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Best scented plants to grow in winter

Winter flowering plants have to compete for the attention of the few pollinators that are on the wing on sunny still days in winter. However, such plants have evolved without the need for showy flowers that would succumb to bad weather; instead they offer scent on small flowers that continue for …

How to Care for Indoor Plants

Ok so it won’t be news to you that I’m a HUGE indoor plant enthusiast. This has come on strong in the last few years, namely when we started …

Plant-Based and Covered in Flowers—This Is How Our Latest Instagram Obsession Does Healthy Food

For Kaity Farrell, her partner Jacob, and their son Iley, the island of Nantucket isn’t a summer retreat, it’s their year-round home. Farrell, a private chef, businesswoman, and social media entrepreneur is the force behind @fareisle, an Instagram account that documents her family’s slow-living …

How to Create a Stripes and Flowers Pattern From Scratch in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingRoses and flowers can be a daunting task without photographic reference. Take the guesswork out of designing beautiful floral …

How to Dry + Preserve Summer Flowers

It's the time of year when it's easy to believe that the long days, warm evenings, and wildly blooming flowers will never end. However, my sources …

Alys Fowler: grow your own baubles

I don't like Christmas trees. There, I've said it. I don't like the act of cutting a tree for a week or so, I dislike even more the pretence that, because it's in a pot and will spend the rest of the year starved and thirsty, this is OK. I am not all bah humbug, though. I do like a decorated tree, …

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How underplanting with salvias can keep roses healthy

A visitor to the garden last summer asked why we grew so few roses. I explained that, out of the many varieties we’d tried, a large proportion had turned out to be too prone to fungal diseases for us to stick with them.<p>We don’t want to use chemicals at Perch Hill and certainly not fortnightly, the …

Articles about heath design series one between hand and machine on Dwell.com - Dwell

Recently I've been on a kick of watching behind-the-scenes videos.<p>The Architecture and Design Film Festival kicked off in New York at the Tribeca Cinemas with the world premiere of Design Is One,...<p>House Between Pillars is a minimal home created by Tokyo-based architects Camp Design inc.<p>In a world …