Warm colors, cool water, chaotic patterns, symmetryâ€”and pink as the ultimate neutral color. Jawaharlal Nehru said India is a bundle of contradictions held together by strong but invisible threads. This week on Gardenista, Michelle and Erin explore how contradictions enhance the gardens and outdoor spaces of India.
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Above: Maria shows us how to make rose petal honey inspired by her trip to India.
Above: Michelle sleuthed 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from India.
Above: Did you know that wild-growing tulsi basil (also known as “holy basil”) was first cultivated in India? Learn more at Field Guide: Tulsi Basil.
Above: Ellen delves into Limestone Pavers in this week’s Hardscaping 101.
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