Seventeen floors above East 65th street, Richa Gulati and her husband Ajay have created a terrace haven. Their apartment is full of soothing shades of white and cream, with beautiful wood carvings and bursts of fuschia and violet throughout. The colors carry directly out onto the terrace, with petunias, African violets, salvia, pink geraniums, and [Read more]
Category: Garden Style
Remember all those reasons to grow peas, even if you have a tiny city balcony? I’ve got one more. Gosh, those tendrils are pretty in a vase.
Let’s begin with the obvious. Amaryllises are the best Christmas flowers. Don’t even try to argue. Poinsettias? Sure, they’re nice and colorful, but I’ll shoot that one down by pointing out that they’re not even flowers. Those red and white “flowers” are actually bracts — modified leaves. So, bzzz, disqualified. Paperwhites? Obviously, I’m into them. [Read more]
(image via Garden Atlanta) I have come up with the perfect Christmas gift for my husband. (Dear Greg, stop reading this blog post RIGHT NOW). Okay, everyone else, let’s proceed. As I was saying, the perfect gift: A terrarium. Mostly, it’s perfect because I want a terrarium, and we live together, and you can do [Read more]