What’s on the Gardenista editors’ lists and pinboards, this first weekend of June? A new class of woven market bags, a scholarly look at flowers, and the launch of the 2018 Considered Design Awards. Here’s your weekend reading.
- Now open: Submit your project to the Gardenista Considered Design Awards, open to amateurs, professionals, homeowners, renters, architects, landscape designers, DIYers, houseplant lovers, and weekend gardeners. Read more here, then enter. (Have a garden or organization project to submit? See all the categories on Gardenista, Remodelista and The Organized Home.)
- Attention, Denver: Today’s workshop at the Denver Botanic Gardens will teach you how to convert a lawn to a xeriscape. Register now.
- Also today, in Brooklyn: a landscape drawing class for travelers.
- Looking ahead to next weekend’s “Hidden Secrets” garden tour in Louisville, with peeks over walls and behind grand Victorian mansions into the neighborhood’s private gardens. Get your tickets here.
- Want to learn the art of floristry? The London Flower School is offering scholarships.
- We’re hoping to make it to the Gardens in the Watershed tour on the coast of Maine, starting on July 15. Get more info here.
- On Margot’s reading list: The Reason for Flowers. (“It came out in 2015, but it’s new on my list,” she says.)
- An indoor/outdoor house in Sydney, fit for summer living. (See the gardens here.)
- 10 modern woven totes, for the farmers’ market and the beach.
And … plant swaps around the world:
- Today in Brooklyn: 5 to 7 p.m. at Ode to Babel.
- Today in Cincinnati: noon to 2 p.m. at Fibonacci Brewing Company.
- Tomorrow, in Jersey City: a plant exchange at Corgi Spirits organized by Kanibal & Co., which describes itself as a “hip shop with unique goods such as repurposed furniture, home accents, arty T-shirts, and stationery.”
- June 9, in London (plus two potting workshops): noon to 5 p.m. at Benk & Bo.
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