What: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life Where: New York Botanical Gardens, New York, NY When: May 16, 2015 to November 1, 2015 Why: Not only will this exhibition of paintings and works on paper mine the artist's relationship with the natural world in Mexico, a flower show will reimagine Kahlo's studio and garden at the Casa Azul (Blue House) in Coyoacán, Mexico City.

What: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life Where: New York Botanical Gardens, New York, NY When: May 16, 2015 to November 1, 2015 Why: Not only will this exhibition of paintings and works on paper mine the artist's relationship with the natural world in Mexico, a flower show will reimagine Kahlo's studio and garden at the Casa Azul (Blue House) in Coyoacán, Mexico City.

Kahlo made liberal use of heavy terra cotta pots in her garden.  They were often placed on concrete or stone retaining walls and usually contained a single specimen plant.  This is radically different from the now fashionable practice of filling a container with many plants of different colors and textures.  A single plant in a pot looks more like a sculpture and works especially well for cacti, succulents, and other desert plants such as agave and yucca.

Kahlo made liberal use of heavy terra cotta pots in her garden. They were often placed on concrete or stone retaining walls and usually contained a single specimen plant. This is radically different from the now fashionable practice of filling a container with many plants of different colors and textures. A single plant in a pot looks more like a sculpture and works especially well for cacti, succulents, and other desert plants such as agave and yucca.

Sonny Rollins’s favorite corner of the Williamsburg Bridge. The best can-collecting route in Bushwick. See New Yorkers’ most memorable walks in the city, and contribute your own.

Walking New York

Sonny Rollins’s favorite corner of the Williamsburg Bridge. The best can-collecting route in Bushwick. See New Yorkers’ most memorable walks in the city, and contribute your own.

Plant hellebores for distinctive flowers in winter and spring. Flowers are usually shaped like cups or bells, either outward facing or drooping.

17 best plants for cool-season color

Plant hellebores for distinctive flowers in winter and spring. Flowers are usually shaped like cups or bells, either outward facing or drooping.

Eric Wilson's 10 Best Dressed at the Oscars: Do You Agree? - 4. Julianne Moore  - from InStyle.com

Eric Wilson's 10 Best Dressed at the Oscars: Do You Agree?

Eric Wilson's 10 Best Dressed at the Oscars: Do You Agree? - 4. Julianne Moore - from InStyle.com

If you're not ready to commit to electric blue walls, try an accent—a painted planter full of bright summer flowers will brighten a balcony or patio.  Looking for the right shade of cobalt blue paint? We like Cobalt Flame by Behr

If you're not ready to commit to electric blue walls, try an accent—a painted planter full of bright summer flowers will brighten a balcony or patio. Looking for the right shade of cobalt blue paint? We like Cobalt Flame by Behr

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