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Trending on Gardenista: California Cool

March 13, 2015

Get some Hollywood glam with metallic planters and perennial grasses. This week, Gardenista celebrates California from the ground up.

Burnished gold planters add new glamour to an old Hollywood estate that once belonged to Howard Hughes. Take a tour–and learn where to source the pots–in this week&#8
Above: Burnished gold planters add new glamour to an old Hollywood estate that once belonged to Howard Hughes. Take a tour–and learn where to source the pots–in this week’s Garden Visit.
Create curb appeal with your favorite fonts. Learn how to paint your own house numbers in this week&#8
Above: Create curb appeal with your favorite fonts. Learn how to paint your own house numbers in this week’s DIY Project.
  • In this week’s Gardenista 100 guide, take a look at the Best Outdoor Furniture and Accessories of 2015. We have our eye on this duo from Serax.
  • How often do you look at a leaf and wonder what tree it fell from? Or spot a mystery flower and wish you knew its name? Turns out there’s an app for that. Actually many of them. Learn the ones for you in Garden Tech.
  • Tip No. 1 in 10 Ideas to Steal from California Gardens: “Design a landscape to take advantage of existing trees; they’ll block wind and provide shade better than any other solution you can devise.” And for Michelle’s wisdom about the many ways to use hardy, romantic-looking perennial grasses, go to Leaves of Grass.
  • “Black is a color to take seriously,” writes Michelle. “It adds color and depth, and if you paint a house black, you send a message that you’re not afraid to be noticed.” Black also shows off greenery exceptionally well, but dark paint has a few downsides. Find out in Pros and Cons of Painting a House Black.
  • You can now flip through Gardenista as if it were a glossy magazine: Take a look at the new Gardenista-Curated Collections on Flipboard.

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