ISSUE 26  |  Block Party

Trending on Gardenista: A Flower-Filled Fourth

July 04, 2014 1:00 PM

BY Remodelista Team

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Happy holiday weekend. Here are some straight-from-the-garden ideas and inspirations, including how to grow pink drinks.

Above: Our favorite Garden Visit of late: a tour of Eva Sommaripa’s Dartmouth, Massachusetts, organic farm where she grows uncommon herbs, greens, and edible “weeds” that are coveted by Boston-area chefs.

Above: Peonies from Eva’s garden–Boston’s Best-Kept Secret.

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Above: Back by popular demand: Gardenista’s Raspberry Sparkler recipe, our favorite Fourth of July cocktail. Another way to concoct a pink drink? Just add Michelle’s Rose Petal Ice CubesPhotograph by Olivia Rae James for Gardenista.

Above: White, blue, pink, or purple, how do you like your hydrangeas? In this week’s Field Guide, learn what makes the Victorian favorite thrive–and how to shift colors to suit your fancy. Photograph by Justine Hand.

Above: Imagine if this were your office. Floral designer Manuela Sosa works–and entertains–in a tiny glass greenhouse in the hills above Barcelona. In Outbuilding of the Week, watch her get it ready for a “Welcome Summer” dinner partyPhotograph by Silva Conde via Freunde von Freunden

Above: A New Classic: the gingham-lined woven wooden picnic basket with leather handles from A Sunny Afternoon, LA creative director and blogger Sarah Sherman Samuel’s product line. Sarah has a way with kitchens, too–see Ikea Upgrade: The Semihandmade Kitchen Remodel.

Warning: You only have till Monday to submit a project to the 2014 Remodelista Considered Design Awards. Let us see what you’ve got!