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Trending on Gardenista: How to Get Curb Appeal

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Trending on Gardenista: How to Get Curb Appeal

March 6, 2015

Move over, winter. The Gardenista crew are filled with finds and tips to help you get growing. Here’s what not to miss.

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Above: “Writer Michael Pollan advises: ‘Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.’ To that, we would like to add: Don’t grow anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as a seed,” says Michelle. In 10 Easy Pieces, she rounds up the best sources for organic and heirloom vegetable, flower, and herb seeds.
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Above: Learn how stylist and world adventurer Chelsea Fuss of @frolicblog makes a $46 Airbnb rental feel like home. (Between trips, Chelsea offers a four-week online Flower Arranging 101 class; Erin signed on with impressive results.)
  • Welcome your visitors with a bower of flowers. Explore how in 9 Ways to Create Curb Appeal with Flowering Vines and Climbers. Shown here, fragrant Sally Holmes roses that “make your fortress look charming instead of reclusive.”
  • Facade facelifts are the subject of this week’s Hardscaping 101, no surgical skills required. See all of Gardenista’s favorite paint colors in Palette & Paints.
  • Save yourself from stooping–Elevated Planter Boxes kick off the Gardenista 100, a get-ready-for-spring guide to the best 100 outdoor products. The design shown here stands ready for tomatoes and other plants with deep roots.
  • How does an environmentally conscious royal go about creating a garden? Explore the grounds of Prince Charles’s Gloucestershire estate Highgrove in Required Reading, a review of Bunny Guinness and Prince Charles’s Rizzoli-published portrait of the garden: “a remarkable four-season record of one of the most lavish organic gardens created in any century,” writes Michelle.
  • Another showstopping garden? Visit Belgium’s Most Beautiful Edible Garden.

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