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With their watercolor-paint petals, anemones are one of the daintiest spring flowers. Part of the ranunculus family, and sporting leaves that bring to mind parsley, anemones have a delicate charm and are sometimes called windflowers. Traditionally, as a cut flower, I’ve paired them with other spring delicacies, such as grape hyacinth, narcissus, and other ranunculus. […]
When the British garden writer Christopher Lloyd declared that “gardening, like living, should be fun,” he must have been thinking about cottage gardens. With their tight jumble of ornamental flowers, edible herbs, and fruit trees, the best cottage gardens have informal, idiosyncratic layouts that are like fingerprints: each could belong only to the gardener who […]
Australia-based design house Lepaar transforms prosaic products into objects of desire. Lepaar’s collection of garden hoses, appropriately named the Gardenlust line, have handmade brass fittings and nozzles designed by master coppersmith Australian coppersmith Louis Berczi. Hard-wearing recycled rubber and a custom manufacturer’s formula make the hoses flexible and resistant to kinks: Above: Available in three colors including ivory, a 32-foot Luxe Hose And […]
Rhododendron, Rhododendron: “Rose Tree” One of the many things I have learned this year as a volunteer working with the tireless organizers of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden plant sale is that shade is the norm in the backyards of brownstone neighborhoods. That fact underlies the choices made by landscape designer Joan McDonald of Gardens by Joan, […]
Autumn in April is business as usual in Australia. Why have it any other way? As these gardens show, there is a liberation from being closer to the east than the north. Here are 10 modern ideas to steal from a continent unhindered by centuries-old garden traditions: Water Conservation Billabongs Known outside of Australia as […]
In the 19th century Austrian furniture maker Michael Thonet, the inventor of the bentwood style, brought his five sons into a family business that thrives today. In addition to the gracefully curved designs that made Thonet a household name, Vienna-based Gebrüder Thonet also manufactures new styles—and the company’s classic outdoor furnishings (which look just as happy […]
Alpine Strawberry, Fragaria vesca: “Fraises des Bois” It’s a romantic flower, the little woodland strawberry or fraises des bois. The white blossom-like flowers perfectly complement fresh, trifoliate leaves, with scarlet jewels of fruit appearing at the same time. They flower and fruit throughout summer, providing a cheery edging to steps, or along fences. Grown in rooty […]
A little voyeurism can be useful when planning garden visits, and an under-gardener on Instagram, handy with a camera, is invaluable. Lee Behegan (@theplantboyy) began working at Lismore Castle in County Waterford, Ireland, when he was still at school. Now 20, he is “trusted with more horticultural jobs” and will be interning at Chanticleer Garden […]
Who doesn’t long for a dose of color by the end of a long winter? As yet another snowstorm hit the East Coast this week, the Remodelista editors went in search of hues to add warmth to interiors. Here are five ideas to steal. Dark Green Kitchens “Darkest green functions like a neutral—it’s a black […]
Sweet Woodruff, Galium odoratum: “Woodland Galaxy” The word “sweet” in its common name is a giveaway: Sweet woodruff is the galium to go for when looking to cover the ground with something sweet-natured. This low-growing perennial plant thrives in any soil but is not programmed to take over the earth. Instead, Galium odoratum will slowly spread […]
The yearbook at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, is called The Ivy, named after the ivy-covered buildings on the quadrangle. When I arrived there for my junior year, the fustian towers had been recently stripped of their evergreen vines; a pity since they must have been built with ivy in mind. College gothic is nothing […]
When designing a garden for a client, I consider every piece in the puzzle: the homeowner, the location of the house, the architecture, the current landscape, the hardscape—and the driveway. While a driveway may seem like an unglamorous aspect of the overall design (on a par with say, drainage), a driveway actually is one of […]
So much of garden-making is in the long game. Waiting for plants to fill out and to reach their potential can take years. But for anyone with a bare patch of soil or a blank slate of a garden, it’s perfectly possible to create something not only beautiful but also low-maintenance and sometimes budget-friendly in […]
Do they call it a “gut renovation” because it can be gut-wrenching? A kitchen remodel need not upset one’s equilibrium. This week the Remodelista editors tracked down new design trends (and checked in on some of their favorite go-to strategies). Here are five design ideas to explore for a kitchen remodel. 6 Cabinet Styles to […]
Handwritten letters may be an endangered species but a slim, elegant mail slot (or maybe you say “letter plate?”) will always be a stylish accessory for the well-dressed front door. We’re rounded up 10 of our favorite mail slots—from classic styles to sleek, modern lozenges—in a variety of finishes for your consideration. Junk mailers, take […]
If only we could identify our particular succulents, we’d know how to keep our little friends happy—no more droopy, shriveled leaves, yellowing stems, or threats of sudden death. At least that’s the theory. This is the third installment of our Succulents Explained series (you can identify Kalanchoes and Sedums and Crassulas and Sempervivums with tips from […]
Among the things we’re noting this week: the return of a favorite magazine, two spring must-reads, and more. Michelle reports that Bird Talk magazine has made a comeback; catch up on all the latest here. We’re curious about Understory, a new urban ecology fair, workshop, and plant lab in Brooklyn, from April 28 to 29. […]
Poppy Anemone, A. coronaria: “Lilies of the Field” Of the more than 100 species of perennial anemones, the colorful poppy anemone is one you are likely to see in spring gardens (and to covet for yours). With its large, velvety petals and wide range of colors, Anemone coronaria flowers also find their way frequently into […]
“I wish we’d stop growing potatoes, carrots, and onions,” says Mark Diacono. “Life is too short to grow unremarkable food.” Welcome to Throwback Sundays: Readers’ Favorite Posts from the Past. Diacono, award-winning blogger, author, and photographer (and head gardener at River Cottage HQ), says: Don’t grow things because you think you should: Instead make a […]
Artificial grass has been gaining ground—and a reputation for being eco-friendly because it doesn’t need water, fertilizer, or to be mowed. Plus, the newest generation of artificial grass often looks good enough to fool us into thinking it’s real. But have we been too quick to extol the virtues of artificial grass? After Michelle included […]
With the official start of outdoor dining season weeks away, it’s time to take stock. We’ve rounded up a selection of rectangular wooden tables suitable for dining in the open air. They all meet the requirements for longevity, capacity, simplicity (and in some cases, expandability). Here are 10 favorites. Are you designing or updating a […]
Plum Tree, Prunus: “Early and Late” Plum trees open and close the growing year. They are among the loveliest and earliest trees to blossom after winter, and their fruit is one of the last to ripen in late summer. In Japan plums are celebrated for their blossoms, with ume festivals preceding the more famous Hanami (cherry blossom […]
In California, our architecture is young. We joined the Union in 1848 and since then have endured so many biblical calamities in the form of fires and earthquake that it’s a shock to find any building with a history that dates to 1850—much less a grand Spanish-style mansion with a pillared front porch and a […]
Three weeks before last year’s hurricane, Key West–based landscape architect Craig Reynolds completed a new tropical garden for one of the best-known Victorian cottages in the island’s historic Old Town district. The property is on a quiet lane where five houses share a handful of parking spaces; visitors arrive on foot. In addition to being […]
The flower frog is the florist’s best friend, creating a secure base for flowers that would otherwise flop. We’ve rounded up 10 flower frogs in two styles—with sturdy holes to hold soft stems or with spiky metal prongs to spear spindly stalks or woody twigs. Metal Prong Flower Frogs Ceramic Flower Frogs For more help […]
As our Living Color week comes to a close, we’re circling back to a few favorite Irish gardens (and foraged, Emerald Isle-inspired cocktails) and noting a new trend: plant swaps (just in time for spring gardening). Take notes: And: garden ideas to steal from Ireland (including how to get the perfect patina on terra cotta […]
In chef Alice Waters’s house in Berkeley, California, “a small table…has a view out to her edible garden. This is where Alice likes to start her day, with a cup of tea and some reading,” writes the photographer Leslie Williamson, who visited the Chez Panisse founder (and a dozen other eminent Californians) at home for […]
If you are like me, you are probably pretty good at the parlor game of identifying certain plants: the flowers your grandmother grew in her garden, the pine cones you spray-painted gold in third grade, and forsythia (if blooming). Unfortunately this is not that helpful when you come across some new plant growing on the […]
When repotting a houseplant or transplanting seedlings to a window box, the urban gardener has to answer a basic container-gardening question: Is it OK to reuse potting soil? Or should I start fresh? The basic answer is yes, it’s possible to reuse potting soil. But first do a few things to perk it up–and replace its […]
Kalanchoe, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana: “Flaming Katy” Last week, on a raw gray March afternoon I happened to walk by a small grocery shop in my Brooklyn neighborhood and was halted in my tracks by a group of succulents in radiant bloom, covered with tiny, star-shaped yellow, red, and orange flowers: kalanchoes. These floriferous beauties are just the thing […]
For years designer Russell Woodard’s midcentury mesh wire chairs were out of production, the province of in-the-know collectors who would pick them up at yard sales and vintage shops. (An original chair, dated 1950, is in the Cooper-Hewitt museum’s permanent collection.) In 2015, Woodard Furniture reintroduced the Sculptura collection (now available at Design Within Reach). Since then we’ve […]
Instagram offers a rich vein of inspiration for houseplant lovers, from fellow enthusiasts around the world. Here are my top 10 houseplant accounts to follow, from Cairo to Canada. Warsaw, Poland @warsawjungle They also photograph other houseplant lovers in their city. Look out for… they’ve even created a Spotify playlist for their plants. Cairo, Egypt […]
Basil (Ocimum basilicum): “Tomato’s Best Friend” Basil is all about freshness. The herb’s associations with summer are so strong that dried basil is unthinkable. Starting from seed? Sow basil six weeks before the last frost. This will ensure a steady supply for summertime suppers. Basil needs to be added to cooked food at the end […]
An arched arbor can be one of the most effective elements in a garden design. Unlike a trellis, which acts like a wall, an arbor should welcome visitors and frame a tantalizing view of the garden they’re about to enter. If you’re shopping for an arbor, consider function first. For people to walk comfortably beneath […]
My first foray into flower arranging was using statice and dried roses to make wreaths and potpourri in high school. At some point I shamefully hid my roots after dried flowers fell out of fashion and I became annoyed by bunches of dusty petals. Now trends have come full circle again and I see statice […]
The first time landscape architect David Godshall of Terremoto went to see a small house near the Larchmont neighborhood of Los Angeles, there wasn’t much to recommend the garden. “Some existing redwood trees in the back, sad shrubs in the front,” he remembers. But the clients (interior designer Anna Pomerantz and her husband, Colby Buddelmeyer, […]
You saw a plant you loved in a shop or nursery. You brought it home, and for months it warmed your heart. But then it started to decline. What are you doing wrong? Is it dying? Can you save it? For answers, we talked with the plant doctor: Christopher Satch, who has a master’s degree […]
Headed out of town? Dog sitter (check), house sitter (check), cat sitter (if necessary). But a plant sitter? No thank you. Instead, we’ve rounded up 10 stylish self-watering pots to keep your plants alive while you’re away. Says Brooklyn design collaborative Light & Ladder, “The planter stacks into the drip tray, drawing water through a single […]
Lettuce, Lactuca sativa: “Backyard Salad Bar” Lettuce season is upon us. Prepare to plant your spring salad; you can sow lettuce seeds in the garden two weeks before your last frost date (find the date at The Old Farmer’s Almanac Last Frost Date Calculator). The Roman emperor Augustus erected a statue in honor of lettuce? Of […]
Botanical gardens exist to teach people about plants—how to identify, display, and use them for medicinal purposes—and historians and horticulturalists rely on their collections for research material. The rest of us? We get the benefit of the beauty of botanical gardens. A stroll through some of our favorites around the world also offers inspiration to […]