good reads: urban jungle.

one of my favorite bloggers (and an all-around sweet guy!) Igor Josifovic has co-authored a brilliant new book with Judith de Graaff, with beautiful photography by Lina SkukauskÄ— and illustrations by Saar Manche. together, igor and judith are founders of Urban Jungle Bloggers — a blog which covers gloriously green ideas to make your home a happy one with plants, with... 
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dining fresh from the garden.

one of my favorite things about owning a home is having my own garden and outside dining space. i’ve come to realize spending time outside, gardening and entertaining is one my greatest joys — i could spend all day out there puttering around and planting new flowers and now vegetables, too! i shared my container garden earlier this year, and now i’m planting... 
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vegetable containers: weekend project.

i’ve been wanting to plant a little vegetable garden here at the new house, but haven’t been able to find just the right spot. until i decided on these galvanized troughs i found on amazon. i’d been looking for these for a while after seeing something similar in stable cafe’s herb garden in san francisco, but i guess it hadn’t occurred to me that... 
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getting to the root of it.

a well traveled woman. i have been coveting the idea of rooting plants in vintage glass jars for a while now. i even tried the (seemingly) easy idea of rooting an avocado pit to no avail. i’ve been successful when it comes to growing from bulbs — like paper whites, but when it comes to roots, i’m an utter failure. so i’m coming to you guys for guidance.... 
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garden party.

via once wed. i am so excited!! i found a very affordable and hard working gardener (email me if you need someone!) to help me rid my poor yard of all the weeds and dead things, and now it is all tilled and ready for planting! i will share a little of where it’s at now (see bottom pics of this post), and then a bit of inspiration for where i’d like to take it next! i... 
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