Confessions of a Garden Voyeur is the story of a mom taking the morning off from her regular life. She attends the North Shore Garden walk, an idyllic outing, and reflects on gardening and the passage of time. The garden walk is sponsored by the North Shore Garden Club, celebrating it's 90th anniversary this year. She is inspired by Mr. Lee's "secret shangri-la" and the evolved over time small garden of Rebecca Strauss who "...just started gardening when I was outside watching the children play." Also from H&G this week:
5 things to know: Before hiring an interior designer. Basics from Jeanne Fisher of the Merchandise Mart (which has a free Designer Portfolios referral service.)
Summer Tomatoes: prove to be irresistable to Ron Bilaro. He suggests gazpacho shooters, caprese salad bites/skewers and gives recipes for an heirloom salad and gazpacho.
Margaret Cho on Snoop Patrol : Margaret discusses her Glendale, CA home and answers the snoop's questions (she likes "The Music Lovers").
Gardening Ideas: from the Mag Mile. Container gardening inspiration from the planters along Michigan Avenue.
Rock monitors: Faux stone outdoor speakers for your backyard - not something I'd buy, but then again, I'm not Hugh Hefner...