LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 05.02.09

LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 05.02.09

Abby Stone
May 2, 2009

050209-lat01.jpgSpring means gardens and it also means the Milan Furniture Fair. This week's Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section takes a look at the Venice Home & Garden Tour (which is only open today), the LA Garden Show (which takes place throughout the weekend and showcases edible landscapes), as well as the the best and worst of the Milan Furniture Fair. Links to these stories on the LA Times website and more, after the jump...

Venice Garden & Home Tour: The Venice Garden and Home Tour is today. More than 30 properties in this unique neighborhood will be open. Here's a look at a few of them. Take a quick look and then, if the rain predicted for today hasn't yet begun, head on over.

Milan Furniture Fair 2009: Best in Show: These are drool-worthy pieces from this year's Milan furniture fair from giant light fixtures that resemble water droplets to a lamp sheathed in a knit cover to a chest of drawers that marries the rococo with the modern. The latest trends? Knitting, quilting and plastic.

Worst in show: the weird, wild and just plain wrong at the Milan furniture fair: For every piece that makes you drool, there are those that make you cringe or at least laugh. Here are the "hot or nots" from the Milan furniture fair from puffy parka chairs for toddlers to a light with the silhouette of Bugs Bunny to a grave marker. Check them out and let us know what you think in the comments.

LA Garden Show favors edible landscapes: The LA Garden Show, which takes place this weekend, showcases the variety of edible plants that can easily be grown in a garden whether that space is a pot or a few acres.

[images: Ringo H.W. Chiu for LAT; Fraco Forci for LAT; Franco Forci for LAT; LAT]

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