“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming” is how Pablo Neruda put it. And for that thought alone, he deserved his Nobel Prize for Literature.
This week we welcome spring’s arrival enthusiastically (yes, that was me you spotted doing a little caper over at Julie’s house after spotting her lilacs in bloom). We’ll have an exclusive look at a Michigan garden with gorgeous drifts of naturalized daffodils; Meredith’s top picks for eco-friendly stains, and Justine’s step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect spring bouquet.
Above: Table of Contents is a new Monday column to fill you in on what’s coming up every week on Gardenista.
- We’ll be visiting a Michigan summer house where fields of daffodils greet spring in this week’s Landscape Architect Visit. (Bonus: we found out exactly how they built those gabion basket walls.)
- Hexagonal slate siding; where do you find something like that? Erin reveals all in this week’s Steal This Look.
- Ranunculus, lilacs, sweetpeas, and more: Justine’s DIY Bouquet is an ode to spring. Follow her step-by-step instructions to create your own.
- In this week’s Hardscaping 101, Ellen dives into and demystifies picket fencing: everything you need to know to about styles, heights, types of wood (and a little history).
- Most farm and garden stores don’t sell chicks. This week, our Shopper’s Diary offers an exclusive look at a Bay Area store where high-pitched peeps are the first thing you hear when you open the door. Rare breeds and prolific egg layers can both be found here. By the way, that’s a Rhode Island Red (L) and a Golden Sex Link (R).
Wondering what’s going on this week at Remodelista? Check out the Table of Contents there, as well.