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10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Amsterdam’s Canal Houses

Amsterdam’s great canals were built in the 17th century, prompting the city’s burgers to rush to build elegantly formal houses on narrow plots of …

Landscaping

Gardening 101: Clematis

<i>Clematis:</i> “The Queen of Vines”<p>People who love flowers pretty much agree on their adoration of the exuberant blooms of the clematis vine. What they …

Gardening

How to rewild your garden: ditch chemicals and decorate the concrete

Rewilding excites people with its images of wolves and ambition to return entire landscapes to nature as humans withdraw after centuries of domination. But the grandeur of rewilding can also make the concept seem remote or irrelevant to people living ever more urban lives.<p>To declare we are …

Gardening

Landscaping: 10 Clever Gardening Tips to Save Time

Anyone with a well-tended garden knows the endless hours that can be eaten up by chores. And there’s no finish line in sight—cultivated ground comes …

Gardening

10 Best Summer Reads of 2018

Page turners for the beach and beyond.<p>Whether it’s an hour before a flight or a full day by the pool, the structure of summer travel affords us precious windows for reading. Here are the books to pack this summer, recommended by the <i>Traveler</i> editors whose advance copies already have sandy spines.

Books

Here’s Why You Need to Leave Grass Clippings On The Lawn

Gathering up those grass clippings has always been an integral part of the lawn care routine. But after looking at the science, it may not have to be …

12 backyard garden tips to try this summer

Spring is the perfect time to start a garden. By planting a few seeds or seedlings now, you and your family can enjoy a summer harvest that’s also a …

Someone wrote a kids' book to explain bitcoin and blockchain

Welcome to 2018 and a children's book that teaches us how to find our place in the world... using the blockchain.<p>At around 7 p.m. every night you can catch me reading bedtime stories for my two children. On current rotation: Dave's Cave, a weird Avengers book and a million bedtime stories about …

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

The Biggest Garden Trends of 2018

Rejoice! The days are growing are longer and the air is getting warm again. In other words, it’s garden season. Here are the five backyard design …

Pick garden containers that fit your taste and space — but ensure they drain properly

I would like to do some container gardening on my patio this year and would like some advice on what kinds of containers to purchase.<p><i>— Jenn Brody, Elk Grove Village</i><p>Garden centers should have a decent selection of containers by now or will have them soon for you to purchase. There are many different …

Gardening 101: Borage

Borage, <i>Borago officinalis</i>: “Bees’ Delight”<p>If you ask a bee what its favorite flower is—granted, if it could talk—the bee would likely reply “borage.” …

10 Ideas to Steal from Botanical Gardens Around the World

Botanical gardens exist to teach people about plants—how to identify, display, and use them for medicinal purposes—and historians and …

Everything You Need to Know About Cottage Gardens

When the British garden writer Christopher Lloyd declared that “gardening, like living, should be fun,” he must have been thinking about cottage …

Gardening

Could this planting scheme transform urban gardens?

As the editor of Gardens Illustrated, Lucy Bellamy is no stranger to providing gardeners with aspirational planting advice. But as someone with a small garden behind a terraced house in a Lincolnshire town, she is all too aware of the limits of a more humble plot. Her book, Brilliant and Wild: A …

Gardening

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10 Ideas to Steal from Chefs’ Gardens Around the World

A plant-based diet is good for anybody. And who better than chefs to know the ins and outs of incorporating edibles into any garden design? From the …

Gardening

122 Container Gardening Ideas

Orange Crush<p>For a late-summer container that steals the show, make bold foliage the focal point. This easy-care, end-of-season planter uses vibrant …

15 Great Books That Will Become Movies In 2018

Read them before they hit the big screen<p>It's always a blessing and a curse to see a great book turned into a movie. Most film adaptations never compare to their book predecessors. Yet there's still the thrill of seeing the same story play out in two wildly different mediums. And, of course, it's …

Books

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

The 10 Best Movies Awards Season Forgot

Just because they weren't Best Picture-worthy, that doesn't mean they're not worth your time.<p>The Golden Globes are behind us and the Oscars are ahead of us, which means it’s that time of year when we all get to vent about snubs, bicker about why so-and-so deserves it over other-so-and-so, and …

Wise Pairings: Best Flowers to Plant with Vegetables - Organic Gardening

In the 1970s, when I was a budding landscape designer newly exciting about strategizing the best flowers to plant with vegetables, I attended the …

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The best children’s books of 2017

<b>Age 0-4</b><p><b>Katinka’s Tail</b> <b>by Judith Kerr</b><p>(HarperCollins)<p>From the beloved creator of Mog and <i>The Tiger Who Came to Tea</i>, this feline adventure – featuring the snow-white Katinka and her unusual tail – will enthral toddlers with its gentle, gold‑flecked domesticity.<p><b>Pick a Pine Tree</b> <b>by Patricia Toht</b><p>Illustrated …

Books

These Were the Best Books We Read All Year

Books provided much-needed solace this year, both from the insanity of the news, and even from the way we consume the news itself. It felt more vital than ever to pick up a solid, ideally wireless object (okay, e-readers count too) that we could sink into for hours at a time, without seeing a red …

Books

THIS Houseplant Could Stop You From Snoring

Anyone who lives with a snorer knows all too well what it feels like to be sleep deprived (we're looking at you, Dads!).<p>The good news is, NASA …