The highlights of this week’s Spring Classics issue on Gardenista? Curb appeal (the best streamlined mailboxes and bold paint colors for fences and gates), plus Ikea’s newest collection and simple lessons learned from the world’s most beautiful organic gardens. Take a read.
Above: What color to paint gates and fences, besides black? Look to historic landmarks and grand estates: See Paint Colors for Iron Gates and Fences. Above: The ultimate mailbox? See a few that fit the bill at 5 Favorites: Scandinavian-Style Mailboxes. Above: Everything You Need to Know About Trellises, answered. Above: The latest from Ikea? A spring collection “sending us a not-so-subliminal message: Throw open the doors and live out on the patio, balcony, or deck,” Michelle writes. See the four new products on our wish list at New from Ikea: The Indoor-Outdoor Life, for Under $100. Above: A timeless way to soften the front entry, greet visitors, and perfume the air every time you walk in? See 9 Ways to Create Curb Appeal with Flowering Vines and Climbers. Above: Take lessons from the pros in 10 Ideas to Steal from Organic Gardens Around the World, whether you’re starting from scratch or have a well-established garden. Shown here: a simple mown path, no hardscaping needed.
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