Actress Rachel Bilson (a.k.a. Summer from The O.C.) has designed a new line of super-cute dishware for Macy's, featuring sculpted plates and dishes in the shape of roses, as well as these avian salt and pepper shakers. With a vintage flair, these plates and accessories would be so sweet to use at a garden party.
Matt Ritter, the author of A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us, and a botany professor, talks about the difference between the cultivated and invasive trees, which trees are taking over California, and why poor neighborhoods seem to have fewer types of trees.
Grace Bonney, of Design*Sponge, is our very first blogger for our new fall series: What Makes a House a Home. Over the next few weeks, on Wednesdays, we'll be featuring a different blogger writing about their home. In today's column, Bonney shares her tips for bringing the outside in, and we showcase three homes (and home-decorating ideas) from the brand-new Design*Sponge book. Take a look at the living rooms of Nicolette Camille Owen, Joy and Tyler Thigpen, and Dave Alhadeff!
Our final What Makes a House a Home column is from photographers and brand-new parents Gemma and Andrew Ingalls. You've seen their photography in GARDEN DESIGN magazine (including on our November/December cover) and we're thrilled to share their apartment and magnificent houseplants with you.
Hydrangeas are classic big, pretty flowers, and the reblooming Let’s Dance series from Spring Meadow Nursery takes it to the next level, with saturated colors and lush plants. ‘Moonlight’ is a mophead form in rich pink that ages to chartreuse; in acidic soils the flowers are blue. Hardy to Zone 5. gardencrossings.com, springmeadownursery.com, stargazerperennialscatalog.com