Category Archives: Plants

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How We Prepare Our Urban Yard for Winter

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. Fall is the best season, right? Crisp, cool days are great for hikes and fall festivals, and the occasional gloomy afternoon calls for a guilt-free Netflix marathon while something tasty slow-cooks in the kitchen. Fall is also a great time for yard work, too! With the right tools, fall prep can be way moreKEEP READING >

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DIY Closed Terrarium + a Kit Round-Up!

There are a few things that you might have noticed around our home that, after hanging with us for a while, should come as no surprise. Think: white bedding (always), navy accents, pale pink something. Velvet everything. Brass. Marble. Terrariums. Dinosaurs! Okay, but let’s get serious about those last two (ha!). We absolutely love addingKEEP READING >

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Our DIY Planter Boxes: Still Going (Mostly) Strong 2 Years Later!

red pavers | raised garden beds | outdoor pillows | cobalt sconce | trellis Now that our DIY planter boxes have made their way through two fairly rough Chicago winters, we’re excited to report that the majority of our perennials are still with us and going strong! We were initially concerned that perennials wouldn’t survive theKEEP READING >

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Faux Plant Converts + A Round-Up of Our Favorites!

coffee table | marble coasters | planter + plant | entryway light We think that nothing completes a room better than some fresh greens, and for that reason, Scott and I find ourselves at our local nursery at least a few times a month, if not once a week! Mostly we like to browse, but every now and then, we’ll pick up a small plant to tuckKEEP READING >

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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 >