L. Barrett

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Rehab Diary: A Year in the Life of a Brooklyn Garden

Last year, the day after the Fourth of July, in peak growing season, our landlord announced that the lease on our Harlem apartment would not be …

Gardening

ADVANCED STYLE

Age-Wise Style | InStyle.com

This Is the Average Age of the World's Most Beautiful Women<p>Salma Hayek Loves the Word Curvy, but Doesn’t Love All Her Curves<p>9 Fashion All-Stars That …

Empty the Gas Tank Before Storing Your Lawn Mower for Winter

When the leaves start changing, most of us put away our lawn mowers for the winter. Make sure you empty the gas tank before storing it over the …

Neatsfoot Oil For Natural Leather Conditioning

Tanner Goods produces some of the best leather accessories around. Like everything else with a natural veg-tanned leather, they look great out of the …

Hair Care

Minecraft: Construction Handbook

Learn to build like the pros<p>Tips and tricks from a master building team<br>• THE official construction handbook<br>• Build stuff like ships and bridges and …

Mystery Geek & Gamer Loot Crates

Loot Crate hails itself the first-ever subscription service for the Double Gs. Available in 1-month, 3-month, or 6-month blocks, Loot Crates ship out …

The Drink: Sean Brock’s Pappy Van Winkle Old Fashioned

This is a version of a drink that Julian Van Winkle made for me in his home one evening. He said it was the way his grandpa liked to mix a drink; …

16 Paint Colors That Give a Room a Relaxing Vibe

Nothing says "namaste" quite like purple.<p>Rich hues and soft pastels lend a calming feeling to these spaces.

Best Plants for the Bathroom

Do you have plants in the bathroom? There are actually a number of houseplants that thrive in this room's typically tropical conditions of low light, …

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros — their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

National Geographic Travel

Garden Visit: At Home in Rhode Island with Painter Georgia Marsh

If life imitates art, so too does the garden. At least in the case of artist Georgia Marsh’s home in Jamestown, RI. It is clear that Georgia …

Landscaping

Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

Exploring America's attic: a guide to the Smithsonian Institution

What's over 165 years old, boasts 19 'arms' and 137 million dead and living objects? The Smithsonian Institution.<p>Quirky statistics aside, this place is no joke. Most travelers have heard of the Smithsonian before they visit Washington, DC. As far as popularity and fame go, it's DC's equivalent of …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

California regions at a glance

A mosaic of Old and New Worlds, California’s cities have more flavors than a jar of jellybeans. Start in San Francisco, equal parts earth-mother and geek-chic, or Los Angeles, where nearly 90 independent cities are rolled into one multicultural mosaic, then drift down the coast, past perfect …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>The …

Woodland Plants That Bloom in Dappled Light Under Trees

Pale starry anemones were busy cheering up the roadsides in East Sussex the other day, along with cowslips and bluebells. Pale lilac cuckooflower …

Gardening

Open Pollinated & Heirloom Garden Seeds

<b>NEW Location:</b> Sow True Seed has moved to 243 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801. This is only about 1 mile from our old location, but we now have a …

How to Build a GeoDome Greenhouse

When it comes to gardening in colder climates, a greenhouse is almost a must have. It extends the growing season and gives the plants a lot more …

Woodworking

MY GARDEN

There is not a single blade of grass in our front yard.<p>At the front of the house, I am lucky enough to be able to garden in full sun. Here the parade …

Growing Amaryllis in a Jar

When the garden is going to sleep, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find ways to do a little indoor gardening. Growing Amaryllis is very popular at …

Gardening

Our favorite butterfly plants

Wow! Butterflies love these plants!<p>Grow any of these for instant results and each is matched with the <i>perfect plant combinations</i> for color and growing …

Shade Gardening | Colorful Shade Tolerant Plants - Birds & Blooms

By Sally Roth<p>Just a few years ago, the words “shade garden” brought to mind hostas, ferns, impatiens and maybe some astilbe. Shade gardens were …

Gardening

NPIN: Recommended Native Plant Species

Special Collections<p>Welcome to the Special Collections section of the Native Plant Information Network. Here is where we post lists of native plants …

Gardening

3 Useful Soil Mixes for Planters and Raised Beds

For many dedicated gardeners, raised beds are a life-changer…<p>You may wonder why you waited so long to make the switch! Your back will thank you: just …

Planting under a Tree

Photo/Illustration:<p>Bonnie Blanchette<p>Will my tree tolerate root disturbance?<p>Avoid damaging the trunk and any thick roots<p>Proper planting is the key to …