Mmmmm. California. I've been lucky enough to go twice this year and I still can't shake the laid back, modern feel that state has going on. They do it all so well, from pared-down desert minimalism to outdoor Redwood rustic to beachy casual. Get the look of the Golden State with these seven pieces from Etsy.
As much as I enjoy working with the festive hydrangeas native to Asia (nature's ponpons!), I was thrilled to learn there are a few varieties of hydrangea native to the U.S. Allow me to present my current favorite: the Oakleaf Hydrangea.
When you're an avid gardener working with a small footprint, you inevitably learn how to get creative with the space you have. I'm one of those gardeners and I try to not look at my limited space as a disadvantage, but instead as a challenge, which is why I'm always on the lookout for innovative gardening ideas. This vertical garden tower might be the perfect solution to house my abundance of potted edible plants and herbs.
As a long-time member of the Green Thumb Club, I really admire and appreciate the beautiful plants and flowers I see in my neighbor's yards and on their stoops. A few I've come across this year made me take out my phone to capture their quirky fun; enjoy!
I've recently learned gardening makes me happy, both from the process and the results of my efforts. I've been successfully growing my own heirloom tomato plants right outside my apartment in LA in small containers. But whether you grow plants for their lovely flowers or want to harvest edible varieties like my tomatoes, container gardening can yield a fragrant, tasty, and life-affirming presence in and around the home. Here are several tools for maintaining healthy plants, even when space is at a premium...
I stumbled on the idea of using tea tins for a mini container garden the other day when looking around for an attractive option that would fit on my windowsill. Perusing Pinterest later I found that plenty of people have had the same thought with great results.
I've been bingeing at the library. I am currently testing the limit of how many books they will allow me to check out at one time. Seems that when I was a kid the limit was something like 5, but I am at 15 at the moment and no one is challenging me. But I think I need to lay off for an bit on my own accord. So this morning over coffee, I was perusing Black Plantsby Paul Bonine. I love black plants... wanna know why?
I got quoted this week in the Wall Street Journal because I'm a hardcore impatiens hater. Funny what will get you quoted. When pretty much the whole crop failed this year and impatiens became seriously scarce, blog posts about impatiens-hating must have popped up on Google search, and I got a call.
I recently moved to an apartment in San Francisco with a very small footprint — its saving grace is that it is connected to a large shared yard, a huge boon for an aspiring gardener in an urban area. I've been given the go ahead from the landlord to plant, but find myself reluctant to spend too much on something I can't take with me.