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.
- Jeanne comes up with some impatiens alternatives for shade gardeners fighting the blight.
- For early bird holiday shoppers, Janet put together a Gift Guide for the Houseplant Enthusiast.
- Erin discovered Sky-Deck, a tiny portable table for urban dwellers with a fire escape; she also tracks down five good gutter guards for optimal drainage.
- 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).