Ever lamented the fact that you don’t have enough sun to grow food? Rejoice! There are edibles you can grow in shade—even indoors (and it’s definitely easier than making a mushroom log). Here’s how to grow mushrooms indoors using a mushroom kit. Last month, on my birthday, I picked up a few things to make […]
From hanging baskets to Woolly Pockets, green walls to palette gardens, vertical gardening is hot. (Just flip through the inspirational Garden Up! by Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet to get a sense of how many options there are for smart use of vertical space.) I recently came across a vertical gardening concept different than anything […]
There’s really nothing simpler. 1. Place paperwhite bulbs in jar/vase/pot/bowl. 2. Cover the bottom two-thirds of the bulbs with potting soil, pebbles, or marbles. 3. Add water. 4. Stand back. Most paperwhite-growing advice says the bulbs take about six weeks to mature, but that simply isn’t true. These guys were blooming in two-and-a-half weeks. That […]
How beautiful are these handcrafted air plant pods by ceramic artist Michael McDowell? Incredible, right? Available in matte and gloss white, as well as matte sand, these stoneware ceramic pods are designed to house a tillandsia (air plant) and can be hung—each pod comes with a natural hemp cord—or set right side up (upside down?) […]
Given my penchant for indoor containers with a dash of quirky cool, I had to share GAMA-GO’s Power Planter. The Power Planter is a small, porcelain, desktop planter in the shape of a nuclear power plant. It comes complete with organic soil and wheatgrass seeds, and is $16 at GAMA-GO. This would also make a […]
My husband, Ben, and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary on Friday. We don’t normally exchange gifts, but since the traditional gift for a four year anniversary is fruit or flowers, I told him he could at least buck up and get me some blooms. Being the man that he is, Ben took it one […]
No, it’s not the latest ornamental allium – they’re leek flowers. Pretty, eh?
In Week Two of the Apartment Therapy Cure, participants are asked to create a “landing strip” (nope, it’s not what you think). In Cure lingo, a landing strip is the place you “land” when you get home. Where you drop your keys and coat, and file through your mail. Ben and I started the Cure […]