Don’t be fooled by sweet alyssum’s dainty appearance. While this petite flower—often found in cottage gardens—looks delicate and charming, it was once thought powerful enough to treat bites from rabid animals.
This week, we're taking a look at sustainable garden and floral design, learning how scientists have been tracking climate change with the help of Thoreau, and giving plenty of inspiration for additions you might make to your own spring garden.
Located on the grounds of a 19th century Dutch water tower, Villa Augustus offers a year-round bounty of color, in its vibrant flowers, lush gardens, and lively decor. This spring finds the Dordrecht hotel, and its restaurant and market, in full swing as it gears up for another season in bloom.
This week, we featured pastel gardens, outdoor furniture, and planters among other candy-colored springtime stories. We're exploring sustainable landscapes and eco-friendly gardens in the week ahead just in time for Earth Day. While we're gearing up for that, let us show you a few things we've loved lately.
When it comes to planning meals, I'm a fairly firm believer that the emphasis should be on the food. Everything else feels like distraction. But when holidays and guests and springtime are involved, I can't help but put just a little energy into tabletop decorations. At Easter, one of my favorite ways to brighten a table quickly is with fresh forsythia branches.
As someone who until very recently made my own home in a studio apartment, I have a certain fondness for tiny spaces. And when I spotted this garage-turned-apartment designed by Sarah Trotter of Hearth Studio in Melbourne, Australia, it was love at first sight.
Vic Brotherson is a London florist whose fresh, anything-goes approach keeps her busy with those seeking a small bouquet or an impossibly glamorous wedding (hint: Kate Moss). We hopped over to Scarlet & Violet in northwest London: