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Garden-to-Table: Fall Fennel Recipes from 66 Square Feet

For years there have been fennel plants on my small terraces, first in Brooklyn, and now in Harlem. I planted them initially not for food, but to …

Mushrooms

Garden Designer Visit: A Study in Green by Franchesca Watson

It’s one thing to create a garden that looks beautiful when you see it at ground level, but Franchesca Watson, a landscape designer in South Africa, …

Landscaping

Gardening 101: Kale

Kale <i>(Brassica oleracea):</i> “Faddy for a Reason”<p>While it’s easy to roll your eyes at the fad of kale–the foodie darling, nutritionist’s dream, …

Garden-to-Table Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes from a Cook’s Garden

Do you have tomatoes coming out of your ears? The time to gorge on them is now, when they are perfectly ripe, their voluptuous contours packed with …

Fried Green Tomatoes

Garden Designer Visit: A Rooftop Meadow, Brooklyn Edition

When she was renovating her townhouse apartment in Cobble Hill, garden designer Julie Farris also wanted a roof garden that could play a big role in …

Landscaping

Gardening 101: Cilantro

Cilantro, <i>Coriandrum sativum</i>: “Pharaoh’s Friend”<p>Cilantro makes another winning argument for home-grown vegetables. This leafy herb, a cross-cultural …

Gardening

Garden Visit: Fashion Designer Courtney Klein’s Mission District Backyard

“It’s kind of a little postage stamp, but coming from New York I think this feels gigantic and amazing,” clothing designer Courtney Klein says of the …

Gardening

Shopper’s Diary: Blomsterskuret, the World’s Most Beautiful Flower Shop?

Martin Reinicke’s Blomsterskuret (meaning “flower shed” in Danish) is overflowing with starter plants, topiaries, and fresh-cut flowers. Reinicke, a …

Wreaths

10 Easy Pieces: Tough Perennials for City Gardens

I remember summers in New York. Whenever any of my entourage managed to score a piece of outdoor real estate, it immediately became a community …

Gardening

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …

Inflammation

DIY: Two Secret Ingredients to Make a Refrigerator Smell Fresh

When I was 20, I lived for five months with a woman named Fabienne and her two young daughters in the city of Toulouse, in southern France. Beyond my …

Moths

Recipe Roundup: 5 Easy Summer Desserts

Some days it’s too hot to think about food. By all means, skip dinner. But dessert? Never. Here are five of our favorite recipes for garden-to-table …

Dessert

Field Guide: Thyme

Thyme, <i>Thymus</i>: “A True Love of Mine”<p>So many thyme puns, so little time. I’ll do what I can. It’s high time, after all, to make this drought-tolerant …

Gardening

DIY: A Soothing Sunburn Cure (with a Secret Ingredient)

I grew up under the Southern California sun in Orange County, 20 minutes from Huntington Beach, and I spent almost every day of summer ankle-deep in …

Coconut

Garden Designer Visit: A Low Maintenance Brooklyn Backyard by New Eco Landscapes

Low maintenance was at the top of the list when homeowner Phil Hutton asked Brooklyn-based New Eco Landscapes to redo the front and back yards of his …

Landscaping

DIY: Scented Candles to Repel Insects, Not Humans

Whenever I catch a whiff of citronella, I’m taken back to family camping trips. We had an oily bug repellent in a sticky brown bottle that we’d pass …

Blue Ridge Mountains

DIY: How to Clean and Care for Garden Pruners

Like most things in your garden, tools need a little loving care to keep them happy. Here are a few easy tips for cleaning and caring for your …

Gardening

Gardening 101: Pear Trees

Pear, <i>(Pyrus):</i> “Dependable Friend”<p>Pear trees come by their gnarled branches honestly. They date back to pre-historic times, and dozens of species of …

Gardening

Recipe Roundup: 10 Shrub Recipes for Summer Fruit

What to do with a bushel of nearly gone fruit? Thrifty American colonists added sugar and vinegar to make a sweet and sour syrup that would last the …

Recipes

Outbuilding of the Week: An Instant Backyard Room for Work and Play

Designed by Australia’s ArchiBlox, these instant Backyard Rooms–well, practically instant–create extra living or studio space, and they’re small …

Green Roofs

Field Guide: Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil <i>(Osimum basilicum)</i>: “Tomato’s Best Friend”<p>Its summer associations are so strong that dried basil is unthinkable. In cooking, basil is all …

Longmont Table

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DIY: Back-to-School Hand Sanitizer

I’m not a fan of drugstore varieties of hand sanitizers with their slimy feelings, awful smells, and long lists of hard-to-pronounce ingredients. But …

Coconut

15 Money-Saving Tips in the Kitchen

If you are cooking your meals instead of eating out, you are already saving a lot of money — but these 15 tips offer ways to save even more. This …

16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps

Co-Founder of Wake Up World<p>Looking for a healthy way to get more from your garden? Like to know your food is free of the pesticides and other nasties …

How To Start a Container Garden

Container gardening is a great way for city dwellers to have their own home-grown food source in a small space. All you need is a deck, a roof …

Rustic Heirloom Tomato Tart With Goat Cheese and Thyme

<b>Heirloom tomatoes</b> are one of the best things about summer. They are brightly colored and full of flavor, and splendid in this Rustic Heirloom Tomato …

Garden Visit: The Hobbit Land Next Door

I think I probably would have bought my house in Mill Valley, CA, even if Linda didn’t live next door. Or if she hadn’t been the sort of gardener who …

Gardening

DIY: Modern Mothballs (No Chemicals Included)

Summertime shouldn’t be synonymous with the pungent smell of mothballs, but for anyone lucky enough to have a summer house, it too often is. People …

Gardening

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from France

Ah, <i>le jardin í la française.</i> No need to add the word <i>formal</i> to that phrase, because when it comes to French gardens, formal is a given. We’ve all seen …