Category Archives: Plants

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How Our (Late Summer) Garden Grows

Turn on your JavaScript to view content As a part of our whole backyard overhaul last year, we built in DIY raised planter beds. Although we were sure to insulate them (before filling them with a literal ton of soil and compost), weKEEP READING >

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Our Planter Boxes: After a Chicago Winter

Late summer of last year, we had just completed our DIY planter boxes for the back patio – all 37 linear feet of them! – and after a consult with a local nursery, we felt pretty comfortable bringing in soil, planting and mulching in September. We’ve never been much of green thumbs, but since living in this house, we’ve hadKEEP READING >

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Our Houseplants of Choice

sconce | planter | acrylic tray | X pillow | indigo pillow | vintage table | vintage sofa We’re sharing our houseplants of choice not because we’re flowering green thumbs, no; we’re sharing because in the last several years – especially since moving into this home – we’ve learned that these are the plants weKEEP READING >

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Our #BEHRBox DIY (aka Cute Triangle Planters)

This post and #BEHRBox challenge is in collaboration with BEHR Paint®. We had a little less than a week to come up with and execute our #BEHRBox idea with BEHR Paint®, and while we toyed with starting projects that were just a tad too large (our first floor bathroom, for starters – a bit ambitious for one weekend, we think!), we decided toKEEP READING >

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A Modern Trellis DIY

When we chose plants for our raised planter boxes, we knew we wanted the overall feel to be very free, if not slightly chaotic. In a sense, we wanted a big, beautiful tangle of plants. Earlier this week, I asked Scott if he thought the plants were happy, because I was worried that our supposedly-bushy-ground cover (the ceratostigma) was looking aKEEP READING >

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How Our (Planter Box) Garden Grows

With more than 37 linear feet of planter boxes to fill in our backyard, we didn’t want to take any chances. Although we’ve gotten much better at keeping the greenery in and around our home alive, we’ve had more than our fair share of strike outs. Our front garden, for example? It’s taken us three years to get to the pointKEEP READING >