ISSUE 12  |  Spring Forward

Trending on Gardenista: Top 5 Posts of the Week

March 28, 2014 3:00 PM

BY Margot Guralnick

The gang at Gardenista are finally back outside, deep in the dirt, greeting the start of spring. Come join them–they’ve got kneeling pads in tartan to ease the reentry.

Above: On our Must Visit Now list: The FloraCultural Society in Oakland, CA, an urban flower shop with the motto: “Rewild your life–go for floral mutiny.” Owner Anna Campbella grows all the flowers on offer, and we’re taking note of her tips for making quick, casual bouquets. Photographs by Liesa Johannssen for Gardenista.

Above: Like to Steal This Look? We would, too. Erin points the way, slate shingles and crab apple tree, included. Photograph by Hufton & Crow for Gundry & Ducker.

Above: Now that it’s time to get growing, The Cut Flower Patch, a new book by Louise Curly, stands ready with the crucial practical advice–and inspiration. Photographs by Jason Ingram.

Above: If you loved Erin’s Dark Fences Trend Alert the other week, have a look at the Stained Raised Beds she found. Darkness is encroaching–and it looks great in the garden.

Above: “If Mother Nature was not going to bring spring to me, I was going out to get it myself,” says Justine who created this DIY Ode to Spring bouquet from nippy Boston. She stands ready to show you how it’s done. Photograph by Justine Hand.