ISSUE 29  |  Urban Escape

Trending on Gardenista: Tough Perennials and Other Success Stories

July 25, 2014 3:00 PM

BY Margot Guralnick

Urban gardeners, get growing. This week, Gardenista presents far more than trees sprouting in city settings.

Above: Sophia explores Julie Farris’s low-maintenance rooftop in Cobble Hill, and presents tips for creating a metropolitan meadow in Garden Designer Visit.

Above: In Garden Visit, blogger Christine Chitnis of Providence, Rhode Island, details how to grow a kid-friendly urban vegetable garden–chickens (and end-of-the-day chicken wrangling) included.

Above: Michele presents a black and white trellis garden that can be built from recycled pallets–see how in Steal This Look.

Above: A peppermint poultice is one of Erin’s seven DIY remedies for taking the itch out of mosquito bites. Who knew? Tea bags also work.

Above: In Radical Urban Gardens from Antwerp, Michelle introduces us to a pair of garden designers who specialize in delivering trees to apartments by crane and other whatever-it-takes green tactics.

Above: Perennials that thrive just about anywhere, including the hellstrip–”the problem area between your sidewalk and the street”–are the subject of Justine’s 10 Easy Pieces. Shown here, fragrant Gray Santolina or Lavender Cotton. We plan to commit the list to memory.