sourcebook for Cultivated Living

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    This week the Remodelista editors traveled west in search of new interior design ideas. Here are five they found in California. Moroccan Tiles The bathroom floors are designed with  from Imports from Marrakesh; $12 each. Re-create the look of the room with this week’s Steal This Look post. Midcentury Furniture Baldon is one 6 Great California […]

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    First things first: Consider this your guide to all things floral and edible at the royal wedding (plus, more to do and read this weekend). Read on. First, a primer on the pertinent details for this morning’s royal wedding: What’s in the cake (with plenty of lemon and elderflower). The flowers, with “wild and loose” peonies […]

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    Like most things in your garden, tools need a little loving care to keep them happy. Here are a few easy tips for cleaning and caring for your pruners. Photography by Erin Boyle for Gardenista. For a roundup of our favorite pruners, see 10 Easy Pieces: Garden Pruners. Boiled Linseed Oil is $20 for 32 […]

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    This month your houseplants may not be getting as much attention as they did in winter. Nothing personal, but if the weather’s sunny and the garden’s in bloom in May, why focus on indoor plants? Well, because they’ll love you for it. Like garden plants, many houseplants experience seasonal growth spurts in spring (after all, […]

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    Courtyard gardens, enclosed on all sides by walls or fences, can transform a cramped space into an oasis. They preserve privacy while welcoming sunlight. They make even the smallest home feel larger. We’ve collected 10 of our favorites. Color Code Balcony Views Privacy, Please For more of this garden, see Before & After: From ‘Fishbowl’ Townhouse Garden to Private Oasis. Elegant […]

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    My mother’s grandmother, Nettie Bailey of Dividing Creek, New Jersey, died when I was a very young child. My memories of her are sketchy and few. They mainly consist of a few vague images of a visit my parents and I made to her tiny rural cabin where she lived alone, and apparently quite happily, […]

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    Here’s an air plant with such curly leaves that its nickname is “Shirley Temple.” Tillandsia streptophylla, you’re irresistible. Native to warm climates in the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, Tillandsia streptophylla has leaves that curl up as it dries out. For tips on how to take care of an air plant, see Air Plants: A Field […]

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  • 05/21/18--03:00: Gardening 101: Pothos
  • Pothos, Epipremnum aureum: “Devil’s Ivy” Despite being a garden designer and certified plant enthusiast (read: borderline obsessed), I don’t grow many indoor plants. Most people think my interior space would match my exterior space: verdant, jungly, crammed with cascading and climbing greenery, and spotted with stately potted centerpieces. But most indoor plants I have tried […]

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    For showing if not growing, the Chelsea Flower Show in London is the pinnacle of the garden year. To join the happy throng this week or mingle with unexpected celebrities on Press Day is to give meaning to the idea of a “pleasure garden.” What could be nicer than promenading through the tree-filled avenues of […]

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    Cable railings, also known as tension wire railings, are useful to install on balconies, decks, and stairways where you don’t want to block a view. Instead of bulky spindles or pickets, cable railings are ultra-thin, see-though barriers. Made of stainless steel or aluminum, cable railings are strong and can stand up to the elements. We’ve […]

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    The Gardenista Considered Design Awards are back—and we’re inviting all readers, professional designers and amateur gardeners alike, to submit your best efforts to this year’s contest. The awards are open to all kinds of gardeners: Homeowners, apartment dwellers, landscape architects, and garden designers are all welcome to submit (as are architects, interior designers, and design novices […]

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    Designer Sarah Price makes gardens that garden editors adore. She is an artist who sculpts with aggregate and tough plants and she never looks ruffled. Her gardens hum with energy and authenticity yet, like her, they are—serene. Show garden judges like her gardens too; having won a gold medal at her last Chelsea Flower Show […]

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    No wonder it sounds like scissors. With “seven hardened, sharp cutting blades on a ball-bearing shaft,” a manually operated lawnmower (shown above) from the 100-year-old American Lawn Mower Company doesn’t take a backseat to any electric, gasoline-powered, or robotic lawn mower on the market. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly. The blades on reel lawn mowers give […]

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  • 05/23/18--03:00: Gardening 101: Barrenwort
  • Barrenwort, Epimedium: “Bishop’s Hat” “Now that’s a good plant,” knowledgeable gardeners will say, on seeing a shapely huddle of epimedium’s heart-shaped leaves in a well-planned woodland garden. They know that it is one of the best ground covers, staying put, tolerating dry shade, with handsome leaves that are briefly outshone by small but interesting flowers […]

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    Gardening is an imaginative response to a crisis and the Lemon Tree Trust garden on Main Avenue at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show is full of good ideas. The trust’s Texan founders believe that a container of herbs and a lemon tree are good for the soul—not just for us, but more specifically for the […]

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    Plan B is the looming question for fashion models. Rather than joining her confreres in acting class or hoping to launch her own fashion label, Kristel van Valkenhoef of Wilhelmina New York and Elite Paris is setting her sights on a sugarcoated future. Raised in Utrecht, in the center of Holland, she’s been modeling since […]

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    Lady’s Mantle, Alchemilla mollis: “Gentle Alchemy” Alchemilla mollis is ubiquitous in English cottage gardens for good reason. Lady’s mantle is an unfussy, low-maintenance plant that looks fabulous at the front of borders from early spring, when foliage starts to appear, through late autumn. This herbaceous perennial, which is semi-evergreen, produces a neat mound of lush scallop-shaped […]

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    Thinking of embarking on a remodel this spring (or anytime for that matter)? We want to help. Our mission has always been to provide remodeling inspiration, ideas, and advice, and now we’ve partnered with our friends at Fireclay Tile to give away $20,000, plus $5,000 to use toward tile from Fireclay Tile. Reminder: There’s just one […]

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    Trees can bring height, structure, and drama to borders, not to mention some precious winter interest. But planting around them can be daunting: Will they suck up all the water? Will trees eventually shade out their planting companions? Or will they outgrow their space entirely? To get the lowdown on these pressing horticultural matters we […]

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    Look at a room through new eyes, and who knows what you’ll see? This week the Remodelista editors discovered new creative designs to make a home feel brand new. Your First Sofa “Like the mattress, bedding, and flat-pack furniture disruptors who have arrived on the scene, a new crop of sofa companies is co-opting the direct-to-consumer model to offer […]

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