Category: Garden Style

By Charity Shumway |

Citrus Inspiration

There are lots of reasons to grow indoor citrus. So you can try Nadia’s Meyer Lemon Curd recipe, for one. But another big one for me is just that citrus trees are so pretty. Those fragrant blossoms, the glossy green leaves, and of course, the fruit decorating the arcing branches for months before its ready [Read more]

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By Charity Shumway |

Purple Tomatillo Flowers

You’d think that after a little August vacation, I’d come back wanting to talk about something other than tomatillos. And you’d be right. But first I just had to show you this photo: my purple tomatillo plants, in flower, last night on the terrace. So delicate and exotic at the same time.  Aren’t they beautiful?

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By Charity Shumway |

The Best Part of the Party

I had a party to celebrate the publication of my first novel this week, and is it weird that the flowers were maybe  my favorite part? I live right down the street from Emily Thompson Flowers, and I pass by her beautiful shop all the time. I’ve stopped in for bouquets, but I’ve been dying [Read more]

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By Charity Shumway |

What’s up with Strawberry Jars?

Strawberry jar (via lisa clarke) You’ll often see strawberries planted in those funny pots with side pockets. In fact, those pots are so closely affiliated with strawberries they’re called strawberry jars. Does that mean these pots are somehow superior? Like, they give strawberry plants some perfect balance of heat and water and, uh, gentle root [Read more]

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