We think that gardens are best served if they are presented on an expanse of land, free to bloom hither and thither, filling our field of vision. Of course, that requires a decent amount of space. But what if you don’t have the square footage to landscape the traditional way?
You may resign to a few hanging planters suspended from the ceiling or windowsill to fulfill your green thumb. But the possibilities don’t end there. A vertical garden is a viable option to have purposeful foliage even when horizontal space won’t allow for it. Plants that require little soil and water work best for this arrangement.
A wall garden may consist of a simple vine scheme.
Succulents are also easy to care for, while creating a lushness.
Edible variations are doable.
Fashion a design inside the garden.
Flowers aren’t banished from the list, either.
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Most of us have a hand/body lotion or two (or ten, in my case) that embodies our favorite floral scents. Some of the lotion names and the flower of which the scent originates are fairly obvious. However, did you know that “sweet pea” is an actual flower and not a term Bath & Body Works made up for their product line bearing the same floral name? Here are some popular spring flowers that also share a kinship with body care fragrances.
Cherry blossom. A sight– and smell– to behold once the trees are fully bloomed.
Freesia. One of the most popular gardening plants for its vase-friendly stems and slight citrus scent.
Gardenia. These are unmistakably aromatic– as well as beautiful– with cream-colored blooms set against deep-green leaves.
Rose. A flower that bears much symbolism, a scent that appears in so many products.
Sweet pea. Known as the Queen of Annuals in England, this flower’s color variations and sweet scent make it a gardener’s favorite… as well as mine.
Have these flowers around the house, and your rooms will be sure to smell like your most admired body care scent… or is it the other way around?
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If you’re not familiar with the Soho House, it is a collection of private clubs, hotels and spas that has several locations throughout the world– the first being established in London, England. Usually, memberships are reserved for those involved in media, film and other creative industries. Yet some parts are open to the public.
The Soho House empire’s newest addition is the Soho Beach House in Miami. The public restaurant on site, Cecconi’s is a stylish nod to the English origins of the first Soho House.
Hanging plants adorn the ceilings and potted plants are abound, making you feel like you’re in an English garden.
The long and deep-buttoned Chesterfields lend an additional English air.
The sea green-colored tile and chair upholstery bring a bit of Miami into the mix.
Belljar lighting accents with English whimsy.
Soho Houses may be private, but the decor is not exclusive. These landscape, color and furniture schemes work well in any home, whether indoors or outdoors. Marvin Gardens can make it happen for you, too.
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