Spring is here! ...and the Home & Garden section seems larger than usual. Full of plants and gardening information/products — don't miss the feature on Patric Blanc, the creator of the plant wall!
- Easy, Mr. Fix-It. With the increase in home improvements, fixer-upper accidents increase, too. Lots of anecdotal stories. NOT for the squeamish!
- At Home With Patrick Blanc: All His Rooms Are Living Rooms. Probably the best "At Home With" that the NYT has produced in recent months (years?). French botanist/artist and the inventor of the plant wall lives in his own experiment.
- In the Garden: Frogs Go Bump in the Night. Ponds formed by spring runoff near the Gunpowder River in Maryland make a mating ground for frogs, toads and salamanders.
- First Architect, Then Tenant. Design by editing. Architect John Randolph rents a former client's minimalist home in San Francisco.
- Room to Improve: What's the secret to creating an appealing bed?
- For the Curious, It's Open House Season. Extensive list of neighborhood-themed open houses, all summer long. Great schedule and preview of various New York City open houses.
- Personal Shopper: Gardening Equipment (most of it heavy-duty).
(Photographs by Joe Fornabaio, Ed Alcock, Robert Noonan, Jamie Kripke, Vivian Linares/Manitoga)