We’re counting down the days to summer. Join us this week for landscaping tips from the wild gardens of London and the roof gardens of Brooklyn–plus, ideas for mown paths to make the world feel green and cool on even the hottest afternoon.
Above: Kendra discovers design tricks to keep a garden feeling cool in the heat of summer. For more, see Jacqueline Morabito on the French Riviera.
- Happy three-day weekend! If you’re headed to the farmers’ market, pick up ingredients for Erin’s Garden-to-Table Rhubarb Hand Pies. (And if you’re headed to a Memorial Day parade, put a pie or two in your pocket.)
- Jeanne goes up on the rooftop in Fort Greene, Brooklyn in this week’s Designer Visit. Tempted to build your own roof garden in the city? It may be easier than you think; see Hardscaping 101: Green Roofs.
- We were captivated by the tiny trugs on display at last week’s Chelsea Flower Show. Michelle rounds up 10 garden trugs to buy in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces.
- In London, Kendra finds 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from gold medal winner Dan Pearson at the Chelsea Flower Show.
- Nothing says summer like a mown path (bonus points for being eco-friendly and easy on the budget). Michelle wanders down 10 of her favorites in this week’s Roundup post.
- As you pack books to bring along to the beach this weekend, be sure to include one or more of Alexa’s all-time favorite Classic Garden Books (see her full list in this week’s Required Reading post).
On Remodelista, catch up with the editors this week On the Waterfront.