Capturing a garden’s vitality through a camera’s lens can pose a challenge — trying to do so in winter is even harder. Photographer Karen Bell has led seasonal photography workshops at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden since 2005. Here, she offers a few tips for creating compelling outdoor images.
A balloon bridge, DIY gold planters, tropical fruits in the Golden State, beeswax and graphite drawings, and more in today’s Links We Love.
How to make arrangements using herbs and spring flowers that are perfect for the Passover or Easter table.
Creating striking arrangements doesn't take a genius—or a florist. Our step-by-step guide about how to DIY flower centerpieces at home.
Sun printing on fabric lets you use the plants in your garden to create beautiful patterns, and the resulting fabric can be made into clothing or a framed work of art.
We've put together a lot of Easter content on the site. If you haven't had a chance to read all of it, here's a compilation:
Now that Labor Day is behind us and the kids are heading back to school, Katherine Anderson of Marigold and Mint creates a number of late summer flower arrangements with three favorite flowers of the season: sunflowers, zinnias, and dahlias.
Over at The Improvised Life, writer Matt Sumell sent in a photo of his car from his youth (from the photo, it looks like maybe the late 1970s or 1980s), when he turned the bumper of his car into a traveling window box.
At the time, he worked at Home Depot's gardening center, and he planted daisies and wildflowers in his custom bumper. Pretty cool!
[Related: The green bus roof.]