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  • 10 Easy Pieces: Countertop Vegetable-Growing Kits

    This past month I cooked every single meal that I ate: no eating out, no delivery, and no packaged food. Something I noticed on my 90-percent-veg grocery bill each week was how much I was spending on things such as chives, microgreens, shisho, and other specialty greens (which make all the difference as a “topper” […]

  • Garden Visit: At Home with Winemaker Rosemary Cakebread in St. Helena, CA

    Soon after graduating from college, winemaker Rosemary Cakebread and her husband, Bruce, planted a tiny cabernet sauvignon vineyard in St. Helena, California. Three decades later, after a small expansion (they bought the property next door), Rosemary’s organic vineyard, Gallica, is located on what she calls “two gravelly acres” and produces 1,000 cases of much-sought-after wine each […]

  • 13 Things Nobody Tells You About Indoor Citrus Trees

    Citrus trees are trendy. The proliferation of portable trees—grafted onto dwarf rootstock—makes it possible for almost anyone to grow a lemon, lime, or kumquat without having a large space. With the rise in popularity comes the challenge of citrus care, especially in climates with hard winters, when the subtropical trees must overwinter for months indoors […]

  • The Floral Society: Great-Looking Garden Gear and Kits from a New York Florist

    Floral designer Sierra Steifman learned her trade on the job. New to New York City, the New Hampshire native worked for an event planner and saw a business opportunity. With a florist friend, she launched Poppies & Posies, a firm that not only plans events but also provides all the styling, flowers included. That was 111 years ago, […]

  • Current Obsessions: Seeing Green

    Solutions for the houseplant serial killer, how to shop for groceries the green way, and nine more things to know about this weekend: But, fear not, dejected houseplant killers: Kristina went on TV to reveal the top reasons your plants are dying (and what to do about it). W.S. Merwin died yesterday: for 91 years, a […]

  • Trending on Remodelista: Diving into Domestic Science

    Spring cleaning and organizing were on the Remodelista editors’ radar this week. See what they were up to: How to Sweep a Floor “Everybody should know how to sweep a floor,” writes our contributor Josh Quittner. Read his tips at Domestic Science: How to Sweep a Floor, Perfectionist’s Edition. Smart Countertop Ovens “The market seems to […]

  • The Garden Decoder: What Is ‘Biochar’?

    One of the perks of working for Gardenista is getting a preview of all the new gardening books on the market. Some pique our interest because they feature beautiful photography, others because they offer good advice. The reason I was compelled to pick up Gardening with Biochar? Because I had absolutely no idea what it was talking […]

  • Gardening 101: Fennel

    Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare Fennel is such an easy-to-grow herb that it’s considered a roadside weed in California. In cooler climates, perennial Foeniculum vulgare can be grown as an annual. And all parts of the plant, from bulb to fronds to seeds, are edible. Keep in mind that fennel is not a demure herb to grow […]

  • Everything You Need to Know About Arbors

    It’s important to make an entrance at a party or in a garden. For a party, you need charisma and of course the right shoes. For a garden, all you need is an arbor, preferably covered in glorious climbing roses. An arbor is a piece of hardscape that takes a garden from meh to magnificent, […]

  • 10 Easy Pieces: Deck Boxes

    I’m not sure what clutter accumulates on your deck or patio, but here’s a partial list of the problems that plague mine: scattered garden tools, a half-full bag of potting soil, seat cushions, the giant spatula my husband uses to flip burgers on the grill, tongs (why do we need tongs if we already have […]