Dinner on the deck, check. Hammocks ready for duty, check. Herbs in the window box, check. We’ll be spending the week living outdoors (is there any other place to be in June)?
- Foxglove in the garden: Amanda explains why it’s essential (and how to grow it) in this week’s Field Guide.
- The typical New York City backyard is 36 feet wide and 200 feet deep. That turns out to be plenty of room for a family to live in all summer; we explore Robin Key Landscape Architecture’s clever design in downtown Manhattan in this week’s Landscape Architect Visit.
- One of Michelle’s jobs as a child was to follow her mother through the backyard, slowly unfurling garlands of glowing bulbs for her to wrap around the trunk of the crabapple tree and to drape across the yews. Sounds pretty, doesn’t it? We’ll reveal our favorite sources for strings of café-style outdoor lights in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces.
- Fire escapes are romantic places. What’s the easiest way to turn one into a romantic container garden? Erin explores the options in this week’s DIY Project.
- Our Outbuilding of the Week is a shipping container turned summer guest quarters: the ultimate holiday house.
And don’t forget to check out Remodelista’s Indoor/Outdoor posts, too, this week.