Catch us at Field + Supply tomorrow—and read on for what else is on our weekend calendars.
- Julie and Margot are at Field + Supply in Kingston, New York, this weekend; stop by the Rough Draft tent tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to say hello (and get your Remodelista, Gardenista, or Organized Home book signed). Plus: don’t miss these vendors.
- And, while you’re in the area, stop by Ravenwood’s last farm shop of the season, hot cider included.
- Attention, D.C. readers: Monarchs are on the move this week. Plant some milkweed in your garden now to help the butterfly population increase next year.
- Minnesota, are you headed into the garden this weekend to plant your spring crocuses? Consider it your civic duty.
- The 220 African American women and men who helped build Norfolk, Virginia’s botanical garden in 1938 were paid less than white workers—and prevented by segregation laws from visiting it until the mid 1960s. Now the garden wants to ID them to honor them at its 80th birthday celebration. If you can help, contact NBG.
- The hardest plant to grow? Dandelions. Just ask the scientists who have been trying to cultivate them on purpose.
- Only in Copenhagen: the first of many new tiny, floating islands. (Soon to come: a sauna island, sail-in restaurant, and more.)
- Another reason to fight climate change: national park sites warmed at twice the rate of the United States overall between 1895 and 2010.
- Latest Instagram obsession: Margot clued us in to @smithandboyd, a Cape Town duo artfully capturing frozen flowers.
- Introducing Ikea’s new storage series.
Previously in Obsessions:
- Current Obsessions: From the Editors’ Desk
- Current Obsessions: The Hipster Homesteader
- Current Obsessions: The Golden State