It’s Apartment Living week on both Remodelista and Gardenista; on Gardenista, that means a guide to revitalizing dying houseplants (and how to tell when they’re beyond hope), 10 favorite self-watering planters, and a visit to a small backyard garden in LA. Take a look.
Above: Alice Waters’s “wild tumble of backyard roses and raspberry bushes” in Berkeley, California, is just one of the gardens of poets, architects, and artists profiled in photographer Leslie Williamson’s new book, . Take a look in Interior Portraits Californians at Home: Intimate Portraits by Leslie Williamson (and see the interiors at A Berkeley Kitchen Tour with Alice Waters and Fanny Singer.) Above: Finally: how to tell whether your houseplant can be revived, or whether it’s time to get rid of it. There are seven things to check before giving up on your houseplant; see them all at Plant Doctor: How to Save a Dying Houseplant. Above: For the frequent travelers (or those with a tendency to overwater or underwater houseplants), we’ve rounded up our favorite hands-off waterers in 10 Easy Pieces: Self-Watering Planters. Above: Michelle uncovers 10 Ideas to Steal from Botanical Gardens Around the World, from planting swaths of grasses for lush color (as seen here at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew in London) to choosing furniture meant to blend into the landscape. Above: Take a look inside a lush garden in Los Angeles that “feels like all of California all at once, with ferns, a redwood forest, the desert, and interspersed in between, a smattering of native species and things that felt culturally native, like bougainvillea”; see Before & After: From Desert to Redwood Forest, the Essence of California in One LA Garden.
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