It’s just about killing me that I don’t have a yard RIGHT NOW. I remain optimistic that Sean and I will somehow find our perfectly affordable abode in a highly desirable neighborhood at a price we can afford because I like to “shoot for the stars.”
As a result of my yard-ly ambitions, gardening related books are speaking to me. Below are a few new ones I’m thinking about checking out.
Handmade Garden Projects - This books seems to be the perfect mix of rustic-modern-vintage-DIY-relaxed-cool goodness that I would strive for in my very own backyard. I want a comfy, cozy, and, I guess you could say, ‘raw’ space, but I also don’t want you to have to feel like you need to get a tetanus shot after you leave. Pro Tip: There are a lot of pages available to view on the “click to look inside” feature on Amazon for this title.
Tiny World Terrariums - I actually took the plunge and bought this book. I don’t yet have it in my possession, but it looks like a good one.
It’s written by the ladies over at Twig in Brooklyn. They do some really cool stuff. Also, I have a personal terrarium-related announcement coming up soon.
Small Space Container Gardens - In the event that Sean and I do not find our perfect future living arrangement with a yard of our own, we will certainly find a space with a patio, porch, or balcony.
I’m not super into the cover of this book, but after looking at the publisher’s site, and at the author, Fern Richardson’s blog, Life on the Balcony , it seems that this book might be ripe with the kind of outdoor inspiration we will need.
Concrete Garden Projects - Sean and I have a future craft-date (after Coachella) with our friends Shannon and Brad to make some bitching concrete planters together. We were going to reference these two tutorials on how to make concrete planters, but it would be fun to advance our projects further with this book.
In related news, I recently discovered a new blog, Dearest Nature. All of the content is inspired by nature and there are lots of pretty pictures. Also, somehow I missed this, but Apartment Therapy recently did a round-up of garden related blogs. You can check it out here.
Now, get off of your computer and go outside. It will do you some good.
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