ISSUE 9  |  The Velvet Underground

Trending on Gardenista: Grand Gardens

March 06, 2014 12:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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This week on Gardenista, Michelle and Erin ask, “What makes a garden grand?” It’s not size, necessarily, or wealth, they say. It’s more a state of mind, and in this week’s Grand Gardens issue they explore that je ne sais quoi that elevates an everyday garden.

Above: Meredith perused the Remodelista + Gardenista Architect/Designer Directory and rounded up 10 Stately Gardens.

Above: Inspired by Alexa’s post on the return of cut crystal, Erin challenged an up-and-coming floral designer to come up with an unfussy arrangement for a fussy vase in DIY: Reclaiming an Outmoded Cut Glass Vase with James’s Daughter Flowers.

Above: And speaking of trends, Erin rounded up our favorite edgy fences in Trend Alert: Black Fences—we think it’s a thing.

Above: For the latest Field Guide installment, Amanda investigates the ins and outs of crocuses (known as the “early risers”).

Above: And for the practical-minded pursuer of beauty, Meredith offers a Steal This Look on Elegant French Country Compost Bins