This week, the Gardenista crew tackled practical matters—gutter cleaning, garden plotting, spring bulb orders, and impatiens alternatives—while also fitting in some world-class field trips. And Erin showed us the new way to drink Champagne on a fire escape.
Above: Lindsey takes a trip to Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden, CT, which has a cult following in the garden community for its interesting variegated plants (photo by Maria Robledo).
Above: In her latest Gardening 101 installment, Michelle tells us how to draw a garden plan.
Above: Jeanne comes up with some impatiens alternatives for shade gardeners fighting the blight.
Above: For early bird holiday shoppers, Janet put together a Gift Guide for the Houseplant Enthusiast.
Above: Finally, Jeanne drops in on Tara Douglass, a New York-based horticulturist and floral designer who is planning to grow her own wedding flowers—all 4,325 of them (read how she's doing it).