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After we’；d been living in the Harlem Laboratory for a while and gotten our bearings， we turned our atttention to the 50-square-foot patio that overlooks a glorious park in New York City. What to plant？ Our friend-with-a-green-thumb Maria Robledo said simply： “；Grasses”；. ？Grasses？ “；Yeah， plant ornamental grasses on one side of the terrace. They’；ll form a screen from your neighborspersonalized fathers day gifts， they wave in the wind so they’；re like a kinetic sculpture， and come Fall， they send up wonderful flowers. Over winter， they’；ll brown and still keep？stand tall and windswept， so you can watch them through your window.”；So we took trusty Maria’；s advice planted grasses. We enjoyed them all summer…；baby pillows
…；and then all winter long， watching them through the window. Even in our urban environment， we were reminded of country fields…；
So we took our big shopping cart down to Urban Garden Center under the railroad tracks on 116th Street and Park Avenue， which had also had a rough？winter. They are directly across the street from two buildings that collapsed from a gas explosion last March. They were almost wiped out and we were worried for them. But THE’；RE BACK!We were SO happy to buy three big pots of Miscanthus grasses from them. We hauled our plants home and planted them. The new grasses seem happy ？in the terrace breezes and we’；re hoping they’；ll get nice and tall.
Now that it is October, it only seems natural to start thinking about the inevitable crisp weather that will accompany this fall season. Along with swapping out your summer wardrobe to coincide with the autumn weather, consider switching out your summer bedding for cozier items as well! To make the transition easier, we’ve put together this fail-proof guide on switching up your bedding for fall.
The hidden seams make this stylish wardrobe staple look professionally made, but really it’s as simple as a few straight stitches and a little hand sewing!
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