ISSUE 35  |  The Organized Life

Trending on Gardenista: The Greenery Moves In

September 05, 2014 1:00 PM

BY Remodelista Team

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The Gardenista team is starting to spend some time indoors again—and they’ve been bringing the perfect plants and garden accessories with them. The group goal: “an organized life that leaves plenty of time to lounge.” 

Above: An office that feels like an indoor garden, anyone? Fashion designer Shaina Mote’s sunny LA atelier is this week’s Steal This Look—fiddle leaf fig tree included. 

Above: “I’m not a fan of drugstore varieties of slimy hand sanitizers with their awful smells and long lists of hard-to-pronounce ingredients,” writes Christine Chitnis. In DIY: Back-to-School Hand Sanitizer, learn how to make the fragrant, germ-busting cream she came up with as an alternative. Christine reports that it also works as “a great balm to use on your chest when a cold is coming on.”

Above: In Hardscaping 101, Janet explores all sorts of garden sheds, including this backyard writer’s studio with a woodstove.

Above: Quick, name this herb. Did you know there’s an app for that? In fact, there are a lot of them, but few deliver what they promise. In this week’s Tech Roundup, Michelle presents the best apps for identifying plants, and for designing next year’s garden too.

Above: Bypass generic houseplants with “broad, waxy leaves in bad shades of green,” advises Justine. In 5 Favorites, she shows us the ideal Mini Potted Plants for Small-Space Living. Photograph of a Pilea Peperomiodies by Mieke Vrebijlen.